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Lancashire Encounter Festival

Type: Festival

Preston City Centre

Tel: 01772 903660

Lancashire Encounter Festival

The 21 - 23 September 2018 will see Preston city centre be transformed into a vibrant hub of activity. Visitors are encouraged to discover and explore the exciting and dynamic programme available throughout the weekend – making each encounter a unique experience.

Lancashire Encounter is a weekend to discover, experience and become immersed in a bold and imaginative spectacle of performance, music, street theatre and art surrounding Preston Pride on Saturday and Run Preston on the Sunday. From large scale interactive projections to mass salsa dance off, burlesque to henna, puppet making workshops to a giant revolving life boat; guests will be invited to participate in, interact with or just enjoy a great Lancastrian weekend of fun.

The weekend will be complemented by a bespoke selection of food and drink, as well as a marketplace of Lancashire Makers. Working with local businesses to provide a unique and quality drinks offer which guests can enjoy under the canopies.


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Opening Times

Lancashire Encounter 2018 (21 Sep 2018 - 23 Sep 2018)

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