Matt Davies Exhibition: For Use at Examinations

New Stairway exhibition at the Harris Museum From 17 June until 30 August Matt Davies is exhibiting work alongside the stairs at Preston’s iconic Harris Museum. Artist Matt Davies uses images from newspapers, magazines, and other pieces of research when composing his paintings. He also relies on the medium of photography to capture a split second moment in time , immortalising that moment in richly […]

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Family Fun Day Celebration at Windrush 66

Windrush 66, celebrating 66 years of black presence in the UK. Windrush Initiatives CIC is a Community Interest Company with an aim to empower and improve outcomes for black/multi-heritage communities and their families within Preston, Lancashire and the United Kingdom. On 22 June, 66 years ago, the Empire Windrush sailed into the UK, bringing with it one of the first large groups of immigrants from […]

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A step back in time into Preston’s Winckley Square (part 2)

From the above 1852 Tallis map extract you can see that Winckley Square has undergone somewhat of a property expansion, although the land surrounding the gardens is still not fully built upon at this time. Mr Thomas Miller, a partner in the Horrockses Miller cotton firm and benefactor of Miller Park in Preston, moved from his parents house in Golden Square to 3 Winckley Square with his […]

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Weeds gather at closed Chinese restaurant in Preston

China House, once described as a ‘ticking timebomb’, closed its doors to customers for the last time. The ‘deathtrap’ Chinese restaurant in Aqueduct Street has for sale/to let boards up and weeds growing in the doorway. Heath and safety inspectors on checking the premises earlier this year were amazed at how many regulations had been broken. There was a real fear that leaking gas pipes […]

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Brockholes Nature Reserve

First part of a new stone circle at Brockholes nature reserve

On Saturday June 21st, the summer solstice, the Wildlife Trust is turning back the clock to the Bronze Age, 4,000 years ago, and installing the first stones as part of a new stone circle at Brockholes nature reserve. The first set of stones have now been delivered to the site and will be moved and placed into the ground by volunteers using levers and ropes […]

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Jenkins returns to the city after her Guild appearance

Katherine Jenkins preparing to headline Symphony at the Tower concert

Katherine Jenkins is preparing to headline the Symphony at the Tower concerts in early July. The Welsh singing superstar performs live at Hoghton Tower on Saturday 5 July to raise funds for St Catherine’s Hospice. She said: “I absolutely adore outdoor festivals, they are the most favourite things of my whole year and I can’t wait for them to get started. “What makes them so […]

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