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Lancashire Encounter festival attracts 30,000 visitors to Preston city centre

A dazzling torchlight procession led by Spark! Pic: @gazcook An explosion of lights, colour and culture hit Preston as a three-day festival brought an estimated 30,000 people to the county. Lancashire Encounter celebrated life through dance, music, theatre and […]

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Preston in the pivotal 1960s, colour postcards

John “Jack” Shaw in 1970 Pic: Preston Digital Archive Postcards first became popular in the Edwardian era and continued on into the 1960s, when skirts were short and wages high. Much new building occurred in Preston in the 1960s, […]

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Heritage Open Days 2022 everything you explore in Preston

Skyline of Preston catches a golden glow Pic: Paul Melling Heritage Open Days 2022 returns this month with a packed schedule of events and new experiences available for guests. From Friday, 9 to Sunday, 18 September, Heritage Open Days will […]

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The Harris to host Horrockses Fashions event at Preston Market

The Harris will host a free Horrockses Fashions-themed event with the ‘X Joanie’ collection this Saturday. On Saturday, 27 August, the ‘Harris in the City: Bringing the Horrockses Fashions X […]

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Advertisement Advertisement Key to the Harris handed over for refurbishment to begin

The metal ceremonial key for The Harris will be handed over to a construction company so refurbishment work can begin. Conlon Construction Ltd was made the main contractor for the […]

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The Harris to receive £750k funding as project reaches ‘key milestone’

The Harris in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall Councillors will meet to discuss the release of £750,000 to The Re-Imagining the Harris project. The redevelopment of The Harris in Preston will take a significant step forward this week, with […]

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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 years ago
In pictures: The Harris packed up ready for refurb to begin

The Harris curator tour Pic: Michael Porter Photography The Harris has welcomed visitors one last time before its doors are closed until 2024 for a £10 million refurbishment. A series of curator tours took place at the Grade […]

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