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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 […]

2 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 […]

8 months ago
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 […]

8 months 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 […]

8 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement 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 […]

8 months 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 […]

8 months ago
Road closures confirmed for Lancashire Encounter Festival parade

Which roads will be closed during the Lancashire Encounter Festival have been confirmed. Preston City Council is hosting the biennial festival across three days in the city centre. It culminates […]

8 months ago
What to see on the Saturday of 2018’s Lancashire Encounter Festival

Rawtenstall Annual Fair Pic Horse + Bamboo Rawtenstall Annual Fair will be performed at Winckley Square Gardens Pic: Horse + Bamboo The Saturday line-up of Lancashire Encounter is packed with singing, theatre, installations and interactive activities – most […]

8 months ago
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