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Preston exhibition celebrates new work from over 20 contemporary artists, including a Turner Prize winner

The Birley artist studios and project spaces relaunches in Preston city centre this month with an exhibition featuring the work of over 20 of their resident artists. After a difficult […]

4 weeks ago
Preston artists launch 2021 calendar to raise funds for local food fairness scheme

Preston artists calendar - August The Birley artist studios, based in Preston city centre, has launched a 2021 calendar to raise funds for The Larder. The calendar features work by 12 artists, illustrators and designers […]

9 months ago
How you can help shape Preston’s future creative and cultural life

Gold Thread Bobbins screenprinting workshops at The Birley What do you want Preston’s creative and cultural life to be like in 2032? That’s the question being asked of anyone involved in arts, creativity and culture in the city. […]

2 years ago
Harris Museum, The Birley and In Certain Places have been named among the North’s top 50 cultural organisations

The Harris Museum and The Birley are two of the three of Prestons most socially valuable organisations in the top 50 in the north The Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, artist-led studio, The Birley, and public art project In Certain Places have been selected as three of the top fifty most socially valuable […]

2 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston art studio is tripling in size

The Birley Studios in Birley Street Pic: Google A Preston city centre art studio is about to triple in size. The Birley, in Birley Street, neaar the Town Hall, was founded in 2014. Regularly featured in art guides, […]

3 years ago
Preston arts culture recognised in latest arts guide for the North

A crisp day on the Flag Market with the Harris Museum in the background. Pic: @jg_hickey A crisp day on the Flag Market with the Harris Museum in the background. Pic: @jg_hickey Three Preston arts organisations have retained their place in a guide celebrating the best […]

3 years ago
Why were there pairs of red shoes in Birley Street?

Elina Chauvet's red shoes Hundreds of bright red shoes littered Birley Street on Saturday as a reminder of the lost physical presence of women. Elina Chauvet’s artwork is put on by The Birley art gallery […]

6 years ago
Birley Art Studios opens in former council offices in city centre

UCLan graduates outside the Birley Studios Four university graduates have teamed up to open a new art studio in Preston. The art graduates from the University of Central Lancashire have taken over the former council offices […]

7 years ago
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