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Pictures as Brief Encounter lights up Preston city centre

Posted on - 23rd September, 2017 - 10:55pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Events, News, Photos, Preston City Centre
Torchlight procession making its way through the city centre
Torchlight procession making its way through the city centre

From giant umbrellas to sculptures you could drum a tune one there were some eye-catching parts of the Brief Encounter.

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The Flag Market, Harris Street and the Town Hall were the main venues for the four-hour festival.

A stop-gap between the biennial Lancashire Encounter the showcase event was a torchlight procession from Winckley Square to the Flag Market.

The giant stopped traffic and made eyes grow big as it made its way around the city centre.

Read more: What we made of the Brief Encounter

Here’s some of the events on offer and how the city centre looked during the festival.

Paul Melling was there to snap some fantastic pictures of the Encounter.

A number of workshops and performances were on in the Harris, with a live band on the balcony

A number of workshops and performances were on in the Harris, with a live band on the balcony

The giant out the front of the Harris

The giant out the front of the Harris

The umbrella tree with the Harris behind

The giant making its way towards the Flag Market

The giant making its way towards the Flag Market

Some of the dancers in the procession
Some of the dancers in the procession

Belting out some classic tunes

Procession makes its way down Cheapside

Procession makes its way down Cheapside

The giant globe took your picture and projected it onto all kinds of landscapes

The giant globe took your picture and projected it onto all kinds of landscapes

The illumaphonium was one of the most popular parts of the Encounter Pic: Paul Melling
The illumaphonium was one of the most popular parts of the Encounter Pic: Paul Melling

Hello Mr Giant

Hello Mr Giant

One of the children involved in the torchlight procession

One of the children involved in the torchlight procession

Torchlights

Torchlights

This shows the scale of the giant Pic: Benny Mc'Nally
This shows the scale of the giant Pic: Benny Mc’Nally

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