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Preston’s pop-up Mobile Event Tent finally launches

Inside The MET Pic: Michael Porter Photography Preston’s new interactive Mobile Event Tent (MET) has launched almost a year later than planned. The MET is one of Preston’s pop-up projects, financed from £1 million of initial funding the […]

2 weeks ago
‘Ivor Adenuff’ protests for Preston creative community at The Met launch

Tim Saunders as Ivor Adenuff A protest took place at the launch of The Met on Wednesday (11 May). Ivor Adenuff, played by artist Tim Saunders, greeted guests at the VIP event to complain about […]

2 weeks 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 […]

2 weeks ago
An update on Preston’s £20.9m Towns Fund award one year on

Spring flowers in Preston city centre in March Pic: Tony Worrall In March 2021, Preston was awarded £20.9m from the government’s Towns Fund to support the regeneration of the Harris Quarter. The programme includes redevelopment of the area surrounding the Harris, Preston Markets, the Guild Hall and […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston events rearranged as £500,000 Mobile Event Tent falls behind schedule

A visual of how The MET will look Pic: Charlie MacKeith RDA 2021 The development of the Mobile Event Tent (MET) is behind schedule due to ‘a series of setbacks’. The pop up venue – which is using £500,000 of government funding secured […]

8 months ago
Preston set to be ‘full of theatre and music’ as Lancashire Encounter culture festival returns

A performance at Lancashire Encounter Pic: Michael Porter Photography Preston residents will this weekend enjoy a programme of events as a popular festival arrives in the city centre. The Lancashire Encounter arts and culture festival has now returned following […]

8 months ago
Arts and culture festival Lancashire Encounter coming back to Preston

Lancashire Encounter will be back this September with an extended festival including performance, music, street theatre and art. Beginning on Friday 17 September, the event will take place at sites across […]

9 months ago
Plans formally lodged for Preston’s city centre pop-up venue

A visual of how The MET will look Pic: Charlie MacKeith RDA 2021 The plans put through on the council website suggest the new pop up, designed to help put money back into  arts and culture in the area, will be in use […]

12 months ago
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