Artist interview: Lauretta Rapley

‘Untitled – no face’ Lauretta Rapley (2014) This month Oxheys Mill Studios celebrates it’s third birthday. What better way to help the artist-led co-operative celebrate than see the latest exhibition in Oxheys Mill gallery space? Between the Lines features recent etchings, paintings and drawings created by two of the resident artists, Simon Plum and Lauretta Rapley. Lauretta often incorporates patterned textiles within her work, creating […]

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Preston Championship Wrestling in action

Preston City Wrestling Spring Slam show to feature international talent

A Preston night club prepares to be taken over for a wrestling bout once more. Evoque on Church Street is to be home to Preston City Wrestling’s (PCW) Spring Slam. The event will feature former WWE wrestler Rikishi on the lineup, plus Terry Funk, Vader and Chris Masters among others. The title bout is Joey Hayes v Danny Hope (managed by Jimmy Hart). PCW takes […]

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Should modern buildings be listed debated in Preston

Join a debate on modern architecture and a guided walk around Preston Bus Station. The Royal Town Planning Institute North West are holding special Centenary Debates to celebrate planning. They are bringing together respected planning experts to debate the hottest topics of the profession. Their next debate in Preston on 1 May is on the future of heritage and looks at ‘should modern buildings be […]

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Birds of prey event at Beacon Fell

Owls, hawks, buzzards, falcons and eagles will take to the skies at Beacon Fell on Friday. The Friends of Beacon Fell birds of prey sees flying demonstrations at the Bowland Visitor Centre. It is £1 per adult to pay on the day. You can bring the kids, for free, and park at the visitor centre on Beacon Fell Road. The event runs from 12noon to […]

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Soap Media collecting their award for e-business of the year in 2013

BIBAs: Preston businesses aiming for success with bulk of awards entries

Nearly a quarter of all entries into a Lancashire business awards have come from Preston-based businesses. The Be Inspired Business Awards (BIBAs) have seventeen categories and judges said amongst the record number of applications the city was the standout for wanting to show it was the best. Organised by the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce the judges are now checking businesses are eligible. […]

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Thousands of real ale fans will flock to the Continental for the festival

Continental Beer Festival: Live music line-up unveiled for twelfth ale fest

One of Preston’s Spring highlights is the return of the Continental’s Beer Festival. More than 100 ales and ciders will be on offer at the Preston pub and arts venue as it holds its twelfth beer fest. Alongside the beer hall there is live music and DJ sets in the beer garden marquee. Confirmed to appeal at the festival are punk rockers The Hyperjax, Scottish […]

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