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Preston city centre social enterprise fundraises to fix a broken window

A social enterprise in Preston city centre is fundraising to fix a broken window. Last week, the team at The Larder were heartbroken to discover one of the beautiful, large […]

3 days ago
Discovering Preston’s former cinema sites (part three)

Over the past month, I’ve been discovering some of Preston’s former cinema sites with the aid of local historian John Cotterall’s book ‘Preston’s Palaces of Pleasure’. It has been wonderful […]

1 week ago
Discovering Preston’s former cinema sites (part two)

Last month I posted the first part in my quest to locate some of Preston’s former cinema sites. At the height of the cinema boom, Preston boasted 22 cinemas, inspiring […]

2 weeks ago
Harris Open winner celebrates her first solo exhibition in Preston

A young artist is celebrating her first solo exhibition in the city. Ava Jolliffe’s vibrant, digital artwork has just gone on display at The Larder in central Preston. The exhibition […]

1 month ago
Advertisement Advertisement Discovering Preston’s former cinema sites (part one)

Like many, I have long been fascinated by films, the cinema, and my family’s stories of cinema-going. I remember the distinctive sound of the Pearl and Dean introduction at the […]

1 month ago
Internationally renowned artist’s major exhibition opens at The Harris

Look, Listen, Make Things - a banner designed by Bob and Roberta Smith measuring 20 metres wide by 8 metres high Pic: Lisa Brown Have you caught sight of the striking, giant banner joyously hung across the exterior of The Harris? It reads ‘Look, Listen, Make Things’ in colourful typography. It was created from […]

2 months ago
The Preston woman postcrossing her way around the world during lockdown

A selection of the postcards received by Heather in January 2021 Although worldwide travel may be on hold for the moment, there is another way to connect with people from across the world in a safe and friendly way. Postcrossing has […]

6 months ago
Preston artist Fiona Candy on staying positive and creative in difficult times

Fiona Candy Preston-based artist Fiona Candy talks about how she has been progressing her creative practice and staying positive during this difficult time. Fiona has been a designer in the textile and fashion industry, […]

8 months ago
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