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

Lancashire Encounter returns to Preston city centre this September

The red canopy is part of the Lancashire Encounters Festival The Lancashire Encounter arts festival is to celebrate local culture with a ‘packed programme’ when it returns to Preston this September. Established in 2015 to honour the Preston Guild celebrations, […]

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James Bay set to play Preston’s Blitz

James Bay at Gibraltar Music Festival 2015 Pic: InfoGibraltar Singer-songwriter and guitarist James Bay is set to play a gig at Blitz in Preston city centre. The artist – known for hits including Platinum single Hold Back The River […]

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Disabled artist set to disrupt Preston Bus Station as part of nationwide celebration

Nicola Woodham performing Buffer at Cafe Oto in 2021 A Disabled artist is set to disrupt Preston Bus Station with a surreal intervention. Nicola Woodham is one of 31 Deaf, Disabled and Neurodivergent artists taking part in the nationwide […]

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New guidelines for The Harris to empower local community

Daffodils in Preston city centre with the Harris and Cenotaph behind Pic: Tony Worrall New guidelines have been introduced to ensure the local community is involved in aspects of the Harris’ work. The new Harris Community Empowerment Guidelines primarily focus on including the local community […]

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Advertisement Advertisement Fulwood primary school win Lancashire dance competition

26 schools took part in the SPAR Lancashire School Games Dance Finals at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens to show their flair and finesse. A crowd of 1,200 people attended the show […]

2 months ago
Green light for former Preston city centre pub The Lamb to be transformed

CGI of the planned redevelopment of the front of The Lamb Pic: Studio John Bridge Former pub The Lamb is set to be transformed into affordable living spaces, an art gallery, music venue and co-working space. Preston City Council has given the go ahead for […]

2 months ago
Large art installation in Preston urges people to be the change they want to see

The C'EST NE PAS DE L'ART installation at the Flag Market Pic: Tim Saunders A large art installation in Preston has urged people to ‘be the change they want to see’. Local artist Tim Saunders – aka Timsperspectiveart – set up the artwork in […]

2 months ago
Talented Preston illustrator set to launch an online shop

An award-winning illustrator from Preston is set to launch an online shop selling her beautiful, bright illustrations, as well as holding a pop-up shop at her forthcoming exhibition. Erin Jones […]

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