A celebration of Lancashire's diverse cultural offer...
The Lancashire Encounter Festival takes place over a full weekend in September. The festival is the key cultural event for Central Lancashire and drives the development of the County's arts and culture.
Bringing the city of Preston to life, Lancashire Encounter transforms key locations in the city centre into colourful bursts of creativity. The Harris, Preston Flag Market, Preston Markets, Winckley Square and Avenham Park are just some of the locations which see displays of local talent in the form of performances, installations, music and more.
For more details visit Lancs Encounter - About.
Brief Encounter 2019
Lancashire Encounter returns in full scale September 2020, but don't despair, the festival is coming to Preston in mini form as "Brief Encounter" for September 2019.
You can enjoy Brief Encounter all day Friday 20 September. So, check out what performances there are to look forward to and make sure to save the date!
For more details visit Lancs Encounter - Future Encounters.
Relive Lancashire Encounter 2018
Spread over the weekend, Lancashire Encounter 2018 offered something new for each day.
The Harris saw exciting workshops, performances and installations in every corner as well as a choir on the balcony and dance performances on the Flag Market. Breath-taking performances were also seen on Winckley Square and Avenham Park.
A magical Lancashire procession brought different communities together for the Sunday, with a dance performance and Brass Band wrapping up the weekend of events.
For more details and photos of the event visit Lancs Encounter - Lancashire Encounter 2018.
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