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More details - THE HMF HOUSE BAND + Danny Liptrott + Paddy Peters - Horwich Music Festival 2018
The HMF House Band in Concert Helen Walker: Keyboards, Vocals Dave Peters: Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele, Harmonica,Vocals Dan Borszcz: Bass Mike Walker: Drums Expect an eclectic programme (Pop, Alternative, Folk, Rockabilly) of original material by The Nearlys and Dave Peters alongside reimagined cover versions
Horwich Community Centre, Beaumont Road, Horwich, Bolton
Fri 4 May

More details - The Dixie Beats - Horwich Music Festival 2018
The Dixie Beats bring the best of trad jazz to the opening concert of this year’s festival in what promises to be a foot-tapping, fun afternoon! All are welcome to attend this free event which is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Horwich and held in association with the Seniors’ Lunch Club.
Horwich Community Centre, Beaumont Road, Horwich, Bolton
Fri 4 May

More details - Charlie Dore & Julian Littman - Horwich Music Festival 2018
An evening of eclectic, contemporary folk as Charlie Dore, one of the UK’s most respected songwriters teams up with multi-instrumentalist Julian Littman of Steeleye Span.
Horwich Community Centre, Beaumont Road, Horwich, Bolton
Sat 5 May

More details - Casper Mason + Sam Bate + Tonge with the Haulgh Community Choir - Horwich Music Festival 2018
In Concert: Casper Mason (Singer Songwriter) Sam Bate (Vocalist / Musical Theatre) Tonge with the Haulgh Community Choir
Horwich Community Centre, Beaumont Road, Horwich, Bolton
Sat 5 May

More details - Horwich RMI Brass Band in Concert - Horwich Music Festival 2018
Established in 1912 by George Hughes and re-formed in 2016 the Horwich RMI Brass Band are re-building a famous name in brass music; come and hear this highly talented band of musicians in concert. Musical Director: Matt Ryan.
Horwich Community Centre, Beaumont Road, Horwich, Bolton
Sun 6 May

More details - Hassan Erraji & Oriental Craze - Horwich Music Festival 2018
Hassan Erraji and Oriental Craze play a diverse repertoire of jazzy, uplifting roots and contemporary dance and easy-listening music of Morocco, the Middle East and beyond. Hassan Erraji is a Moroccan Master Musician.
Horwich Community Centre, Beaumont Road, Horwich, Bolton
Sun 6 May

More details - Handmade fair at the Georgian House
The fairs have a wide selection of stalls selling handmade cushions, cakes, chocolate, crafts, paper craft, jewellery, knitted items, pens, wood craft, button craft, jams, cards and much more. All items sold are made by the stall holder meaning that this is a true handmade fair with lots of talented people.
Mercure Georgian House, Blackrod, Bolton
Sun 13 May

More details - bring & Buy
Bring 7 Buy; tea & Biscuits; stalls, raffle; organised by our Guild members. All Welcome; Fundraiser for church funds.
Christ Church, Cholrey New Road, Heaton, Bolton
Thu 26 Apr

More details - The Ridges - Open Garden for NGS
3 acres, incl old walled orchard garden, cottage-style herbaceous borders, with perfumed rambling roses and clematis thru fruit the trees. Arch leads to formal lawn, surrounded by natural woodland, shrub borders and specimen trees with contrasting foliage. Woodland walks and dell.
The Ridges, Chorley
Mon 7 May

More details - May Bank Holiday Steamings at Bolton Steam Museum
Volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society have rescued and restored 30 old stationary steam engines - some of the engines which once powered the cotton mills and woollen mills of the North of England. The collection includes 2 rare beam engines (the oldest is 180 years old!
Bolton Steam Museum, Morrison’s Supermarket site, off Chorley Old Road, Bolton
Sun 6 May and Mon 7 May

More details - Chorley Branch -  Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society,  May Meeting
Thursday 17 May 2018, 7:30 pm. Guest Speaker: David Joy - Liverpool Cow Keepers. From The Dales to Liverpool, David will tell us of his own family history, and his research into how individuals became Cow Keepers.
Cunliffe Hall (Chorley Masonic Hall), Cunliffe Street, Chorley
Thu 17 May

"The Actress" - by Peter Quilter - St Michael’s ADS Spring Production More details - "The Actress" - by Peter Quilter - St Michael's ADS Spring Production
Don’t miss this funny & poignant comedy directed by Lauren Sturgess. "The Actress dramatises the events backstage as a colourful, complicated actress makes her emotional farewell performance.
St Michael’s Parish Hall, Shaw Street, Swinley, Wigan
Thu 10 May to Sat 12 May
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More details - "Much Ado About Nothing" at Wigan Little Theatre
Written by: William Shakespeare Directed by: Caroline McCann Shakespeare has an enduring popularity and this in one of his best comedies, combining as it does mistaken identities, love, hilarity and themes of honour, shame and court politics.
44 Crompton Street, Wigan (corner with Orchard St opposite Sams Bar, if your sat nav can’t find it)
Today, Sat 21 Apr

More details - Music for 1 & 2 Guitars.   John Mills and Cobie Smit,  International Classical Guitar Duo
This is John’s second visit to St Laurence Church, and this time he is accompanied by his wife Cobie Smit. Both are excellent classical guitarists, and have performed worldwide. The programme will include music from England, Ireland, Spain, Latin America and Austria
St Laurence Church, Union Street, Chorley
Sun 22 Apr

More details - Farmer's Market & Craft Fayre
Farmer’s Market & Craft Fayre at Wigan & Leigh Hospice, Hindley, Wigan. WN2 3HZ Sunday 29th April 2018, From 9am - until 3pm. There will be over 40 stalls selling a selection of food, drink and crafts.
Wigan & Leigh Hospice, Kildare Street, Hindley, Wigan.
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Manfords Comedy Club
Chorley Little Theatre plays host to Manford’s Comedy Club. This live comedy show features four brilliant comedians from around the UK, personally selected by Jason Manford.
Chorley Little Theatre, Dole Lane,Chorley
Sat 5 May

More details - English Classics Concert
Bolton Symphony Orchestra joins forces with Blackburn Music Society & Bolton Catholic Music & Choral Society to present an evening of English Classics with bass Louis Hurst & conductor Tom Newall. The programme includes Elgar’s Pomp & Circumstance No.
Victoria Hall, Knowsley Street, Bolton
Sat 12 May

More details - Bolton Market Place Shopping Centre
Stalls within the shopping precinct.
Market Place Shopping Centre, 3rd Floor Management Suite, Bolton
Thu 26 Apr to Sat 28 Apr

More details - The Big Corner
Adapted from the short stories of Bill Naughton by former Octagon Artistic Director Lawrence Till, The Big Corner follows Bill and alf, two young Bolton lads hungry for adventure, who discover the mystery and delisghts of girls as they grow up together.
Octagon Theatre Bolton
Today to Sat 5 May

More details - AKA Noel Gallagher
Noel Gallagher is the writer and powerhouse behind Oasis and the global hits that defined UK music from the mid 90’s onwards. Since the band split he has continued to pen anthemic records and retained the stratospheric respect across the music industry as an incredible solo artist and an icon of a generation.
Grand Vault, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan
Sat 21 Apr

More details - MERRY HELL - Electric Saturday
Merry Hell are back at The Old Courts and have a brand new album to launch to you faithful followers and new recruits alike. The Folk-Rockers are the pride of Wigan and fly the flag for outstanding, relatable folk music.
Grand Vault, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan
Sat 28 Apr

More details - MERRY HELL Acoustic Sunday
The Merry Hell album launch weekender concludes in The Old Courts Theatre with a seated acoustic gig to celebrate the launch of "Anthems To The Wind" Doors will open at 6pm to allow seating and relaxed refreshments. The band will be on stage at 7.30pm and the event will finish at 9.
Theatre, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan
Sun 29 Apr

More details - BLUES: Emma Wilson Blues Band
Proudly from Teesside Emma Wilson is a dynamic, powerful & soulful Blues singer who gives it everything at every gig, leaving audiences completely wowed! Her powerful and expressive voice together with a solid band behind her mean that her shows are hugely popular wherever she performs...
Bailiff Bar, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan
Sat 5 May

More details - ACDC Experience
THE AC/DC EXPERIENCE – arguably Britain’s best AC/DC tribute band – are heading out on an eagerly-awaited nationwide tour.
Grand Vault, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan
Fri 11 May

More details - Fairport Convention
Rarely can so many superlatives be used to describe a band. The Old Courts are delighted to welcome true folk royalty.Fairport Convention has been making great music for over fifty years.
Theatre, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan
Tue 15 May

More details - THE HOUGHTON WEAVERS
The Old Courts are proud to present The Houghton Weavers, the UK’s leading Comedy/Folk group. This legendary band have been at the forefront of the country’s music scene for over four decades with a hectic concert schedule.
Theatre, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan
Fri 18 May

Cheeky Monkies Baby & Children’s Sale - Wigan 12/05/18 More details - Cheeky Monkies Baby & Children's Sale - Wigan 12/05/18
We are hosting a baby and children’s sale at The Deanery, Frog Lane, Wigan, WN1 1HQ SATURDAY 12th MAY 1-3pm x For mums, dads, grandmas, granddads, aunts and uncles to buy or sell new or pre-loved items such as clothes 0-5 years, shoes, push chair, toys, high chairs, Moses baskets, bikes, sensory equipment,
The Deanery High School, Frog Lane, Wigan
Sat 12 May
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More details - Shop 'n' Bop
Join us this bank holiday for a day of shopping, music and dancing! Put your best foot forward at our Afternoon Swing Dance on Monday 7th May, 12pm - 4pm. Go back in time with the amazing A-Train Swing and enjoy music from the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s – make sure you have your dancing shoes on!
Botany Bay, Canal Mill, Botany Brow, Chorley
Mon 7 May

More details - Ultra '90s Party Night
Ultra ’90s perform the best classic chart, dance and club anthems from the 1990s. Their set list includes favourites such as Dreamer, Set you free, Rhythm is a dancer & Show me love. The evening also includes: 4 course meal, live entertainment & disco with DJ.
DW Stadium, Loire Drive, Wigan
Sat 21 Apr

More details - Planet Circus the wow factor!!
Planet Circus The Wow Factor!!! This year’s super show features: The world’s most dangerous circus act Team Brazil in The Globe of Death, with motorcyclists speeding around inside a steel cage at over 60mph, this act has to be seen to be believed.
DW STADIUM WIGAN
Tue 24 Apr to Sun 29 Apr

More details - An Evening with Jake Quickenden
Leisuretec UK presents An Evening with Jake Quickenden on Wednesday 2nd May 2018 in Rigalettos at the DW Stadium in Wigan. Enjoy live music from reality TV star Jake Quickenden and then here about his experiences on the X Factor, I’m a Celebrity...
Rigalettos Restaurant DW Stadium Loire Drive Robin Park Wigan
Wed 2 May

More details - Now That's What We Call Music Party Night
Take a nostalgic trip back and dance the night away to sounds from the 80’s, 90’s & 00’s with our resident DJ.
Park Hall Hotel, Charnock Richard
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Little Fix Tribute Act
Little Fix are OFFICIALLY the UK’s number 1 Little Mix tribute band after winning the 2017 National Tribute Music Award. As seen on BBC’s Even Better! Enjoy amazing chart hits such as Wings, DNA, ChangeYour Life, Move, How You Doin and Black Magic.
Park Hall Hotel, Charnock Richard
Sat 12 May

More details - Little Fix Tribute Act - Family Show
The UK’s number 1 Little Mix tribute band are coming to Park Hall for a fantastic family show. Winners of the 2017 National Tribute Music Award and as seen on BBC’s Better Even Better!, Little Fix will perform amazing chart hits bringing you the full concert experience!
Park Hall Hotel, Charnock Richard
Sat 12 May

More details - 6 Birch Road - Open Garden for NGS
A small wild life friendly garden brimming with colour making the most of its potential. Large collection of alpines and succulents and used in interesting and creative ways. Extensive and inspirational use of recycled materials giving them a new lease of life.
6 Birch Road, Leigh
Tue 1 May, Fri 1 Jun

Cheeky Monkies Baby & Children’s Sale - FARNWORTH 05/05/18 More details - Cheeky Monkies Baby & Children's Sale - FARNWORTH 05/05/18
We are hosting a baby and children’s sale at St James’s High School, Lucas Road, Farnworth, BL4 9RU SATURDAY 5th MAY 1-3pm x For mums, dads, grandmas, granddads, aunts and uncles to buy or sell new or pre-loved items such as clothes 0-5 years, shoes, push chair, toys, high chairs, Moses baskets, bikes,
St James’s High School, Lucas Road, Farnworth
Sat 5 May
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More details - Pirates of Penzance
A semi-staged performance of Pirates of Penzance by the Rosemere AOS. The principals will be in costume with the chorus on the stage. Promises to be a great evening as Rosemere consistently get good reviews for their productions. For more information please go to www.thebarlow.co.uk/whats-on.
The Barlow, 216 Bolton Road, Turton, Bolton
Fri 27 Apr

More details - Creative Club
Creative Club workshops take place during school holidays and support young artists aged 7-3 to develop their creative skills in a range of media. Come along and join the club! Visit www.theturnpike.org.uk/workshops?
The Turnpike Civic Square Leigh
Today and Sat 21 Apr

More details - Banging The Drum - Music before WW1 and the Accrington Pals Band
Ian McGuinness of East Lancashire Concert Band, The Accrington Pals Band in 1914, will give an illustrated talk with vintage musical instruments, a wind-up gramophone, and pre-WW1 records. He will reveal how "Banging the Drum" opened may unexpected doors and revealed interesting glimpses of local Lancashire history.
Darwen Heritage Centre, Holker House, Darwen
Tue 8 May

More details - Comedy @ Darwen Library Theatre
With Gavin Webster Mark Nelson Lee Kyle Justin Moorhouse
Darwen Library Theatre, Knott Street, Darwen
Sat 5 May

More details - The Three Sisters Family Festival Day – Bank Holiday Monday 7th May
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to drive a rally or race car? Or to enjoy handling a powerful racing kart? How about finding what ‘Supermoto’ motorbikes are all about? Well then, you better come and see all the May 7th action at Three Sisters Circuit WN4 8DD!
Three Sister’s Circuit, Three Sisters Road, A-in-M, Wigan
Mon 7 May

More details - Orpheus in the Underworld
An adventurous helter-skelter journey from Greece, up to Mount Olympus and down to the Underworld. Fun and mischief with bouncing, foot-tapping music by Offenbach, including the Can-Can!! Orpheus is married to a beautiful wood nymph, Eurydice, but their marriage is in dire straits.
St. Joseph’s Hall, Chapel Street, Leigh
Tue 15 May to Sat 19 May

More details - The Ultimate 50`s & 60`s Experience - featuring CJ Stewart
The Ultimate 50`s & 60`s Experience - featuring CJ Stewart Featuring The Hits Of Elvis Presley Bill Haley Jerry Lee Lewis Cliff Richard Buddy Holly
Wellington Park, Church Road, Burlington Gardens, Leyland
Sat 12 May

More details - Hilldale Traditional Village Fair 2018
Traditional Country Fair in the village of Hilldale. Crowning & Parade of the Hilldale Rose Queen at 1.15pm; Marching band; Cream Teas; BBQ; Dog Show 1.00pm; Bouncy castle; Morris Dancers; Ice Cream; Aquablast; Donkeys; stalls & games; great Raffle.
Hilldale Village Hall & Field, Chorley Road, Hilldale, Parbold, Lancashire
Sat 12 May

More details - Try Sailing for FREE in MAY!
Sailing is a great sport that can be enjoyed by the whole family together. Why not come along to our Open Day on Saturday 12th May and find out more. Have a FREE trial sail with one of our instructors or just watch the kids have a go. We aim to let everyone who wants to, have a sail.
Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club Green Lane Lowton Nr Warrington
Sat 12 May

More details - St Catherine's Hospice Skydive
Take the plunge for St Catherine’s by signing up to our exhilarating skydive! Experience the thrill of an 11,000 foot freefall through the air and use the incredible stunt to raise vital funds to support our work.
St Catherine’s Hospice Lostock Lane Lostock Hall Preston
Sat 21 Apr

More details - St Catherine's Quiz
Put your general knowledge to the test at our annual charity quiz night, and see if you and your team can be crowned the winners at this fun night out raising funds for St Catherine’s!
St Catherine’s Hospice Lostock Lane Lostock Hall Preston
Thu 26 Apr

More details - Rainbow House Ramble 2018
The Annual Rainbow House Ramble will take place on Saturday 12th May 2018. Starting at 10am from Bishop Rawstorne High School in Croston, participants can choose a 5 or 11 mile route taking them through Croston, Mawdesley and Eccleston in the beautiful Lancashire countryside and returning to Bishop Rawstorne...
Bishop Rawstorne High School, Croston
Sat 12 May

More details - Rainbow House RAINBOW RAMBLE
Rainbow House charity 10th annual sponsored Rainbow Ramble event. Starts and finishes from Bishop Rawstorne High School, Croston. Choose to run or walk our 5 or 11 mile routes. All 3 courses are fully accessible for wheelchairs and prams so bring the whole family along.
Bishop Rawstorne High School, Highfield Road, Croston, Leyland
Sat 12 May

More details - 1940s  Tea Room
BURY ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM
Sat 5 May