The River Ribble is normally the river you always associate with Preston but there’s another river that runs through the City that is not quite so well known and that’s the River Darwen. This lesser known river starts to flow in the Lancashire hills and winds its way through Hoghton and Walton-le-dale before joining the River Ribble close to Avenham Park near the centre of [...]241 days ago by Paul Melling Share
Shezaed Dawood’s film Piercing Brightness shot in Preston, has been selected as a nominee for the 2012 Jarman Award. Shezaed is one of the 10 artists shortlisted for this year’s prestigious award. The winner will be announced at a special event on 6 November at the Whitechapel Gallery in London, receiving combined prize money of £10,000 and a commission for Channel 4’s short-form arts strand, Random Acts. [...]241 days ago by Tony Worrall Share
Artist Lubaina Himid to give a talk about her work in Preston You may have seen her work around the Preston already. In the windows of many empty shops that sadly litter the city Lubainas’ work brightens up the otherwise dull space. If you have not stopped to have a look already do so as soon as you can as the exhibition will end on [...]242 days ago by Tony Worrall Share
First Police and Crime Commissioner elections to take place on 15 November 2012. Have you registered to vote?
Lancashire votes for its first Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC). The PCC will replace Lancashire Police Authority (LPA) following the election on November 15. LPA Chief Executive, Miranda Carruthers-Watt, said: “Lancashire Police Authority has been raising awareness of this election for many months. We are continuing to work hard to ensure everyone in the County understands the change and votes next month. I would urge [...]242 days ago by Tony Worrall Share
Meet David Hindle who wil be signing copies of his latest book David’s new book, Victorian Preston and the Whittingham Hospital Railway, known as the ‘nurses special’, explores not only the old Victorian Preston of Dickens ‘Hard Times’ but connects it with the private railway that serviced the new Whittingham asylum. The railway was constructed between 1887 and 1889 as a mineral line to convey [...]243 days ago by Tony Worrall Share
Avenham Community Garden in Hudson Street, Preston was formally opened today by Preston MP, Mark Hendrick. The member or parliament for Preston gave a speech before cutting the green ribbon, opening the community allotment that has undergone extensive work over the past year. Mr Hendrick also planted a tree in the garden to commemorate the event. This has been a project involving Moving On Lancashire, [...]243 days ago by Tony Worrall Share