Talks, Tours & Events for Adults

Taking an LGBTQ look at the Harris

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.

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Writing: Making Your Mark: Pop-up Exhibition Opening Event

 Schoolchilds homework in Greek on a wax tablet © British Library

Friday 26 April
You are invited to attend the opening of this exhibition and the newly refurbished Heritage Reading Room (previously Community History) at 3pm – 5pm. Refreshments will be provided. Come along and be part of a nationwide conversation on the origins, means and future of writing.

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Preston Suffragettes Walking Tour

Saturday 27 April
Take a walk through the streets of Preston in the footsteps of Edith Rigby.
Join Edith (played by Lancashire County Council Heritage Learning's Eleanor Jollie) as we share stories on local and regional suffragettes and suffragists. 

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Life Drawing Sessions with Nude Models

Life drawing at the Harris

Saturdays 27 April, 18 May & 29 June
12noon - 3.00pm

Strong lighting, plenty of space, perfect atmosphere!

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4 Stories & Pendulum performance

4 Stories & Pendulum performance

Sunday 28th April 

By INTO A BETTER SHAPE

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Autism Friendly Quiet Hour for adults at The Harris, Preston

A sculpture by artist Emily Stollery

Monday 29 April
This quiet hour will be based in the GRAFT exhibition which can be found inside the Special Exhibitions Gallery on the Harris' 2nd floor.

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The Riot Act

Actors from The Riot Act

Saturday 4 May

On August 12th 1842, just 23 years after The Peterloo Massacre, Lancashire cotton-workers again marched in protest at appalling pay and conditions.

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Curator Tour with Garth Gratrix: G R A F T

 Photograph of Garth Gatrix artist and curator GRAFT a show of UK young artists

Saturday 18 May
Sieze this brilliant opportunity to meet one of the Curators behind our latest contemporary art exhibition G R A F T.

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Nannas with Banners

 Nannas with Banners

Wednesday 22 May
7pm

A play about the passion and empowerment of a group of women who standing against the fracking industry will be performed at the Harris Museum as part of Lancashire Fringe Festival.

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Look & Learn: Calligraphy Talks, Demonstrations and Workshops

Writing - Making Your Mark

Wednesday 26 June (National Writing day)
Join Calligraphy Lancashire for a series of talks and demonstrations looking into the beautiful world of calligraphy.

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Dance Masterclass led by TATE N LYLE

Date to be announced
Take part in a morning dance workshop led by TATE N LYLE and then perform live at the Harris the same afternoon. 

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Queering the Harris

Wednesday 8 May
6.30 - 7.45pm

A guided talk by exhibiting artist and curatorial assistant, Kerry Tenby.

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