Talks, Tours & Events for Adults

Egyptian Balcony Tour

Photo of the Egyptian balcony

Adult Tours 2nd Saturday of the month (Ages 12+)
Family tours 4th Saturday (Ages  7+)
This is your chance to travel to the top of the building and see John Somerscales' impressive friezes that adorn the Egyptian balcony and find out about how they ended up in the Harris!

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Taking an LGBTQ look at the Harris

Every month we invite people from the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) community to join us for an early evening get-together to talk about and explore the Harris collections.

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50 Years in the life of Preston Bus Station: Call out for objects

Photograph of Preston Bus Station courtesy of LEP

Object call out
We need your help for a new major exhibition in the autumn. Do you have keepsakes or items that connect you to the bus station - now or in the past? 

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#HarrisAfterHours

Photo of the rotunda

Every Wednesday
Join us every Wednesday and get social mid-week when we are open late. Meet friends and family when we are open after hours until 8pm.

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Look & Learn: Calligraphy Talks, Demonstrations and Workshops

Writing - Making Your Mark

Wednesday 26 June (National Writing day)
Join Calligraphy Lancashire for a series of talks and demonstrations looking into the beautiful world of calligraphy.

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Life Drawing Sessions with Nude Models

Life drawing at the Harris

Saturdays 29 June
12noon - 3.00pm

Strong lighting, plenty of space, perfect atmosphere!

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'Not all of us came on the Windrush'

Shirley May describes herself as 'a poet that performs'

Wednesday 3 July
'
Not all of us came on the Windrush' is a spoken word sharing and an exploration into the stories of Afro - Caribbean immigrants who came to the UK in the '50's; the people who they left behind and the new communities they built places like Moss Side, Brixton and Toxteth.

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Beowulf by Seth Kriebel

Beowulf by Seth Kriebel

Wednesday 17 July
Beowulf is an interactive performance where each show is unique, guided by your choices.

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Big Bus Bash

Ribble 100 mage of a bus

 Saturday 20 July
Join us for an afternoon of bus-filled activities on the Flag Market and in the Harris to celebrate 50 years of Preston Bus Station. There's something for all the family including vintage buses, a soft play bus and activities in the Harris.

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Fearsome Craftsmen: Introduction to Oak Basketry

Sunday 21 July
Join basket maker Lorna Singleton for a one-day course combining oak basketery technique with beginner weaving patterns. Inspired by the Fearsome Craftsmen exhibition.

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Look & Learn: Calligraphy Talks, Demonstrations and Workshops

Writing - Making Your Mark

Friday 26 July 
Style: Modern Calligraphy
Modern Calligraphy is unlike traditional scripts, which require specific tools and precise measurement of heights, spaces and angles.

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Fearsome Craftsmen: Viking Craft Demonstration Day

Thursday 1 August
Drop in for this fascinating demonstration of Viking textile crafts by Living Past -  inspired by the Fearsome Craftsmen exhibition.

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Fearsome Craftsmen: Natural Dyes Demonstration Day

Friday 2 August
Drop in for this fascinating demonstration of natural Viking dyeing techniques by Living Past - inspired by the Fearsome Craftsmen exhibition.

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Fearsome Craftsmen: Audio Described Tour

Wednesday 7 August  
Discover our summer exhibition with an audi-described tour created for visually impaired, partially sighted or blind visitors. Inspired by the Fearsome Craftsmen exhibition.

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Bookbinding with the Two a.m. Press

Book Binding

Wednesday 14 August
Make your own unique book to take home.

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Look & Learn: Calligraphy Talks, Demonstrations and Workshops

Writing - Making Your Mark

Friday 16 August 
Style: Lettering and mark-making

Let's take a closer look at the art of lettering which can have more in common with drawing or painting letters than with traditional handwriting.

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Grace Petrie

Photograph of Grace Petrie

Friday 18 October

A folk singer, songwriter and activist from Leicester, UK, Grace Petrie has been writing, recording and touring relentlessly for ten years.

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