A round-up of news in brief from across Lancashire
Date for next PACT meeting
The next meeting of the Avenham and Frenchwood PACT will take place in October. The meeting will be held at St Augustine’s School, St Augustine’s Place, Avenham, on Wednesday, October 10. It will start at 6pm and is a chance for neighbours to meet and talk with officers.
Second time to have a go
A second Have A Go Picture Show event will be held at The Continental, South Meadow Lane, Preston on October 9. After the success of the first event, film makers are once again being encouraged to bring in their footage to be submitted from the Preston Guild. Highlights of the first film can be found on YouTube and for more information about the project visit www.prestonmotionpicture.org.
Classic film is to be screened
Hitchcock classic, Vertigo will be screened at The Dukes, Lancaster on October 7. The film recently replaced Citizen Kane as the greatest film ever made at the top of a poll by by Sight and Sound magazine after a 50 year reign. Tickets are priced £5.50. To book, call The Dukes box office on 01524 598500.
Next session for donation
A blood donation session will be held at St Mary’s Church Hall, Cop Lane, Penwortham, Preston, on October 5. Candidates must be aged between 17 and 65. For more information about giving blood and sessions in the area please visit www.blood.co.uk
Picture perfect postcard fair
Red Rost Postcard Society will host a postcard fair with around 25 dealers from all over the UK. The event, on October 29, will be held at Barton Village Hall, Garstang Road, Preston, between 9.30am and 3.30pm. For more information call 01772 253731.
Free advice for work seekers
Free sessions are taking place at 14 libraries across Lancashire to offer help and support to people across the county looking for work. The sessions, delivered by trained staff from Lancashire Adult Learning, will offer support in setting up email accounts and writing a CV, to registering with JobCentre Plus. Contact your local library for information about sessions.
Concert set for charity
Blind people are set to benefit from a concert being organised by members of the Leyland Branch of the Royal Naval Association. The concert will take place at the Association’s club premises from 2.30pm on Sunday October 14 and will star visually impaired singer and guitarist, Rik Jones. It has been organised in aid of Penwortham-based Galloway’s Society for the Blind. Admission to the concert is free, with donations welcome. There will also be a tombola throughout the afternoon, a raffle and a football card. The Royal Naval Association club is near to Tesco in Towngate, Leyland, for info call 01772 744148.
Group’s dyslexia awareness posters
Teenagers have designed posters and T-shirts to help raise awareness of dyslexia. A group of 11 youngsters took part in a summer project called The Challenge. The 16-year-olds were among 240 young people from Preston involved in the three-week programme, which is part of the Government’s National Citizen Service. Shaista Patel, 16, from Preston, said they decided to target the Blackburn area after conducting a survey on attitudes towards the learning difficulty. She said: “We did speak to people who had dyslexia themselves, but there were many people that did not know what dyslexia actually was. “With a budget of £80 we designed eye catching posters and T-shirts to wear. The T-shirts have pictures of celebrities which have dyslexia. “We hope people will recognise these celebrities and realise people with dyslexia have and can achieve and be successful.”
Fashion show to mark final Guild year event
The Fair Trade Group’s final Guild year event is set to take place next week. The Guild Fair Trade fashion show will be held on Wednesday at 53 Degrees. The showcase is in aid of the Guild Mayor’s charities, Integrate and Gift 92. The event will also be used to raise awareness of Fair Trade cotton and show off Fair Trade fashion. Doors open at 6.45pm to browse the stalls with a variety of fairly trade jewellery, accessories and gifts. The show is due to start at 7.30pm. Tickets are £6 or £4 for students/children, which includes a glass of Fair Trade wine or juice. Tickets are available from.lancashiretickets.com, at the Tourist Information Office or UCLAN student union reception. Alternatively, call 07813 870641.
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