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Sunday’s Lancashire Encounter top event guide

Posted on - 20th September, 2015 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Events, Fashion, History, Locations, Music, People, Preston City Centre, Preston History, Things To Do
Run Preston from a previous year. Run Preston is the big act of the day at Sunday's Lancashire Encounter

Run Preston from a previous year. Run Preston is the big act of the day at Sunday’s Lancashire Encounter

The final day of the Lancashire Encounter 2015 weekend festival concludes with Run Preston being the headline attraction next Sunday, September 27.

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With last year’s run proving a huge success, the finale to the event hopes to impress again this year. That’s not all though, as to coincide with that there is a programme packed full of events and activities to be a part of throughout the day.

Lancashire Encounter weekend comes to the Flag Market in the city centre next weekend, with a host of free activities designed to inspire, discover and experience all through performance and creative imagination. Saturday saw a busy line-up and a loud and proud Preston Pride but for our nine best picks for Sunday, read our guide below. 

Sunday September 26 10am until 6pm

Run Preston

Runners taking part in last year's Run Preston

Runners taking part in a previous Run Preston

The build-up Sunday’s Run Preston is finally over, as the race takes over the city and concludes Lancashire Encounter next Sunday.

For more information on Run Preston, read our preview here. 

 

The Big Pop Up Choir Small Covered Market, Birley Street

Preston Musical Comedy Society Show Choir are inviting you to join them in song.

Preston Musical Comedy Society Show Choir are inviting you to join them in song.

Two concerts will be held throughout the day, and you could be singing in them. Preston Musical Comedy Society Show Choir are inviting the public to join them in a traditional Lancashire Song finale. A track (with a harmony for the more experienced or daring singer) can be downloaded from their website here, and anyone wishing to join in should sign up by e-mailing showchoir@prestonmusicalcomedy.co.uk with your name, contact number, whether you would like to sing the melody or harmony and the time of concert you would wish to sing at.

Times: 1pm to 1.30pm, 4pm to 4.30pm

 

Chicken Licken People’s Canopy, Flag Market

The DNA Puppetry and Visual Theatre are set to perform a visual representation of the classic farmyard tale, in a lively and witty adaptation. DNA Puppetry and Visual Theatre is an English/Australian company who have performed across the world. Adam Bennett will be performing this adaptation with a career dating back to 1988. Workshops will also be held as well as the chance to view the performance.

Times: Performances 12pm to 12.45pm and 3pm to 3.45pm. Workshop 1pm to 1.30pm

 

Brohemia: ‘ A man in a woman’s world’ Old Post Office, Birley Street

Preston's own male burlesque performer Rock Hart will be performing, discussing and teaching at Lancashire Encounter

Preston’s own male burlesque performer Rock Hart will be performing, discussing and teaching at Lancashire Encounter

This talk discusses men performing in a predominately female burlesque world. There will also be a workshop where Preston’s own burlesque performer Rock Hart will share knowledge and technique on basic burlesque steps. He will also be performing during the day.

Times: Talks 12pm to 12.20pm, 3pm to 3.30pm. Workshops 12.45pm to 1.15pm, 3.45 to 4.15pm. Performances 1.30 to 2.15pm, 4.45pm to 5.30pm.

 

Angel Club presents September Old Post Office, Birley Street

Angel Club (north) are hosting their own talent show, inviting Lancashire people to audition for their Theatre Club. Their own host and judging panel will be coming to Preston’s Lancashire Encounter in search of their new performers.

Times: 12pm to 3pm.

This event is also taking place on Saturday. Visit our Saturday listings here. Visit the official listings at the bottom of the page for new timings.

 

People’s Pavilion Walkabout, Flag Market

The People's Pavilion

The People’s Pavilion

The People’s Pavilion is a temporary human structure where local people are encouraged to join the structure to re-define its shape and purpose. Passers-by either enter, or block its path leading to unusual movements in public places.

Times: 1pm to 5pm

 

1947 Thoughts from the Rubble Banks Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Flag Market

Sir George Gilbert Scott’s Town Hall

Sir George Gilbert Scott’s Town Hall

1947 is an exploration of Sir George Gilbert Scott’s Town Hall. Charlotte Berry, a theatre maker and performance artist wants to collect memories and and culture from the iconic building standing central in Preston. Sir George Gilbert Scott designed the grand Town Hall, situated between Preston’s Fishergate and Flag Market in 1862 but was burned down in March 1947.

Times: 1pm to 1.30pm. 3pm to 3.30pm.

 

Spirit of Preston Past Old Post Office, Birley Street

This audio and visual experience allows you to bring to life certain characters from Preston’s history and learn and engage with their stories. A host will assist either individuals or pairs through the journey.

Times: 12pm to 5pm.

This event is also taking place on Saturday. Visit our Saturday listings here. Visit the official listings at the bottom of the page for new timings.

 

Shadow Boxing – Adam York Gregory, Light Up Lancaster Old Post Office, Birley Street

The hidden world of shadows is used to explore modern fairy stories and allow you to make them come alive with movement and torchlight. Each box tells a new story which will project around you in the Shadow Boxing experience.

Times: 2pm to 6pm

This event is also taking place on Saturday. Visit our Saturday listings here. Visit the official listings at the bottom of the page for new timings.

 

Harland and Wilkinson; Tales of Wonder Walkabout, Flag Market

Anthropologists 'Harland and Wilkinson' at Lancashire Encounter next weekend

Anthropologists ‘Harland and Wilkinson’ at Lancashire Encounter next weekend

A blend of live music, theatre and visual arts brings to live folk stories and tales as anthropologists ‘Harland and Wilkinson’ reveal a collection of superstitions through performance. Hosted by Bordello Theatre, you are invited to join their mystical explorations in the family-friendly show.

Times: 12pm to 5pm.

This event is also taking place on Saturday. Visit our Saturday listings here. Visit the official listings at the bottom of the page for new timings.

 

If this taste of what to come next week has inspired your appetite for more, visit our Saturday guide here or see the full listings on the Lancashire Encounter website here. 

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