Stallholders for the upcoming Lancashire Market are gearing up for a bumper event. Organisers have confirmed 90 stalls are to stretch along Friargate, Orchard Street and Friargate Brow. The Easter market is taking place on Saturday 19 April. John Boydell chair of market organisers, the Preston Business Improvement District (BID), said the Easter celebration would once again bring crowds of shoppers to the city centre. […]4 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share
Photographers across the city are being asked to snap Preston in a new light. A competition to have your images used to promote the city and also at an exhibition at the St George’s Shopping Centre is now launched. Blog Preston is backing the Snap That Preston initiative which sees pictures uploaded to the Preston Flickr group. The competition runs across a number of different […]4 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share
A fire-ravaged community centre is asking for donations to help it get back on its feet. The Foxton Centre’s main hall caught fire earlier in March causing a great deal of damage. It provides help for homeless people in Preston, street sex workers and other vulnerable people in the city. Now managers at the centre are calling on local businesses and people to donate items […]4 weeks ago by Ed Walker Share Want to promote your local business?
On Tuesday 25 March, actors will re-create the ‘free buffet’ laid on for tired soldiers and sailors offered by Preston women during World War 1. Come down to Preston railway station waiting room from 1.30pm – 4.00pm to learn more about the unique way the station supported the WW1 war effort. This drop in event will see actors from Preston’s Wooden Spoons Theatre Company bring […]4 weeks ago by Paul D. Swarbrick Share
Penwortham Festival 2014 – a festival weekend of music, arts, poetry and drama over 28th and 29th March. The first Penwortham Live! ran successfully last year, in April 2013. In 2014 there will be an even wider range of actvities and performances for all ages and tastes. The list of attendees and events for the weekend taking place in venues around Penwortham is still being […]4 weeks ago by Tony Worrall Share
Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service hosts a question and answer session at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston. A chance to discuss hot topics with the top of the fire service in Lancashire. Taking place in the Darwin Lecture Theatre on Marsh Lane, the event will be by the Institute of Fire Engineers North Western Branch and will be Chaired by Peter Holland CBE OStJ […]4 weeks ago by Tony Worrall Share