In The City

School children at the In The City shop

In The City is a community engagement hub situated in a shop unit at St Georges Shopping Centre in Preston’s city centre. In The City is one of the University’s flagship public engagement projects and is delivered by our Engagement and Access team. We deliver a range of activities that are open and accessible to the public (details below).

In The City has seen thousands of people visit since it opened in 2016. We have worked with the people across Lancashire to deliver in a range of activities and projects that have benefited individuals and the wider community.

Alongside University-led initiatives, we also work with organisation’s who support and engage the public on a range of different levels. The space is free to use for events that benefit the community and meet certain criteria. Please enquire at if you are interested in running a community event in the space.

Knitting for premature babies

Monday - Knitting

Needles at the ready, it’s time to get knitting!
Come join our FREE weekly knitting circle and make new friends.

ipads for savvy surfers workshop

Tuesday - Savvy Surfers

Foxed by your phone? Baffled by bytes? Our introduction to technology workshop will get you tech savvy in no time.

CAB advice session

Wednesday – CAB drop in

Looking for free information and advice? UCLan Law & CAB offer a free confidential drop in service every Wednesday. No appointment needed.

Building bird houses

Friday – Community Build

Interested in getting hands on and giving back to the local community? Join us for our community build project!

Saturyay kids club art

Saturday – SaturYAY

Join us every Saturday as we bring our community kids club alive with a range of activities to keep the little ones busy. Suitable for ages 2-8 years old.

The Creative Space

The Creative Space

Have you got a flare for creativity? Well join us every Friday from 2pm as we bring you a space just for that.