Weekend events in Preston, 18 – 20 October

Posted on - 18th October, 2019 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Brockholes, Kid's stuff, Music, Nightlife, People, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
The Harris overlooking the Flag Market Pic: Tony Worrall
The Harris overlooking the Flag Market Pic: Tony Worrall

Looking for something to do this weekend? See our list below for things to do in Preston this weekend.


Friday 18 October

Art of the City
St Georges Shopping Centre, Preston PR1
The space now hosts two participatory exhibitions: ‘Building our City’ and ‘Our Big Moments’.
In week three they are also launching a third space which invites local artists to showcase their varied talents in a ‘People’s Gallery’. There is also a giant video screen that will play a varied programme of films on Preston, the arts, and cities of the future. On until the 2nd of November.

Read more: Derelict group want to be at ‘the art of the city’

Party Game Night October
Belong Preston, Unit 12 St Georges Shopping Centre, PR1 2TU
Another night of fun party games and socializing! Jack Box, Charades, Heads Up etc
Tickets are £3 or £5 when bought on the door.

Harlequins Preston Friday Night Magic
Harlequins Preston, 52 Manchester Road, PR1 3YH Preston
Friday Night Magic every week at Harlequins Preston.

Preston’s International Film Festival at UCLan
Mitchell & Kenyon Cinema, PR1 2HE Preston
Preston’s International Film Festival will run from Monday 14 – Sunday 20 October. All films will have English subtitles
£3 Adult | £2.50 Student/Concession

Read more: International Film Festival taking place in Preston

Kate S live at Penwortham Arts Centre ‘The Venue’ in Penwortham
Penwortham Arts Centre ‘The Venue’, Liverpool Road, PR1 9XE Preston, Lancashire
Kate S is performing at Penwortham Arts Centre ‘The Venue’ in Penwortham providing nearly 2 hours of live music. Listen to an eclectic mix of pop & rock covers in unique, acoustic versions!

Gala Night 2019 – Rory’s Rec Fund – A journey of hope
Bartle Hall Hotel, Lea Lane, Bartle, Preston, PR4 0HA
Dig your glad rags out of your wardrobe and paint the town, well Bartle Hall, red!

1940s swing jive autumn ball
Preston Masonic Hall, Ashlar House, 2 Saul St, PR1 2QU
Social foxtrot lesson, DJ music from the 1940s and 1950s. Jive, swing, lindy, party dances. £7 on the door.

Cole Moreton book tour The Light Keeper
The Larder, 50 Lancaster Road, PR1 1DD
Acclaimed writer Cole Moreton will visit Preston for an intimate night of songs and readings inspired by his debut novel The Light Keeper.

Read more: Award-winning writer coming to Preston for night of songs and stories

Josh Bilsborrow: Live at Barrell & Bean
Barrel and Bean, 110 Leyland road, PR1 9QJ
Local musician performing.

Live DJ Sessions
Turtle Bay (Preston), Crystal House, Birley Street, PR1 2AQ
Every Friday and Saturday night, Turtle Bay Preston brings you live DJ sessions for the best variety of reggae, dancehall, R&B, basement and house!

Saturday 19 October

Expectant Parent Event
Mothercare Preston, Riversway, Mariners Way, Watery Land, PR2 2YN 9amLearn more about essential baby products and key parenting topics from in-store experts. The events are free to attend but places are limited. Book online or in store.

Saturday Morning Kids Club

Penwortham Arts Centre ‘The Venue’, Liverpool Road, PR1 9XE
Fortnightly Saturday Morning Kids Club. Colouring in sheets, toys and a large screen showing a film. Free, sweets and drinks available to purchase.

Read more: October Half Term events

Halloween Jars Craft
Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston New Rd, Preston PR5 0AG
10am – 12pm & 1pm – 4pm
£3.50 per jar, Car parking charges also apply.
Make spooky Halloween Jars on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. This is a drop in activity, no need to book. Suitable for children aged 5+.

Halloween Xplorer Challenge
Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston New Rd, Preston PR5 0AG
10am – 3pm
£3 per map pack, Car parking charges also apply.
The Xplorer challenge will take place everyday from the 19th October until the 3rd of November. Explore Brockholes by finding the Halloween themed markers.

The floating Visitor Village at Brockholes Pic: Sonia Bashir
The floating Visitor Village at Brockholes Pic: Sonia Bashir

Life Drawing at the Harris
Harris Museum & Art Gallery Market Square, PR1 2PP
Popular life drawing sessions taking place in the beautiful fine art galleries. All abilities are welcome. This session is open to over 18s.

Preston Bus Station: 50th Birthday Party
Preston Bus Station, Preston, Lancashire
Catch a vintage bus from the Harris to the Bus Station where 50 years will be celebrated in style.

Read more: ‘Beautiful and Brutal’ exhibition to celebrate 50 years of Preston Bus Station

The Stumble
The Ferret, 55 Fylde Road, PR1 2XQ 8pm
The band are back in their hometown area.

Switch presents Pete Wicks
Switch Nightclub Preston, Market Street, PR1 2ES10.30pmMeet Pete Wicks from Towie, Daz Ofsarnie & Micky Blue Eyes play House, Dance, Grime & Throwbacks

Sunday 20 October

Gardening Club
Cuerden Valley Park, The Visitor Centre, Berkeley Drive, Bamber Bridge, PR5 6BY
Help the Rangers in the Walled Orchard or around the Visitor Centre.

Girls Day
Belong Preston, Unit 12 St Georges Shopping Centre, PR1 2TU
Celebrating our community of female gamers! A full day of gaming, socializing, eating pizza and getting to know and joining an amazing community of like-minded female gamers!

October Half Term Creepy Tours & Halloween Crafts
Hoghton Tower, PR5 0SH Preston
11am, 12noon & 1pm
The Creepy Tours will consist of a shortened tour around Hoghton Tower and both the children and parents will be told of the strange and spooky stories of Hoghton Tower’s ghostly past.
The Creepy Tour is not suitable for children under 5. Sunday 20th October to Thursday 24th October.

Free tours with King Henry VIII
Samlesbury Hall, Preston, PR5 0UP
Watch your heads as the King of England takes you on a guided tour of the Hall!
Tours begin in the Great Hall at 11am and 2pm. Free but donations are welcome.

Samlesbury Hall is open this half term

Reptile Encounter
Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston New Rd, Preston PR5 0AG
12pm till 3pm
Free event but car parking charges apply. North West Reptile Club are inviting you to come along to their Reptile Encounter!

Mamas & Papas – Baby Fair
Mamas & Papas experts will also be on hand to offer guidance and demo the top products for babies and toddlers.

Ladies Cream Tea Afternoon
St Teresa’s Parish Centre, Penwortham, 34 Queensway, PR1 0DS
Award winning motivational speaker Heather Wright as well as Crafts, gifts, cakes and scones. Contact 0788997813 for free tickets.

Are you going to any exciting events this weekend? Let us know in the comments below.

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