Top things to do in Preston and beyond: Covering Wed 7 August – Tue 13 August

Posted on - 7th August, 2013 - 11:30am | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston

Evoque has been subject to a huge refurbishment


Time for our weekly look at some top things to do in and around Preston for the week ahead.

We’re publishing this on a Wednesday lunchtime so it previews the weekend coming up and also gets any cool events happening in the early part of the following week.

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We pick out a selection of events we know are coming up and feature four or five of the best, and we’re always on the hunt for interesting things to do in and around the city so feel free to email us on with details of your event and we might feature it.

Some call it Tokyo Jo’s, some call it Lava, now it’s Evoque.

We’re not sure if it’ll still have sticky floors but it’s a venue that will always evoke dreams of naughtiness. A night out on the tiles in the city will normally end up here and it’s re-opening under a new name.


It will open on Saturday 10 August and the management are promising a spectacular opening, including the MTV Hits Tour 2013. They’ve spent £500,000 on kitting the place out, so it’d better be worth it. It’s free entry before 11.30pm on opening night, £6 after. The best bet for info is to give their Facebook page a like.

Getting crafty for some vintage

Want to get your hands on some vintage stuff?

Handmade and artisan food at Cotton Court on Church Street is £1 to enter and runs all weekend on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 August, open from 11am to 5pm.

You can find more info on the Crafty Vintage Twitter feed.

Ottersgear play Korova

Acoustic music will be taking over the Korova arts cafe on Saturday.

Ottersgear from Liverpool will headline a night of music including Seamus McLoughlin, Katie Ryan and Alex O’Hara.

Ottersgear is the creation of Mikey Kenny’s musical folk/pop/art project and paints a vivid picture of his time spent rambling in the Trough of Bowland.

It’s free entry and doors are at 8pm. Details on Facebook.

Keeping fit? Try a Parkrun

Feeling energetic this summer? The weekly Preston Parkrun takes place in Avenham Park.

It’s 5k around the beauty of Preston’s Victorian park.

You start at 8.30am, don’t forget your trainers. More details on the Parkrun website.

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