Events

UCLan's Color Run next month will be the first for Preston

Preston hosts it’s very first Color Run

UCLan is hosting its very own Color Run for Marie Curie next month. The Color Run phenomena which hits cities across England each Summer is coming to Preston for the first time and the event is open to the general public as well as UCLan students and staff. Over 200 people have already signed up for the race which will be held at UCLan Sports […]

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Crafty Vintage Fairs comes to Hoghton Tower

Crafty Vintage Fairs will take to Hoghton Tower for weekend events over the next few months. Last year, the fairs saw thousands of visitors over the cause of a weekend, and are back this in 2015 starting on Saturday March 28 and Sunday March 29. Crafty Vintage describes the location as “the breathtakingly and stunningly beautiful Hoghton Tower” and they bring with them a variety […]

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New frontage of the Guild Hall put up on the day Simon Rigby took over

Preston Standing Together Against Racism comes to the city centre this weekend

A festival of music and performance to celebrate International Anti-Racism Day will take place, beginning this Friday. Preston Standing Together Against Racism aims to involve communities in diversity and will allow local people to appreciate the music of international artists who celebrate race, identity and culture. Organisers, Preston & Western Lancashire Racial Equality Council, Preston City Council and Lancashire County Council along with other community […]

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Early evening events were run during the Harris Flights in summer 2013 Pic: Paul Swarbrick

Could the Harris Museum opening into the early evenings and Sundays boost city nightlife?

Making the Harris Museum open into the evenings and on Sundays is just one recommendation from councillors for boosting Preston’s nighttime economy. A paper presented to Preston City Council’s cabinet presents a year-long study into what the council can do to increase the number of events happening in the city. The Harris Museum, which is due for a major reorganisation in the next three years, […]

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When is Glastonferret 2015? Details announced

Details of Glastonferret 2015 have been announced. The indoor festival will take place from July 3-5 this summer. It will see the return of the famous indoor turf that has been a favourite of Preston since the venue was still called The Mad Ferret. Food will be served and live music will be played from 8pm on Friday until the end of the festival on […]

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UCLan to pay tribute to Sir Terry Pratchett

UCLan staff and students will pay tribute to Sir Terry Pratchett this week. The event will take place at UCLan’s Darwin Building Lecture Theatre from6-8pm on Thursday, March 19. The celebration of the life of the much-loved author is free to attend, although organisers welcome donations to Alzheimer’s Research UK. Event organiser Glen Carrigan, studying at UCLan, said :”Sir Terry Pratchett was a fantastic and […]

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