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Blaze Festival to take over Harris Museum and Art Gallery

Posted on - 3rd September, 2014 - 8:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Events, Kid's stuff, News, Preston City Centre, Things To Do

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The Harris Museum and Art Gallery is set to be overrun by youngsters from Friday.

The annual Blaze Festival gives young people across the county a chance to get experience ahead of a career in the arts.

Events include a portable projector screening the first three Indiana Jones films.

The Blaze Lounge also comes to life with musuicians and bands from Preston and the local area performing in the Harris.

An inter-active murder mystery, Masquerade, takes place in the museum too.

The festival is a chance for youngsters to get tips on a career in the arts and events

The festival is a chance for youngsters to get tips on a career in the arts and events

Russell Tennant, from Lancashire County Council’s arts development team, said: “For this year’s Blaze Festival we really wanted to let our young producers loose on libraries and museums and use their own ideas to explore different possibilities.

“As more young people get involved in the project, the possibilities are endless. Blaze has helped young people move on in their professional careers and gain valuable experience as well as offering a new perspective on using public buildings.”

One of those taking part is Anthony Price, project manager of Portable Projection, who will be screening the Indiana Jones movies.

He said: “I’m a big believer that films don’t have to be screened in traditional cinemas.

“It’s something that really inspired the creation of Portable Projection, and we wanted to use this year’s festival to screen the Indiana Jones films in different parts of the building.”

All events are free to attend during the weekend but many activities require you to book in advance.

You can see details of what’s on and when on the Blaze Festival website and book for sessions on the site.

The festival at the Harris runs from Friday 5 September to Sunday 7 September.

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