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Wooden Spoons Cut Throat Ghost Walk

Review: Two Great Events at Preston’s Prestfest 2013

On Saturday evening, 4th May 2013, Preston’s Prestfest event proved to be a night of fabulous all round outdoor city centre entertainment. Murder most horrid was apparent on the streets of Preston when the Wooden Spoons Theatre company presented their ‘Cut Throat Tour’. This exceptional performance was part of a walk around the Church Street area of Preston led by three of the Wooden Spoons […]

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Review: Lucy Rose at 53 Degrees

Lucy Rose released her first album last year. It’s called ‘Like I used to” and it’s a great album. I’ve been listening to it almost non-stop since I bought it a few weeks ago and I’ve been looking forward to her gig at 53 Degrees ever since it was announced. One of the great things about this venue is the intimate surroundings and that intimacy […]

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Dr Keith Vernon Giving 'Preston Panoramas' Exhibition At Museum Of Lancashire (small)

Review: Dr. Keith Vernon Gives Talk On Jan Chlebik’s Preston Panoramas

Jan Chlebik’s Preston Panorama Photograph exhibition is currently being held at the Museum of Lancashire in Preston. On Sunday afternoon of the 28th April,  Dr Keith Vernon, the Principal Lecturer in History at UCLan, gave a talk explaining the concept of the panorama images and their meaning to the people of Preston in relation to the Preston  Guild 2012. The panoramic photographs are of people involved […]

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The disappearing gravestones: Longridge headstones struggling to be seen

Residents in Longridge are becoming concerned with overgrown graveyards. Local blogger Laurence Manton has posted about how he feels the headstones at St Wilfrid’s Church are being treated as stepping stones. He writes: “While this sort of thing is increasingly done across Britain, I have a concern. In the case of Longridge, many of the headstones, which bear the names of individuals and family members […]

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Cliff Astin At PHS

Cliff Astin At The Preston Historical Society

The recent meeting of the Preston Historical Society of Monday evening, 8th April 2013 was attended by guest speaker  and local historian Cliff Astin, who gave a fascinating  and concise presentation of ‘Whalley – Portrait of a Village’. The audience of members and guest visitors learned of the historically steeped history of the beautiful village of Whalley and its surrounding areas, and the significance of […]

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The audience watch on during the performance inside the Bus Station

Review: Journey to the End of the World at Preston Bus Station

Last night I witnessed the end of the world at Preston bus station, and as you’d expect, it was epic! The threatened Preston landmark played host to a sold out evening of performance, prose and poetry that seemed to go down a storm with Preston’s culture vultures. The unique event was organised by Preston based arts group They Eat Culture and Lancashire Writing Hub who […]

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