This year we’ve changed location from the historic Astley Hall in Chorley to popular arts venue The New Continental in Preston.
Well respected for its live music, poetry, comedy and theatre nights, the Conti is also the spiritual home of They Eat Culture, an organisation responsible for commissioning arts & cultural events across the county. The Conti is also well known for its real ale, annual beer festival and excellent food. We’re really thrilled to be able to bring The Word to this terrific venue and would like to thank the Conti Team for their support.
The Word Festival will be held in the Arts Theatre on Saturday 20th September which can be accessed by walking past the bar, through the restaurant area and then round the corner to the right. If you enter the Pub via the car park at the rear, then simply turn left as you enter.
HOW TO FIND THE CONTINENTAL
THE CONTINENTAL, SOUTH MEADOW LANE, PRESTON, LANCASHIRE PR1 8JP
LOCATION MAP –> HTTP://WWW.NEWCONTINENTAL.NET/FIND-US
Tickets include a hot lunch (vegetarian option will be available) and coffee/tea. Additional drinks are available at the bar.
Free parking is available.
If coming by train then you will need to walk out of the train station and down Fishergate Hill. See the map.
Google estimates it to take 16mins but you may want to allow 30mins. If you want a more scenic route, then walk down to the main traffic lights, turn left and then walk alongside the river on Broadgate.
Remember, the Word starts with networking at 9.15am. First speaker is at 10am.
Please check timetables.