Thursday, Oct 31, 2019
By Megan Williams
"The north of England has long captured the fascination of the wider nation and beyond. Liverpool and Manchester are both heralded as cultural epicentres, having collectively spawned some of music’s most iconic bands and left a lasting impression on club culture. Meanwhile, photographers, filmmakers and fashion designers from the past and present have been inspired by, and have in turn inspired, the image of the north.
However, Preston – a relatively young city, having only been awarded city status in 2002 – has often escaped the attention afforded to its neighbours. That’s not to say it’s undeserving. For Adam Murray and Robert Parkinson, the city has always had a lot to offer, there was just no outlet to express it. And so, in 2009, Preston is my Paris was born..."