Posted in July 2014

Artist Interview: Dawn Jackson

Artist Interview: Dawn Jackson

Searching for a cheery gift to brighten up someone’s day? Look no further. The Harris Museum and Shop has gone dotty over Dawn Jackson’s glass designs. She makes little glass sailing boats and jewel bright fish set on driftwood, as well as colourful glass coasters, at prices which won’t empty your purse (or wallet!). How … Continue reading

Caribbean Carnival, Preston

Caribbean Carnival, Preston

Last weekend Preston’s streets were alive with music and colour as the city celebrated the 40th Caribbean Carnival. The carnival has been a year in the making, with a dedicated team of artists, volunteers and local community groups working together to ensure the celebration continues year on year. All the hard work and preparations paid … Continue reading

Quickest way out of Preston on a bike.

Quickest way out of Preston on a bike.

What is the quickest way on foot or wheels out of the city and into the countryside? A fast pedal along Lancaster Canal? Across the Ribble, south to Bamber Bridge and beyond? Go West, cycling away from Penwortham and over to Longton Brickcroft? The weekend before last my eight year old son wanted to escape … Continue reading