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

Preston artist designs Animate Cinema cladding

The Animate Cinema is due to open in 2025 in the city centre and the top third of the building will feature the design from Bonnie which takes inspiration from the streets around the cinema.

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Penwortham distillery launches pink gin designed by Preston graphic designer

Ellis, Liam and Tim with the Fairham pink gin Penwortham businesses Fairham Distillery and Preston’s Secret Industries have teamed up to create a special gin release. Fairham Distillery’s Ellis McKeown, 28, and Liam Stemson, 27, the owners and distillers […]

2 months ago
Film adaptation of Preston novelist’s book to be shown at London Film Festival

Andrew Michael Hurley A film based on a book by a Preston novelist has been selected to be shown at London Film Festival. Starve Acre by Andrew Michael Hurley was recently turned into a […]

2 months ago
Ashton poet’s collection of forgotten stories about working class northern lives

Natalie Sorrell Charlesworth An Ashton-on-Ribble poet has released a new collection featuring working-class northern lives, genealogy and forgotten stories. Dr. Natalie Sorrell Charlesworth’s debut pamphlet, Fleet Salvage, was released by award-winning publisher Broken […]

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Advertisement Advertisement Acclaimed writer and performer Kevin P. Gilday returning to Preston

Kevin Gilday Critically acclaimed writer and performer Kevin P. Gilday is retuning to Preston with a new show. Gilday (Suffering from Scottishness, Sonnet Youth) is known for taking a verbal sledgehammer to […]

2 months ago
How you can help Fill the Frame to showcase the creative talent of Preston artists

Garry Cook with displays outside Preston Bus Station A crowdfunder is aiming to Fill the Frame and showcase the creative talent of Preston artists. Using the city’s newly-installed display structures – a legacy of Lancashire Photography Festival – […]

2 months ago
‘It wasn’t just an opportunity to slap a mural up for the sake of it’ artist defends Church Street mural

Local photographer Scrappy NW photographed the mural by drone. Pic Scrappy NW The artist behind the striking Church Street mural on the side of Hogarths has said he was ‘putting some pride back into our city’. Planning permission was not sought for […]

2 months ago
Live looping and poetry show coming to Preston’s The Ferret

Pete the Temp performs at The Ferret A show described as ‘a rapturous collision of live looping and poetry’ is coming to Preston. Pete ‘the Temp’ Bearder returns to The Ferret with a new show, which samples human beatbox, vocals, […]

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