On 23 July 1916 the Preston Pals saw their last major action at Bazentin-le-Petit on the Somme. Many were killed and wounded, and for this reason a Commemorative Service was held on 23 July 2014 at the Preston Pals War Memorial on Preston Railway Station. The commemorative service, kindly organised by Andrew Mather, Chairman and founder of the Preston Pals War Memorial, was attended by special guests, […]1 month ago by Paul D. Swarbrick Share
Avenham and Miller Parks were awash with pirates, lost boys and a fairy last weekend as the Preston Youth Theatre performed the premiere of their latest production of Peter Pan. Although the weather on Saturday was rather inclement, the young performers did not let that affect the performance in anyway whatsoever and like true professionals they carried on regardless. Throughout the performance the audience was led from […]1 month ago by Paul D. Swarbrick Share
Out Now / Self-release Inside by Ruby Roux It’s immediately apparent from the first note where Inside by Ruby Roux is going to go. She’s a singer-songwriter armed with a piano and voice that’s strong but still filled with quirky character. The songs are suitably dark. She clearly has a talent for picking the most interesting chord rather than the obvious one for her songs. […]1 month ago by Luke Beardsworth Share Want to promote your local business?
Preston’s parks are to play host to a range of different activities during the summer holidays. Branded Park It the festivals include bubble football, inflatable penalty shoot-out and a silent disco. Four parks are holding the events during the course of the week. Mayor of Preston, councillor Nick Pomfret, said: “It is great to see yet again the partners of Preston working together to give […]1 month ago by Ed Walker Share
We spoke to Stuart Box, co-owner of Picturesound, about Prestival, the challenges he faces promoting live music in Preston and his long term ambition. What is Picturesound? Picturesound is a band booking and gig promoting venture based in Preston, using The Ferret and The New Continental and, in future, possibly elsewhere. The aim being to improve the variety and quality of gigs in our town, and […]1 month ago by Luke Beardsworth Share
The Ferret July 18th 2014 This review was written by Amy-Lou, who blogs here From the outset you can tell this band have potential. Masses of potential. Fronted by 20 year old Roy Fielding (Roy Boy to his mates), Skinny Wrist Gumbo have transformed, like a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis, from small-time, shy, amateurs who once called themselves The J.A.R.S, into something of a […]1 month ago by Luke Beardsworth Share