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Lancashire Encounter Festival


Preston City Centre, Preston, Lancashire

Tel: 01772 903215

Lancashire Encounter Festival

Discover a high quality arts festival celebrating the breadth of Lancashire’s diverse cultural offer with an authentic flavour of the county, when Lancashire Encounter festival returns to Preston City Centre over the weekend of 21-23 September.


Spread over three days, Encounter promises not to disappoint with each day offering something new. Check out the Harris filled with exciting workshops, performances and installations - all inspired by the Harris’ Lancashire collections and stories. Or why not visit the recently restored Winckley Square Gardens and take in one of the amazing outdoor performances?


You can listen to the newly formed Lancashire community choir - made up of voices from across the county - performing new songs and those more recognisable. Enjoy a magical Lancashire procession bringing together different communities, or revel in Lancashire Revue: an evening of lively, fast-paced, warm-hearted performances that capture the authentic charms and voices of contemporary Lancashire. And why not cap off the whole weekend with a finale outdoor performance in Avenham Park on Sunday afternoon.


To find out more and keep up to date with the latest festival news, visit the Preston Guild City website.


Lancashire Encounter Festival is delivered by Preston City Council with support from UCLan, Without Walls, and Community Gateway Association.

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