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Pop-up creative scrap store coming to Preston Bus Station

Posted on - 25th July, 2023 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Preston Bus Station, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Preston Bus Station at night Pic: Tony Worrall
Preston Bus Station Pic: Tony Worrall

A creative scrap store is being launched within Preston Bus Station.

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As part of the Lancashire Encounter Festival there will be a pop-up shop at unit six next door to the Bus Station cafe.

The scrap store will serve as a hub for workshops, hands-on creative activities, and engaging conversations centred around sustainable arts practice and materials.

Read more: Largest funding pot so far secured for this year’s Lancashire Encounter

Councillor Peter Kelly, cabinet member for culture and leisure services at Preston City Council, said: “We are pleased to support the Encounter Festival 2023, a vibrant celebration of arts, culture, and sustainability that truly showcases the essence of our city.

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“The Creative Scrap Store, hosted by The Creative Principle, encourages participants to explore the creative possibilities of repurposing waste materials, fostering a sense of environmental consciousness and artistic ingenuity.”

Read more: Torchlight procession through Preston city centre seeks extra support

Running from Wednesday 16 August through to the Lancashire Encounter Festival weekend on Friday 15-Sunday 17 September there will be dozens of events from vegan soap making to sketching.

Many of the events are free while others have a charge for the workshop, the full events list can be downloaded here.

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