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An evening of Traditional Jazz with the Wabash Jazzmen.
Newtown National Club, Nixon St., Castleton, Rochdale
Sun 29 Mar 20

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Come and enjoy a wonderful springtime musical treat with the fabulous Leyland Band as we present an afternoon of great music for everyone, from the movies, musical theatre and the classics.
The Grand 18 York Street, Clitheroe
Sun 29 Mar 20

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Live steel music performance by this popular youth group from Stockport
Preston Flag Market
Sat 28 Mar 20

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New event in the famous bury indoor market traders buying and selling collectable vinyl dvds cds
Indoor market hall bury
Sat 28 Mar 20

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Powerhouse Gospel Choir’s uniqueness comes from the magical blend of their voices producing a sound that is soulful, passionate & uplifting Powerhouse Gospel Choir’s uniqueness comes
Grand Theatre, St Leonardgate, Lodge St, Lancaster
Sat 28 Mar 20

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Come along and listen to the fantastic music of this local brass band and help to raise funds towards the refurbishment of the unique Lych Gate. Everyone is welcome and a great night is guaranteed.
Leyland St James Church, Slater Lane, Leyland, Lancs
Sat 28 Mar 20

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Powerhouse Gospel Choir’s uniqueness comes from the magical blend of their voices producing a sound that is soulful, passionate & uplifting Powerhouse Gospel Choir’s uniqueness comes
Burnley Mechanics, Manchester Rd, Burnley
Fri 27 Mar 20

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Intrigue and excitement, love and romance combine in this new and exciting fusion of dance, song and drama with music from Rent, Can Can, Moulin Rouge, American in Paris, Gypsy, Funny Face, Nine, La
The Dancehouse, Oxford Road, Manchester,
Thu 26 Mar 20

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Intrigue and excitement, love and romance combine in this new and exciting fusion of dance, song and drama with music from Rent, Can Can, Moulin Rouge, American in Paris, Gypsy, Funny Face, Nine, La
The Dancehouse,10A Oxford Road
Thu 26 Mar 20

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Women in WWI Dr Badsey’s particular specialism is nursing during the First World War, but she has a broader interest in women and warfare, occupation and social change.
Bolton School Girls’ Division, Chorley New Road, Bolton
Tue 24 Mar 20

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Come along and enjoy some fabulous live music performed by some of the Top keyboard players in the UK.
Midge Hall Methodist Church, Longmeanygate, Leyland.
Mon 23 Mar 20

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The Julie July Band has built a substantial reputation on reinterpretations of Sandy Denny’s songs and play a heartfelt tribute to the great singer-songwriter.
The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan
Sun 22 Mar 20

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Spring Ball Join us for a great night of social dancing - Ballroom, Latin, Rock n Roll, Sequence & Line Dress to Impress at our Spring Ball! All dancers welcome.
Adlington Community Centre, Railway Rd, Adlington
Sat 21 Mar 20

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Lancaster Millennium Choir and friends - Swingtime in Springtime! The first gig in Millennium Choir’s spring tour will take place in Halton on March 21st! Choirmaster Andy Whitfield brings you upbeat, fun arrangements of American-style Swing pieces.
The Centre@Halton, Low Rd, Halton, Lancaster
Sat 21 Mar 20

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The Blockheads have continued after Dury’s death, contributing to the 2001 tribute album Brand New Boots and Panties, then releasing Where’s the Party (2004), Staring Down the Barrel (2009),[8] and
King Georges Hall, Northgate, Blackburn
Sat 21 Mar 20

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Rise! is an exciting new series of poetry events at the Bureau Centre for the Arts, Blackburn, including opportunities to hear amazing and inspiring spoken word artists, take part in workshops, and...
The Bureau - Centre for the Arts Penny Street, BB16HQ Blackburn
Sat 21 Mar 20

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Thursday 19 March 2020 - Cunliffe Hall (Chorley Masonic), Cunliffe Street, Chorley, PR7 2BE Update on War Memorials: Mike Coyle joins us to talk about the ongoing fight to preserve and
Cunliffe Hall (Chorley Masonic Hall), Cunliffe Street, Chorley
Thu 19 Mar 20

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WLT Youth Theatre Production Alice plunges down the rabbit hole and becomes involved in a madcap and delicious series of adventures immortalized by Lewis Carroll.
44 Crompton Street, Wigan (corner with Orchard St opposite the Ball and Boot, if your sat nav can’t find it)
Thu 19 Mar 20

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This event has been cancelled.
St. George’s Church, off Lune St., Preston
Wed 18 Mar 20

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With The Lancaster Comedy Club
The Borough, 1-5 Dalton Square, Lancaster
Sun 15 Mar 20

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In his hilarious, daring new show ‘Blah Blah Blacklist’ Daliso looks at disgraced blacklisted celebrities and historical figures we’re ashamed we once admired and who now have let us down.
The Dukes, Moor Ln, Lancaster
Sat 14 Mar 20

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The Floyd Effect - The Pink Floyd Show One of the final dates of the ’Wall Around The Moon’ tour. Spotlighting Pink Floyds 1979 release, The Wall and also includes a complete performance of ’The Dark Side Of The...
Royal Court Theatre, Rochdale Rd, Bacup
Sat 14 Mar 20

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Night Time walk to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society
The Piazza, Media City
Sat 14 Mar 20

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Buy or sell all manner of items both useful and useless at our next sale on Saturday 14th March 9am till 12 noon ( Sellers from 8.30) Tea, coffee and bacon barms on sale from 9.
St Aidan’s Church Hall, Station Road, Bamber Bridge
Sat 14 Mar 20

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Cloudbusting are 5 musicians from the UK, dedicated to performing this incomparable music with no hint of pastiche or impersonation. There is, and only ever can be, one Kate.
Darwen Library Theatre Knott St Darwen
Sat 14 Mar 20

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A Get Creative planning meeting and workshop for organisations, groups and individuals interested in hosting or delivering creative activity as part of Get Creative 2020, 9-17 May.
The Bureau - Centre for the Arts Penny Street, BB16HQ Blackburn
Wed 11 Mar 20

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With Ignacio Lopez Ryan Cullen Chris Chopping George Rigden
The Borough, 1-5 Dalton Square, Lancaster
Sun 8 Mar 20

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An evening of Traditional Jazz with the Red Stripe Band.
Newtown National Club, Nixon St., Castleton, Rochdale
Sun 8 Mar 20

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Bringing you the very best soul and Motown classics from acts such as The Supremes, Aretha Franklin, Etta James and many more.
DW Stadium, Wigan
Sat 7 Mar 20

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With Tom Wrigglesworth Tony Law Lindsey Santoro Rob Riley
Royal George, Manchester Road, Greenfield
Sat 7 Mar 20

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With Julian Deane Tom Wrigglesworth Simon Lomas Alun Cochrane
Darwen Library Theatre, Knott Street, Darwen
Sat 7 Mar 20

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Join Keen Green Macrame Machine at The Bureau Centre for the Arts for a relaxed workshop session making your own macrame plant hangers using 100% recycled cotton yarn.
The Bureau - Centre for the Arts Penny Street, BB16HQ Blackburn
Sat 7 Mar 20

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Craft & Gift Fair - Lostock Parish Centre - Bolton Come and join us for our Craft & Gift Fair at Lostock Parish Centre on Saturday 7th March Open to the public 10:30am - 3:30pm.
Lostock Parish Centre Tempest Road Bolton Lancashire
Sat 7 Mar 20

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Chorley Little Theatre plays host to Manford’s Comedy Club. Come and have some fun and a real good laugh, as four amazing comedians take to the stage, all personally chosen by Jason...
Chorley Little Theatre, Dole Lane,Chorley
Sat 7 Mar 20

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With Daliso Chaponda Elliot Steel Lindsey Davies Tez Ilyas
King George’s Hall, Northgate, Blackburn,
Fri 6 Mar 20

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With Elliot Steel Tony Law Sian Davies Mick Ferry
Chorlton Irish Club, 17 High Lane, Chorlton
Fri 6 Mar 20

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A Spoonful of Julie (a tribute to Julie Andrews) Join Nicola Mills, singing the songs of the practically perfect Dame Julie Andrews, in this memorable tribute ‘A Spoonful of Julie’.
The Met Theatre Market St Bury
Fri 6 Mar 20

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We are delighted to be working with the Our Community Our Future team to bring you a day of creativity, friendship, food and fun.
The Bureau - Centre for the Arts Penny Street, BB16HQ Blackburn
Fri 6 Mar 20

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Lancaster & District Choral Society are holding a coffee morning . Various stalls include home made preserves, garden produce, crafts, hand made cards, jewellery, books and cakes. Raffle.
Bolton le sands Community centre Packet Lane Bolton le sands
Thu 5 Mar 20

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Ugnius Pauliukonis is an adopted Mancunian who was the only student at the RNCM to be awarded the prestigious Gold Medal in 2013.
Clitheroe Royal Grammar School, Sixth Form Centre, York Street, Clitheroe
Wed 4 Mar 20

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The Mall Blackburn has teamed up with the organisers of World Book Day to bring stories to life in the shopping centre!
The Mall Blackburn 25 Church Street
Wed 4 Mar 20

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On World Hearing Day, which takes place on 3 March 2020, Bayfields Opticians and Audiologists in Clitheroe is encouraging local people to take advantage of its free hearing health
Bayfields Opticians and Audiologists, 11 Castle Street, Clitheroe, Lancashire
Tue 3 Mar 20

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Former Wigan High School and Wigan Grammar School pupils, artistic sister and brother duo, Carole and Martin Dawber, will be sharing the Artist of the Month spotlight at The ArtHouse over in
The ArtHouse 65 Eastbank Street Southport
Tue 3 Mar 20

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Poetry Festival with Poet Laureate Simon Armitage A group of talented young writers will read their own work in the first half hour of the Bolton School Poetry Festival before a reading from the poet Simon Armitage.
Bolton School Girls’ Division, Chorley New Road, Bolton
Mon 2 Mar 20

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Beginners guide to 35mm B&W photography: (a workshop in two parts) Workshop #1: Within this 3 hour session you will be taught the basics of how to use a 35mm camera* from loading the film to
Obscura Darkroom, Blackburn 86 Penny Street, Blackburn
Mon 2 Mar 20

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With Tom Wrigglesworth Bethany Black Brian Bell Mike Wilkinson
The Borough, 1-5 Dalton Square, Lancaster
Sun 1 Mar 20

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With Scott Bennett Christian Reilly Stevie Gray Rob Mulholland
Didsbury Cricket Club, Wilmslow Rd., Didsbury
Sun 1 Mar 20

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Come and experience the finest makers, producers, and artisans in crafts, arts, food and drink from Bury, Manchester and the North West.
The longfield Suite Prestwich Manchester
Sun 1 Mar 20

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Get Fit, Have Fun & Help others. Rainbow Hub Charity ’Workoutathon’. 3 hours of various fitness workouts including Zumba, Metafit, Legs Bums N Tums, Rockbox, Les Mills Bodycombat &...
The Great Room, Preston North End FC, Sir Tom Finney Way, Preston
Sun 1 Mar 20

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Our jam-packed music sessions for children aged 4-8 are back this spring! With an exciting theme each month, help your little ones develop their musical skills in a fun, friendly and accessible...
Manchester Central Library Manchester
Sat 29 Feb 20

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Come along and dance the night away to ’Sounds Retro’. Two male singers/musicians who have been performing for many years and sing the greatest hits from The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, The...
St James the Great Church Hall, Church Lane, Wrightington, Nr Wigan
Sat 29 Feb 20

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A celebration of live music featuring 9 bands and host DJ with all profits being donated to East Lancs Hospice.
The Windsor Suite, King Georges Hall, Blackburn
Sat 29 Feb 20

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For one weekend only, residents of Bury, Rochdale and Rossendale can take advantage of the discounted rates open to holders of our Resident Permits.
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Sat 29 Feb 20

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This event is all about you. The first half of the evening will be an opportunity to exhibit your work, mingle and enjoy the hands on activities.
The Bureau - Centre for the Arts Penny Street, BB16HQ Blackburn
Sat 29 Feb 20

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Clothes Swaps are the easy way to update your wardrobe! It’s guilt free shopping with no cost to your wallet and great for the environment.
The Bureau - Centre for the Arts Penny Street, BB16HQ Blackburn
Sat 29 Feb 20

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This show will include many of their greatest hits, the catalogue includes a record breaking 18 Number 1 singles and 9 number 1 albums, and combined record sales of over 60 Million Units.
King Georges Hall, Northgate, Blackburn
Fri 28 Feb 20

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This 4-week Dance and Parkinson’s project will bring high quality, community-based arts activity for people with Parkinson’s (PwP), family members, friends, and carers in the Blackburn
The Bureau - Centre for the Arts Penny Street, BB16HQ Blackburn
Fri 28 Feb 20

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This is a classic Shakespeare comedy involving his favourite themes of love, twins, ambition, betrayal, deceit, cross-dressing (and cross garters).
44 Crompton Street, Wigan (corner with Orchard St opposite the Ball and Boot, if your sat nav can’t find it)
Tue 25 Feb 20

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With Troy Hawke Paul Pirie Daniel Nicholas Justin Moorhouse
Royal George, Manchester Road, Greenfield
Sun 23 Feb 20

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With Javier Jarquin Steve Harris Rahul Kohli George Rigden
The Borough, 1-5 Dalton Square, Lancaster
Sun 23 Feb 20

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Come along to the newly refurbished The Bull to watch the Wilder vs Fury rematch. Famed as a sporting hotspot, a brand new 82” HD TV screen has been installed to ensure viewing any sporting event is...
2 Blackpool Old Road, Poulton-le-fylde
Sat 22 Feb 20

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The Mending Cafe at The Bureau will be a place where people can bring items that need repairing. The ‘cafe’ will provide a relaxed, environment where people can learn & share skills needed to be able...
The Bureau - Centre for the Arts Penny Street, BB16HQ Blackburn
Sat 22 Feb 20

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The enchanting world of Sarah and Duck is brought to life in a brand-new stage show, featuring the wonderful characters from the BAFTA award-winning CBeebies show.
The Lowry Pier 8 Salford Quays
Fri 21 Feb 20

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The indoor sports hall will be filled with inflatable bouncy castle , assault course bungee run laser tag maze , surf simulator , pillow bash gladiator duel activities plus loads more .
Walton -le -dale , High school , Brindle Road , BAmber Bridge Preston .
Fri 21 Feb 20

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February Half Term Kids Arrive ’n’ Drive Suitable for ages 8 to 15 years old. Cadets: 8 to 11 years old Juniors: 12 to 15 years old No experience required, just arrive ’n’...
Three Sisters Road, Three Sisters Circuit, Wigan
Fri 21 Feb 20

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Broken down in the Sahara Desert, desperate to repair her fighter jet, a pilot meets an extraordinary Little Prince.
Z-arts 335 Stretford Road Hulme Manchester
Fri 21 Feb 20

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Thursday 20 February 2020, 7:00 pm. Death Certificates and Family History Tonight we have our own Steve Williams (Chorley Branch) as Guest Speaker.
Cunliffe Hall (Chorley Masonic Hall), Cunliffe Street, Chorley
Thu 20 Feb 20

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Ken Nicol has been a member of Steeleye Span, The Albion Band, Magna Carta and Feast Of Fiddles, and worked with artists ranging from Al Stewart to Phil Cool.
Fox Lane Sport & Social Club, Fox Lane, Leyland
Thu 20 Feb 20

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Illustrated talk by Brian Jeffery The subjects are the roles of water and coal in the industrialisation of Altham and the part played by Altham Corn Mill.
Pendle Heritage Centre, Park Hill, 2 Colne Road, Barrowford, nr Nelson
Thu 20 Feb 20

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Good Music - Good People - Good Times! We may be over 50, but we are definitely not over the hill. If you fancy a night of good music and a chilled atmosphere, head down to The Social at The Bureau...
The Bureau - Centre for the Arts Penny Street, BB16HQ Blackburn
Thu 20 Feb 20

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Maxine Molin-Rose Lunchtime Recital with Harpist Maxine Molin-Rose Back due to popular demand, Maxine presents a light programme of Debussy, Bernard Andres and Marcel Tournier.
Penwortham Arts Centre ’The Venue’ Liverpool Road Penwortham
Thu 20 Feb 20

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Come along with family and friends for a few games of bingo and try your luck on the raffle. Organised by the Leyland Fundraising Group for Cancer Research UK, this event is being held to acknowledge...
Fox Lane Sports and Social Club, Fox Lane, Leyland
Wed 19 Feb 20

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There’s plenty to keep the kids entertained at The Mall Blackburn this February half-term with a whole host of free ‘make and take’ activities.
The Mall Blackburn 25 Church Street, Blackburn
Wed 19 Feb 20

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An ensemble of Clarinet, Viola, and Piano will perform trios by Mozart, Robert Schumann, and Jean Françaix. Presented by Harris Music, Preston
St. George’s Church, off Lune St., Preston
Wed 19 Feb 20

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Preston Drama Club presents ’The Thrill of Love’ by Amanda Whittington About 9.30pm on Easter Sunday 1955 Ruth Ellis shot and killed her lover David Blakely outside the Magdala Pub in Hampstead.
Preston Playhouse, Market St West, Preston
Wed 19 Feb 20

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Every Wednesday morning from Bureau volunteers host a Place of Welcome, a relaxed and friendly opportunity to have a free brew and some toast and to meet people.
pin The Bureau - Centre for the Arts Penny Street, BB16HQ Blackburn
Wed 19 Feb 20

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Lisa Langan - Faces & Figures ART AS A FORM OF THERAPY “All my work is original. I work from life but for finer details beyond direct observation at times” A new solo exhibition, entitled “Faces & Figures” by celebrated...
The ArtHouse 65 Eastbank Street Southport
Tue 18 Feb 20

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Betsy Bumblebee is back again this year for the best family fun you’ll find in Lancashire! Hear her very own stories and find the clues around the Hall to complete the quiz, for free!
Samlesbury Hall, Preston New Road, Samlesbury, Preston
Mon 17 Feb 20

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With Howard Read Adam Staunton TBC Raymond Mearns
The Borough, 1-5 Dalton Square, Lancaster
Sun 16 Feb 20

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An evening of Traditional Jazz with the Tenement Jazz Band from Edinburgh.
Newtown National Club, Nixon St., Castleton, Rochdale
Sun 16 Feb 20

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Buy or sell all manner of items both useful or useless at our next sale on Saturday 15th February 9am till 12 noon ( Sellers from 8.30) Lots of bargains to be had so come and have a look.
St Aidan’s Church Hall Station Road, Bamber Bridge
Sat 15 Feb 20

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The exceptional Slot Machine Theatre brings their puppetry skills to a show like no other - one that features your very own toys!
Lancaster Arts at Lancaster University Great Hall Complex Lancaster University Lancaster
Sat 15 Feb 20

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The World’s premier show in celebration of ‘The Velvet Voice’ experience all the hits from his amazing career, culminating over 40 million album sales and eight Grammy awards including many of the
King Georges Hall, Northgate, Blackburn
Sat 15 Feb 20

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Escape the hustle and bustle of daily life, and lose yourself within the gardens and woodland at Rufford Old Hall. Pick up a free adventure kit and get exploring.
Rufford Old Hall, 200 Liverpool Road, Rufford, near Ormskirk
Sat 15 Feb 20

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Clitheroe Parish Church Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society present 9 To 5 The Musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie.
St Mary’s Centre Church Street Clitheroe
Sat 15 Feb 20

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Bring your friend or valentine for a stroll through the garden and the pretty snowdrops in the woodland.
Rufford Old Hall, 200 Liverpool Road, Rufford, near Ormskirk
Fri 14 Feb 20

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LAUNCH NIGHT!! ACE Theatre in Nelson plays host to Manford’s Comedy Club. This live comedy show features four brilliant comedians from around the UK, personally selected by Jason Manford.
The ACE Theatre, Cross Street, Nelson
Fri 14 Feb 20

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Blackpool Comes to Oldham (BCTO) returns to Hollinwood for the half-term holidays with over 25 thrilling rides and attractions, free family entertainment including a kid-size sand pit complete with
Hollinwood Events Site, Hollinwood Avenue, Manchester Road, Oldham
Fri 14 Feb 20

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Steel Pan Ensemble run by Bolton Music Service at the Bureau Centre for the Arts All children and young people are welcome from age 8 Wednesdays during term time. Beginners 4.
The Bureau - Centre for the Arts Penny Street, BB16HQ Blackburn
Wed 12 Feb 20

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Have a go at making some darkroom prints using our brand new printing facilities! Within this 3 hour session you will learn how to make a contact sheet and produce a silver gelatin print, using your...
Obscura Darkroom, Blackburn 86 Penny Street, Blackburn
Tue 11 Feb 20

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A national recruitment campaign is coming to Preston to encourage local people to consider joining a unique profession that shapes the lives of the next generation.
The Holiday Inn Preston, The Ringway, Preston
Tue 11 Feb 20

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The Sea Around Me - a talk from Miranda Krestovnikoff Miranda Krestovnikoff’s remarkable encounters with marine wildlife around the British Isles Miranda shares the best stories from the last 20 years filming marine wildlife around the UK.
Bolton School Girls’ Division, Chorley New Road, Bolton
Mon 10 Feb 20

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Blackburn College Presents: Artwork by UAL LV.1 & LV.2 DIPLOMA ART & DESIGN STUDENTS Opening Preview 06 February 2020 From 12.
The Bureau Centre for the Art, Penny Street, BB16HQ Blackburn
Mon 10 Feb 20

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With Mark Nelson Peter Brush Catherine Burgis Danny Deegan
The Borough, 1-5 Dalton Square, Lancaster
Sun 9 Feb 20

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In his hilarious, daring new show ‘Blah Blah Blacklist’ Daliso looks at disgraced blacklisted celebrities and historical figures we’re ashamed we once admired and who now have let us down.
Little Theatre, 10 Dole Ln, Chorley
Sun 9 Feb 20

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Social Dance Night Join us for a great evening of dance. Popular Sequence and Ballroom at one of the best venues in the North West.
Chorley Town Hall, Market St, Chorley
Sat 8 Feb 20

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With Mark Nelson Justin Moorhouse Wilson Milton Rob Riley
Royal George, Manchester Road, Greenfield
Sat 8 Feb 20

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Wouldn’t you like a little love in your life? The organisers of Manchester’s Valentine’s Fair are promising all the family will love their huge selection of rides & attractions when they bring their...
Heaton Park Manchester
Sat 8 Feb 20

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Three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and very-hard-to-pin-down-indie-underdog-nightmare Josie Long is back with a brand new show after a brief hiatus, during which she had a baby and so
the dancehouse theatre 10 oxford road
Sat 8 Feb 20

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With Mark Nelson Simon Wozniak Eleanor Morton Justin Moorhouse
Chorlton Irish Club, 17 High Lane, Chorlton
Fri 7 Feb 20

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