Harris Museum and Art Gallery unveils half-term events programme

Half-term events at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery have been announced. Creating arty plant plots, steeping back in time and a bug hunt are all on the agenda. The Harris has a number of free events to help parents keep their children entertained during the week off. Hands on at the Harris on Tuesday 27 May is all about How Does Your Garden Grow? […]

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Preston to star in new film The Renata Road

A film is due to be shot in Preston in early June. The Renata Road is being made by Beyond the Bar productions and is partly funded by film fans across the North West. Egghead panellist CJ De Mooi has swapped the trivia for a role as the protagonist in the film. Beth Norwood from Beyond The Bar said: “The Renata Road was shot entirely […]

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Review: The Hoosiers at 53 Degrees

Reviewing The Hoosiers was always going be a little bit odd. Their music doesn’t typically fall under the umbrella of what I would listen to and it would seem their most successful days are comfortably behind them. That said, the air of unfashionableness that surrounded them in their not-so-long ago heyday has evaporated somewhat – leaving an audience eager for the hits but generally curious […]

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Prior exhibition showcasing Preston student photography explained

Preston students had their photographic work showcased at UCLan last week. We found out about more about the projects the students ran at the Prior exhibition. Mark Ashton My practice has developed into two specific forms – alternative photographic processes and sculpture. Through visiting researching sites with two types of structures, I study interventions on the landscape. The first it’s decaying modernist structures and the […]

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Razorrawks debuts video for House of Frauds

Hip-hop act Razorrawks unveiled his debut video this week with House of Frauds. The video, which premiered on The Ark Preston on Sunday evening, was made by local video outfit Peter and the Wolf Productions. Razorrawks works out of a studio in Leyland and has dubbed his style as “flat cap rap.” He said: “House Of Frauds is about being true to yourself, I want […]

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Courtauld’s factory film: Watch fascinating lookback at factory life

The story of the former Courtauld’s factory has been told in an online documentary. Prestonian Gary Cunliffe has produced the lookback at what used to be one of the biggest employers in Preston. Courtauld’s employed 4,000 people and used to stand on what is now the Red Scar Industrial Estate in Ribbleton. Cunliffe produced the film as part of the Dovetail project which is aiming […]

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