Disco coming to the streets of Preston in the coming weeks

Posted on - 8th September, 2021 - 1:06pm | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
A past event from They Eat Culture. Pic: @theMancorialist 

They Eat Culture are back to bring exciting projects to Preston and Lancashire, with the first event being a disco through the streets.


Prestonians are being encouraged to get involved with activity on their doorsteps throughout September.

Throughout lockdown, They Eat Culture went digital, but are now excited to be back and creating, collaborating and conversing about topics that matter.

Their first stop is East Preston on Friday, 10 September, with Manchester based artists Things That Go On Things and their Compact Disco, bringing the joy of the party to your doorstep.

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The travelling discotheque will come with a personalised playlist (the only Preston DJ who welcomes requests!), performers and all the hype of a wedding DJ.

They will be starting at Deafway in Farringdon, and moving throughout the area, finishing at Farringdon Park community centre.

There will be lots of dancing and a giant disco ball for all to enjoy.

Residents are urged to tweet any requests (the title, artist, and what makes the song special) to @theyeatculture

There are also more events in the future – They Eat Culture are commissioning several artists including a Nasheed Singer called Hussnain Hanif, filmmaker Damie Lamomu, writer Khal Botterill, and performer Caitlin Clough to work in residence with four local community organisations and charities, creating new work with the people of Preston for a series of public events.

Lex Bamforth will be bringing you their take on Preston’s urban ecology, and they are bringing two groups of immersive performance and digital artists, ZU-UK and Agency of Coney to work with Preston people and create new exciting city-wide street games for 2022.

Later in autumn on 8 October at 7.30pm, Ifeyinwa Frederick will be performing a theatre piece about black masculinity. It is a ‘pay what you can’ show, and the venue is to be announced.

In pictures: Preston Caribbean Carnival 2021

Sam Rushton, Producer at They Eat Culture said: “I am very excited to see Compact Disco and a huge swathe of community invested artist activity and happenings over this Autumn.

“It’s great to be creating arts and culture to communities across Preston again and we look forward to appearing in your neighbourhood soon.”

The Compact Disco will be touring around East Preston between 3-6.30pm on Friday.

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