Inside the Archives on Bow Lane

Preston archives to host First World War artists workshop

Creative writers and artists are being invited to join a council project on World War One. Lancashire County Council’s Archive Services have teamed up with Preston Arts Association to use the First World War as inspiration for art work. Writer Deborah Morgan is also joining the project to offer advice. Vicci McCann, senior archivist, said: “The project aims to help local people to learn more […]

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Musica Lirica Opera 5

A taste of culture at the end of the Winckley Weekender

Following a really good and hectic couple of days entertainment and food sampling at the Preston Winckley Weekender I decided it would be interesting to end Saturday with a taste of culture. It just so happened that there was an opera concert on at the Minster on Church Street and I thought that it may be worth a try. Although opera has not normally been my favourite […]

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Eric Broug

Islamic design explored at Harris Museum lecture

The Harris Museum in Preston welcomed an international artist earlier this week to prepare for a series of Islamic design workshops in communities across Lancashire. Eric Broug, Owner of Broug Atellers Ltd, a specialist educational company of Islamic geometric design, visited the gallery to present an example of his work and outline the skills that he will teach during his exclusive seminars. The architecture tutor briefed […]

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450 year old Shakespeare’s connections with Preston

It was William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday this week, but did you know he may have spent a couple of those years in and around Preston? A story that has baffled literary scholars for years, did Shakespeare spend some of his ‘lost years’ at Hoghton Tower or at the outskirts of Preston? It is an intriguing thought that the greatest poet might have spent some of […]

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Oxheys Mill Studio celebrates third birthday on Radio Lancashire

Local artist run gallery is celebrating its third year on BBC Radio Lancashire next Thursday. The studio, set up by three Preston-based artists and run on a purely voluntary basis, has made it into its third year and wants to celebrate it! Oxhey Studio has taken part in several Preston based Preston including Tringe, Lite Night, Guild and a UCLan Art Trail. It has worked […]

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aspects of love

Musical Comedy group hold auditions for new show

A local musical troop are holding auditons for their next production. Preston Musical Comedy Society are presenting the North West premier of hit musical Aspects of Love by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The show was a hit at the West End in London running for three years and two UK tours. Famous songs include “Seeing is Believing”, “I Want to be the First Man You Remember”, […]

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