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Preview For Lancashire Encounter 2020

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~Preston is a city that is continuing to develop. The recent engineering building designed for UCLAN and the extensive work being done on the roundabout are just two examples of how architects and construction planners are enhancing the overall look and scope of the city.

On a cultural level, work is being done to create a new cinema where the old car park was  opposite the job centre and every now and again Preston highlights the growing interest in the arts.

‘Lancashire Encounter’ started out as a pilot project in 2015. It was derived from the back of The Guild in 2012 and enabled artistic performers and entertainers to impress audiences in the city.

Organisers were happy with the outcome so an official one was launched in 2016 and it became biennial with the following one occurring in 2018. ‘A Brief Encounter’ wet the appetite of the interested public in 2017.

It will return on Friday 18th - Sunday 20th September 2020 across various venues and locations in the Preston City Centre.

If you live outside of Preston you may be wondering what all the fuss is about. The Lancashire Encounter Festival not only brings together the city of Preston, it also brings together the Lancashire County and those further a field.

The bustling streets and opportunities to get involved create a memorable and vibrant weekend, with local artists and performers sharing their talent with the crowds.

Visiting from outside of Preston? For inspiration in planning your trip  log on to the following website address:- http://lansencounter.web-labs.co.uk/visitor-information/planning-your-encounter

In addition, The Lancashire Encounter Festival is a member of the Without Walls Associate Touring Network.

Without Walls is the UK's largest commissioner of outdoor arts shows, taking inspiring new work to audiences all over the country and beyond. For more information visit :- https://www.withoutwalls.uk.com/

Lancashire Encounter Festival is an authentic voice for Lancashire, celebrating the breadth of the County's diverse cultural offer with high quality and high profile arts. Taking place every other year at the end of September, Lancashire Encounter sees the city of Preston buzzing with life and alight with creativity.

It’s time to build up the momentum :-

  • Lancashire Encounter 2020 - SAVE THE DATE
  • Friday 18th September 2020 12:00pm to Sunday 20th September 2020 11:00pm

^Alex Ashworth