Virtual pub quiz as Preston arts group want to understand your neighbourhood in the city

Posted on - 14th November, 2020 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Quiz hosts Mabel and Gladys (the alter egos of artists Rebecca Davies and Anna Francis)
Quiz hosts Mabel and Gladys (the alter egos of artists Rebecca Davies and Anna Francis)

The pubs may be closed, but In Certain Places, an arts-based research project at the University of Central Lancashire, is inviting people in Preston to take part in a free virtual pub quiz.


Suitable for all ages, the quiz will test local knowledge and imagination through a series of fun and creative challenges.

The quiz has been created especially for communities in the North West of Preston, including people from PR4 and PR3 postcodes in places such as Woodplumpton through to Broughton.

There is also the chance to win a hamper of local produce and sweet treats from The Larder, accompanied by a copy of The Lancashire Cookbook.

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Charles Quick, Professor of Public Art Practice at UCLan, said: “Unlike a traditional pub quiz which tests your general knowledge, this is all about people’s personal experiences of the places where they live and their ideas for how to enhance them.

“It has been developed by a group of artists, so will involve lots of creative tasks, as well as more mainstream activities, such as a music round. It’s a chance for people to tell us about their neighbourhoods, as well as having fun and, hopefully, winning a great prize.”

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The quiz will take place via Zoom on Saturday 21 November, from 4pm to 5pm.

To take part, book a place via the Eventbrite website before Wednesday 18 November.

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Once booked in, participants will receive a free quiz pack with everything needed to take part, including choice of bar snack.

The pub quiz is the latest activity in a programme of ‘Creative Infrastructure Labs’ exploring creative approaches to developing community infrastructure, such as sustainable transport routes, play spaces and community centres.

The focus is on new housing developments to the north of the city including D’urton Manor (Story Homes) in Eastway, Tabley Green (Redrow) in Lightfoot Lane, and The Paddocks (Wainhomes) in Sandy Lane.

As such the quiz is open to all Prestonians, but priority will be given to people in the North West of the city.

For more information about the project, email or visit

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