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Preston arts group to host ‘Cradle to the Rave’ event at Lancashire Encounter

Posted on - 31st August, 2022 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
Mirror Twins. Pic: Derelict

A Preston arts group are to host a ‘baby rave’ as part of a series of events at the upcoming Lancashire Encounter festival this September.

Preston arts organisation Derelict Live’s ‘Close Encounters (of the absurd kind)’ will entertain attendees with performances, tuk-tuk rides, and the ‘Cradle to the Rave’ baby rave, with a dance space focused on families with young children.

On Saturday, 17 September, from 11am to 4pm, the group will transform Orchard Street into a series of ‘family-friendly encounters’, with the rave running from 12pm to 1.30pm and 2pm to 3.30pm outside Preston Markets near the Wallace and Gromit bench.

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‘Cradle to the Rave’. Pic: Derelict

Derelict Co-Director Chris Gilligan said: “Close Encounters is our biggest event for the festival to date, and we are really focusing on a fun activity for all – the kind of things that will make the day memorable for all.

“We’re transforming Orchard Street into a cinema-themed boulevard with lots of surprises and lots for people to watch or get involved in.”

“City street festivals should bring together the whole community, including the shops. We are working with some of the favourite retailers on Orchard Street to create a day of great fun and high jinx – and of course, it’s all free to the people!”

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Chris said the group are ‘really excited’ about their family rave tent, which will welcome parents, children and toddlers to a ‘fun party’ hosted by Derelict’s MC and ‘motivator in residence’, performance artist Krissi Musiol.

Also on offer are Wild West Bakers, paparazzi and a cycle taxi, with the Mirror Twins hosting Derelict’s ‘unique slant’ on street performances.

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Derelict Planning Assitant Bethany Radda said: “Designed with all the family in mind, you can take a trip to find all the encounters on and around Orchard Street on foot, by rickshaw or even by tuk tuk!

“Look out for performers popping up in some of your favourite shops along with opportunities to dance and even star
in your own blockbuster with movie director Martin Beilsperg!”

Derelict has been involved in Lancashire Encounter since its inception, hosting street performances, installations and creative activities and co-production conversations with Preston residents.

For more on Derelict, visit – http://www.derelictlive.org/

For more on the event, visit – https://www.facebook.com/DerelictLive/



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