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The Harris lands £585k Arts Council funding to upgrade special exhibition galleries

Exhibition by Bob and Roberta Smith at the Harris The Harris has landed £585,000 from a fund that aims to help cultural organisations across the country to transform their buildings and equipment so they can operate smoothly. The museum […]

2 days ago
Preston Jazz and Improvisation Festival to return with 15 events over two weeks

Celebrated musician, composer and audio designer Aziz Ibrahim showing people how to make music on mobile devices Pic: Michael Porter Photography The Preston Jazz and Improvisation Festival is returning to the city with 15 events over two weeks. Sponsored by the University of Central Lancashire, Arts Council England, and Preston City […]

1 week ago
The Harris has been awarded more than £800k for repairs and maintenance works

The Harris and looking towards the Town Hall in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall Preston City Council has accepted an award from Arts Council England’s Museum Estate Fund (MEND) as part of the project to improve the Harris. The grant of £803,249 has come […]

3 weeks ago
How this year’s Lancashire Encounter festival will be funded

Giant on the Flag Market during the Brief Encounter Giant on the Flag Market during the Brief Encounter Preston looks set to light up once again for a biennial of colour, light and sound. Lancashire Encounter takes place every […]

4 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Major funding boost for Harris Museum and Art Gallery

Looking up towards the Harris Museum and Art Gallery Pic: Tony Worrall Looking up towards the Harris Museum and Art Gallery Pic: Tony Worrall Nearly a quarter-of-a-million pounds a year is to be pumped into arts and culture at Preston’s flagship museum. […]

5 years ago
The New Continental to host Sci-Fi production

A Sci-Fi theatre production is coming to The New Continental later this month. Safe Mode is written by Preston based writer Lindsay Avery and directed by Charlie Mortimer. The evening […]

7 years ago
Preston Biennial planned: Could city host a major arts event every two years?

The Preston Guild is too long to wait between major arts events according to the city council Pic: Tony Worrall Preston City Council has unveiled its vision to host a major event in the city every two years – a Preston Biennial – as well as boosting the number of […]

7 years ago
Preston Bus Station: A Journey to the End of the World

  A unique spoken word performance at Preston’s iconic bus station on Saturday 23rd March 2013. Northern Elements, a project funded by Arts Council England, has commissioned They Eat Culture […]

9 years ago
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