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Alternative Lancashire Tourism Awards: The best things to do near Preston

The Alternative Lancashire Tourism Awards are an unofficial and trophy-less list of the greatest things to do and best places to go in Lancashire. The real Lancashire Tourism Awards showcase some amazing venues and destinations across the region – but some of honours handed out are irrelevant to local people. How many people from Lancashire actually stay in Lancashire hotels, guest houses or holiday parks? Not […]

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My Son and Heir explores the resentfulness of raising children

Preston university graduate brings class-act theatre shows to UCLan’s Media Factory

A Preston graduate is getting noticed in the arts world after her two shows caught the eye of acclaimed artists. Catherine Shaw, who recently graduated in contemporary theatre from the University of Central Lancashire, is putting on two performances at the Media Factory. Shaw, 21, put together the Derelict ’14 Programme as part of her final year project. Now two shows Near Gone and My […]

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The former store turned into an exhibition of black history

Preston’s black history explored in new exhibition and talk

An exhibition marking Black History Month is running in the centre of Preston. The former Past Times shop on the corner of Fishergate and Glovers Court has been turned into a collection of black history. Adrian Murrell has curated the exhibition along with the Windrush Initiative. A talk takes place on Thursday 30 October about Preston’s black history, including archive pictures. Branded No Irish, No […]

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Preston Trampoline Club running free sessions for disabled Preston kids to give trampolining a try

Preston Trampoline Club are running a taster session for those with disabilities to try and bounce for free. The club, based in Tulketh, has been nominated by British Gymnastics as an “I’m In” club. Fiona Robson from the club said: “There will be the opportunity to have a go at trampolining, freestyle gymnastics, gym challenge and general gymnastics. “We have brilliant facilities with a changing […]

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Review: Tackling terrifying Scare Kingdom Scream Park and Psychomanteum

If you’ve been to Scare Kingdom’s Scream Park before, you’ll know what kind of night to expect, although you’ll never be able to predict what’s really around that next turn. Now in its sixth year, the award-winning park has had a major revamp and ‘guests are in for a shocking and terrifying journey’, says the park’s chief creative executive Jason Karl. I’ll second that. Thrill […]

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Spooky Halloween trains at Ribble Steam Railway

  In the true tradition of the Halloween season, Ribble Steam Railway are running ghostly trains to add a creepy atmosphere to what promises to be some spooky family fun. Whatever the weather, everyone can join in the scary fun. You could even go in fancy dress for the occasion and really get into the spirit of things. The train rides are hourly each day from 11am […]

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