Arts

Amy Sharrocks making a splash

Harris Art Gallery aiming to tempt live artist to fall 120-feet

The Harris Museum and Art Gallery is competing against galleries across the UK for an exclusive exhibition. Museum curators want to bring Amy Sharrocks to take part in a 120-foot high fall from the top of the building. Sharrocks is a live artist and sculptor who is interested in putting on an exhibition to do with falling. Kidderminster, Swansea and Oldham are also trying to […]

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The Chinese Lives exhibition

Photo exhibition exploring Lancashire’s Chinese population launches in Preston

Yesterday saw the launch of ‘Chinese Lives in Lancashire’, a photography exhibition documenting the lives of people of Chinese ethnicity living in Lancashire. The project has been supported by the Arts Council England, UCLan’s Confucius Institute and Lancashire County Council’s Cultural Services department. The launch event at the Museum of Lancashire on Stanley Street in Preston began with a fabulous Chinese dragon being paraded around […]

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A view of the Korova Arts Cafe

Preview: Family to be performed at Korova Arts Cafe

A Preston-based playwright will see her coming of age drama performed in the city. Korova Arts Cafe & Bar is to host Natasha Southworth’s play Family. Family was first performed at the 2012 Preston Tringe Festival but has been refined since then. Laura Hill-Leighs, a local actor, is to perform the piece which focuses around a train journey experienced by Southworth. The show will be […]

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Preston Guide in call out for February and March events

The latest issue of the Preston Guide is being prepared and venues are being asked to get in touch. Guide editor David Henckel has put his call out for information on upcoming events. The deadline for listings to appear in the February/March issue is Friday 24 January. Email the information below about your event to thetwohatsinfo@gmail.com Name of event category (Art, Music, theatre, film etc) […]

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Visitors pose infront of the Sun at Night exhibition

Pictures and video: Preston sun project is a favourite with BBC Stargazing Live

An art installation which started in Preston has been seen by millions on TV and visited by thousands in London. The Sun At Night wowed audiences on the BBC’s Stargazing Live more than 6,000 people have visited the installation at Royal Holloway University in Egham. The project allows people to witness a year in the life of the sun, with a 30 minute film accompanied […]

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Portfolio Review Sessions for Artists

There are still a few spaces left on the Harris Museum and Art Gallery’s portfolio review sessions this Saturday. The 45 minute sessions can be booked with UCLAN’s Lubaina Himid, Professor of Contemporary Art or Clarissa Corfe, Exhibitions Officer, Harris Museum & Art Gallery. They can offer advice to artists on how to approach a gallery and give feedback on your portfolio, website and statement. […]

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