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Event upload guidelines

This function enables organisations to upload events in Preston and the surrounding areas.

To make sure your event is listed as quickly as possible and visitors to the website are able to find quality information, please make sure you fill in all the fields where possible.

Where a field is marked with an asterisk (*) this must be completed, otherwise your event will not be submitted.


Events should be located approximately within a 5 mile radius of Preston city centre. The postcode PR1 2RL can be used as a guide to give an idea of the distance of your event from the city centre.

Events sitting outside this area will be considered on an individual basis.


The copy should be written in a marketing tone to engage with your audience and encourage them to visit your event.

Remember to include all key information people would need to know. E.g. what is the event, what will be happening on the day, who is it targeted at, how do you book tickets, is there any wider information people would want to know?

Around 2 to 3 paragraphs is recommended. A summary sentence isn’t enough and could result in the event not being published. Press releases will not be accepted as copy.


Make sure you upload a good quality image to represent and market your event. Posters/flyers are not appropriate as they are not intended for use as a small web image (text is too small, creates a cluttered look/feel).

Dimensions must be: landscape 990x545

Images uploaded less than 990x545 will be blurred and unusable.

What events are suitable?

Any event deemed inappropriate or unsuitable will not be approved.

Events will be looked at individually and you will receive an email if they are not approved. The email will explain our decision to you.

Suitable events include but aren’t restricted to:

  • Art exhibitions
  • Community events
  • Charity events
  • Processions
  • Performances
  • Sport events
  • Theatre

Unsuitable events include but aren’t restricted to:

  • Adult themed events (e.g events of a sexual nature)
  • Advertising (i.e. sales – including membership sales, loans, or special offers)
  • Car boot/jumble sales
  • Gambling events
  • Political events
  • Static activities (i.e. children’s play centres)
  • Weekly/monthly or reoccurring activities (i.e. dance classes, workshops, or courses)*

*Clubs and societies

If your event is more suited as a club or society we have a clubs and societies directory which you may be able to feature on. If you would like your club or society featured in the directory please email guildcity@preston.gov.uk.

What happens once I have submitted my event?

Once your event has been submitted it will enter an approval process. We aim to add your event as soon as possible, but during busy periods this could take up to 5 working days. Please bear this in mind and submit your event as soon as possible, this will also give your event more exposure the sooner it is uploaded.

If there is a problem with your event you will be contacted directly.

If you have any queries please email guildcity@preston.gov.uk