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YOUR NEWS – Preston Live Arts Festival

YOUR NEWS – Preston Live Arts Festival

2021’s festival will be delivered by renowned theatre producers Selladoor Worldwide and will include family entertainment, live theatre, dance, music, contemporary art and comedy hosted at landmark venues across the city.


After securing an £841,647 grant from the DCMS Cultural Recovery fund, Preston City Council has a full line up for the brand-new festival, which is due to take place in and around the city from 21-30 June.
The festival will celebrate arts, culture, and homegrown talent in Preston.
CEO of Selladoor Worldwide, David Hutchinson, said: “We couldn’t be happier to be working with Preston City Council to deliver an exciting programme of cultural events this summer to celebrate arts and culture in this fantastic city. As we all know It has been an incredibly tough year across the creative industry and we hope this programme will help to kick start the re-emergence of the live arts as we move out of lockdown whilst also offering the people of Preston some exciting, imaginative and much-needed live entertainment.”
As part of the festival, Selladoor is looking to collaborate with local creatives and has commissioned work from artists across the spectrum of Drama, Dance and Spoken Word with the aim of curating three Scratch Nights centred around the theme of ‘Lockdown Stories’, alongside work from local visual artists as part of their ‘Preston Awakens’ programme.
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