Harris Museum and Art Gallery one of four shortlisted for contemporary art award

Contemporary art at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery is up for a national award. The Harris show by Nathaniel Mellors is one of four competing for a ¬£40,000 prize. Mellors makes irreverent and absurd videos, sculptures, performances and writings. He has been invited to make a new film using Preston Bus Station as its focus. Councillor Veronica Afrin, executive member for culture at Preston […]

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Aimee Richard-Davies with her artwork

UCLan opens doors for free annual degree shows

The best of design, fashion, art, architecture and media is being presented in the annual University of Central Lancashire¬†degree shows. Preston’s university throws open its doors for the public to come and see what final year students have produced. It is free to browse work including intricate glass sculptures made from broken bottles, a sea corral made of ceramic and a product design student’s project […]

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Funding for arts groups unveiled as part of new Preston cultural plan

Artists and arts groups from across Preston are being invited to bid for a share of ¬£15,000. Preston City Council has unveiled its Cultural Framework for a city – an arts plan for the next four years. It followed a public consultation asking for Prestonian’s views on the arts offering in the city. Local arts organisations and groups are being invited to apply for up […]

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Preston library hours proposal sees evening opening times slashed

Libraries across Preston could see their evening opening hours reduced. Council bosses are seeking the views of book lovers across the city about opening times. Lancashire County Council are consulting with the public about opening hours after they were changed at many libraries in Preston and across the rest of the county. It sees a swathe of Preston libraries losing their evening opening and becoming […]

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Preston Carnival given free use of Moor Park for 40th anniversary

Preston Carnival has been granted official use of Moor Park for it 40th anniversary celebration. The annual festival of colour and sound celebrating the Caribbean community of the city takes place on Sunday 29 June. Preston City Council has published its decision in full to let the carnival organisers use Moor Park, and it has also waived the usage fee. Last month a member of […]

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Elaine and Charles from In Certain Places

Preston arts group In Certain Places ranked as one of the best in the North

A Preston arts organisation has been recognised as one of the best in the North of England. In Certain Places, who organised the Harris Flights last summer, are included in this year’s Hannah Directory. The Directory highlights the top artists and organisations doing great things in the North of England. The Harris Flights bought weeks of different performances to the temporary staircase at the front […]

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