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Preston Orpheus Choir to honour local composer Ernest Tomlinson MBE in summer concert

Preston Orpheus Choir Preston Orpheus Choir is set to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of local composer Ernest Tomlinson MBE with a special show. The choir will perform Sounds of Summer on Saturday […]

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Preston institution Willy Banjo celebrating 30th birthday with big bash at The Ferret

Willy Banjo shop front Pic: Blog Preston Legendary Preston shop Willy Banjo is set to celebrate its 30th birthday with a charity bash at The Ferret. Willy Banjo is well known for serving the smoking and party […]

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Band bringing folk music from their Newfoundland home to Preston and Chorley

Rum Ragged Pic: Jeff Miller and Charlie Benoit A band from the eastern Canadian island of Newfoundland are set to play gigs in Preston and Chorley. Rum Ragged are said to take a bold approach to the distinct […]

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Preston Jazz and Improvisation Festival going ahead but Jazzin’ the Park ‘taking hiatus’ in 2024

Prestonians enjoying Jazzin’ the Park on Winckley Square in 2023 Jazzin’ the Park is ‘taking a hiatus’ in 2024. Organisers confirmed the popular event – which usually takes place at Winckley Square as the finale of Preston Jazz and Improvisation […]

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Preston Opera to present Jacques Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann

Members of Preston Opera in dress rehearsal for the 2023 production of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin Preston Opera is set to present a production of Jacques Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann. The production will be a fully staged and costumed performance of the popular opera. It […]

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First night of We Saved The Ferret weekender celebration proves why ‘this place matters’

Seamus McLoughlin playing at the first night of the We Saved The Ferret celebrations Pic: Pete Brown A ‘We Saved The Ferret’ celebration is taking place this Bank Holiday weekend. The iconic music venue has pulled together the event in the two weeks since it was confirmed […]

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Tampopo launching new location in Preston

Tampopo dishes Popular restaurant chain Tampopo is launching a new location in Preston. The Far East Asian eatery will be the fifth addition to the already-established Chew’s Yard food offering when it […]

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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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