Lancashire Encounter Festival full programme released for Preston city centre events

Posted on - 8th September, 2021 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Actual Reality Arcade - Lancashire Encounter
Life sized games at a previous Lancashire Encounter Pic: Actual Reality Arcade

Lancashire Encounter is returning this September with an extended event with everyone’s favourite activities.


Running from Friday, 17 September to Saturday, 2 October, the festival will bring an array of fun things to watch and do.

The festival will bring the audience an exciting dance piece highlighting the wonderful Preston story of Dick Kerr’s Ladies, a 4metre tall puppet come to tell a story, HOWL, a film created by 100 people howling on Preston bus station and other newly commissioned pieces including virtual reality and new music.

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It will be spread across the usual locations in the city:

  • The Flag Market
  • Winckley Square
  • The Harris
  • On the high street in the Talking Shop
  • The MET

There will also be an Encounter Voices event and the choir will be back and bigger than ever, with people encouraged to join if they want to.

The Community Wealth programme will showcase the best activity that happens throughout Lancashire all-year-round through workshops you’ll be able to join.

The final parade on 2 October will be a welcome reprieve after such a difficult time for everyone and participants will celebrate the resilience of communities and key workers with fun, music and an almighty fire-breathing dragon.

For the full festival programme, click here.

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