For Young People

Photo of young people taking part in a workshopWe have two great opportunities for young people to get involved - Young Harris for those aged 12-16 and Sparks for 16-19 year olds. You can find out about recent and upcoming events below.



What will you make?

Makerspace is a space to make and mend, improve and embellish, and have a go at contemporary craft or digital endeavours. It is a shared workshop and meeting point where art, technology, craft and design are invited to converge. Makers, fixperts, artists, 'hackers' and crafters of all kinds are invited to come along and get involved. We have exciting events that vary from dress making to drone hacking.

The Makerspace is also open for use by groups that are already up and running as well as those just starting out.

Tickets are FREE but please book to avoid disapointment as places are limited. 


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Young Harris

Photograph of a windowsill by Heather Mae Lancaster

Aged 12-16? Fire your imagination and unleash your creative side at one of our workshops or projects.  Next up is your chance to get involved in our ARTIST ROOMS: Martin Creed exhibition.

Young Harris now runs on the last Saturday of the month. 

All you need to bring with you are fresh ideas!

 January 28th, February 25th, March 25th, April 22nd, May 27th and June 24th.

Extra session on Saturday 18 Feb, when Young Harris lead an arty session based on ARTIST ROOMS: Martin Creed 

What time?

12.30pm - 1.00pm – catch up, get together and snacks
1.00pm - 3.30pm – workshop

(Except 18 February: 1.00-3.00pm)

Do I need to book? No, just drop in on the day

Cost? Free

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Acid Brass

Jeremy Deller Acid Brass, 1997 The Fairey Band at Manchester Airport Courtesy the Artist Photo: Jeremy Deller

A free Acid House Brass Band gig for Preston
Featuring the Fairey Brass Band
(with warm-up DJ Dave Haslam)

Friday 28 April 2017

Acid Brass visits Preston for a special one-off performance of
Acid House classics.

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Martin Creed: Neon Workshop

Neon artwork by Neon Workshops

Saturday 13 May, 11.00am - 1.00pm or 2.00 - 4.00pm

Inspired by Martin Creed's neon work? Join us to find out about what neon is, what it can be and how to make it! Start to create your own artwork and take it home.

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Martin Creed: Young People's Photography Workshop

Robert Parkinson, Preston is my Paris

Wednesday 17 May, 5.00 - 7.30pm

Aged 12 - 24?  Work with artist Robert Parkinson to explore digital and Polaroid photography, using Martin Creed's self-portrait as a starting point.

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Still life with fans made by Sparks participants

Aged 16-19? Looking for something creative to do whilst widening your circle of friends?

In 2016 Sparks participants made animated films inspired by the Nothing Happens, Twice exhibition at the Harris. Take a look at some of their fantastic creations here

See what happened at a recent Sparks workshop here.

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Harris Museum and Art Gallery

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Please note we will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday, 1st May,
and on Wednesday 3rd May until 12.30pm for essential staff training.

Museum, Art Gallery, Library & Makerspace

Mon 10am-7pm
(Museum/Art Gallery 11am-5pm)

Tue 10am-5pm

Wed 10am-8pm
(Library 10am-7pm)

Thur 10am-5pm

Fri 10am-5pm

Sat 10am-5pm

Sun 11am-4pm

IT Centre Computers open 9am daily, except Sundays 11am

Café and Shop
Daily 10am-4pm, except Sundays 11am-3.30pm

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