Preston Pride celebration and acrobatic wheels roll by shoppers during second day of Lancashire Encounter

Posted on - 24th September, 2016 - 5:31pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Photos, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Walking on by the arts wheel

Walking on by the arts wheel

Giant wooden wheels rolling down the street, a celebration of gay pride and walking under red balloons were all part of the second day of Lancashire Encounter.


Preston’s celebration of the arts is in venues across the city centre.

The red canopies have returned and they housed performances in places like Cannon Street, as Billy Matthews shows with these pictures.

Performing in Cannon Street

Performing in Cannon Street

Shoppers were startled during Saturday lunchtime as the Wheel House rolled on by.

Two men performed comedy and acrobatics while it made its way around the city.


The annual Preston Pride event provided a splash of colour to the Flag Market, including a very unusual tennis match.

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Exploring under the red rose art installation down Surgeon’s Court has been popular, as you can stroll under the balloons.


Read more: Glow sticks and dancing signal start of the Lancashire Encounter

A host of different events took place in the city for the Encounter, which continues throughout Sunday.

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Saturday night is to see a procession of light throughout the city centre.

Have you seen anything at the Lancashire Encounter? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below

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