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Free art activities at Preston Bus Station

A series of free family-friendly art activities start at Preston Bus Station today (Wednesday 11 August). The Lancashire Encounter has teamed up with Derelict: Art of the City to bring […]

2 months ago
Preston artist interview – the beauty of nature in decay

Oh Deer Pic: @macabrembroideryartist For anyone interested in art, the degree shows at the University of Central Lancashire offer a great opportunity to get a first look at some of our city’s talented, burgeoning […]

3 months ago
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 months 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 […]

3 months ago
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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 […]

3 months 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 […]

4 months ago
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 […]

4 months 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 […]

5 months ago
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