Lancashire Encounter Festival confirms details of Community and Traditions stage outside Guild Hall

Posted on - 5th September, 2023 - 1:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Music, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston Guild Hall, Preston News, What's On in Preston
The Community and Traditions stage will feature performances from across the musical and culture spectrum Pic: Lancashire Encounter Festival

Details of the Community and Traditions stage at the Lancashire Encounter Festival have been confirmed.

Hosted outside The Guild Hall in Lancaster Road the stage is due to showcase an array of music and culture representing the city and county during the Saturday (16 September) of the Encounter.

Those visiting the Community and Traditions stage will experience everything from traditional Lancashire Clogging mixed with Appalachian flat foot to local choirs to Indian dancing.

Read more: See what’s on and when at the Encounter Festival

Cabinet member for culture and leisure services at Preston City Council councillor Peter Kelly said: “The Community and Traditions Stage at Encounter Festival is a true celebration of our local talent and cultural heritage. It brings together diverse performances, from traditional to artistry.

“This vibrant platform showcases the rich tapestry of creativity that flourishes within our community. I invite everyone to join us at the Community and Traditions Stage, where we will experience the beauty and diversity of our region’s cultural expressions.”

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Hosting the stage will be Hussnain Hanif who broadcasts on BBC Radio Lancashire before he passes the mic to John Gillmore of Radio Lancs in the evening ahead of the torchlight procession.

All the events on the Community and Traditions stage are free to attend and it’s operating from 1pm to 7.30pm on the Saturday.

The Encounter Festival runs at various venues throughout Preston city centre from Friday 15 September to Sunday 17 September with many events free to attend.

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