The One Voice Community Choir will perform at the Open Mind Festival

Open Mind Festival: Music, arts and information events taking place in Preston

  A week long festival with arts and music across the city starts on Saturday. The Open Mind festival has a number of events aimed at helping the mental heath and wellbeing of Preston. It runs for a week with free events apart from one performance by the One Voice Community Choir which is a ticketed event. Mayor of Preston, Councillor Nick Pomfret, said: “This […]

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UCLan graduates outside the Birley Studios

Birley Art Studios opens in former council offices in city centre

Four university graduates have teamed up to open a new art studio in Preston. The art graduates from the University of Central Lancashire have taken over the former council offices on Birley Street. The Birley Art Studios and project space opened on Thursday and is looking for artists to get involved and use the space. It can house up to 15 affordable studio spaces. Steph […]

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Dr Helen Day and Elsa Carron at where the tour begins

Preston’s literary history revealed with first ever mobile tour

New students arriving in Preston have taken a more unusual first tour of the city. More than 200 first year language students are touring Preston using QR codes on their mobile phones and discovering the literary history of the city at the same time. Devised by third year English literature student Elsa Carron and senior lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire in English literature […]

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Harvest season Flower and Craft Festival to be held at Preston Minster

In celebration of the Season of Harvest there will be a Flower and Craft Festival at Preston Minster on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st September 2014. On both days there will be a Café serving refreshments and floristry displays by local florist shops, local groups & churches. The Flower Displays will depict the Festival theme of ‘All good gifts around us are sent from heaven […]

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Writers group to host social event at Harris Museum and Art Gallery

The Harris Museum is the cultural centre of the city and has been since Victorian times Writers across Preston are being asked to join a publishing meet and greet in the city. The North West Writers meet and freet takes place at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery on Wednesday. Organised by the Double Negative Magazine it gives journalists, bloggers, authors or publications the chance […]

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The Birley - Aritsts studios and project space

Official launch of The Birley artists studios and project space

The Birley,an artist-led studios and exhibition space based in Birley Street, Preston, will officially open its doors to graduates and local artists – alongside a programme of contemporary exhibitions, events and workshops in their project spaces. The Birley launch will be officially opened by Councillor Veronica Afrin on Thursday 18th September, 5.00 – 8.00pm. The project was put together by four creative graduates from UCLan – all practising […]

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