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Preston Caribbean Carnival artist talks costumes and community ahead of 50th anniversary event

Jane in costume at the 2007 Carnival It’s impossible to think about Preston Caribbean Carnival without imagining the wonderfully colourful and elaborate costumes that fill the city’s streets each late May bank holiday weekend. Many hours of […]

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Celebrating half a century of culture as Preston Caribbean Carnival gears up for 50th anniversary

Preston Caribbean Carnival procession 2023 Pic: Mark McLoughlin Preston Caribbean Carnival organisers are gearing up for a spectacular celebration of Caribbean culture like never before as the 50th anniversary event approaches. Taking place on spring bank holiday weekend, […]

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Preston Jazz and Improvisation Festival returning for 2024 to spread music and culture across the city

Prestonians enjoying Jazzin’ the Park on Winckley Square in 2023 Preston Jazz and Improvisation Festival is returning for 2024 with 26 exciting music and culture-related activities taking place across the city. The three-week festival is set to ignite the city […]

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Over 30s ‘blast from the past’ day club reunion happening this weekend in Preston

Switch Pic: Tony Worrall An over 30s day club reunion is happening in Preston City Centre this weekend. Taking place at Switch, formerly Squires in Market Street, the event will run between 3pm to […]

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Appeal for help to find missing Walton-le-Dale man who ‘might be confused’

Michael Weir Police are appealing for help to find a man who is missing from Walton-le-Dale. Update: Police said Michael was found safe and well during Thursday morning Officers say they are […]

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Preston’s Encounter Festival secures £96,000 from Arts Council England

WILD performance Pic: Garry Jones Encounter Festival has secured £96,000 from Arts Council England for the 2024 edition. Encounter Festival – which will take place on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September – has grown since […]

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The Doors Rising to play gig at Preston’s The Conti

The Doors Rising The Doors Rising will play at The Continental in Broadgate on Friday. The UK-based Doors tribute band are known for capturing the sound, feel and experience of the psychedelic 60s. […]

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Preston Guild Lodge’s historic banner given new lease of life

Members of Preston Guild Lodge with the restored banner A historic banner belonging to Preston Guild Lodge has been given a new lease of life. The banner was handmade and embroidered in pure silk in 1927 by the craftspeople […]

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