The Guild Hall is now in Simon Rigby's ownership

Permission granted to increase Guild Hall capacity to 2900 plus further improvements

Preston Guild Hall will be enjoyed by more people than ever after permission was granted to increase the capacity to 2900. A launch event promoting the February to June 2015 season also revealed that the venue has a civil ceremony license, with the first wedding already booked for May. Richard Simkin, head of operations for the Guild Hall said: “We are aware that Preston Guild […]

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Crowds inside the Korova Cafe

Ukulele Open Mic Night at Korova Arts Cafe and Bar

Korova Arts Cafe and Bar will host a Ukulele Open Mic Night this weekend (March 1). The event will last from 5:30pm until 8.30pm and is open to all the public and is organised by the Preston Ukulele Strummers Society. Hosting the event will be Ribble City V. They are described as Preston’s Premier Ukulele Rock Band. The instrument has seen a resurgence in recent […]

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Competition launched to design Preston bus station’s Youth Zone.

A competition launched today, looking to bring the bus station’s £23 million redevelopments back to life with the opportunity to design a new youth zone. Back in October, plans for a youth zone at Preston’s bus station were criticised by the city’s youth councillor after the withdrawal of the decision for this to go ahead – despite already knocking down a nursery to make way […]

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Razorrawks to release new single with video shot entirely in Preston

Hip-hop artist Razorrawks has announced the details of his latest single. Discontinuation was released this morning with a video that was shot entirely in Preston. The video is a black and white split screen narrative piece featuring acting performances from Terry Durney (Coronation Street, Hollyoaks) and Anna Louise Gregson, coupled with supporting parts from Alfie Salisbury and Neil Simpson. It was produced by Weird Wolf […]

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Jazz guitar giants to bring natural chemistry at The New Continental

Two of the most accomplished jazz guitarists in the UK will take to the New Continental stage. Mike Walker and Stuart McCallum will play a show together on Sunday, February 22. Both Manchester guitarists have an international following thanks to their previous work. Mike Walker previously worked with The Impossible Gentlemen while Stuart McCallum worked with The Cinematic Orchestra. Stuart McCallum is a former student […]

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When Trolls Try to Eat Your Goldfish, by Dominic Berry (pictured)

The Continental to host Half Term family show

They Eat Culture will host the latest edition to the programme at The Continental with, “When Trolls Try To Eat Your Goldfish” this Thursday. The quirky-titled family comedy show will see a mix of performance and music and is one of a year-long programme to be hosted by They Eat Culture, a non-profit production group. “When Trolls Try to Eat Your Goldfish” is the story of […]

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