Preston parks to get a post Guild boost

Following the success of the Guild, that according to Preston Council saw almost 1 million attend, the main areas of attraction, Avenham and Miller Parks are desperatlry in need urgent repair work. The Council have recently stated that they commenced repairing the damage immediately after the Guild and gardeners from the Council’s Parks and Horticulture Service are currently undertaking an intensive programme of reinstatement including […]

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Preston in the Picture: Riding into the park

Perhaps it’s the Bradley Wiggins effect or it may just be down to the Guild Wheel but there’s no doubt about it, more people are getting out on their bikes in Preston. People of all ages too from the MAMILs (Middle Aged Men In Lycra) to youngsters, everyone seems to have rediscovered the joy of cycling. This is another photograph that highlights the success of […]

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From left, Emily Barron, Sandra Quarcoo and Sanah Shan.

Interview: Teen Producers Pleased with Festival’s Blazing Success

While the likes of Maverick Sabre and Labrith entertained the GFest crowds in Avenham Park at the weekend, next door neighbour Miller park played host to Blaze Festival as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and Preston Guild. Blaze is a cultural programme that covers Lancashire, Blackpool and the Fylde Coast. It supports young people, allowing them to take the lead on arts projects […]

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Osadia in Miller Park. Part of the Preston Guild 2012 festivities

Osadia, the street theatre company formed in Barcelona, came to Preston today. The artistic hairdressers and street theatre performers gave a provocative exhibition of hair art with the active participation of the audience, who are seduced by the theatrical appearance of the performers and the sophisticated, imaginative nature of the hairdressing show. Once their hair is transformed the new artistic hairdo will be photographed wherever […]

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In pictures: Preston Guild Festival preview

Inside pictures from the Preston Guild 2012 special VIP preview event on Friday 31st August at the SIKA Spiegeltent in Miller Park, Preston. The Guild Mayor, Carl Crompton and Festival Director Stella Hall officially opened the site and gave a special preview tour of the festival site. The only photographer there was Tony Worrall, and here is his set from the day:

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Moor Park could be given special protected status by council

One of Preston’s most historic parks and areas could be protected by a new conservation area. Moor Park has been proposed by the council to become listed so it is restricted in terms of what development can happen in the area. The park dates back to 1253 when Henry III granted a charter to the burgesses of Preston for 324 acres of moorland. Around the […]

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