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Lancashire Encounter

Performers at Lancashire Encounter 2018.

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.

Relive Lancashire Encounter 2021

Spread over three weekends, Lancashire Encounter 2021 offered fresh and exciting acts around the city.

Preston was alive with workshops, performances, and installations in every corner as well as live music and comedy acts. This was then wrapped up in a explosive finale of fireworks at the end of the Mayor of Preston's Thank You Parade. The parade thanked key workers for their contributions during the Covid-19 pandemic, and brought all the city together as they watched the night sky light up.

For more details and photos of the event visit Lancs Encounter - Lancashire Encounter 2021.

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