Another part of the eclectic Preston Guild 2012 festivities was Blaze, an explosive new festival of music, performance and urban art that was part of WE PLAY Expo, the North West Closing event for London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and Preston Guild. It included live demos and workshops in free running, skate boarding, graffiti art and urban dance plus many other musical and dramatic performances. Kid British, fresh from supporting The Stone Roses in Heaton Park this summer played a set. Artists and performers from around the county took to the stage over the wekend to entertain Prestonians and other visitors from beyond.
Captured here are a few of the events from that weekend:
Blaze is a cultural programme that covers Lancashire, Blackpool and the Fylde Coast. It supports young people, allowing them to take the lead on arts projects to develop essential skills.
Blog Preston managed to speak to three busy Blaze Festival producers at the event amid the music, street dancing and workshops. Emily Barron, Sanah Shan and Sandra Quarcoo, all 17, were very pleased that their hard work had paid off and were amazed at how great the festival site looked.
Did you take any photos of the Blaze Festival? Are you in any of these photos? Leave a link in the comments below with them or post them to the Preston Flickr group