Lancashire Encounter Festival - Coming Soon - September 2018

Lancashire Encounter Festival - Coming Soon - September 2018

Aug, 23 2018

~September. The kids have gone back to school after the 6 week holidays and sense of normalcy returns to your life. That remains for at least another four weeks until something quite grand, something extraordinary makes it’s entrance into Preston city centre.

Lancashire Encounter Festival has been a biennial arts experience for the people of Preston for a good few years now. Bringing something unique to all ages and delighting the crowds with some impressive theatrical performances.

Staged over a three day period, Lancashire Encounter Festival is expected to take place from Friday 21st - Sunday 23rd September 2018.
Here is a complete overview of what this year’s highly anticipated event will include :-

Friday 21 September

More Music Morecambe  will lead a  300-strong Lancashire choir that have worked with established choirs and new singers. This will take place across the Indoor and Outdoor Markets on the Friday and Saturday evenings.

Saturday 22 September

Derelict Festival are programming a Greek Agora stage set up. This will be a central stage focusing on the artistic, spiritual and political life of the city.

Lancashire Revue will take place in the evening. It will be a ticketed evening of performances capturing the ‘charms and voices of contemporary Lancashire’.

Sunday 23 September

Preston Carnival, Spareparts and Morecambe Kite festival as well as many more organisations will parade throughout Preston bringing communities together from across the county.

The procession is due to run from Friargate to Avenham Park.

The Lancashire  Encounter rounds off a summer of events in the city.

Cabinet member for leisure and culture councillor Peter Kelly expressed these words of joy and anticipation for the three day event,

“The team put a lot of work in behind the scenes to offer something for everyone, and I hope Prestonians are as excited as I am to see all this happening on our doorsteps.”

Why not make a cultural extension of the summer holidays with the young ones as they enjoy this biennial treat.

Lancashire Encounter - 21st - 23rd September 2018.

^Alex Ashworth.