On Tuesday morning 2 September, sporting celebrity and former captain of the England rugby union team, Bill Beaumont, was invited to formally re-open the fully refurbished Lancashire Infantry Museum at the Fulwood Barracks in Preston. Roger Goodwin from the board of trustees of the museum told us that “a lot of blood, sweat and tears went into the four years of hard work to complete the refurbishment”. […]3 weeks ago by Paul D. Swarbrick Share
One of Preston’s most popular beer festivals returns to the city in October. It will be the 13th time The Continental on South Meadow Lane, Broadgate, has thrown open its doors for the event. More than 200 beers and ciders will be on the menu. Alongside the ale there are live bands, DJs and the smokehouse BBQ flavours of The Ferret are making their way […]3 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share
A city centre arts and cafe bar is launching a new weekly comedy night. Comedy Friday comes in the wake of the Frog and Bucket announcing it is to close the Lord Street comedy club. Korova Arts and Cafe Bar on St Wilfrid Street is the venue for Comedy Friday. It promises to see top stand-up comedians from around the North West comedy circuit. The […]3 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share Want to promote your local business?
A Preston nightclub has celebrated its first birthday under a new name. Evoque on Church Street saw 1,700 punters party the Saturday night away with the venue. Business development manager Luke Mather said turnout was strong: “The night was better than expected. To have such a number of people turn up after the bank holiday weekend was fantastic. “The team at Evoque from bar staff, […]3 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share
Local music venue The Ferret has begun it’s search for the next big thing. They have organised a competition called Last Band Standing which will try to find the best musical talent in Lancashire. Recently, the area has turned out some big name talent, including Rae Morris, Then Thickens and Darlia. Stuart Box, promoter for The Ferret, said: “The Ferret is the best venue in […]3 weeks ago by Luke Beardsworth Share
An upgrade of a Preston museum which has taken four years to complete comes to an end on Tuesday. The Lancashire Infantry Museum has seen £200,000 ploughed into modernising the building. Rugby legend, and grandson of a World War I hero, Bill Beaumont, is to formally re-open the Museum at Fulwood Barracks. Lieutenant Colonel John Downham, chairman of the Museum’s Board of Trustees, said; […]3 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share