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Streetwise Soccer sessions announced for Preston youngsters

A new weekly football session is to take place for young footballers in the city. Children aged 10 to 16 are invited to West View Leisure Centre to play a Streetwise Soccer Mashup. It launches on Thursday 23 October after the city council’s sports department secured funding for the event. Cabinet member for Culture and Leisure Services, Councillor Veronica Afrin said: “This is a great […]

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Free guided tours of Preston Cemetery to reveal its history

A walk around Preston’s cemetery will give residents a chance to find out about the city’s past. Three guided walks take place on Sunday 12 October as the trees turn red and orange with the onset of Autumn. Deputy Leader of Preston City Council, Councillor John Swindell, said: “These guided walks have been very popular in the past, as the event is unique and there […]

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Louisa Stirland opened the festival and performs a second time as part of the Young Voices concert

Preston Arts Festival 2014: Louisa Stirland among those to perform during fortnight of events

Preston Arts Festival is taking place at venues across the city for its 13th year. Performances include comedy, poetry, singing and art exhibitions among many other diverse events. The two week festival was launched with performances on Sunday afternoon from Louisa Stirland, former BBC young chorister of the year and the Red Rose Chorus. Events during the arts festival include: A talk by Stephen Halliwell […]

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Bonfire Night 2014: Firework displays in and around Preston

There are plenty of firework displays to enjoy in and around Preston this Bonfire Night. We’ll be covering the main Preston displays but we’ve included some a little further afield for Prestonians fancying a change from their usual whizz-bang fun. The map below includes details of the firework displays taking place. We will add more as and when different displays get confirmed. If you’re on […]

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Crowds at the Flag Market for last year's Christmas Lights Switch On

When is the Preston Christmas Lights Switch On 2014?

The preparations for Christmas are already beginning in Preston. The annual Christmas Lights Switch On date has been confirmed. The official Christmas Lights Switch On sees thousands of people line Friargate up to the Flag Market. A number of celebrity guests are expected to appear as part of the celebrations on Saturday 15 November. The entertainment is at 5.30pm on the Saturday, with Smooth Radio […]

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Patch Adams is one of the films to be shown

1 in 4 Film Festival: University cinema to show mental health related films

A film festival highlighting mental ill health and its impact takes place from Monday. Every night of the week a different film is to be shown at the University of Central Lancashire’s cinema. The Mitchell and Kenyon Cinema in Foster Building (off the Adelphi roundabout) will screen the likes of Patch Adams, I Am Sam and The Karen Carpenter Story. David Catherall, One in Four […]

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