Encounter Festival

Preston’s Encounter Festival secures £96,000 from Arts Council England

WILD performance Pic: Garry Jones Encounter Festival has secured £96,000 from Arts Council England for the 2024 edition. Encounter Festival – which will take place on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September – has grown since […]

2 months ago
15 Preston events for your 2024 calendar

Preston Caribbean Carnival procession 2023 Pic: Mark McLoughlin Preston hosts a number of well-loved events every year – be sure not to miss out in 2024 by getting some of the biggest on your calendar nice and early. […]

5 months ago
In pictures: Encounter Festival 2023 across Preston city centre

Preston city centre saw the Encounter Festival return for three days of arts and events across the city. Taking in the Bus Station, outside the Guild Hall, the Mobile Event […]

10 months ago
Encounter Festival: Torchlight procession route and Preston road closures

Torchlight procession making its way through the city centre The Encounter Festival’s torchlight procession returns to the city this Saturday. And a raft of roads will be closed for the festival and to set up for the parade. There’s […]

10 months ago
Lancashire Encounter Festival confirms details of Community and Traditions stage outside Guild Hall

The Community and Traditions stage will feature performances from across the musical and culture spectrum Pic: Lancashire Encounter Festival Details of the Community and Traditions stage at the Lancashire Encounter Festival have been confirmed. Hosted outside The Guild Hall in Lancaster Road the stage is due to showcase an […]

11 months ago
Visiting Preston Bus Station pop-up scrap store for the Encounter Festival

The Creative Principle Pop-Up Scrap Store A pop-up scrap store and workspace has opened at Preston Bus Station offering free and low-cost creative workshops to the public.  The Creative Principle has been commissioned by the Lancashire […]

11 months ago
Lancashire Encounter Festival confirms 2023 line-up

Timeless is performed inside and around 7m high rotating hourglass and tackled the threat of climate change The line-up for this year’s Lancashire Encounter Festival taking over Preston city centre for three days of arts and culture has been confirmed. Organised by Preston City Council the festival […]

11 months ago
Pop-up creative scrap store coming to Preston Bus Station

Preston Bus Station at night Pic: Tony Worrall A creative scrap store is being launched within Preston Bus Station. As part of the Lancashire Encounter Festival there will be a pop-up shop at unit six next door to […]

12 months ago
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