Visitors to a Preston landmark have spiked since the installation of a temporary staircase.
The Harris Flights - a wooden structure used for performances and art displays - has lead to a 70 per cent increase in numbers to the Harris Museum and Art Gallery.
The dramatic structure opened on August 17, with Prestonians gathering in the rain to see the unique ceremony and the One Voice community choir.
Since then, daily and weekend performances by artists, authors, students, dance troops, musicians, theatre acts as well as Salsa and Bollywood experiences, have graced the stairs to showcase their talents for locals and visitors alike.
Cabinet member for culture and leisure, Councillor Tom Burns, said: “Seeing people look in awe at the impressive Harris Flights staircase has been wonderful and the city centre has been alive.
“The mix of artists and performances has appealed to a range of age groups.
“To offer this opportunity to the people of Preston every day for free is a legacy of the Guild, meaning we don’t have to wait 20 years to celebrate this great city.”
This is the final week to catch the Harris Flights with displays from artists such as Horse+Bamboo outdoor theatre, who will perform a piece called Preston on Sea, which takes its inspiration from the largest single working Dock in Britain until 1981.
There will also be Xtractor – a dance with a cherry picker.
Today and tomorrow there will be Cinema on the Steps - outdoor screenings of classics Some Like it Hot and Ghostbusters, as well as late night horror for adults only, brought to Preston by They Eat Culture as part of their ‘Cinema around the corner’ project.
Sunday sees the culmination of the Harris Flights festival with a blaze of colour and music ahead of the 40th anniversary of the Caribbean Carnival next year.
The Harris Flights was commissioned by In Certain Places working in partnership with Research Design.
It has been supported and programmed by the partnership of the Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston City Council and the University of Central Lancashire.
The deconstruction of the structure begins on Monday and is expected to two to three days to complete.