Events

The Mousetrap being performed

Win a pair of tickets for The Mousetrap at the Charter Theatre

One of the longest running shows in British theatre is coming to Preston. The Mousetrap has been performed more than 25,000 times and the 2015 tour makes a stop at Preston Guild Hall and Charter Theatre. We’ve got a pair of tickets for one lucky Blog Preston reader to go and see the show on Friday 29 May. You can get your supersleuth hats on […]

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New Hall Lane, Preston - religious procession. Pic: Jen Williams

Religious procession on Sunday afternoon along New Hall Lane in Preston

On Sunday afternoon 17 May, a religious procession took place along New Hall Lane in Preston. There were stepped road closures as the procession progressed along the length of New Hall Lane. These road closures had been previously announced on the Preston City Council website but it is not clear yet whether or not there had been prior warning signage on New Hall Lane, referring to this […]

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In pictures: Best Of Britannia North exhibition

Over the last three days, the Best Of Britannia (BOB) North exhibition, which has been held in the former 1903 Post Office in the Market Square, has been underway to profile a range of products reflecting the region alongside the best from across the UK, showcasing established and emerging talent from textiles, menswear, womenswear, childrenswear, footwear, accessories, jewellery, cycling, motoring, home furnishings and much more. We […]

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geopace harlequins Tia Patel and James Wilkinson with their medals after completing a Mini Marathon

Two Preston primary school students ran a Mini Marathon for charity

  Two Highfield Priory Primary School students completed a 2K run for the Ronald McDonald House Charity in Manchester. Six-year-old Tia Patel and eight-year-old James Wilkinson completed the Morrisons’ Mini Great Manchester Run at Heaton Park, in less than 12 minutes. The Preston school regularly raise money for the charity that provides families with a “home away from home” for children receiving treatment at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and […]

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Video: The Mayor and Mayoress of Preston perform Tai Chi Fan fundraiser

Video by Paul D. Swarbrick. On Friday 15 May there was a dance spectacle on the grassy knoll in Lord Street, Preston. Along with Feixia Yu, President of Confucius Institute at UCLan, Master Zhang Ying and a number of students the Tai Chi Fan was performed by the Mayor and Mayoress, Councillor Nick Pomfret and Barbara Pomfret, dressed in traditional Tai Chi uniform. During their recent trip to […]

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France's top psychedelic rock duo, Aquaserge

Psychedelic Rock Duo Aquaserge to take the Continental stage

Aquaserge, a french psychedelic rock duo, are coming to The Continental later this month. Aquaserge have been a part of the revival of the psychedelic genre in France and will be sharing the stage with two local bands. Lancaster-based Three Dimensional Tanx and Preston’s own The Consciousness Collective will be taking to the stage on Sunday May 24 with Aquaserge headlining the event. Aquaserge formed […]

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