Preston Tringe festival launches tonight, bringing a mix of comedy, theatre, poetry and more to the streets of the city.
Running until September 9, the annual celebration of fringe theatre—this year also part of the Guild celebrations—sees a variety of performers descend on the city, bringing acts to a number of locations in a fringe festival environment.
The coming week sees two of the biggest international events of Preston Guild—one of them a world exclusive.
Next Friday night legendary operatic star Jose Carreras—one of the original Three Tenors along with Placido Domingo and Luicano Pavarotti—joins world-renowned Welsh mezzo soprano Katherine Jenkins to jointly headline a one-off open air classical concert in the city with the Manchester Camerata conducted by David Gimenez Carreras.
Meanwhile this Sunday night acclaimed pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet will perform at the Charter Theatre for an evening of popular classical music.
A chilling vision of the future or the triumph of hope over evil? All will be revealed in Metropolis, presented by The Dukes Theatre in Lancaster as part of Preston Guild, at the Guild Hall next Friday.
After a series of taster sessions, a core group of 70 young people from across the county performs what promises to be a highlight of Preston Guild 2012.
At a crucial time for theatre and the performing arts in the UK, the Devoted and Disgruntled Roadshow arrives in Preston next week as part of Preston Guild seeking to engage people in a nationwide conversation.
It aims to open a dialogue, supporting the theatre community—practitioners and audiences—celebrating work already being done, and looking at the emergence of new initiatives and relationships.
Get involved at Preston Guild Festival site in Miller Park, next Wednesday from 10am to 7pm
After the thrills of the Open Tournament in Lytham last month, and ahead of The Women’s Open, golfing great Peter Alliss is on a speaking tour which brings him to Lancaster Grand on Tuesday.
A familiar face from TV’s award-winning Downton Abbey, David Robb, stars alongside James Roache, son of legendary Coronation Street actor Bill Roache, in a Dickens thriller at The Lowry in Salford next week.
The Haunting is Hugh Janes’s chilling adaptation of one of the writer’s ghost stories, marking the 200th anniversary of his birth.
The Tin Ring, based on the memoir of Zdenka Fantlová, is performed at The Lowry in Salford from Thursday to Saturday.
It tells the story of a remarkable young woman who went through the hell that was the Holocaust but found her salvation in the love of her boyfriend Arno.
The Octagon Theatre in Bolton, along with Out of Joint, presents Our Country’s Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker from Monday through to September 22.
The Octagon’s 2012-2013 Season opens with a play that asserts the value of theatre and its redemptive power.
The One Play, One Day series continues to improve on its success as it returns for the third edition being staged at The Kings Arms Theatre and the newly-named John Cooper Clarke Theatre upstairs at the Black Lion pub.
Jim Jefferies, the Australian stand-up, is bringing his new tour Fully Functional to Manchester's Opera House for one night only next Tuesday.