Review: Vernon God Little at St Peter’s Arts Centre, UCLan

I was extremely pleased to have been invited to this production. An excellent piece of art in every sense of the word. The company of actors from the BA Acting degree at UCLAN have really worked hard to produce this engaging piece of work. My first impressions began as soon as I arrived at the theatre. There was preset as you collected your ticket of […]

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Review: Pandora the musical at Media Factory, UCLan

I was invited on twitter by Ashley Walsh, the creator of the book, lyrics and music for ‘Pandora the Musical’ to come and review the show. The concept of a musical based on Greek mythology intrigued me as this is one of my interests. It was performed by students on the Music Theatre course at UCLan. Firstly, I loved the composition of the music and […]

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Opinion: A tribute to Sir Tom Finney

It’s not exaggerating to say that Preston has lost its favourite son. Sir Tom Finney was quite simply the best footballer to ever play for Preston North End Football Club. For the city of Preston, he transcended the idea of just being a footballer. He represents a reason to be proud of the city, he represents everything a footballer, and indeed a person, should be. […]

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Michael Lavalette: A reflection on ten years in Preston’s political arena

After ten years as a Preston city councillor I have had to resign due to family illness. It’s a sad moment and there is much I will miss, but sometimes family must come first. I was first elected in May 2003 in the Preston Town Centre ward. It was a complete shock – to me as much as Labour I think. I stood as a […]

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Chinese New Year celebrated at Guild Hall

On Friday, the start of Chinese New Year was celebrated with a spectacular performance at Preston’s Guild Hall. The internationally renowned Nanjing Little Red Flower Art Troupe entertained local school children with a two hour set of traditional Chinese song and dance. The New Year extravaganza was organised by UCLan’s Confucius Institute and Preston’s Mayor, Councillor Veronica Afrin was present to welcome our distinguished Chinese guests. […]

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Recently Lost Preston in Photos (part one)

Photos of things and places recently lost in Preston. It amazes me how quickly some things change in Preston. And how disappointingly others don’t change at all. I have been taken pictures in and around the city since 2007. Not that long but my camera has witnessed most of the changes big and small. Here is a small collection of vanished, lost or forgotten things […]

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