Preston Guild City • Lancashire Encounter 2016
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Preston Guild City

Lancashire Encounter 2016

Close up of performers on a wheel near the Flag Market, Preston

Lancashire Encounter 2016: 23 - 25 September

The inaugural Lancashire Encounter festival 2016 in conjunction with Preston Guild Hall attracted 28,000 visitors throughout the three days and 15,000 visitors to the procession of Light.

The weekend was packed with quality performances, workshops, quirky installations and even a Procession of Light. Audiences saw some amazing performances; experienced the streets of Preston illuminated and discovered new things.

With over 28 individual artists and organisations and 1000 participants involved in the procession of light the weekend was a true Lancastrian celebration!


To help us grow and develop the festival we asked visitors, artists, contractors and partners for their views and compiled all the feedback in an evaluation report. You can find the full report in the documents section at the bottom of the page

What’s next?

The full scale Lancashire Encounter returns in September 2018, in the meantime there will be lots of activity taking place during 2017 to get ready. Watch this space for more information.

Experience it again

Re-live the festival and even look out for a glimpse of yourself in the crowds by watching our video or browsing the gallery below. More images are available to view on our Facebook page.