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Lancashire Encounter Festival will go ahead in Preston city centre

Posted on - 13th September, 2022 - 9:55am | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News, What's On in Preston
The procession of light was part of the Encounter Pic: Benjamin Wareing
The procession of light was part of the Encounter Pic: Benjamin Wareing

The Lancashire Encounter Festival will take place this weekend following Her Late Majesty’s death last Thursday.

Preston City Council has decided to continue with events, including the Encounter Festival from Friday, 16th September to Sunday, 18th September.

There will be a tribute to Her Late Majesty within the Torchlight Procession which will take place from Moor Park to Preston Bus Station on Saturday.

The illumaphonium was one of the most popular parts of the Encounter Pic: Paul Melling
The illumaphonium was one of the most popular parts of the Encounter Pic: Paul Melling

Read more: Lancashire book of condolence for Queen Elizabeth II opens at County Hall

Cabinet Member for Culture and Arts, Councillor Peter Kelly, said: “Under the current sad circumstances, we have conducted lengthy conversations around what would be fitting in this time of national mourning.

“However, the Lancashire Encounter Festival has been planned for months with a lot of hard work behind the scenes to make the three-day event a worthy attraction for the people of Preston and wider Lancashire.

“The Council also feels that the economic benefit to the businesses in and around the city centre, is very much warranted during the recovery period following the Covid pandemic.

“We have also ensured that we respect the current period of mourning by paying our respects to Her Late Majesty within the Torchlight Procession and within the speeches that will open the event on Friday.”

Read more: See the full Encounter festival line up

There are full details for the Lancashire Encounter Festival at their website: https://www.lancsencounter.co.uk/



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