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13 April 2015

Lyndsey Boardman

UCLan and Angel Club (north) brings contemporary festival to Preston  

For the whole of this week Preston is home to a micro-festival of contemporary performance organised by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and Angel Club (north).

Derelict Sites runs until Sunday 19 April and takes place across the city including shopping centres, the train station, high streets, cafes and museums.

UCLan and performance company Angel Club (north) have invited a collection of artists to encourage members of the public to engage in exciting explorations of the city including an outdoor performance on the roof of the Harris Museum, bespoke greetings at Preston Railway Station and an opportunity to send a passing stranger a secret message using semaphore flags.

"Through this festival and in our continued work, we hope to engage and inspire the community of Preston."

Derelict Spaces

Festival director Chris Gilligan commented: “At Derelict we are dedicated to promoting Preston as a developing cultural city.

“Through this festival and in our continued work, we hope to engage and inspire the community of Preston, generating wider participation and encouraging new audiences for contemporary performance and art in the North West of England.”

Derelict Spaces is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. For more information on performances, times and venues please visit the Derelict Spaces website or the Posthaven blog.