Preston InstaMeet to let you see the Harris through a new lens

Posted on - 20th April, 2018 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
Harris Museum and Art Gallery Pic: Tony Worrall
Harris Museum and Art Gallery Pic: Tony Worrall

If you’re into Instagram and want to explore parts of the Harris Museum others don’t normally get to see then we’ve got a little something to let you into.

What we believe is Preston’s first InstaMeet is taking place within the grade-I listed building.

Blog Preston has teamed up with the Harris to put on the event and grant you, #igersofPreston, the chance to go behind the scenes.

An Instameet gets Instagrammers together in a venue, or a specific location, and you take pics and in this case get a look at below ground at the Harris and other parts of the galleries we normally don’t get to see during a visit.

The idea for the event comes from the team at the Harris, which includes curator Caroline Alexander.

Caroline Alexander in the Harris
Caroline Alexander in the Harris

She said: “We love Instagram here at the Harris. We love sharing images of the collection and building, and we love seeing what other people post. It’s a really creative, visual medium. To host Preston’s first Instameet is exciting – it’s a great chance for us to meet local instagrammers and explore the building together.”

Read more: Guide book about the Harris launches

The city has a vibrant Instagram hashtag #preston and there’s a number of regular contributors (thank you Sonia Bashir and your sunsets) showing off all sides of the city.

Founder and editor of Blog Preston Ed Walker said: “It’s great to be able to support this event which we’re hoping will show off a building that so many people in the city are rightly proud of.

“All you need to take part is a smartphone, with Instagram, and pack your best filters!”

The Preston InstaMeet is on Monday 14 May from 5.30pm at the Harris. Meet at 5.30pm for your quick briefing from Caroline and the team and set off round the Museum.

We’re expecting the event to finish around 7pm. You can join the event at any time, so don’t worry if you’re a few minutes late.

All pictures should be hashtagged with #igerspreston

It’s free to attend and to ensure you’re place please sign up via Eventbrite.


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