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Preston Standing Together Against Racism comes to the city centre this weekend

Posted on - 19th March, 2015 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Events, Music, People, Preston City Centre, Things To Do
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The Charter Theatre, Guild Hall where the festival begins this Friday.

A festival of music and performance to celebrate International Anti-Racism Day will take place, beginning this Friday.

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Preston Standing Together Against Racism aims to involve communities in diversity and will allow local people to appreciate the music of international artists who celebrate race, identity and culture.

Organisers, Preston & Western Lancashire Racial Equality Council, Preston City Council and Lancashire County Council along with other community groups kick off the event with a choir performance at the Charter Theatre.

The theme of the event is Poverty and Discrimination, and will also feature performances from local Preston schools as well as African drumming and salsa workshops, and stalls throughout the second day, Saturday March 21.

Hip-hop act Kingslee ‘Akala’ Daley is among the acts hosted by The Love and Etiquette Foundation which will conclude the event on March 27.

Rizwan Iqbal, creative director of The Love and Etiquette Foundation, said: “This event is an outstanding example of addressing a sensitive subject by attracting quality artists to promote positive messages rather than focusing on negative prejudice. It’s encouraging to receive support from all sections of Preston’s communities as well as having the chance to develop a creative and cultural offering of music for the city.”

Tickets will cost £15, or £8 for students with a valid NUS card, and are available here.

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