Arts

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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The Bus Station and car park are in the brutalist style of architecture, popular in the 1960s

Brutalist beauty: Preston Bus Station on BBC4

Love it or loath it, the Bus Station will not go away. The latest examination of 1960′s concrete art or brutalist architecture that includes PBS will feature as part of a new BBC documentary by Jonathan Meades ‘Bunkers, Brutalism, Bloody-mindedness: Concrete Poetry’. As the Independent Arts Reviewer Christopher Beanland in a recent article about the programme commented: ” the stark civic megaliths of the 1960s’ […]

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Former Preston university graduate on Oscars shortlist

A former student at Preston’s University of Central Lancashire has been shortlisted for an Oscar. Mark Gill, who graduated in 2004, has been shortlisted in the live-action short films category. He directed the movie The Voorman Problem featuring Martin Freeman and Tom Hollander. It follows a psychiatrist who is sent to a prison to examine an inmate with a peculiar affliction – he believes he’s […]

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Stuart McCallum. Image credit to Emily Dennyson

Jazz stars Mike Walker and Stuart McCallum to play The Continental

Two world-class jazz musicians are coming to the Continental in early February. Mike Walker and Stuart McCallum will be taking to the stage. They are part of the supergroups The Impossible Gentlemen and The Cinematic Orchestra respectively. Since meeting 20 years ago the two men have gone on to perform around the world. Now they are touring together and have fans including Jamie Cullum and […]

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Photography student asks you to Photograph Your City

Laura Cronin, a photographer from Preston studying BA (Hons) Photography at Salford University, is asking residents to share their images of the city. She is planning to make a book featuring a mixture of her own and other people’s photographs documenting everyday life around the city of Preston. A visual journal. In her own words: “I’m a photography student preparing for my final major project, […]

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