What’s On


All events are listed below

Maxine Peake  the ERC

The E.R.C featuring Maxine Peake

Sunday 16th December 7.30pm at The Harris Museum (library) Tickets £10 Here’s a very exciting show in a secret all-ages venue in Preston City Centre! The E.R.C. (Eccentronic Research council) have made one of the stand-out albums of the year with ’1612 Underture’ about the legend of the Pendle Witches. Their shows with the acclaimed


Preston 3 Twenty Walks

Sunday 16th December 12pm, 2pm, 3pm from The Harris Museum  This unique project, where They Eat Culture were commissioned by Made in Preston for the Guild to start building a project lasting 20 years, saw three high profile writers, David Gaffney, Claire Massey and Richard Evans create especially new tales of Preston past, present and future


Frozen Neon Forest

Saturday 15th – Sunday 16th All day at the Flag Market  See the flag market become a frozen forest of neon shards. The installation will be here for the whole weekend and will be inhabited by all kinds of characters.

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Retro Video Gaming

Saturday 15th December 12pm – 6pm at The Tundra Bar  A retro gaming afternoon in the Tundra bar. Come and indulge in your childhood, or introduce your kids to some ancient technology. We’ll have a series of vintage consoles and games.


Bluestreak’s Winter Wonderland

Sunday 16th December 11am – 4pm at The Harris Museum (Yurt in the Rotunda) Come and get creative with the Christmas Workshops from Bluestreak Arts, held in a yurt in the Harris’s rotunda!



Sunday 16th December 11am, 1pm, 3pm at the Flag Market On Sunday the amazing flying Angels, with their long golden tresses, neon halos and very silly trumpets, will amuse and delight as they practice their flying skills and attempt to bring peace and joy wherever they go.


Cello Babies Disco

Saturday 15th December 11am, 1pm, 2pm at The Harris Museum (Gallery) Running time 30 – 40 minutes For 0-2 year olds and their grown-ups Come into a tiny world of sound; a world where your baby can feel the vibrations of the cello, dance in the light of the disco ball, listen to the trickling of


Love & Etiquette Origami Workshop

Saturday 15th December 11am – 2pm, at The Harris Museum  Origins – Lotus is native to Iran, India, China, Vietnam to Japan, Malaysia, New Guinea and Australia. It has been held sacred in Asia and the Middle East for over 5,000 years. Our Japanese artist Yasuyo Cooper will be teaching the art of origami and


Grimm’s Fairytales

Saturday 15th December 12 – 2pm at The Harris Museum (Library) and Flag Market Local ensemble, Wooden Spoons Theatre tell Grimm’s Fairytales to the kids.  

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Paper Chain around the Flag Market

Sunday 16th December 12pm – 4pm At the Tundra Bar  On Sunday, the Tundra Bar hosts an attempt by artist Kelsey Stead to construct a paper chain long enough to encircle the Flag Market – all are welcome to come along and help!


Preston Motion Picture

Sunday 16th December 11am, 1pm, 3pm at The Harris Museum  A project to discover the cinematic in Preston, Lancashire. Their aim was to create a non-narrative cinema experience for the 2012 Preston Guild by engaging with Preston’s community groups, schools, filmmakers and photographers – the completed film was premiered at the Preston Christmas Light Switch-On on


Sparky The Robot

Saturday 15th December 12pm, 2pm, 4pm at the Flag Market A genuine robot with no human parts at all and tons of personality. At two metres tall, he talks, dances, plays music, squirts water and causes a sensation wherever he goes. Sparky is fully illuminated at night and is made from a fascinating array of


Safelink – Christmas Tree Decoration Workshop

Saturday 15th December 3pm – 5pm at The Harris Museum A chance to make a Christmas decoration and put it on the tree with wishes and hopes for the New Year ahead, courtesy of the Safelink Project.  The Safelink Project works with young people between the ages of 12 and 21, some of whom are at risk


MAPS Street Performances

Saturday 15th December 12-3 for ‘Quizoola- a reworking’  12-2 for ‘Rosemary’ at the Flag Market  Throughout Saturday, local arts festival MAPS will be providing interactive street performance and experimental theatre installations. There’ll be gifts, lists and maybe, just maybe, Santa will show up… Initiated by FallenWall Arts, the MAPS 2012 Project is an ongoing documentation project for all artists making or presenting


Church Street Cut Throat Tour (18+ only)

Saturday 15th December 7pm meet starting at 7.15pm at The Harris Museum For ages 18+ only. Follow a trail into tragedy and arterial spray as Wooden Spoons Theatre take you on a journey revealing the hideous murders and razor blade sliced souls left to haunt Church Street. www.woodenspoonstheatre.com


Love & Etiquette Samosa Stories Walk

Saturday 15th December 2pm from The Harris Museum ‘SAMOSA STORIES’ a cultured walk in Preston City Centre with Samosas, Chai and Stories. Take a journey with Love & Etiquette and discover something from our library of stories. Samosas and chai supplied! www.loveetiquette.com  

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Beautiful Planet – Eco Preston Walk

Saturday 15th December 12pm from The Harris Museum The good people at beautiful planet would like to invite you on walk through Preston looking at the current eco-community, urban regeneration of the city and what projects are yet to come. The Beautiful Planet is a slinky little cafe on Friargate and also an idea that


MAPS Variety Show

Saturday 15th December 9pm at the Tundra Bar  A selection of live performances from local and regional musicians – sit back, relax and enjoy!


Frozen North Tundra Bar Knees-up! Funky Onion DJs

Friday 14th December 8pm – 12am at The Tundra Bar Join us for a right old knees-up at the Tundra Bar, a pop-up festive bar on Flag Market. There’ll be music, festive drinks and delicious continental sausages and vegetarian delights with DJ sets from The Funky Onion.


Christmas Eve at The Tundra Bar – DJs Spanner & Joe

Christmas Eve Open til 12.30am at The Tundra Bar Celebrate Christmas Eve at the Tundra Bar with DJs Spanner & Joe.


New Year’s Eve at The Tundra Var – The Funky Onion DJs

New Year’s Eve 8pm – 2am, at The Tundra Bar Dance in the New Year at The Tundra Bar with DJs from The Funky Onion collective.