In pictures: Encounter Festival 2023 across Preston city centre

Posted on - 18th September, 2023 - 8:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Photos, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Performances took place outside the Bus Station on Saturday Pic: Michael Porter

Preston city centre saw the Encounter Festival return for three days of arts and events across the city.


Taking in the Bus Station, outside the Guild Hall, the Mobile Event Tent at UCLan’s Adelphi Square, the Flag Market, Winckley Square and processions through the city the festival was the largest yet.


Fireworks finished the Saturday evening following the torchlight procession which began in Moor Park.

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Saturday saw the community and traditions stage enjoy a melting point of cultural performances outside the Guild Hall in Lancaster Road.

And Sunday’s entertainment was focused on Winckley Square with family-friendly performances as well as Flood bringing their unique live action threatre all the way down Fishergate to confused shoppers.

Michael Porter was there to capture the Encounter and pictures are below and you can see all his photography on his Facebook page for dozens of pictures from each event.

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