Derelict Springs in Preston: A HUG in the Harris and Michelin star chef at Bruccianis

Posted on - 23rd March, 2016 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Preston City Centre, What's On in Preston
Performances may take place in unusual surroundings

Performances may take place in unusual surroundings

Pop up performances by artists across Preston are due to surprise and delight during April.


Derelict Springs sees theatre, music and poetry performed in venues across the city.

Described as a ‘short, ambitious programme of immersive and participatory performance in Preston’ it sees shows in Bruccianis cafe, the Harris Museum and other venues in the city centre.

Josh Coates from the team behind the events said: “Derelict Springs is an exciting programme of international work that’s coming to unusual and unique locations around Preston between 7-16th April.

“It’s a chance for people from Preston to experience something a little different in locations that you would least expect.

“There’s some incredible work on that doesn’t often tour to places like Preston. For example, Pop-up Love up party is a show where a michelin star chef will be preparing a meal for audiences at Brucciani’s Cafe. The show has only been on once before in the UK and this is the second trip and we’re so excited to have have them over in Preston.

“There’s also a chance to see award winning Verity Standen’s Hug at the Harris Mesum, a beautiful and tender choral experience. Even better about Hug is that it’s free!”

Funded by the Arts Council and UCLan the series begins with Verity Standen’s HUG at the Harris on Friday 8 April and Saturday 9 April, a free performance/

Join Me by The Larks runs at various times in the city centre from Monday 11 April to Saturday 16 April.

On the Flag Market there is Glen Neath and David Rosenberg’s performance of Seance from the same dates, which is £3 to take part in.

A Pop Up Love Party hosted by Zuppa Theatre is in Bruccianis on Friday 15 April and Saturday 16 April from 7.30pm both nights, and includes seven snacks by Michelin-star chef Daniel Burns for £20 pr head.

Full programme details and how to book tickets are available on the Derelict website.

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