close encounters

Free classic film screening: Vote for Sci-fi nostalgia at The Continental

They Eat Culture & Future Preston Tours will collaborate again to bring you another classic film screening. There will be a free showing of a nostalgic film on Thursday, December 18th at 6.45pm in The Continental. You can vote for which film you’d like to see by visiting the appropriate event page here. If you want to attend, you can choose between Close Encounters of the […]

5 months ago by

Clint Boon discusses future of Preston’s music scene ahead of Inspiral Carpets closing 53 Degrees to public

Inspiral Carpets will close 53 Degrees to the public with their show on December 21. Although we recently revealed that limited shows will take place in the Club room of the venue, the fact remains that the vast majority of activity at 53 Degrees will cease. Clint Boon, XFM DJ and Inspiral Carpets keyboard player, believes the venue can find its feet again. He said: […]

5 months ago by
Ridiculous ribs...

Restaurant review: Turtle Bay, Preston

Turtle Bay is Preston’s latest restaurant-come-bar to have risen from the recession, bringing with it a much-needed splash of colour to the city centre. It could be that rare establishment that is both a family-friendly place for diners that is also stylish enough attract late night drinkers. Time will tell, but the early signs are very positive. I’m always sceptical of themed restaurants that offer […]

5 months ago by
Santa Dash 1

In Pictures: St Catherine’s Santa and Reindeer Dash 2014

It was that time of year again when young and old put on their Santa and reindeer outfits and set off to run for the St Catherine’s charity event. Despite the very cold and awfully inclement weather everyone was keen to run the dash, even the little ones could not wait to have a go and it is fair to say that all concerned were, in […]

5 months ago by

In pictures: Preston’s Christmas Lights sparkle even on a rainy night

This year’s Preston Christmas Lights are the biggest stretch they’ve ever been going down Friargate, Fishergate, part of Church Street and onto the Flag Market. Our photographer Paul Melling felt they look their best on a rainy night. He took his camera out and saw how they sparkled across the city. Have you taken any snaps of the Christmas Lights? Add them in the comments […]

5 months ago by
An artists impression showing the Christmas lights down Fishergate

Watch: Hyperlapse shows Preston’s Christmas Lights down Fishergate

We braved the traffic one evening to take a walk down Fishergate to see the Christmas Lights, using hyperlapse technology. If you’re on our app click here to watch. It speeds up our walk to give you a slight flying sensation along the pavements. This year’s Christmas Lights whizz overhead and shoppers go about their evening business in Preston. The Christmas Lights are part of […]

5 months ago by

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's weekly newsletter. It wings its way into your inbox every Sunday with a round-up of our best content from the last week and a look ahead to what's happening in the city.