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Preston Guild Hall

The Guild Hall was the city’s premiere entertainment venue and was built in the early 1970s. It was sold off to the late businessman Simon Rigby and then went bust, falling back into council ownership in 2019. It remains mothballed as a venue.

The Harris library opens temporary home in the Guild Hall

The Harris library has opened a temporary site in the Guild Hall while renovation works begin on the museum building. The library has moved across the road from the Grade […]

14 hours ago
‘Hey Presto-n’ to treat Prestonians to a night of illusion and magic

New frontage of the Guild Hall put up on the day Simon Rigby took over Prestonians are set to be treated to a night of illusion and magic at the Charter Theatre on 30 June during ‘Hey Presto-n.’ Hey Presto-n is part of Preston Live […]

4 months ago
Popular burger bar expands to LeVel in Preston Guild Hall

Some of the new food on offer at We Don't Give A Fork at LeVel Popular Preston burger bar We Don’t Give A Fork has opened an outlet in LeVel. The new spot within the Lancaster Road venue offers the same menu as the original […]

5 months ago
Preston Guild Hall among venues to host Preston Live Arts Festival

Spires on the skyline of Preston Pic: Tony Worrall Tickets are now on sale for Preston Live Arts Festival, a celebration of arts, culture and homegrown talent in the local area. The initial line up has been announced for […]

5 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston City Council local elections results 2021 ward-by-ward

The view across the election count in Preston Guild Hall on Friday Pic: Blog Preston Preston went to the polls in the first highly anticipated local elections since May 2019, and there were sixteen seats across the city council up for grabs. With the ongoing […]

6 months ago
£20.9m Towns Fund boost for Preston city centre projects including a Youth Zone

Harris Quarter visual Preston has been awarded £20.9m from the government’s Towns Fund for a series of city centre regeneration projects, including a previously-scrapped Youth Zone. The funding, announced as part of the Chancellor’s […]

8 months ago
Two Preston city centre roads closed due to urgent work at ‘unsafe’ Preston Guild Hall

Guild hall roads blocked off for urgent building works. Pic: Blog Preston Lancaster Road and a section of Lord Street have been closed today (Tuesday 17 November). The roads have been closed due to urgent Preston Guild Hall building works. This is […]

11 months ago
The tragedy of Simon Rigby and the failed Preston Guild Hall dream

Simon Rigby Preston lost one of its best-known businessmen last week, when Simon Rigby MBE died suddenly aged 58. Like any entrepreneur, Mr Rigby experienced highs and lows throughout his career. Sadly […]

1 year ago
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