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Preston: The Living City Weekender, They Eat Culture

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Save the Dates - Living City Weekender
Friday 24th April & Saturday 25th April 

More details coming soon but we don't want you to have made an appointment to wash your hair and miss out, so we're letting you in on the secret early.....

Save the dates to join us & explore fabulous arts, culture, and health & wellbeing experiences brought to you by They Eat Culture & friends. Find out what makes Preston a living and livable city, and how we can keep building a sustainable living city of the future with opportunities for all to live, work, and play.

We’ll be looking at the Preston Model, thinking about how we want our city to look and feel like, how we want to negotiate the place, discussing ideas around sustainability, living well, and celebrating together. 

What’s Happening? 
City Feast // Music & Dancing // Amazing Humans Talking // Day & Night Market // Edible Garden // Story-telling // Yoga and Wellbeing Experiences // Workshops // Debates // Film // Artists Installations 

Be a part of it! 
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We’re looking for 5 projects working across our 5 communities to be supported to develop new artistic activity and social action ideas.

We’ve commissioned work developing a programme on Ashton Park with their ‘friends’ group, and ‘homeless hoodies’ working to raise awareness and money to combat homelessness.

Might you have an idea that could work in one of our areas or target groups?

Take up our social action challenge - if you’re interested, drop us a line

The Living City Weekender is brought to you from the Mobile Home Community Lottery Funded project, in partnership with Let’s Grow Preston, Mandala Yoga & Wellbeing, Make North, Preston City Council, South Ribble Borough Council, and MORE TO COME.

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Photo, Crowds enjoying Garden of Light, by TILT. Lumiere London 2016, produced by Artichoke, supported by Mayor of London. Credit Matthew Andrews 2016.

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Photo, Jennie Gill, Yorkshire Artspace, Sheffield. Photo Our Favourite Places / Nigel Barker for Yorkshire Artspace.