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Some day you'll be sorry: VIP Launch

A person listening to a soundscape by artistRebecca Chesney on headphones

Venue: The Pavilion Café Avenham & Miller Parks
Directions to the Pavilion Café are here.
Sunday 8 March  10am - 12pm
Special event to celebrate International Women's Day 2020
Someday you'll be sorry is a soundscape installation by artist Rebecca Chesney.

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Meet Me at the Harris

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Meet Me at the Harris
Every Wednesday 2-3.30pm
Join us for activities such as craft, singing, reminiscence or seated exercise followed by tea. For people living with dementia and carers. During school holidays, grandchildren welcome.
All events are FREE – but some are bookable either at the Harris Welcome Desk downstairs (01772 905414) or on the Harris' Eventbrite page which you can find through our website - the.harris.org.uk

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The Harris LGBTQ Working Group - exploring the museum, art gallery & library

LGBTQ Colourful Poster images

Wednesday 11 March & 8 April
6 - 7pm Multiple dates.
Every month we invite people from the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) community to join us for an early evening get-together to talk about and explore the Harris collections. We currently meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

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Life Drawing Sessions with Nude Models

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Strong lighting, plenty of space, perfect atmosphere!
Book a place now on this popular session.

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Wellbeing: ‘Space to Relax’ Gallery

In our Fine Art Galleries you'll find our 'Space to Relax' – a gallery which explores how the Harris can help improve our wellbeing.
Workshops available to book.

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Preston Pride Consultation Evening

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Wednesday 26 February
5.30 -7pm
Come along, meet the committee, give us your feedback and help us plan the future of Preston Pride going forward.

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LGBT History Month - Lunchtime Talk

Newspaper article about a girl who became a man

Thursday 27 February
1 – 2pm
Come along to this lunchtime talk to hear about LGBTQ resources and recent projects at both the Harris and Lancashire Archives in Preston.

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Two Man Ting at Harris Live

Wednesday 4 March
7 - 9.30pm
A musical treat the first Wednesday of every month. Harris Live is a must for fans of live music and those wanting to discover new sounds in the splendid setting of the Grade I listed Harris.

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Creative Workshop: Pattern Design with artist Bonnie Craig

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Saturday 7 March
1 – 5pm
Join us for this creative workshop and learn how to make your own repeat pattern designs based on sketches you make of the Harris building and its collection.

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The Unfurlings Book Launch & Party

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Friday 6 March 2-4pm
Join us for a celebration of this exhibition and the accompanying book. You can also meet the artists involved. Skylarks Choir will perform. All welcome. Free, drop-in.

All events are FREE – but some are bookable either at the Harris Welcome Desk downstairs (01772 905414) or on the Harris' Eventbrite page which you can find through our website - the.harris.org.uk

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Dementia Support Drop-in & Chat

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Dementia Support Drop-in & Chat
Thursday 12 March 10am-4pm Saturday 2 May 10am-4pm
Are you, or a friend or relative, living with dementia? Talk to the team from the Alzheimer's Society about support. All welcome. Free, drop-in.

All events are FREE – but some are bookable either at the Harris Welcome Desk downstairs (01772 905414) or on the Harris' Eventbrite page which you can find through our website - the.harris.org.uk

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PNE Sporting Memories

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Thursday 19 March 11am-12pm Monday 30 March 1-2pm
Memorabilia, activities and quizzes are used to get us all chatting about our sporting memories. (You don't need to be a North End fan to join in!)
For people living with dementia and carers. Free, but bookable.

All events are FREE – but some are bookable either at the Harris Welcome Desk downstairs (01772 905414) or on the Harris' Eventbrite page which you can find through our website - the.harris.org.uk

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The Fidget Widget – Special Talk

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Monday 23 March 2-3pm
Discover the story of a Preston-based breakthrough in dementia design and connecting with people. All welcome. Free, drop-in.
All events are FREE – but some are bookable either at the Harris Welcome Desk downstairs (01772 905414) or on the Harris' Eventbrite page which you can find through our website - the.harris.org.uk

 

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Become a Dementia Friend

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Become a Dementia Friend
Thursday 9 April 2-3pm: Families & children Saturday 16 May 2-3pm:
During this fun and interactive session you'll learn about dementia and the small things we can all do to make a difference. The session in April is for families and children. All welcome.

All events are FREE – but some are bookable either at the Harris Welcome Desk downstairs (01772 905414) or on the Harris' Eventbrite page which you can find through our website - the.harris.org.uk

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Sex Education

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Friday 24 April
One parent refuses to talk about sex. The other buys their child gay porn DVDs.

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Rosemary & Time Gardening Session

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Rosemary & Time Gardening Session
Sunday 26 April 2-3pm Friday 22 May 2-3pm
Share gardening stories and have a go at potting plants in the Our Place room at the Harris. For people living with dementia and carers/families (grandchildren welcome).

All events are FREE – but some are bookable either at the Harris Welcome Desk downstairs (01772 905414) or on the Harris' Eventbrite page which you can find through our website - the.harris.org.uk

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Mahesh Navekar and Bhaktiras at Harris Live

Mahesh Navekar and Bhaktiras at Harris Live

Wednesday 6 May
A musical treat the first Wednesday of every month. Harris Live is a must for fans of live music and those wanting to discover new sounds in the splendid setting of the Grade I listed Harris.

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Tactile Textiles Creative Workshop

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Saturday 9 May
2-4pm
Artist Fawziyah Raja researches the sensory benefits of textiles for people living with dementia. Join her for this weaving workshop, part of the Get Creative Festival. All welcome. Free, but bookable.

All events are FREE – but some are bookable either at the Harris Welcome Desk downstairs (01772 905414) or on the Harris' Eventbrite page which you can find through our website - the.harris.org.uk

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Dementia Action Week

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Wednesday 13 May
2-4pm
Be part of the campaign for action when we take the Preston banner off the wall and into the city for a procession to raise awareness. Skylarks Choir will perform and there'll be afternoon tea. All welcome. Free, drop-in.

All events are FREE – but some are bookable either at the Harris Welcome Desk downstairs (01772 905414) or on the Harris' Eventbrite page which you can find through our website - the.harris.org.uk

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Dementia Action Week Info Day

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Saturday 16 May
10am-3pm
Meet local organisations who offer support – all in one room. Dementia Friends session available on this day. All welcome. Free, drop-in.

All events are FREE – but some are bookable either at the Harris Welcome Desk downstairs (01772 905414) or on the Harris' Eventbrite page which you can find through our website - the.harris.org.uk

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Dementia Stories with Naomi Kruger

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Sunday 31 May
2-3pm
Join us to say goodbye to the exhibition at this informal book group led by local author Naomi Kruger. Read one or two book suggestions and come along for a chat. All welcome. Free, drop-in.

All events are FREE – but some are bookable either at the Harris Welcome Desk downstairs (01772 905414) or on the Harris' Eventbrite page which you can find through our website - the.harris.org.uk

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Egyptian Balcony Tour

Photo of the Egyptian balcony

Adult Tours 2nd Saturday of the month (Ages 12+)
This is your chance to travel to the top of the building and see John Somerscales' impressive friezes that adorn the Egyptian balcony and find out about how they ended up in the Harris!

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