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Give your opinion on the draft Cultural Framework

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The draft Cultural Framework for Preston has just been published and this is your chance to comment on it!

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Introducing the Harris Flights

Artist's impression of Harris Flights

When you visit a museum or art gallery, you normally go inside to see the exhibitions. Harris Flights aims to turn that on its head by making the gallery part of the art.
A new commission by In Certain Places will see a dramatic temporary staircase, known as the Harris Flights, transform the façade of the iconic Grade 1 Listed Harris Museum & Art Gallery in Preston’s city centre.

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'Mr Arkwright' dies

Geoffrey Law

A well-known Preston character and Friend of the Harris, Geoffrey Law, "Mr Arkwright",(89) has passed away.

He was a familiar figure about the city, pushing a bicycle laden with bags of leaflets and pens (for sale) celebrating his great hero Preston-born Sir Richard Arkwright. He successfully campaigned to save Arkwright House, Stoneygate, from demolition.

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Have your say on the future of culture in Preston

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- Do you feel passionately that Preston should be THE place to go in Lancashire for great arts and culture?

- Were you inspired by (or took part in) all the amazing music, dance, comedy, theatre, and special events that took place all over Preston during Guild 2012?

- Do you want opportunities to experience and take part in the arts in your neighbourhood?

If you care about culture in Preston, this is your chance to have your say on the future of culture in our city!

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HLF awards Preston Cty Council £836K for Preston Remembers Project

Artist's impression of renovated cenotaph

Preston City Council has successfully secured £835,600 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the 'Preston Remembers' project, a major part of which is the renovation of the city’s Cenotaph in preparation for the centenary of the First World War.

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Calling all local community groups - tell your stories of Preston!

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What’s your story? What would you like to feature in one of our display cases?

We're offering local community groups the chance to be featured in the new history gallery, Discover Preston, to tell their stories about Preston, its culture and its communities.

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Historic ‘Guild’ Lodge preserved in Discover Preston gallery

Surveying the Masonic collar in the gallery

Two former members of Stanley Lodge - Kenneth White and Guild burgess Chris Miller, visited the Harris Museum & Art Gallery today to present a cheque for £260 towards the conservation of a collar, one of the new exhibits in the recently-opened history gallery, Discover Preston.

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Harris Museum & Art Gallery announced as a finalist in Lancashire Green Awards 2012

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The finalists in the Lancashire Green Awards were announced in the Lancashire Evening Post last week and the Harris Museum & Art Gallery is one of the finalists in the Green Tourism category.

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Professor Amanda Vickery to open Discover Preston gallery

Discover Preston gallery

The Harris Museum & Art Gallery is thrilled that historian, writer, and broadcaster, Professor Amanda Vickery will officially open the new Heritage Lottery Funded history gallery, Discover Preston on
Friday 17 August at 2pm.

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New acquisition - Bernard Leach charger

Bernard Leach charger

The Harris Museum & Art Gallery is celebrating an important new acquisition – made possible through the Heritage Lottery Fund.  The latest addition to the Museum’s collections is a piece by highly influential studio potter, Bernard Leach (1887-1979), an early slipware charger with ‘Well Head’ design made in 1929.

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