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Vikings On The Flag Market - Preston - 12pm - 4pm - 13/7/19

~A typical Saturday afternoon strolling through Preston city centre could see us face many different people in many different circumstances. Often you see homeless people unshaved,  wearing poorly dressed clothes. On the other spectrum you often see charity fundraisers in bright clothes and loo...

Cloudspotting Music And Arts Festival - Gisburn Forest - 21/6/19 - 23/6/19

~When you consider national and local music festivals the local one sounds much more appealing. Take Glastonbury for example, the 1997 annual event was renowned for it’s torrential rain and mud- hardly enjoyable. Or The Download festival, a gathering of hard rock and grunge enthusiasts immerse...

Harvey Brittain - The Continental - Preston - 7.45pm- 28/6/19

~Many UK based acts learnt their craft very young, developed a niche for music and honed in on the  specific genre they wanted to focus their career in. Harvey Brittian is one such person. It was at the age of 6 when he began  having piano lessons. Ten years later, at 16,  he was c...

Deepdale And Sir Tom Finney Feature In New Artwork Of Lancashire Icons

~You may have driven past the Preston North End stadium and seen the iconic Sir Tom Finney statue triumphantly kicking the ball to the passing player. But have you considered the hard graft gone into creating such an artistic feature? BBC Radio Lancashire have designed a new artwork campaign whic...

An Evening Of Global Entertainment - PP LAB -Preston- 6pm -9pm - 22/6/19

~Definition of the word ‘refugee’ :- a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster. It seems fitting then that both refugees AND asylum seekers have found a safe environment in Preston where they can actively contribute th...

Lecture :- Black Is Beautiful?- UCLAN - 1.30pm - 3pm - 21/6/19

~They say ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’. When the beholder is a white male who is attracted to a black female his feelings are personal to him and to him alone. You could question whether black is a figure of beauty. With so much against black people in terms of their  a...

Preston Mela - Flag Market - 11am - 4pm - 6/7/19

~When we consider the definition of words it helps to broaden our appreciation of the subject and to associate freely to discuss the context of the word in an open environment.  ‘Mela’ is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘gathering’ or  ‘to meet’ or a ‘f...

UCLAN Degree Shows 2019

~Any artist will admit that their work is a discipline. To work hard on their piece may mean sacrificing recreational time with friends and family or it may mean that they have devoted considerable hours on a project to be exhibited at a local art gallery. For students at the University of Centra...

ELO 'Out Of The Blue' In Full - The New Continental - 8pm - 20/6/19

~In 1977 we may have had a summer that echoed a more familiar feel to this time of year. At least four months after June people would have  been singing a classic track from a classic album. ‘Mr. Blue Sky’ would have been played in car radios and vinyl players for the latter part of...

Viking Takeover - The Harris Museum - 15/6/19 - 26/8/19

~It’s hard to believe that we were once living in a time period when Vikings roamed the Earth. Now, thanks to a touring exhibition the Vikings are coming home very soon. Based at the JORVIK  Viking Centre in York, Fearsome Craftsmen is boarding up at Preston’s  Harris Museum...

Human Flow Film Plus Q & A - UCLAN - 6pm-9pm - 17/6/19

~Can you imagine the people of Preston being forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war? It sounds like an unlikely  scenario but 65 million people around the world have experienced this in what has been described as the greatest human displacement since World War 2. Pr...

Book Launch - West Cumbria :- On The Edge - UCLAN - 12pm -2pm - 12/6/19

~The expression ‘you can’t judge a book by it’s cover’ is often given when individuals make assumptions and stereotypes about people, perhaps by how they dress or the size of their body. In the context of John Scanlan’s book ‘West Cumbria:- On the Edge’ t...