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The Harris lands £585k Arts Council funding to upgrade special exhibition galleries

Exhibition by Bob and Roberta Smith at the Harris The Harris has landed £585,000 from a fund that aims to help cultural organisations across the country to transform their buildings and equipment so they can operate smoothly. The museum […]

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Bid to save The Ferret could see iconic Preston venue come into community ownership

The Ferret Pic: Tony Worrall The Ferret has been accepted on to Preston’s register of assets of community value. The decision-makers at Preston City Council agreed that ‘the principal use of The Ferret furthered the […]

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Cancer patients’ art exhibition launch to raise funds for Preston charity

The Larder Pic: The Larder CancerHelp Preston is fundraising with an art exhibition launch. Members of the charity’s art group will be exhibiting their work at The Larder in Preston City Centre this summer. CancerHelp, […]

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Frustration as Preston Guild Hall legal wrangles continue

Preston Guild Hall in Lancaster Road Pic: Tony Worrall Preston Guild Hall has played an important role in the city by providing a home for the arts and culture sector for nearly five decades. However in recent years the […]

4 days ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston’s pop-up Mobile Event Tent finally launches

Inside The MET Pic: Michael Porter Photography Preston’s new interactive Mobile Event Tent (MET) has launched almost a year later than planned. The MET is one of Preston’s pop-up projects, financed from £1 million of initial funding the […]

5 days ago
‘Ivor Adenuff’ protests for Preston creative community at The Met launch

Tim Saunders as Ivor Adenuff A protest took place at the launch of The Met on Wednesday (11 May). Ivor Adenuff, played by artist Tim Saunders, greeted guests at the VIP event to complain about […]

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In pictures: The Harris packed up ready for refurb to begin

The Harris curator tour Pic: Michael Porter Photography The Harris has welcomed visitors one last time before its doors are closed until 2024 for a £10 million refurbishment. A series of curator tours took place at the Grade […]

7 days ago
Preston Jazz and Improvisation Festival to return with 15 events over two weeks

Celebrated musician, composer and audio designer Aziz Ibrahim showing people how to make music on mobile devices Pic: Michael Porter Photography The Preston Jazz and Improvisation Festival is returning to the city with 15 events over two weeks. Sponsored by the University of Central Lancashire, Arts Council England, and Preston City […]

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