Performance tour to hit the streets of Preston this Saturday

Posted on - 19th May, 2022 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Friargate, Preston Bus Station, Preston City Centre, Preston News, UCLan, What's On in Preston, Winckley Square
Kat Redeva
Kat Radeva is appearing at Media Factory with her show 40 minutes for 40 years

All the city will be a stage this weekend as a performance tour hits the streets of Preston.


Part of Lancashire Fringe Festival, the guided walking performance will start at 1.30pm on Saturday (21 May) at Preston Bus Station.

The tour will last about an hour and a half, with the option to jump in or out at any point, or follow it all the way to Winckley Square for more performances as part of the Preston Jazz and Improvisation Festival.

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Dubbed Big Festival Saturday, the day will also see family friendly shows at The Larder in the morning, and performances in the evening at PLAU and UCLan’s Media Factory.

Festival organiser Garry Cook said: “This entire day – and particularly the tour – is a new idea, and in fact I think it’s unique to Preston.

“Attendees should expect some brilliant performances and surprises. I don’t know if it will be a success, but I think it’s an experiment worth trying.”

Phoebe Foxtrot
Phoebe Foxtrot will be performing outside St George’s as part of the tour

All shows and performances are free with no tickets needed.

In the event of wet weather an alternative route for the performance tour will be followed to keep people as dry as possible.

The full schedule for Big Festival Saturday is as follows:

10.30am at The Larder – Louise Fazackerley: The Sleepover and workshop (ages 4 to 10 and grown ups of all ages)

12pm at The Larder – Martin Kiszko: Green Poems for a Green Planet (for families)

1.30pm at various locations – Performance Tour led by Stone the Crows and Brigantii

  • 1.30pm to 1.50pm at Preston Bus Station pedestrianised area (southern end by the Guild Hall) – Fool Size Theatre: Fig Leaf Wars
  • 1.55pm to 2.20pm at Preston Markets by the Wallace and Gromit statue – Aline Costa: A Woman’s Face
  • 2.25pm to 2.55pm at Lowthian Street – Miss Inform
  • 2.55pm to 3.10pm at St George’s Shopping Centre (Friargate entrance) – Phoebe Foxtrot: I Shout Kind Stuff at Strangers

4pm at Winckley Square – IC Theatre: It’s Grimm Up North (three performances across the square)

6pm at Plau – Oliver Lavery: Trickster Makes This World

7pm at Media Factory – Kat Radeva: 40 minutes for 40 years

To find out more visit the Enjoy the Show website.

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