Micro-festival to take place at The Belvedere in Avenham Park

Posted on - 8th July, 2021 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Avenham, City Centre, Kid's stuff, Music, Parks, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
The Belvedere Pic: Tony Worrall
The event will take place at The Belvedere. Pic: Tony Worrall

The Let’s Move micro-festival in Preston is set to take place on Sunday 25 July.


Based at the Belvedere in Avenham Park, the Preston Moves event is split into four sessions, and those interested can book for any single session or all of them.

The micro-festival will feature a medley of entertainment including dance, live music and circus, which can be enjoyed with your bubble.

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Up to 30 people will be allowed at each session, and individuals can book up to six tickets (their bubble).

The event will be outdoors and will require people to observe social distancing guidelines in line with current government advice.

The first three sessions of the day are open to all the family, and the final session of the day is suitable for those aged 16 and over.

Here is the itinerary for the day:

  • Swing, Beats ‘n’ Grooves (12pm-1.30pm)

Festival vibes at the ready and join the party. An energising, vibrant and joyous session featuring aerial circus, live music by Howard Haigh, stilts, Grandma Griggly, Carol May Dance Academy, aerial dance by Lois Grinstead and an Afro-Brazilian workshop led by Louise Gibbons. 

  • Shuffle ‘n’ Skip (1.45pm-3.30pm)

Bringing the passion and excitement of all things folk. Featuring charismatic swing-folk music by the renowned Delightful Squalor, Lancashire’s very own dance clog/Appalacian flatfoot duo The Manakin Birds, Preston People’s Choir and a unique folk workshop reimagined for social distancing! Not forgetting a speciality dance aerial performance by Lois Grinstead. 

  • Roundabout (3.30pm-5.15pm)

Rounding up a feast of dance and live music in a thrilling and energising session. Bring your dance shoes and earphones to groove along with Preston’s Worldwise Samba Band, Preston Youth Dance Company, a silent disco adventure, Dance Syndrome and the incredible Howard Haigh.

  • Oracle (7pm-8pm) – 16+

Gripped as we are by current forces of nature, Oracle is a show that embraces the celestial dance of unpredictability.  Set to a backdrop of fresh club beats, the immersive kinetic experience brings to life the stories of the Tarot, reminding us of our inherent wisdom, strength and ability to ride storms… if we listen to the winds around us.” 

To book, visit the LPM website.

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