Preston’s 2012 Guild calendar - revealed

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The line-up for the Preston Guild 2012 is revealed here exclusively.


7 UCLan Chamber Choir Concert at the Harrington Lecture Theatre, City Campus

8-11 Global Rainbow – The year of the Games is here!

15-18 Lancashire International Film Festival (LIFE), UCLan

31 Guild Voices – A collaborative performance by Preston Musical Societies



6 Preston Passion

7 Lancashire Market – Friargate, Preston city centre

9 Easter Egg Rolling

28 Young Choir of the Guild finals

29 UCLan Institute Kite Festival



7 5k Guild Road Race, Avenham Park

13 Outgoing Mayor’s Service

16 Guild Mayor Making

26 Carnival King & Queen Competition

26-29 Tornado visits Ribble Steam Railway

26- September 15 A Public Affair: 130 Years of Fine Art Collecting at the Harris



2-5 Annual Whit Fair

3 Incoming Mayor’s Service

3 Preston Caribbean Carnival

15-22 UCLan Creative Festival

17 The Sky Ride, Preston

June 22-July 20 The Methodist Church Collection

of Modern Christian Art, St Peter’s Arts Centre, UCLan

23 Olympic Torch Relay & Big Dance – London 2012 Festival

24 Preston Mela

28-30 Lancashire Science Festival

30 Young Musicians of the Guild Competition



3-5 Youth Enterprise Event

12-15 UK Corporate Games

20-22 Riversway Festival

23 GB vs Australia – Pre-Olympic Table Tennis at the Guild Hall

Opening Saturday July 21 Dressing up for the Guild: Guild Fashions from the Harris collections



Opening Saturday August 18

Discover Preston: A New History Gallery for Preston

18 First Proclamation

18-19 Guild Wheel Cycleway Opening Event

25 Second Proclamation & Military Show

26-27 Canal Boat Festival

August 31 - September 2 A Guild Vintage Weekend

31 Preston Tringe Festival

31 Light Night

31 BIBAs – Be Inspired in Business Awards



1 Final Proclamation & Guild Trades Procession

1 Guild Vintage Ball

2 Guild Mayor’s Civic Procession & Ecumenical Service

3 The Guild Court & Guild Churches Procession

4 International Reception

4-7 Rise 2012

5 Guild Mayoral Ball

6 The Lancashire Inter-League T20 Cricket Tournament


Friday, September 7

l Proms in the Park, Avenham Park

l Youth Spectacular – Preston Guild Hall

l Community Procession

l 7-9 North West’s Closing Celebration for London 2012: WE PLAY Expo

l 7-9 Young People Take Over


Saturday, September 8

l Adjournment of the Guild Court

l Torchlight Procession

l Rock music festival


Sunday, September 9

l Guild Mayor’s Civic

Procession & Minster Service

l On the Night Shift Firework Finale


Sunday, September 30

5k, 10k & Fun Run Road Races


28 Guild Marathon, Half Marathon & Mini-Marathons



18 Preston 10 Mile Road Race