Events

Ed-Sheeran

Watch: Ed Sheeran performing at The Ferret in 2011

Ed Sheeran will play a huge gig at Wembley Stadium in 2015. The singer-songwriter has come a long way from when he performed at The Ferret in 2011. The show was a warm-up for his Festival Republic Stage performances at Reading & Leeds festival. A-Team had just been released and so the show was sold-out and one of the busiest the venue has ever see. […]

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In pictures and video: Opening of the new St. Catherine’s Mill Cafe

On Tuesday 18 November, St. Catherine’s Hospice opened their new Mill cafe and community centre in the hospice grounds. A gathering of people which included three mayors from Preston, Leyland and Chorley and a couple of ┬áTV personalities, Good Morning Britain presenter Ranvir Singh and TV football pundit Mark Lawrenson, were present for the grand opening which was launched by the┬áChairman of the Hospice Trustees, […]

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Tron

Future Preston Tours presents TRON at 53 Degrees on November 29

Tron will be showed at 53 Degrees on November 29. The cult-classic sci-fi film will be presented by Future Preston Tours and They Eat Culture. The screening will come as part of a tour that begins at Preston Bus Station and explores the film, 80’s computer games and an interactive performance. There will also be a bar and live music. This follows a screening of […]

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Crowds down Friargate for the switch on

Christmas Lights switch on sees boost for Preston retailers

Preston’s Christmas Lights switch on pulled in a bumper crowd – and has given city centre businesses a bounce according to organisers, More than 14,500 people are estimated to have crammed onto the Flag Market and down Friargate for the switch on. And Preston’s Business Improvement District, who organise the Christmas lights, said traders had reported more people through their doors on the first Saturday […]

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Youngsters can try their hand at climbing during the weekend festival

Climbing festival returns to West View Leisure Centre

A climbing festival for young people comes to Preston on Saturday and Sunday. The Youth Climbing Festival takes place at the West View Leisure Centre climbing wall. Children of all climbing abilities between the ages of eight and 16 can take part in different climbing skills workshops. Councillor Veronica Afrin, cabinet member for culture and leisure, said: “We are fortunate to have one of the […]

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Paul Melling snapped the Fishergate lights on Sunday

Preston Christmas Lights to be fully switched on by Tuesday

Preston’s flickering Christmas lights are due to shine fully in the next 24 hours. Fishergate and Friargate are currently fully lit after Saturday’s switch on but shoppers have noticed a blackout in the Flag Market. The Harris Museum is also supposed to be showing some festive patterns but these have not flicked on since Saturday night. Preston City Council say they are aware of the […]

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