Mill Girls and Militants to perform on Preston Flag Market

Posted on - 20th October, 2018 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Preston City Centre, What's On in Preston

The Flag Market will be the venue for the fan zone Pic: Tony Worrall

The Flag Market will see the performance

Preston’s heritage will be brought to life this weekend with a special performance of dance on the Flag Market.


Ludus Youth Theatre Company and community groups will bring a mass performance of ‘Mill Girls and Militants’ to the city on Saturday 27 October.

Community performances will also be held inside The Harris.

The group took part in Lancashire Encounter Festival and the dancers will return for the National Lottery and Heritage Lottery funded project.

Mill Girls and Militants is inspired by the stories of real women from Preston, Lancaster and Burnley who contributed to the suffrage movement.

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The performance sees the Mill girls as they gather at work and word spreads of a secret meeting.

The moving performance shows the women’s frustrations, anger, strength, and ultimate perseverance against a system that holds them down.

Performances will take place at 11am and 3pm, with each lasting just under one hour.

The event is free and you can book your place for the indoor performances here, all of which are fully accessible.

Outdoor performances are non-ticketed.

The dances will be filmed on a 360-degree camera to be shared across Lancashire through a digital VR experience.

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The event is being held partnership with Preston City Council and The Harris Museum and Art Gallery.

Will you be going to the event? Have you visited Preston city centre recently? Let us know in the comments below

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