Talks, Tours & Events for Adults
Whether you're interested in art, history, fashion or ceramics and glass, we have a wide variety of talks, tours and workshops on offer!
Explore ... In-depth talks, tours and workshops. Look out for talks by special guests as well as Harris experts.
Specials - extend your knowledge of art or history with talks from academics, historians or artists, or celebrate auspicious dates/festivals at one of our takeover days.
Group Tours - We can also arrange an exclusive tour especially for your group for which there is a small charge. Please contact Steve Walker on 01772 906194 to find out more.
Saturday 7 May
Meet award-winning artist Nathaniel Mellors and guests who will discuss Mellors' new film Ourhouse, Ep:-1 Time, within the context of his other work, TV and film. Full of irreverence, absurdity and hilarity, Mellors' videos, sculptures, performances and writings challenge our ideas of taste, morality and intelligence.
Born in Doncaster and now living in Los Angeles, Mellors won the prestigious Contemporary Art Society Annual Award 2014 in partnership with the Harris. The award enabled Mellors to write and direct his most ambitious film yet, filmed in extraordinary locations around Preston, and on show in the Harris Museum & Art Gallery's current exhibition, Nothing Happens, Twice: Artists Explore Absurdity.
Joining Nathaniel Mellors will be Maeve Connolly, academic and author of TV Museum: Contemporary Art and the Age of Television; artist Mick Peter; and performer, writer and curator Laura Dee Milnes.
Friday 13 May
We team up with the Harris Library for a Nerdycon celebrating geekiness with cosplay, competitions, artists, talks, authors, tuck shop-style refreshments and and even a showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Put together with help from @HarrisHijackers.
What time? 5.00-9.00pm Cost? Free
25 May 2016
Family History Surgery
Do you have a story to tell about your Preston relative in the First World War? Do you have photographs, postcards, medals or items that belonged to them?
Do I need to book in advance? No, just drop in.