gareth brooks

Paint the night with light: Outdoor photography course by Gareth Brooks

An outdoor Light Painting Photography Workshop hosted by Gareth Brooks Learn about this fascinating technique,  bring your camera (or just yourself). The event is taking place at Cuerden Valley Park. Gareth is a photographer specialising in Light Painting and Low Light Photography. His pictures have featured in Photography for beginners, Photography Monthly, Lancashire and Chorley Guardian and many more publications. He also shoots weddings! He […]

7 months ago by
The current state of Levensgarth

Sharoe Green park volunteers welcome revamp of “unloved” area

Local residents in Fulwood are celebrating getting cash to do up a local park. Levensgarth Park is a barren strip of grass with one swing for the children in the area to enjoy – but now volunteers have sought out £45,000 to fund improvements to the park. Nigel Parker, chairman of the Sharoe Green & Sherwood Community Association, said they had many plans for the […]

7 months ago by
haslam park

Funding boost for four Preston parks

Four Preston parks will see thousands of pounds worth of improvements in the coming year. £183,000 has been secured by Preston City Council to improve play areas, ponds and paths in a number of green areas throughout the city. Haslam Park in Ashton will see a project led by the Lancashire Wildlife Trust to develop wetland ponds and help address declining wetland plants in the […]

8 months ago by
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Grand opening of ‘The Mike Atkins Way’ Guild Wheel section

On Friday afternoon 17th January, a number of people attended the official grand opening of a section of the Guild Wheel in Avenham Park, extending alongside the River Ribble from the Union Railway Bridge, adjacent to the Continental Hotel, to The Boulevard in Frenchwood. This section of the Guild Wheel has been named ‘The Mike Atkins Way’ in honour of the man himself for all the […]

9 months ago by

Tramping through the leaves at Avenham and Miller Park

Last Sunday we ducked the throngs of people on crazy Christmas shopping missions and headed down to the park. It was just the remedy for a busy week. There isn’t much that beats tramping along leaf strewn paths, hiding under stone grottos whilst telling stories on the way. I remember visiting Avenham Park and Miller Park as a kid, playing pirates in the caves and […]

10 months ago by
Miller Park during the 2012 Guild

Avenham and Miller Parks top North West’s most visited free attractions

A Preston park has topped the list of the most visited free attractions in the North West. Avenham and Miller Parks saw more than a million visitors throughout 2012. Preston City Council say the boost to visitor numbers to Avenham Park was driven by the Preston Guild events. Visit England runs an annual survey of free things to do in the region, and Avenham Park […]

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