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More details - The Kite Runner
Following an outstanding West End Run, The Kite Runner comes to Blackpool’s Grand Theatre in 2018! Based on Khaled Hosseini’s international bestselling novel, this haunting tale of friendship which spans cultures and continents, follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption.
Blackpool Grand Theatre 33 Church Street Blackpool
Today and Sat 26 May

More details - Skool of Street present Arti-Dodgers Twist
One of Dickens’ most cherished story’s ‘Oliver Twist’ has been cleverly re-imagined in an explosion of Funk for the family. Follow the charismatic ‘Arti’ who despite his misfortune, tries hard to better his impoverished beginnings. The story is told through a thrilling fusion of Spoken word and Urban Dance.
Blackpool Grand Theatre 33 Church Street Blackpool
Sun 27 May

More details - Me and My Girl
Blackpool & Fylde Light Opera Company present The Tony and Olivier award-winning Me and My Girl, a musical with music by Noel Gay and its original book and lyrics by Douglas Furber and L. Arthur Rose.
Blackpool Grand Theatre 33 Church Street Blackpool
Wed 30 May to Sat 2 Jun

More details - Photographic Session - The Basics
Love photography or want to take up a new skill for 2018? Why not join internationally renowned photographer Sean Conboy for a unique Photographic Session – The Basics at the 123-year-old Grand Theatre, Blackpool.
Blackpool Grand Theatre 33 Church Street Blackpool
Mon 4 Jun and Tue 5 Jun

More details - Tim Vine - Sunset Milk Idiot
Tim Vine presents ‘Sunset Milk Idiot’. Fire up your dongles and back-up your 3-pin memory spanners, Tim Vine is returning to Blackpool’s Grand Theatre with his brand new show Sunset Milk Idiot, for two nights only June 2018.
Blackpool Grand Theatre 33 Church Street Blackpool
Wed 6 Jun and Thu 7 Jun

More details - UK Pink Floyd Experience
Recreating the sights and sounds of the legendary Pink Floyd live in concert, this highly authentic show features over 50 years of hits by this iconic band.
Blackpool Grand Theatre 33 Church Street Blackpool
Fri 8 Jun

More details - Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro
English Touring Opera presents an energetic new production of one of the world’s most beloved operas, Mozart’s classic comedy The Marriage of Figaro featuring a 25 piece Orchestra.
Blackpool Grand Theatre 33 Church Street Blackpool
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Some Guys Have All The Luck
Some Guys Have All The Luck is a fantastic theatrical production celebrating the career of one of rocks greatest icons, Rod Stewart – from street busker through to international superstar!
Blackpool Grand Theatre 33 Church Street Blackpool
Sun 10 Jun

More details - The Commuters
The Knotted Project presents The Commuters. In a world where emails & social media follow us around on our phones, is the digital world we live in, changing the way we work? How do we measure success? Money in the bank? Time on our hands? Smiles?
Blackpool Grand Theatre 33 Church Street Blackpool
Fri 15 Jun and Sat 16 Jun

More details - Jon Culshaw: The Great British Take Off
The Great British Take Off – Starring Jon Culshaw & Bill Dare from Radio 4’s Dead Ringers Comedian and impressionist Jon Culshaw and legendary comedy producer Bill Dare come to Blackpool for the first time following their sell-out tour earlier in the year.
Blackpool Grand Theatre 33 Church Street Blackpool
Sun 17 Jun

More details - The Magic Flute
The Magic Flute is, in many ways, a pantomime opera and yet features much of Mozart’s most magical music.
Blackpool Grand Theatre 33 Church Street Blackpool
Mon 18 Jun

More details - Northern Ballet's Ugly Duckling
Don’t miss Northern Ballet’s hugely popular Ugly Duckling as it returns to the stage for the first time since 2013. Ugly Duckling is lonely and fed-up, ignored by those around her who think she is too ugly to fit in.
Blackpool Grand Theatre 33 Church Street Blackpool
Wed 20 Jun

More details - The Bon Jovi Experience
The Bon Jovi Experience are the worlds first and finest tribute to the great Bon Jovi and are the worlds ONLY tribute to have been requested by and to have performed live on stage with Jon Bon Jovi himself. They are also the only tribute to have been featured on the official Bon Jovi website.
Blackpool Grand Theatre 33 Church Street Blackpool
Thu 21 Jun

More details - Record and cd fair
Traders buying selling collectable vinyl.cds dvds etc
Winter gardens blackpool
Sat 9 Jun

More details - a-ha Electric Summer 2018 Tour
Iconic Norwegian trio a-ha are bringing their Electric Summer Tour 2018 to Blackpool with special guests OMD and The Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey.
Bloomfield Road, Seasiders Way, Blackpool
Sat 16 Jun

More details - craft and gift fair
with over 30 stalls of craft art and jewellery stalls
norbreck hotel, Queen’s Promenade, Blackpool
Sat 16 Jun and Sun 17 Jun

More details - Penny Farm Bank Holiday Launch of Dales Trail
Spring Bank Holiday Weekend - Launch of Dales Trail 26th, 27th, 28th May Penny Farm World Horse Welfare Preston New Road, Blackpool, FY4 5JS Zoe Clifford pfvisitorofficer@worldhorsewelfare.org 01253 766983 11am -4pm Free Parking and Entry to the centre.
Penny Farm World Horse Welfare, Preston New Road, Blackpool
Sat 26 May

More details - Penny Farm Half Term Fun
May Half Term - Launch of Dales Trail 30th May 2018 Penny Farm World Horse Welfare Preston New Road, Blackpool, FY4 5JS Zoe Clifford pfvisitorofficer@worldhorsewelfare.org 01253 766983 11am -4pm Free Parking and Entry to the centre.
Penny Farm World Horse Welfare, Preston New Road, Blackpool
Wed 30 May

More details - Cheese & Wine Matching Evening
Love Cheese? Love wine? Why not come along to our cheese and wine matching evening and learn more about the best cheese and wine pairings to enjoy at home. We shall be exploring a range of delicious cheeses and matching them with some classic wines from around the globe.
Glendower Hotel, Lytham St. Annes
Sat 26 May

More details - Little Women
Chapterhouse Theatre Company is proud to present the timeless story of Little Women, based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott. Join Chapterhouse as four sisters - Jo, Beth, Meg and Amy - tell the story of their life during the Civil War in America.
Lytham Hall, Ballam Road, Lytham
Sun 17 Jun

More details - "DREAMS AND FUSION"
Art Exhibition: Printmaking and Paintings by Barbra Cropper and Sculpture and Creative Glass Design by Nicola Thompson.
Lytham Heritage Centre, 2 Henry St, Lytham St Annes
Today to Sun 10 Jun

More details - "Local Scenes"
Art Exhibition: the much-awaited exhibition of watercolours by Tom Eccles.
Lytham Heritage Centre, 2 Henry St, Lytham St Annes
Tue 12 Jun to Sun 1 Jul

More details - craft and gift fair
with over 20 stalls of craft art and jewellery stalls
lytham,assembly rooms
Sat 2 Jun, Sun 3 Jun

More details - Ribby Hall Antique & Collectibles Fair
A wide selection of quality stalls including Jewellery, Silver, Ceramics, Coins Medals, Treen, Lace and Glassware. Refreshments on site.
Ribby Hall Village, Ribby Lane, Wrea Green, Lancashire, PR25 1HE
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Alfie Boe Homecoming
Alfie Boe Homecoming. Artists performing: Alfie Boe.: Tickets avaiable.
Fleetwood Town FC, Fleetwood
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Southport Pier Bazaar
a mixture of stalls selling anything from art, craft, jewellery, vintage and collectables…with occasional live music please see facebook page southport pier bazaar for details…event is inside the pier pavilion café with licensed bar, ice cream and excelle
Southport Pavilion café, Southport Pier
Today to Mon 28 May, Fri 1 Jun to Sun 3 Jun, Fri 8 Jun to Sun 10 Jun, Fri 15 Jun to Sun 17 Jun, Fri 22 Jun to Sun 24 Jun, Fri 29 Jun to Sun 1 Jul, Fri 6 Jul to Sun 8 Jul, Fri 13 Jul to Sun 15 Jul

Oklahoma! More details - Oklahoma!
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today.
Southport Little Theatre, Hoghton Street, Southport
Sat 26 May, Mon 28 May to Sat 2 Jun
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More details - Cancer Research UK Race for Life Southport 5K & 10K
Race for Life brings millions of women together to support our life-saving research. Just by signing up you’ll make a difference and whether you raise £10 or £200, every penny matters. So which event is for you? A 5k is great for all ages. Run, jog or walk the only thing that matters is that you’re part of it.
Princes Park
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Burgess, Nicol & Kemp
The Atkinson will play host to three friends who are stars of folk-rock with a wealth of musical history under their belts. Paul Burgess is a rock drummer best known as a member of hit-makers 10CC, and who has also played with classic bands Jethro Tull, Camel, Magna Carta and The Icicle Works.
The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport
Thu 14 Jun

More details - Southport Food and Drink Festival
A fabulous family fun weekend. Busy event with everything for the model and transport enthusiast plus classic cars, motorcycle stunts and lots more.
Victoria Park, Southport
Fri 1 Jun to Sun 3 Jun

More details - Woodvale Rally
A fabulous family fun weekend. Busy event with everything for the model and transport enthusiast plus classic cars, motorcycle stunts and lots more.
Victoria Park, Southport
Sat 16 Jun and Sun 17 Jun

More details - Plant World - Open Garden for NGS
A gardeners paradise with an acre of RHS gold award winning gardens and glasshouses, including tropical, temperate and desert zones. Themed and herbaceous borders, pinetum, fruit garden, bog garden, pond and woodland garden. With many plants labelled for identification purposes.
Plant World, Preston
Sun 17 Jun, Sun 15 Jul, Sun 12 Aug

More details - Bubble & Bounce - Giant Inflatable Kingdom
Bubble & Bounce returns to the Cricket Ground at Guy’s Thatched Hamlet on 27th May to 3rd June 2018. A Field Full of Fun - With over 25 Giant Inflatables! Where kids can: Bounce,Squeeze ,Crawl & Slide through every shape and size of inflatable imaginable.Also Includes Kiddies Rides....
Guy’s Thatched Hamlet, Canalside, Bilsborrow, Nr Garstang
Sun 27 May to Sun 3 Jun

More details - Sid Calderbank
As a native dialect speaker, Sid has been researching and collecting songs, stories and poems of old Lancashire for the past 30 odd years, performing them only at impromptu events, at folk and art festivals as well as local clubs.
Longton Methodist Church, Marsh Lane, Longton
Thu 7 Jun

More details - Birkdale Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
An established group of gardens surrounding the bustling Victorian village of Birkdale, reached by a short car journey.
Birkdale Gardens, Southport
Sun 3 Jun, Sun 8 Jul

More details - Down By The Riverside Festival
Down By The Riverside is a unique festival that caters to all ages. We’ve got two live music stages, multiple theatrical events to tell the story of "The Legend Of The Giants", creative sideshows and workshops to get stuck into, along with a huge food court of world food, local ales and mountains of...
Dolphinholme House Farm, Dolphinholme
Fri 1 Jun and Sat 2 Jun

More details - Haslam Park Xplorer
A family navigational challenge that is both fun and educational. Explore the park and follow the map to find the markers. At each marker, young children can identify what the picture is or the older children can challenge themselves by answering a themed question.
Haslam Park, Bristow Avenue, Preston
Tue 29 May

More details - Hillside Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
A group of four gardens ranging from the smaller to medium sized - each with many features including pergolas, water features and special plants, shrubs and trees.
Hillside Gardens, Southport
Sun 27 May, Sun 22 Jul

More details - National Garden Scheme - Bretherton Open Gardens
Four contrasting gardens spaced across an attractive village location. Glynwood House has ¾ acre mixed borders, pond with drystone-wall water feature, woodland walk, patio garden with pergola and raised beds, all in a peaceful location with spectacular open aspects.
Glynwood House, Eyes Lane, Bretherton
Sun 27 May and Mon 28 May

More details - Hazelwood - Open Garden for NGS
1½ acre garden and hardy plant nursery, originally orchard, now has gravel garden with pots and seating area bottle wall and folly, shrubs, herbaceous borders, large stream-fed pond with woodland walk. Sculpture, Victorian fern house.
Hazelwood, Leyland
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Bretherton Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Four contrasting gardens spaced across attractive village with conservation area. Glynwood House has ¾ acre mixed borders, pond with drystone-wall water feature, woodland walk, patio garden with pergola and raised beds, all in a peaceful location with spectacular open aspects.
Bretherton Gardens, Leyland
Sun 27 May, Mon 28 May, Sun 8 Jul

More details - Preston Jazz & Improvisation Festival
This June we’re bringing a whole host of exciting acts to Preston, celebrating the huge range of styles and sub-genres that Jazz music and the art of improvisation encompass.
UCLan
Wed 6 Jun to Sun 10 Jun

More details - Preston Drama Club presents LAST TANGO IN WHITBY - a comedy by Mike Harding
For Pat, recently widowed, this year’s charabanc trip to Whitby is tinged with sadness. She is determined to enjoy herself in the company of her old friends - warm, kind hearted Jimmy and Joan; gentle, innocent Jessie; Maureen; know-it-all Henry and interfering, out-spoken Kathleen.
Preston Playhouse, Market St West, Preston
Today and Sat 26 May

More details - Preston Playhouse presents THE FOLLIES VARIETY SHOW
An evening packed full of laughter, wonder and excitement hits the stage of Preston Playhouse this June.
Preston Playhouse, Market St West, Preston
Thu 7 Jun to Sat 9 Jun

More details - AN EVENING OF SHORT PLAYS - four one act plays
The theatre’s three drama groups, Preston Drama Club, The Broughton Players and The Grimsargh Players have come together in a production of four short plays each night to raise funds for the development of the Playhouse.
Preston Playhouse, Market St West, Preston
Thu 21 Jun to Sat 23 Jun

More details - Avenham Park Xplorer
A family navigational challenge that is both fun and educational. Explore the park and follow the map to find the markers. At each marker, young children can identify what the picture is or the older children can challenge themselves by answering a themed question.
Avenham Park, South Meadow Lane, Preston
Fri 1 Jun

More details - Information Lecture:  Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path through the teaching of Bruno Groening
A lecture about spiritual healing and help through the teaching of Bruno Groening. Through the absorption of the divine power, many people are experiencing the healing of illnesses and pain, that have been declared as “incurable” by the medical profession.
Quaker Meeting Room, 189 St George’s Road
Sun 27 May, Sun 17 Jun, Sun 8 Jul

More details - LUBAINA HIMID: HARD TIMES Events
We are delighted to be showing an exhibition of the work of The 2017 Turner Prize winner and Preston-based artist Professor Lubaina Himid MBE. Lubaina has chosen the title Hard Times with reference to Charles Dickens’ novel, inspired by his visit to Preston during the workers’ Lock-out of 1853.
Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library Market Square, Preston
Sat 26 May, Wed 30 May

More details - Dara O'Briain: Voice Of Reason
Catch Dara O Briain, one of the most recognisable faces on British TV, as he goes back to his day job as a world class stand-up comedian. Dara will be returning to the stage in 2018 with his eagerly awaited brand new stand-up show ‘Voice Of Reason’.
Preston Guild Hall, Lancaster Road
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More details - Club Tropicana
Club Tropicana 80s night is the ultimate 80s party night in Preston, where the drinks are cheap! With music from ABC to ZZ top, expect 6 hours of 80s heaven. Fancy dress encouraged! THIS IS STRICTLY AN OVER 18’S EVENT – I.D WILL BE REQUIRED.
Preston Guild Hall, Lancaster Road
Sat 26 May

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