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Today to Sat 19 May, by distance, closest first.    

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 - 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
Wed 25 Apr to Sat 28 Apr

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 - 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 - 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 - 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, Sun 22 Apr, Wed 25 Apr 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 - Pendle Artists Exhibition
Discover artworks from many local artists. Booking Not Needed.
Gawthorpe Hall, Burnley Road, Padiham, near Burnley,
Today, Sun 22 Apr, Wed 25 Apr 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 - 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 - George's Comedy Club
With Troy Hawke Christian Reilly Rob Thomas Paul Pirie
King George’s Hall, Northgate, Blackburn,
Fri 4 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 - 1940s  Tea Room
BURY ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM
Sat 5 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 - 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 - Coffee Morning / Whalley Lions
Whalley & District Lions hold a Coffee Morning every third Saturday at Whalley Methodist Church Next coffee morning is Saturday 21st April 10am-12 noon Everyone welcome, come and have a free coffee, tea and cake, while you meet other residents and members of the Lions Club.
Whalley Methodist Church, 80 King Street, Whalley
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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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Boutique Baby Sale Rochdale More details - Boutique Baby Sale Rochdale
Our pre-loved and fabulous baby and children’s nearly new sale will be back in Rochdale this April at Rochdale Leisure Centre, OL16 2HZ. Be there at 11 am to grab the best bargains. Find toys, clothes and baby essentials at a fraction of the price when new! DO YOU WANT TO FIND A BARGAIN?
Rochdale Leisure Centre, Entwistle Road, Rochdale
Sun 29 Apr
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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 22 Apr, Sun 29 Apr, Sun 6 May, Sun 13 May, Sun 20 May, Sun 27 May

More details - Hardcastle Crags - Guided walk: Walshaw and bluebells
See the spectacular sea of bluebells at Hardcastle Crags, we guarantee to show you some of the best displays you’ll see this spring. This wonderful 5 mile amble will takes us through the bluebell displays in Hardcastle Crags and the lower Crimsworth Valleys.
Hardcastle Crags, Hollin Hall, Crimsworth Dean, Hebden Bridge,
Sat 28 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 - Mencap Run Heaton Park
Choose your distance - take on a 5km or 10km route around the largest urban park in Europe. Aim for a personal best or take your time, either way, by tying your laces and clocking up the kilometres for Mencap you’re helping people with a learning disability live the life they choose.
Heaton Park, Manchester
Sun 13 May

More details - The Hebden Bridge Comedy Club
With Michael Legge Steve Bugeja Daisy Earl Martin Mor
The Old Gate, 1-5 Old Gate, Hebden Bridge,
Sun 13 May

More details - Hebden Bridge Vintage Fair
Yorkshire Vintage Fairs are coming back to Hebden Bridge.? We have the Fabulous Miss Dani G with her soulful melodies, a cocktail bar, and?so many amazing vintage dealers from all over Yorkshire and Lancashire. Weather permitting we will have the stunning Swing Kids dancing Lindy hop in the courtyard.
The Town Hall, Hebden Bridge, HX77BY
Sat 12 May and Sun 13 May

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Mum2mum Market Oldham
Buy or sell your children’s unwanted toys, clothes, prams, books and much more with the award-winning Mum2mum Market.
Oldham Academy North Sports Hall, Broadway, Royton, Oldham
Sun 22 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Much Ado About Nothing
Much Ado About Nothing
NWTAC Theatre 270a Lightbowne Road, Manchester
Thu 3 May to Sat 5 May

More details - Festival of Model Tramways
Festival of Model Tramways Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April 2018 Family friendly day out featuring the highest quality model tramway layouts and displays The premier model tramway event returns to the Museum of Transport.
Museum of Transport, Boyle Street, Cheetham, Manchester
Today and Sun 22 Apr

More details - MRX: Model Railway Exhibition
Family friendly day out featuring a wide variety of working model railway layouts Our annual model railway exhibition featuring over 20 operational model railway layouts set among our historic road transport collection.
Museum of Transport, Boyle Street, Cheetham, Manchester
Sat 19 May and Sun 20 May