Top things to do in and around Preston: Covering Wed 11 September – Tue 17 Sept

Posted on - 11th September, 2013 - 11:30am | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Preston City Centre, Things to Do in and around Preston, Tringe

The Harris Flights Debate


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.

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.

Get fit at Brockholes

If looking at art isn’t your thing you can take on the Lancashire No Ego Challenge at Brockholes this Saturday.

It will be a gruelling 10k challenge and it’s £25. So your legs will hurt and a small dent in your wallet too. But you will have a sense of achievement while tucking into a takeaway on Saturday night.

Visit for more details.

Look inside the Town Hall

Despite the gloom that regularly seems to sit over it, Preston’s Town Hall is a fairly impressive building.

The council is throwing open the doors so you can go for a look around.

It was built in 1933 and will be open from 10am on Saturday 14 September.

See some art

Graduating students in contemporary art will be showing off their work at an exhibition.

Students from the University of Central Lancashire courses in studio practice and archive intervention will have work displayed.

It runs until September 20 at the Hanover Studios in the Centre for Contemporary Art.

More details are available on Facebook.

Final weekend of the Harris Flights

It’s the final few days of the Harris Flights before they come down.

The steps between the Flag Market and the Harris Museum and Art Gallery have seen an eclectic mix of events over the last three weeks.

It’ll finish with a mixture of film showings, dance and performances.

You can see more information on the Harris website and download the programme.

Tringe Festival opens

Back for a fifth year the original fringe festival in the city has a mixture of comedy, music, theatre and performing arts.

Spread across a number of different venues in the city it will run for two weeks.

A lot of the shows are free or ticket prices are very low (say £2 or £3) so it’s a great way to see something different during an evening.

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