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Preston road closures confirmed for Brief Encounter

Shimmer Tree by Dan Fox Preston city centre will be alive with light and sound during Friday evening for Brief Encounter. Preston City Council has confirmed which roads will be closed for the mini version […]

4 months ago
Get ready for a Brief Encounter of light and sound in Preston

Chorus by Ray Lee While Lancashire Encounter doesn’t return to Preston until September 2020, the festival is back for a Brief Encounter this month. Taking place on Friday 20 September from 6pm to 10pm, […]

4 months ago
Lancashire Encounter festival signs deal with major outdoor arts company

Daytime performance of BLOCK in Winckley Square Pic: Paul Melling Preston’s premier arts festival is set to be even bigger in 2020 with the addition of England’s biggest network of outdoor arts festivals. Lancashire Encounter, which runs every other year […]

10 months ago
How this UCLan team made an eye-catching contribution to Lancashire Encounter

Large pavilion used for Lancashire Encounter performances in Winckley Square The team behind the Organic City Evolution Meets Revolution pavilion This year’s Lancashire Encounter Festival was packed with creativity, even down to the structures that were used for performances. Two […]

1 year ago
Advertisement Advertisement Pictures marking the Lancashire Encounter 2018

These pictures show just some of the encounters the people of Preston had with the arts during a three-day festival and celebration in the city. Lancashire Encounter took place in […]

1 year ago
Watch as the Red Dream Parade goes through Preston

A tank and banner makes its way into Friargate past Wilco's Pic: Tom Costello A tank and banner makes its way into Friargate past Wilko’s Pic: Tom Costello A giant lobster, the sound of samba beats and women on stilts were just some of […]

1 year ago
Recap the three days of Lancashire Encounter Festival 2018

The Red Dream parade coming down Friargate Pic: Louise Hogg The Red Dream parade coming down Friargate Pic: Louise Hogg Three days of performances, workshops and an array of different and surprising events take over Preston for the return of […]

1 year ago
What to see on the Sunday of 2018’s Lancashire Encounter Festival

Flashmob dancers in Fishergate for the Encounter Flashmob dancers in Fishergate for last year’s Lancashire Encounter. Pic: Benjamin Wareing The grand finale of this year’s Lancashire Encounter takes place on Sunday 23 September. The finale will see memorable outdoor […]

1 year ago
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