This category relates to all things to do with arts in Preston.

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, […]

3 days ago
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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Preston Labour reshuffle sees arts and culture cabinet member ‘brutally’ axed

Cllr Peter Kelly speaks at the 'We Saved The Ferret' party last week. A long-serving Labour cabinet member at Preston City Council will be replaced in an announcement tomorrow. Blog Preston understands that Cllr Peter Kelly, who has been serving as cabinet member […]

6 days ago
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 […]

6 days ago
Two years on from the Harris closing for major restoration we went exploring

The Harris Museum and Art Gallery is seeing major work both inside and out Pic: Blog Preston Wrenching away coke bottles blocking up drainage pipes, dusting grade-I listed artwork and battling asbestos are just some of the challenges being faced as the Harris is given the biggest […]

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New Preston mural set to adorn wall near Preston Bus Station

A sneak peek of how the new mural will look near the Bus Station but Shawn's staying coy about the actual design Pic: Shawn Sharpe Preston’s mural scene is due to get a new addition in the coming months. City architect John Bridge has moved into new premises in Tithebarn Street, opposite Preston Bus Station […]

7 days ago
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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