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

A riot of colour as Preston welcomes the Year of the Pig

The Flag Market and Harris Museum were awash with colour as Prestonians gathered to welcome in The Year of the Pig on Saturday. Crowds gathered to watch the traditional lion […]

5 months ago
Calligraphy to Kimono – Japanese festival is hit with students

A student trying out calligraphy An annual Japanese festival at UCLan has drawn in the crowds at this year’s event. The Bunkasai Japanese Cultural Festival returned for its fifth year to celebrate the culture, food […]

6 months ago
Preston art studio is tripling in size

The Birley Studios in Birley Street Pic: Google A Preston city centre art studio is about to triple in size. The Birley, in Birley Street, neaar the Town Hall, was founded in 2014. Regularly featured in art guides, […]

6 months ago
A trip to the moon for Preston InstaMeet IV

The Museum of the Moon hanging in the Harris Pic: Sonia Bashir Preston’s Instagrammers took a trip to the moon for the latest InstaMeet – and there was #nofilter needed. The Museum of the Moon’s installation launches on Saturday 2 February at […]

6 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Show about Brexit, leave voters and refugees coming to Preston

Matt Abbott A leading performance poet is bringing his controversial show about Brexit to Preston. Matt Abbott will perform Two Little Ducks, an acclaimed set of poems examining pre-Brexit Britain, at Vinyl […]

6 months ago
UCLan’s new free art club is instant hit with youngsters

Corpus Christie Catholic High School students tried out the Saturday Club A new free art club is taking bookings for next term after becoming an instant hit with creative youngsters. UCLan’s Art and Design Saturday Club is the only free club […]

6 months ago
Adelphi Street mural artist becomes kids’ author

Page from Sleep Bear by Chris Dorning One of the Adelphi Street mural artists has turned his creative hand to children’s books. Prestonian Chris Dorning has written and illustrated Sleep Bear, a short story aimed at children […]

6 months ago
Chinese New Year celebrations planned for Preston

Lion dance in the Flag Market The Year of the Pig is being marked in Preston. Chinese New Year celebrations are centred on the Harris. Chinese calligraphy, brush painting and finally learning the art of how […]

6 months ago
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