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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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Korova arts cafe reveals first birthday celebration line-up

It is less than a week until Korova’s Big Birthday bash, which begins next Thursday 22nd. To celebrate a years worth of exciting local talent, Korova are putting on a 4 day birthday party with a wide range of acts/exhibitions for everyone to enjoy. Thursday 22 May Art Exhibition A group of local artists are coming together to present their work, which will be exhibited […]

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Harris Museum and Art Gallery prepares for late night opening

The Harris Museum and Art Gallery is opening up on Friday night. As part of the national Museums at Night festival the building is to be opened from 5pm to 9pm. There will be a bar open serving beer, wine and tea and coffee. Live music, workshops and competitions are planned throughout the evening. It’s free to go along and there’s no need to book. […]

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Student photography exhibition showcases everyday Preston lives

A photography exhibition capturing the everyday lives of Prestonians has opened at the university. The University of Central Lancashire’s Hanover building hosts the pictures which are part of a body of work called Prior. It features the work of Danielle Cunningham, 22, who gave 12 disposable cameras to a selection of people in Preston. She asked them to take photos of anything of interest during […]

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UCLan hosts Degree Show Exhibition in June

University of Central Lancashire are holding their Degree Show, Ds14 in June. The Degree Show exhibition sees UCLan students’ most creative work in the fields of Architecture, Design, Fashion, Fine Art and Photography. The exhibitions, curated by tutors and students, are extensive, located across five buildings: Edward, Hanover, Harris, Media Factory and Victoria There is also a chance to visit with school or college and […]

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Distinguished author Caryl Phillips visits Preston

The UCLan is offering a chance to hear a public reading by Caryl Phillips, a transatlantic author of international standing. Phillips is visiting from the University of Yale as part of the Distinguished Visitors Programme and will be launching the new Institute for Black Atlantic Research, a dynamic new centre that has received major international funding. The event will be held at the Greenbank lecture […]

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