PLAU to host ‘spine tingling’ events in the underground vaults

Posted on - 3rd November, 2021 - 9:58am | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Plau bar is giving tours and showing its heritage, just one of the venues taking part Pic: Tony Worrall
PLAU Pic: Tony Worrall

Spooky season may be ‘over’, but this week, the ancient underground vaults of PLAU will be open for two special events.


On Thursday evening (November 4) Powders (Horsley/ Brown) are set to present a new live-improvised score to Watson and Webber’s 1928 short film of Edgar Allan Poe’s 1839 short story.

Through Cello and Electronics, Powders weave intricate and dynamic collages of lulling, delicate textures to huge walls of sound reflecting Poe’s tale of madness, isolation, metaphysics, and family.

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On Sunday evening (November 7) writer and Director Sharon Lancaster tells the tales of Preston’s cut-throat past.

Having spent 10 years retelling the stories of Lancashire’s dark history through tours and immersive performance, she summarises that journey in a talk looking at the most spine chilling and interesting history of Preston.

Piran Ward, General Manager of PLAU said: “It’s fantastic to open the PLAU’s ancient Vaults to these historical events.

“The ‘Spirit Vault’ was rediscovered in 2016 filled to the brim with rubble and  bricked up. Since reopening and gaining listed status with Historic England, we are always asked about the history of the building.

“Now we can finally welcome this programme of historic events that will bring to life the rich history of Preston.”

If you’d like to book one of the events, click here.

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