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More details - The Wool Boat is home in West Lancashire at Parbold this weekend.
The Wool Boat is home in West Lancashire at Parbold this weekend. The Wool Boat has returned from our summer tour is back in Parbold this weekend. The Wool Boat is a unique floating Wool and Yarn shop based on a canal narrow boat. She is, as far as we know, the world’s only floating Knitting and Crochet shop.
Leeds and Liverpool canal at Parbold in West Lancashire moored near the Your’s is the Earth Cafe/Deli
Today and Mon 28 May

More details - Cedar Farm Day - Festival Fun on the Farm!
Join us for lots of fun on the farm at Cedar Farm’s first Summer Festival! The makers and shakers at the award-winning Cedar Farm in Mawdesley are inviting Lancashire folk to come along and celebrate the best of craft and festival fun at their very first Cedar Farm Day on Sunday 10th June.
Cedar Farm, Back Lane, Mawdesley, Ormskirk
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Woodstock Barn - Open Garden for NGS
An established country garden of over ¾ acre with form, texture and a green tapestry all year round. Developed from a barren wilderness to one with wildlife, amidst tall trees, shrubs, mixed borders, pond, vegetable patch, woodland area and stream.
Woodstock Barn, Ormskirk
Sun 10 Jun, Sun 1 Jul

More details - 8 Andertons Mill - Open Garden for NGS
This ½ acre cottage garden started in 2010, has many colourful borders of perennials, shrubs, and roses. A patio with raised beds, secluded potted plant area, large vegetable garden. Rose and clematis covered arches and many wrought iron features. An extensive bed of scented roses and a wonderful view of Harrock Hill.
8 Andertons Mill, Ormskirk
Sun 10 Jun, Sun 1 Jul

More details - 79 Crabtree Lane - Open Garden for NGS
¾ acre all year round plants persons garden with many rare and unusual plants. Herbaceous borders and colour themed island beds leading to a pond and rockery, rose garden, spring area and autumn hot bed. Many stone features built with reclaimed materials.
79 Crabtree Lane, Burscough
Sun 17 Jun, Sun 15 Jul

More details - 90 Brick Kiln Lane - Open Garden for NGS
A small, continually evolving, cottage garden, with a variety of different garden rooms containing shrubs, perennials, alpines, climbers, cobbled courtyard and a small pond.
90 Brick Kiln Lane, Ormskirk
Sun 10 Jun

More details - 31 Cousins Lane - Open Garden for NGS
As the sound of ’cork on willow’ competes with the laughter of grandchildren, this family garden provides views for the sedentary, bug hunts for the active and a riot of colour for the artisitic.
31 Cousins Lane, Ormskirk
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Rufford Old Hall - Guided  Walks
Keep active and improve your health by joining an experienced Rufford Old Hall volunteer on a guided walk. These easy to moderate walks take in beautiful scenery and explore the surrounding areas of Rufford. Week to week the route will vary across three different walks: 1. Sparks Bridge canal walk 2.
Rufford Old Hall, 200 Liverpool Road, Rufford, near Ormskirk
Mon 28 May, Mon 4 Jun, Mon 25 Jun

More details - Rufford Old Hall - Reptiles at Rufford
A great opportunity to get up close and meet a wide range of reptiles! The North West Reptile Club are bringing their cold-blooded reptile friends for a trip to Rufford Old Hall. Come along and meet them and find out some interesting facts. Booking Not Needed.
Rufford Old Hall, 200 Liverpool Road, Rufford, near Ormskirk
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Rufford Old Hall - Fathers Day Archery
Who will hit the bullseye' 1 for 3 arrows. Pick up a bow and arrow and join the North Meols Archers in Orchard Paddock. Normal admission charges apply. Booking Not Needed.
Rufford Old Hall, 200 Liverpool Road, Rufford, near Ormskirk
Sun 17 Jun

More details - Meresands Kennels & Cattery - Open Garden for NGS
A relatively new garden of approx 3 acres which has been developed alongside a mature woodland. With koi pond and formal gardens. A laburnum arch leads you to the woodland area with paths, seating and stumpery.
Meresands Kennels & Cattery, Ormskirk
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande & Jessie J - Tribute Night
Live from the Lancastrian Suite presenting an unbeatable line-up of tribute artists performing all your favourite hits perfectly complemented by a fabulous 4 course meal and dancing till the early hours to our resident DJ.
Park Hall Hotel, Charnock Richard
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Medieval Banquet at BEST WESTERN Park Hall Hotel, Chorley
Join King Arthur and his royal court for a night of medieval merriment and revelry. Set in our authentic Barional Hall dating back to 966AD you’ll spend the night in true Round Table style tucking into a medieval five course feast washed down with four goblets of wine, ale or cider, whilst being entertained by our...
Park Hall Hotel, Charnock Richard
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Now That's What We Call Music Party Night
Live from the Lancastrian Suite take a nostalgic trip back and dance the night away to sounds from the 80’s, 90’s & 00’s with our themed DJ. Perfectly complemented by a fabulous 4 course meal and dancing till the early hours.
Park Hall Hotel, Charnock Richard
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Ladies Night
Get the girls together and enjoy a fun night out with a lively performance by a flamboyant drag queen and male entertainers. Evening includes: 4 course meal, disco with DJ & bar service.
DW Stadium, Loire Drive, Wigan
Sat 16 Jun

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
Today and Mon 28 May

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
Today, Mon 28 May, Sun 8 Jul

More details - Cheeky Monkies Baby & Children's Sale - Wigan 16/06/18
We are hosting a baby and children’s sale at The Deanery, Frog Lane, Wigan, WN1 1HQ SATURDAY 16th June 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 16 Jun

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 - NORTHERN SOUL AND MOTOWN
Join us this bank holiday weekend for the latest installment of Northern Soul & Motown. Resident DJ Deano is back with his band of merry men bringing you the very best classic Northern Soul & Motown. Great atmosphere, great people! See you there!
Grand Vault, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Today

More details - The Great Half Term Den Build
It’s half term and we need you! Calling all maginative kids to help create our indoor den! come along to The Victorian Court Room and let your imagination run wild. All materials provided, a drink and a biscuit included and we will finish the session with a good old game of pass the parcel.
Court Room, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Mon 28 May

More details - Make My Own Pinata!!!!!
Who doesn’t love craft! Who doesn’t love to whack a pinata! Join us in The Victorian Courtroom to make your very own paper mache Pinata. Choose from either a summer bee or sunny chick design and off you go with help from our brilliant professional artist.
Court Room, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Tue 29 May

More details - The Gruffalo!
Guess who’s coming to The Old Courts? In association with ‘Say Two Productions’ we are excited to bring you a half term performance of ‘The Gruffalo’ We take you on a journey through the story of the cumbersome, cuddly Gruffalo, his exciting, funny adventures and his encounters with the mouse walking through the...
Theatre, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Wed 30 May

More details - FNL: Big Bambora | Mazebound | + more tba
Bickerstock, Deaf Institute and Mad Friday headliners Big Bambora return, expect huge sounding anthemic tunes and tight harmonies from this high energy indie rock and roll quartet.
Grand Vault, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Fri 1 Jun

More details - Acoustic Roots - Brooks Williams
We are delighted to welcome Brooks back to Acoustic Roots for his second solo appearance with us. If country blues and Americana had a love-child it would be Brooks Williams, A mean finger-picker, a stunning slide guitarist and a singer with a voice, according to AmericanaUK - “that you just melt into.
Court Room, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Sat 2 Jun

More details - BLUES: Snakewater
Rising stars of the UK Bluesrock scene, Snakewater are fronted by 24 year-old Bobby Grant who attracts adulatory attention for his incendiary playing.
Bailiff Bar, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Tallula Vintage
Join us in the splendour of The Victorian Courtroom for the latest vintage extravaganza from Tallula Vintage. Browse the exquisite handmade items and accessories and an incredible range of vintage must-haves.
Bailiff Bar, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Thu 7 Jun

More details - Northern Uproar
The Old Courts are delighted to welcome Northern Uproar with support from local lads Pink Shirts For Pale People and Jon Peet.
Grand Vault, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Fri 8 Jun

More details - Pink Floydian
Pink Floydian are one of the most accurate Pink Floyd tribute bands in the UK today. Gathered together from the cream of the Northwest’s Floyd-loving musicians, they deliver over two and a half hours of Pink Floyd classics.
Grand Vault, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Open Mic Poetry
Open mic poetry session hosted by Wigan-based poet Louise Fazackerley. Come down, make yourself known, get yourself heard or just enjoy the work of others.
Court Room, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Thu 14 Jun, Thu 12 Jul

More details - FLEETWOOD BAC
The Rumours are true: Fleetwood Bac are coming to The Old Courts! Support on the night comes from the soulful vocals of local acoustic singer/songwriters; Andy Stonier and Jon Peet.
Grand Vault, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Fri 15 Jun

More details - NORTHERN SOUL AND MOTOWN
We’re back for another top night of music and dancing. Resident DJ Deano & accomplices will keep you buzzing until the little hours with the very best in classic Northern Soul & Motown. Great music, great people, no hassle, no problem! See you there!
Grand Vault, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Simply Dylan
We’re delighted to welcome Simply Dylan with a stripped back acoustic set from Vision Thing. Simply Dylan is a standout act of pure class. - No frills, no gimmicks, no pretence SIMPLY DYLAN is John O’Connell’s personal exploration and celebration of the rich and diverse work of Bob Dylan.
Theatre, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Thu 21 Jun

More details - FNL: The Vellys | The Protagonists | Thunder & the Giants
Join us in the Grand Vault for The Vellys, The Protagonists, Thunder & The Giants and more TBA! Wigan lads, The Vellys return to headline after a busy few months with out of town gigs, recording a yet to be named EP (which includes well received track ’Wired’ - check their Facebook) and gaining local...
Grand Vault, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Fri 22 Jun

More details - THE JAM DRC!
The Jam DRC are back! Last year they blew the roof off the place and the night was a total winner. They bring the full repertoire - Going Underground, That’s Entertainment, Funeral Pyre, Eton Rifles, When You’re Young - all the big numbers and some of the more obscure records chosen by the band who are...
Grand Vault, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Folk Sunday With Bad Grandad
Bad Grandad is back for another brilliant Sunday Folk session. Up this month we have another cracking lineup of regional artists including Copper Face Jack, Leslie Dawson Heath, Rare Ould Times, Pauline Blackburn, Ken Scally and of course the inimitable Bad Grandad himself.
Court Room, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Record Fair
Come on down to The Old Courts to meet Back Trax Music and guest stall holders. The purveyors of quality preloved records present RECORD FAIR on Sunday 24th June featuring established traders from the northwest selling records and memorabila covering lots of different styles of music. Doors 10.
Court Room, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Pantonic All Stars Steel Orchestra
Live steel music performance by this popular youth group from Stockport
Market Street, Wigan
Sat 16 Jun

More details - 12 The Croft - Open Garden for NGS
A small quirky garden with many interesting features. Amongst our collection of plants are acers, ferns, auriculas. Interesting use of gravel leading to the hot tub.The summer house provides one of the many seating areas. Come along and meet Henry!
12 The Croft, Chorley
Today

More details - Marus Bridge Primary School Summer Fayre
Please come to our Summer Fayre and help us raise money for much needed playground equipment for our school.
Kelvin grove, Wigan
Sat 23 Jun

More details - "Bazaar and Rummage" at Wigan Little Theatre
Written by: Sue Townsend Directed by: John Churnside Gwenda, an ex-agoraphobic, leads a self-help group of three who have been unable to leave their homes for a variety of reasons. She forces them to help at a local bazaar, enlisting the support of a trainee social-worker.
44 Crompton Street, Wigan (corner with Orchard St opposite Sams Bar, if your sat nav can’t find it)
Mon 28 May to Sat 2 Jun

More details - Formby - Seawatch at Lifeboat Road
Join us on the dunes at Lifeboat Road to look out for marine mammals. Bring binoculars and scopes if you have them, we will have a limited number to loan. All ages are welcome. Free event. Booking Essential. Phone: to leave a message 01704 878591. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Formby
Fri 1 Jun

More details - Formby - Family Footprints at Formby
Dip into the fascinating story of Formby’s prehistoric footprints and search for traces on the foreshore with your younger friends and family. Ideal for 8 to 12 year olds. Booking online is essential. Booking Essential. Phone: on-line. Children of all ages welcome, accompanied by an adult.
Formby
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Formby - Formby Footprints Walk
Discover the fascinating story of Formby’s prehistoric footprints and search for traces on the foreshore with one of our archaeology experts. Booking Essential. Phone: to leave a message 01704 878591. Children aged 12 and over welcome. Dogs on leads welcome.
Formby
Wed 6 Jun

More details - Formby - Treasures and Castles
Explore the shore, from shells to shark eggs, with a beach hunt along the sandy Sefton Coast. Collect amazing treasures washed up and decorate your own sand castle... Booking Essential. Phone: to leave a message 01704 878591. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Formby
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Formby - Wednesday Waders
Explore the sands and shallows at low tide to identify the organisms that thrive in this richly diverse habitat. Thanks to Lancashire Wildlife Trust’s Marine Officer who will bring her expertise to this partnership event. Ideal for over 18 to 80 year olds. Booking essential. Booking Essential.
Formby
Wed 20 Jun

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. A great evening of original stand-up comedy with some top names from the UK touring circuit.
Chorley Little Theatre, Dole Lane,Chorley
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Chorley Branch - Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society,  June Meeting
Thursday 21 June 2018 Speaker - Gillian Lonergan. ’More Than Just A Shop’. The history of the Co-operative movement. Admission is free to members and non-members, but donations very much appreciated.
Cunliffe Hall (Chorley Masonic Hall), Cunliffe Street, Chorley
Thu 21 Jun

More details - Lydiate Scouts Car Boot Sale
Long established Outdoor Car Boot Sale with indoor café/toilet facilities. Run by 1st Lydiate Scout Group with all proceeds towards Scouting for young people. No prior booking necessary, dogs welcome. Bring your own table. No sales of tobacco, alcohol, meat or conterfeit goods permitted.
Lydiate Parish Hall Field, 288 Southport Road, Lydiate
Sat 2 Jun, Sat 16 Jun, Sat 7 Jul, Sat 21 Jul

"The Ridges" Garden Open Days SPRING BANK HOLIDAY 2018 More details - "The Ridges" Garden Open Days SPRING BANK HOLIDAY 2018
Don’t miss the HANDKERCHIEF TREE (Daviddii) now in bloom. Our 3 acre sheltered Georgian garden is looking very colourful ,with many different varieties of rhododendrons flowering Trees in full leaf contrasting their shades and colours against one another.
The Ridges, Weavers Brow (cont. Cowling Road) Limbrick, Chorley
Today and Mon 28 May
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