Opinion

Stamp of approval: The Bus Station is now grade II listed

Opinion: Where do we go from here for Preston’s listed bus station?

Well, well, well, what a week it’s been! (and it’s only Wednesday) The latest episode in Preston’s long running bus station saga unfolded creating a storm of local and national reaction. After weeks of speculation, the long awaited decision by Culture Secretary Ed Vaizey landed on Preston like the proverbial bombshell. The city’s landmark modernist bus station is now a grade II listed building. English […]

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PCC's Matt Stanton & Event Organiser,Tom Stables At The Preston Social Event (BP version)

Matt Stanton discusses social media at The Preston Social

The PrestonSocial held an event at the Continental Hotel, Broadgate, Preston on the evening of 24th September 2013. Hosted by Tom Stables of the 3ManFactory, The evening commenced with a presentation by Matt Stanton, Community Involvement Worker for Preston City Council, who is also involved with ProjectDirt in Preston, the Preston Environmental Forum. The main theme of Matt’s presentation was that of Social Media and its implications […]

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Opinion: Martyn Rawlinson on how the City Deal challenge is to ensure that bigger is better

Preston seemed to be the centre of the universe on Thursday, albeit briefly, when the government awarded Central Lancashire a flagship ‘City Deal.’ To put this in context, City Deals have only been awarded to major UK cities so far, conurbations like Manchester were the only ones seen to be responsible enough to take control of their region’s economic destiny. The award to Central Lancs, […]

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Want to promote your local business? The Harris Flights Debate

Should the Harris Museum and Art Gallery have ever had steps?

The editor of BlogPreston, Ed Walker, recently asked me “Should the Harris have had steps?” This is a perfectly reasonable question in light of the Harris Flights which is a temporary structure of steps leading to the portico of the Harris from the Market Place. In pondering this issue, I thought that my good friend Stephen Sartin, one time keeper of fine art at the […]

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Review: A Performance Of Visio At The Harris Flights

On Monday evening 2nd September 2013, BlueStreak Arts in collaboration with Bordello Theatre gave a superb performance of a production called Visio. It was staged at the Harris Flights in Market Place, Preston. The performance was set in the late 19th century when the town of Preston was left a three hundred thousand pound bequest by philanthropist Edmund Harris. The story tells the tale of […]

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One of the displays projected onto the side of the Harris

In pictures: Harris lit up as part of Harris Flights

The Harris Museum and Art Gallery was lit up in what was a display of images from Preston’s past, present and future. The light show is part of the Harris Flights, which sees various events taking place for four weeks. A handful of people came out to see the light show from 9.30pm when it began. Crowds started to wander off after half an hour, […]

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