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The MET (Mobile Event Tent)

The MET (Mobile Event Tent) is one of Preston’s newest and most exciting entertainment venues. The adaptable venue delivers events day and night. You will find daytime events for children, such as workshops, arts and crafts, and entertainment in the form of children’s story time and performances. Adults are catered for with workshops and exhibitions during the day, and evening entertainment such as comedy nights, theatre, and live music.

The fresh and dynamic venue celebrates Preston’s art and culture scene, and can pop up around the city where needed – including for the Encounter Festival.

The MET is a fully accessible space developed by Preston Partnership and Preston City Council, in partnership with In Certain Places‘ – a research centre within UCLan’s School of Arts and Media and Strive 2 thrive Lancashire CIC, a Preston based social enterprise who are leading the community facilitation of the MET for 2023. It has been designed by project architect Charlie MacKeith of Research Design, while visual artist Jenny Steele was appointed to curate interiors to reflect Preston’s diverse cultural heritage.

Introducing the MET: Your Gateway to Art and Community Engagement

Q and A with Tasha, Community Facilitator at MET

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