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Today to Wed 23 May, by distance, closest first.    

More details - Blackadder the Third
Award winning Oswaldtwistle Players present a stage play based on the brilliantly witty and funny series written by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton. Set during the era of the British Regency, Edmund Blackadder is butler to ‘thicky’ Prince George.
The Civic Arts Centre and Theatre 155 Union Road, Oswaldtwistle
Today to Sat 28 Apr

More details - The Scarecrows' Wedding
Another of our popular party and storytime events, brought to you by the team behind Room on the Broom and A Squash and a Squeeze.
Civic Arts Centre & Theatre, 155 Union Road, Oswaldtwistle
Sat 5 May

More details - East Lancashire Sailing Club: Push The Boat Out
Come and join us at East Lancashire Sailing Club! RYA Push The Boat Out is a fantastic opportunity for you to experience sailing and windsurfing. RYA clubs and centres across the country are offering a range of ’have a go’ and taster sessions throughout May so getting involved could not be easier!
Rishton Reservoir, Rishton
Sat 19 May

More details - The Rishton Comedy Club
With Andy Robinson Alfie Moore n/a Rob Riley
Rishton Conservative Club, Cliff St, Rishton, Blackburn
Sat 28 Apr

More details - THE CONCHORD SINGERS perform A SPRING FLING
The CONCHORD SINGERS will entertain us with music and sketches. The event has been titled A SPRING FLING, so please come along and enjoy a musical evening.
Cambridge st Methodist church (Off Burnley road) Accrington
Thu 17 May

More details - Charitable Art Exhibition
Join us in Blackburn to take a look at all our artwork, we have a wide range of different styles of art and also a free book giveaway for all visitors. Preservation and Promotion of the Arts (PAPOA) is an incorporated charitable organisation with a number of concerns.
Dasiyfield Business Centre, Appleby Street,Blackburn
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More details - George's Comedy Club
With Troy Hawke Christian Reilly Rob Thomas Paul Pirie
King George’s Hall, Northgate, Blackburn,
Fri 4 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 - 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 - RVIPW 2018 Launch Concert
Join us for the launch concert of RVIPW 2018. It will be a magical evening of Polonaises, Waltzes, Gavottes, Mazurkas and Polkas from Artistic Director, Martin Roscoe. We begin with the first “concert” waltz ever written which Weber wrote for his new wife, Caroline.
Croston Theatre, Westholme School, Blackburn
Wed 9 May

More details - Open Mike/Jam Night @ The Dog Inn, Whalley
Open Mike/Jam Night @ The Dog Inn, Whalley, Lancashire, BB7 9SP - first Thursday of every month - 9pm till 11.30pm. Next Open Mike Night is Thursday 3rd May from 9pm Everyone is welcome to come down and do something or just come along and listen. It’s free and register on the night.
The Dog Inn, 55 King Street, Whalley, Near Clitheroe, Lancs, .
Thu 3 May

More details - Table Top Sale @ Whalley Village Hall, Whalley, BB7 9TD,  Lancashire
Table Top Sale @ Whalley Village Hall, Whalley, BB7 9TD, Lancashire Sunday 29th April - 9am till 2pm - FREE ENTRY!!! Everyone welcome, you may pick up a bargain or two - Admission is FREE! Last Sunday of each month Why not earn yourself some money by having a clear out of your unwanted items.
Whalley Village Hall, Behind CO-OP Car Park, Accrington Road, Whalley, Near Clitheroe
Sun 29 Apr

More details - Walpurgis Night
SCREAM INTO SPRING, AS SCARE KINGDOM SCREAM PARK CELEBRATES ‘HALFWAY TO HALLOWEEN’ Scare Kingdom Scream Park brings FEAR ALL YEAR with the return of ‘Walpurgis Night’ on Saturday 28th April 2018, marking exactly ‘halfway to Halloween’.
Scare Kingdom Scream Park is located at Mrs Dowson’s Farm Park, Longsight Road Blackburn
Sat 28 Apr

More details - Gawthorpe Hall - Pendle Artists Exhibition
Discover artworks from many local artists. Booking Not Needed.
Gawthorpe Hall, Burnley Road, Padiham, near Burnley,
Today to Sun 29 Apr, Wed 2 May to Sun 6 May, Wed 9 May to Sun 13 May, Wed 16 May to Sun 20 May, Wed 23 May to Sat 26 May

More details - Gawthorpe Hall - Emotional Repair
Textile artist Ruth Singer explores personal and universal stories of love and loss, grief and celebration - using stitch as an act of remembrance. New work in the exhibition is inspired by items in the collection and the stories behind these items.
Gawthorpe Hall, Burnley Road, Padiham, near Burnley,
Today to Sun 29 Apr, Wed 2 May to Sun 6 May, Wed 9 May to Sun 13 May, Wed 16 May to Sun 20 May, Wed 23 May to Sat 26 May

More details - Gawthorpe Hall - Victorian Kitchen Open Day
Meet the Housekeeper in our Victorian Kitchen. Use the spiral staircase and discover how the servants lived and worked in the Hall. Booking Not Needed.
Gawthorpe Hall, Burnley Road, Padiham, near Burnley,
Mon 7 May

More details - Gawthorpe Hall - Arty Gawthorpe
Join us to make a giant artwork. Part of the Painting Padiham. Booking Not Needed.
Gawthorpe Hall, Burnley Road, Padiham, near Burnley,
Sat 12 May

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 - Samlesbury Hall: 7th Annual Fun Dog Show
Bring your pooches, big or small, for the best fun dog show in Lancashire. From fancy dress, to dog most like owner, pet stalls, and fresh home cooked food, make no bones about it, it will be a fantastic day! 10am-4pm
Samlesbury Hall, Preston New Road, Samlesbury, Preston
Mon 7 May

More details - Samlesbury Hall: Murder Mystery Evening ‘Murder at the Moulin Rouge’
Join us in Paris where the Bohemian Revolution is taking place at the Moulin Rouge, a night club where rich and poor men come to be entertained by the high kicking dancers. Things are about to take a wicked turn though, as a love triangle forms between a writer, a courtesan and the club’s patron.
Samlesbury Hall, Preston New Road, Samlesbury, Preston
Sat 19 May

More details - New Higham Exhibition and May Fair
There are craft stalls and pictures in the main school hall & working crafts in the school resources area, some of which will be hands on. Outside we have a daily plant sale. Lancs Family History Society are in attendance in school. There Is a walking treasure hunt each day round the village.
Higham St.John’s School, Higham Church & Higham Village Hall
Sat 5 May to Mon 7 May

More details - Clitheroe Sunday Collectors Fleamarket & Car Boot Sale
With huge indoor and outdoor capacity, we have a mix of regular traders and car booters taking up our 300+ spaces and selling something for everyone including Antiques, Collectables, Second hand and general goods. Price for selling is just £15 for a car, Inside or Out. Unloading and set up is from 7am.
The Clitheroe Auction Mart, Lincoln Way, Salthill Trading Estate, CLITHEROE
Sun 29 Apr, Sun 6 May, Sun 13 May, Sun 20 May, Sun 27 May

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 - 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 - Brownedge Parish and Community Festival 2018
The popular Brownedge Parish and Community Festival, at St Mary’s, Brownedge, Bamber Bridge, returns in 2018 for its 19th consecutive year.
St Mary’s RC Church, Brownedge Lane, Bamber Bridge, Preston
Sat 5 May to Fri 11 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 - 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 - 1940s  Tea Room
BURY ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM
Sat 5 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

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - The Royal Wedding Screening at The Mill
Come Celebrate the Royal Wedding with The Mill on Saturday, May 19 in our Lostock Room Timings On Arrival from 10.
The Mill St Catherine’s Park Lostock Lane Lostock Hall Preston
Sat 19 May

More details - Pet Blessing Service
St Ambrose Church in Leyland invites all pet owners to bring their pet (any size and shape most welcome) to a special Service of Blessing on Sunday May 6th at 14:30pm. All pets will receive a beautiful Certificate of Blessing and the proceeds will be donated to the RSPCA.
St Ambrose Church, 85 Moss Lane, Leyland.
Sun 6 May

More details - Violin duo by Emily Sun and Jennifer Hughes
Classical music for violin and piano by Mozart, Fauré, and Saint-Saëns, as well as Igor Frolov’s Concert Fantasy on Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess. This concert is promoted by Harris Music, Preston
Preston Minster, Church Street, Preston
Wed 9 May

More details - Free Salsa Party
THINK TUESDAY. THINK FREE SALSA PARTY. =========?=========== N-E-W I-N P-R-E-S-T-O-N! ***TWELVE TELLERS*** What a better way to spend your Tuesdays in Preston! Brought to you by Floridita Dance. We cordially inviting you to dance the night away at this FREE SALSA PARTY NIGHT.
Twelve Tellers Pub
Tue 1 May, Tue 8 May

More details - Monty Python's SPAMALOT
SHOUT IT FROM THE TURRETS! LET TRUMPETS BLARE THROUGHOUT THE LAND! Monty Python’s SPAMALOT, a musical lovingly ripped-off from the internationally famous comedy team’s most popular motion picture.
Preston Guild Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston.
Wed 9 May, Sat 12 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 - 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
Today to Sun 29 Apr, Sat 5 May, Wed 9 May, Thu 17 May, Sat 26 May, Wed 30 May

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
Wed 23 May to Sat 26 May

Heywood Health & Healing Festival More details - Heywood Health & Healing Festival
Heywood Health & Healing Festival 5 & 6 May 2018 at Heywood Civic Centre 50 Fabulous Exhibition Stands including Psychic Mediums, Therapists, Gemstones, jewellery, health & nutritional products, aromatherapy, gifts, personal products, fair trade, art & artefacts, AND Free Inspirational talks, workshops & Stage
Heywood Civic Centre, LC Stephen Shaw MC Way, Heywood
Sat 5 May and Sun 6 May
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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