Marketing & PR Officer. Previously volunteered for 18 months as Social Media Co-ordinator for Preston Guild 2012. Music and arts lover.
A website designer and songwriter from Fulwood has self-published his debut novel – which peaked at number 12 in Kindle’s Literary Fiction chart when released as a free promotion. Paddy Green challenged himself to write a book in 30 days after spotting a competition on the internet. A month later he released The Old Terra Vitae, a surreal and darkly comic fable that examines life, [...]130 days ago by Steve Whiley Share
Paving the way for a folk revival in Preston are Susie Jones and the Tender Footin’ Band. We caught up with them and recorded a special acoustic session. Folk is a very social tradition; songs have been passed down generations through clubs and festivals, increasing in popularity in times mass social change. Traditions are particularly strong in Lancashire. There was an Industrial Revolution folk boom, [...]188 days ago by Steve Whiley Share
While the likes of Maverick Sabre and Labrith entertained the GFest crowds in Avenham Park at the weekend, next door neighbour Miller park played host to Blaze Festival as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and Preston Guild. Blaze is a cultural programme that covers Lancashire, Blackpool and the Fylde Coast. It supports young people, allowing them to take the lead on arts projects [...]255 days ago by Steve Whiley Share
Labrinth loves music. During our chat before his appearance at GFest he hinted at a new, rockier direction, revealed a knowledge of gospel, country and jazz and spoke of the importance of creative freedom. When Labrinth welcomes Blog Preston into his cabin he shows immediate interest in the sound quality of the dictaphone being used to record the interview. “Testing, one, two!” he laughs when [...]256 days ago by Steve Whiley Share
Brenda Dell tells us how about her experience as a Preston Guild volunteer, why she volunteers and how she has become one of the top 5 Guild Tweeters! How have you helped as a Guilder/how do you hope to help in future? My work has involved, assisting at events, particularly giving information on forthcoming events, engaging others in participation, and welcoming visitors ensuring they know [...]293 days ago by Steve Whiley Share
Preston based drummer Andy Lyth has seen his email fill up with requests for customised Star Wars figures after creating them for the band Elbow. Andy, who works at Preston College and lives in Ashton, initially made Star Wars models resembling his sister as a birthday present. When he found out that she was working at Elbow’s Jodrell Bank gig, he arranged for the band [...]309 days ago by Steve Whiley Share