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What’s On 01-02-13

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Current events in Lancashire

Theatre

Preston

Murder In Play

The Club Players present the comedy “Murder In Play” by Simon Brett. Complimentary tea and biscuit, programme and ample parking. 7.30pm. Tickets: £7 Broughton Club, Whittingham Lane, Broughton, Preston. Tel: 01772 774208. Opens Wed, Feb 6 until Sat, Feb 9.

Jerusalem by Jez Butterworth

BA(Hons) Acting final year students proudly present a contemporary dark comedy about rural life in England’s green and pleasant land.. 7pm. Tickets: From £5 St Peter’s Arts Centre, St Peter’s Square, Preston. Tel: 01772 893372. Opens Wed, Feb 6 until Sat, Feb 9.

Chinese State Circus

Thirty Chinese artistes performing acrobatics, martial arts, live music and feature acts. 7.30pm. Tickets: £16 The Guild Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 203456. Opens Fri, Feb 8 until Sat, Feb 9.

Sitting Pretty

A bittersweet play by Amy Rosenthal that unfolds with twists and turns. Free car parking. 7.30pm. Tickets: From £7 The Playhouse Theatre, Market Street West, Preston. Tel: 01772 744771. Opens Wed, Feb 6 until Sat, Feb 9.

Lancaster

Two from a smith: commonwealth + all that is solid melts into air

A few questions about what we are up to, contemplate the world we live in, and think about how we might change it. 8pm. Great Hall Complex, Lancaster University, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 594151. Thurs, Feb 7 only.

Chorley

Simon Evans

Fearsome iconoclast Simon Evans is back with a brand new show, and nothing and no-one is safe from the critical glint of his tiny, tiny eyes. 8pm. Tickets: From £12 Chorley Little Theatre, Dole Lane, Chorley. Tel: 01257 264362. Fri, Feb 1 only.

Blackburn

Animal Farm

Solo performance of Orwell’s classic satire. 7.30pm. Tickets: £12 Darwen Library Theatre, Knott Street, Darwen, Blackburn. Tel: 01254 706006. Fri, Feb 8 only.

Clitheroe

GRAB Final

Fourth annual final of the Ribble Valley’s inter-school charity talent competition, the brainchild of The Grand’s secondary school forum. 7pm. Tickets: £12 The Grand, 18 York Street, Clitheroe. Tel: 01200 421599. Fri, Feb 8 only.

Music

Punk

Friday, Feb 8

Next Stop Atlanta

A young, four piece pop-punk band with an ambition, desire and drive that is second to none. 7.30pm. Tickets: £4 53 Degrees, University of Central Lancashire Students’ Union, Preston. Tel: 01772 895478.

Next Stop Atlanta

Preston-based, pop punk/rock band. 7.30pm. Tickets: £4 53 Degrees, Fylde Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 893000.

Organ music

Nigel Ogden and the Haslingden Choir

Nigel Ogden, presenter of Radio 2 ‘The Organist Entertains’ plus The Haslingden Choir. Proceeds to church upkeep & The East Lancashire contact Centre. 7.30pm. Tickets: £8 including light refreshment Christ Church, Chatburn, Clitheroe, Blackburn. Tel: 01254 384893.

Rock

Friday, Feb 1

Tribes

Indie rock band. 7.30pm. Tickets: £9.500 53 Degrees, Fylde Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 893000.

Saturday, Feb 2

Lithium State

Preston-based, indie rock band! 7.30pm. Tickets: £5 53 Degrees, Fylde Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 893000.

Henrik Freischlader Band

Blues rock! 6.30pm. Tickets: £12 Darwen Library Theatre, Knott Street, Darwen, Blackburn. Tel: 01254 706006.

Those Dirty Words + Blackmamba

Ribble Valley-based, heavy duty rock and metal. 7pm. Tickets: £5 The Grand, 18 York Street, Clitheroe. Tel: 01200 421599.

Sunday, Feb 3

Animals & Friends

Featuring Animals originals John Steel & Mickey Gallagher plus Danny Handley & Peter Barton, support from Steve Cropper! 6.30pm. Tickets: £15 The Grand, 18 York Street, Clitheroe. Tel: 01200 421599.

Rock & Roll

Buddy Holly’s Winter Dance Party

Tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, Big Bopper, Dion & The Crickets. 7pm. Tickets: £15 The Grand, 18 York Street, Clitheroe. Tel: 01200 421599.

Jazz

Stuart McCallum of Cinematic Orchestra

Alternative jazz. 8pm. Tickets: £10 The Continental, South Meadow Lane, Preston. Tel: 01772 499425.

Joe Stilgoe Trio

Joe, along with bassist Chris Hill and drummer Ben Reynolds will take to the Capstone stage as the Joe Stilgoe Trio. 7.30pm. Tickets: £12.500 The Capstone Theatre, Shaw Street,, Liverpool. Tel: 0844 8000 410.

Blues, Folk & Irish

Ashley Hutchings/Blair Dunlop

Ashley Hutchings is famed for being the inspiration behind the formation of the three best known folk/rock bands in the country. 8pm. Tickets: £12 New Longton Village Hall, Boundary Close, New Longton, Preston.

The Houghton Weavers

Comedy with yer folk music! 7.30pm. Tickets: £13 Chorley Little Theatre, Dole Street, Chorley. Tel: 01257 264362.

Wagontown

Bluegrass / Celtic Trio. 9pm. Dunkirk Hall, Dunkirk Lane, Leyland.

Thursday, Feb 7

Gregson Lane Folk Club - Singers Night

Session hosted by Dylan Owen. 8.30pm. Tickets: £5 Gregson Lane Sports & Social Club, Gregson Lane, Hoghton, near, Preston. Tel: 01254 853929.

Brass Bands

Brass at the Guild

Brass band contest! 9.30am. Tickets: £7 The Guild Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 203456.

Miscellaneous

Plan B

Songs from the chart topping album The Defamation of Strickland Banks. Saturday 2 February. Tickets: £27.500 MCR Arena, Victoria Station, Hunts Bank, Manchester. Tel: 0844 847 8000.

Tuesday, Feb 5

Thurston Moore & Michael Chapman

Seminal guitarists in concert. 7.30pm. Tickets: £16.500 The Continental, South Meadow Lane, Preston. Tel: 01772 499425.

Patrick Wolf

Combining classical instruments with electronic sampling to create many facets of music. 7.30pm. Tickets: £15 The Epstein Theatre, Hanover House, 85 Hanover Street, Liverpool. Tel: 0844 888 4411.

Nightclubs

Friday, Feb 1

It’s Friday Night

Every Friday. 10pm - 3am. Admission: £5/NUS free. Lava & Ignite, Church Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 252882.

Fridays@The Warehouse

Three floors of rock, metal and indie. Every Friday. 10.30pm - 2.30am. Admission: £2 b4 11pm; £5 after. The Warehouse, St Johns Place, off Church Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 253216.

Resurrection

Prestons new weekend Rock/Metal night with DJ Jammie. Playing all the best in Rock, Metal, Hardcore, Ska, Punk and everything in between! 11pm-4am. Tickets: £3 Blitz Nightclub and Live Venue, Great Shaw Street, Behind Roper Hall, Preston. Tel: 0788 88 438 66.

Saturday, Feb 2

Saturdays@The Warehouse

Three floors of new indie, classic indie and modern rock. Every Saturday. 10.30pm - 2.30am. Admission: £2 b4 11pm; £5 after. The Warehouse, St Johns Place, off Church Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 253216.

Tuesday, Feb 5

Lipstick Zoo

If your big into Tech House, Deep House, Dub Step or maybe Sexy R&B and Booty Shaking Hip Hop then this night is for you! Drinks from £1.50. Every Tuesday. Tickets: Free entry guestlist before midnight. Blitz Nightclub and Live Venue, Great Shaw Street, Behind Roper Hall, Preston. Tel: 0788 88 438 66.

Wednesday, Feb 6

Northwest Big Student Night

The North West’s number one indie/alternative club night. Every Wednesday. 10pm - 3am. Admission: £5 NUS/£6 others. Lava & Ignite, Church Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 252882.

Thursday, Feb 7

Skint vs Waster

Selected drinks from £1. Every Thursday. 10pm - 3.30am. Admission: £4 b4 11pm; £5 after. Lava & Ignite, Church Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 252882.

Pubs / Clubs

Friday, Feb 1

Comedy Night

Gear up for a great evening of stand up comedy at the ACE Centre’s monthly comedy night, featuring 3 great comedians and an MC! 8.15pm. Every First Friday of the month. Tickets: From £7 ACE Centre, Cross Street, Nelson, Burnley. Tel: 0844 8884406.

Tribes

The indie mainstream’s latest stars, Tribes’ sound channels the best of 60s rock, 90s grunge and indie. 7.30pm. Tickets: £9.500 53 Degrees, University of Central Lancashire Students’ Union, Preston. Tel: 01772 895478.

Brandy Babycham

The best drag dj in town! Free entry all night. 8pm-1am. The Golden Cross, 60 Lancaster Road, Preston.

Live Acoustic Act’s

Live Acoustic Acts every Friday & Saturday 9pm. The New Britannia, Heatley Street, Preston.

Saturday, Feb 2

Lithium State

Following their ‘Can’t Get Enough’ EP, described as ‘a must have’ by weareunseen.com, Preston’s own Lithium State have gone from strength to strength. 7.30pm. Tickets: £7 53 Degrees, University of Central Lancashire Students’ Union, Preston. Tel: 01772 895478.

Family Pub

Fun packed quiz on Tuesday Nights. We show all the sports on our big TV`s from all Sky channels. We have Karaoke Fortnightly on Friday Nights. Live Entertainment on Saturday Nights. We are holding Darts and Pool competition monthly on Friday Nights. The Broadfield Arms, 22 Leyland Lane, Leyland. Tel: 01772 426324.

Sunday, Feb 3

David Ward, Marc Lucero, Amadeus Martin, M MC Scott Bennett

8pm. Tickets: £9/£7 advance or meal deal £12 The Lancaster Comedy Club, The Borough, 3-5 Dalton Square, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 64170.

Quiz Night

Cash prizes. Play your cards right jackpot. 9pm. Tickets: £1 per person incl supper White Bull Country Pub and Kitchen, Alston, Longridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 784151.

Miss Brandy Babycham

The best drag dj on the decks and most drinks £2! 4pm. The Golden Cross, 60 Lancaster Road, Preston.

Tuesday, Feb 5

Open mic night

Bring you & your instrument for an evening of entertainment 9pm first Tuesday in month. Red Lion, Wheelton, Chorley. Tel: 01254 830241.

Thurston Moore & Michael Chapman

Two seminal guitar players from different eras. 7.30pm. Tickets: £16.500 The Continental, Preston. Tel: 01772 499 207.

Wednesday, Feb 6

Pete & Lynda’s Open Mic/Band Night

Full PA, drums and backline provided. Bands, musicians and vocalist welcome. Last Wednesday of every month. 8 - 12pm. Free admission. The Red Lion, Liverpool Road, Longton, Preston. Tel: 07821 293655.

Thursday, Feb 7

Pete & Lynda’s Open Mic Night

Instruments and PA set-up provided. Every Thursday. 8.30 - 11.30pm. Free admission. The Wheatsheaf, Croston Road, Leyland, Preston. Tel: 07821 293655.

Open Mic Night

This event is now very well attended in the Ashcroft Room. Usually at least 6 different acts on through the night, playing and singing hits. 8pm. School Lane Club Limited, St Aidans Road, Bamber Bridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 698105.

Acoustic Open Mic

Every First Thursday of the Month. 8-11pm. The New Britannia, Heatley Street, Preston.

Friday, Feb 8

Next Stop Atlanta

A young, four piece pop-punk band with an ambition, desire and drive that is second to none. 7.30pm. Tickets: £4 53 Degrees, University of Central Lancashire Students’ Union, Preston. Tel: 01772 895478.

Sales

Saturday, Feb 2

Tabletop & Carboot

Every Saturday. Free admission. 7am-1pm. Exhibition Hall, Park Hall, Charnock Richard, Chorley. Tel: 07800 508 178.

House Clearance Sale

Clothes, toys, books, furniture, technology and DVDs etc - all at fantastic prices. Funds go to a missionary trip to Ecuador to help street children. Every Saturday 10am-3pm. White Gables, Bartle Lane, Lower Bartle, Preston. Tel: 01772 691405.

Sunday, Feb 3

Tabletop, Carboot & Antiques Market

Every Sunday. Free admission. 8am-1pm. Exhibition Hall, Park Hall, Charnock Richard, Chorley. Tel: 07800 508 178.

Dance

Daily Dance Classes

DanceFusion

Salsa, modern jive and line dancing, classes in Hoghton, Longton and Leyland. Beginner and intermediate classes. Preston. Tel: 07974 313032.

Friday, Feb 1

Fever Dance Company

Children/adult classes daily. All ages and all levels taught. From VideoPop to Cheerleading or Latin and Ballroom. Also weekend social dances and monthly dinner dances. Visit www.feverdancecompany.com for more information. Fever Dance Studio, Mornington Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 703704.

Reeders Dance Studio

Children/adult classes daily. All ages/all levels taught with fully qualified teachers. Competition work, shows, medals or just for fun. Cheerleading, street dance, freestyle/disco, RnR, ballroom, latin, salsa, line, ballet & tap and wedding dances. Reeders Dance Studio, Primrose Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 704651.

Modern Sequence Dancing - new dances taught

Latest dances taught. Every Friday and Wednesday. 1.30pm - 4pm. Leyland Senior Citizen’s Club, Prospect House, Sandy Lane,, Leyland, Preston. Tel: 01772 452786.

Line Dancing

With DanceFusion. Easy/intermediate class/social 7.30 - 10pm. Prospect House, Sandy Lane, Leyland, Preston. Tel: 01772 620195.

Dancing

Latin, Ballroom, Sequence and much more including workshops on Salsa, Argentine Tango, Foxtrot, etc. With professionally qualified teachers. Various times. The Preston Marriott, Broughton; The Samlesbury War Memorial Hall, Cuerdale Lane and Longridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 783364.

Saturday, Feb 2

Strictly Saturdays

Dance the night away. Every Saturday. 8.15pm - 12am. Fever Dance Studio, Mornington Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 703704.

Social Sequence Dancing

Saturdays 7.30 - 10pm. Leyland Senior Citizen’s Club, Prospect House, Sandy Lane,, Leyland, Preston. Tel: 01772 452786.

Dance Classes

Ballet, lyrical, tap, Greek and modern jazz taught every Saturday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Times: 8.30am - 2pm (Sat); 4 - 7pm (Mon, Tues & Weds). Sylvia Goff’s Centre of Theatre Arts, Prospect House, Sandy Lane, Leyland, Preston. Tel: 01772 467542.

Monday, Feb 4

Leyland Morris Men

Regular dance tuition. Every Monday. 7.30 - 9.30pm. Guide Hut, off Fox Lane, Leyland, Preston. Tel: 01772 337999.

Phil’s Salsanorthwest

Join the Latin fever. Learn hot and spicy Salsa and Merengue in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Beginners welcome. 7.15pm. The Lonsdale Club, Fulwood Hall Lane, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 07899 866408.

Line Dancing

Nice and easy class - with DanceFusion. 1 - 2.30pm. Prospect House, Sandy Lane, Leyland, Preston. Tel: 01772 620195.

Tuesday, Feb 5

Phil’s Salsanorthwest

Join the Latin fever. Learn hot and spicy Salsa and Merengue in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Beginners welcome. 7.15pm. Ewood Park WM Club, Bolton Road, Blackburn. Tel: 07899 866408.

Newburgh Morris Dancing

Women’s traditional Morris dancing. Every Tuesday. 7.30pm. Hilldale Village Hall, Lancaster Lane, Hilldale, Parbold, near, Wigan. Tel: 01695 723100.

Libertybelles Line Dancing

With Dave & Kath. 8 - 11pm. Every Tuesday. School Lane Working Mans Club, St Aidens Road, Bamber Bridge, Preston. Tel: 01253 352591.

Western Express Country & Western Line Dance Club

With Dougie. Every Tuesday. 7.30 - 10.30pm. Tickets: £3.500 BAE Social Club, South Meadow Lane, Broadgate, Preston. Tel: 01772 720708.

Wednesday, Feb 6

Ballroom & Latin Dance Class

All proceeds to charity. 7.30 - 9.30pm. Admission: £1 (inc. tea & biscuits). St Wilfrid’s Parish Centre, Chapel Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 259085.

Line Dancing With Ann and Carole

Every Wednesday. Beginners 7.30 - 8.30pm; intermediate 8.30 - 10.30pm. Lonsdale Club, Fulwood Hall Lane, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 01772 712231.

Tea Dancing

Learn new dances with old friends and dance old dances with new friends. All welcome. Every Wednesday. 2pm. St Andrews Church Hall, Liverpool Road, Longton, Preston. Tel: 01772 617010.

Thursday, Feb 7

Modern Jive/French Jive Dance Classes

All abilities welcome. Enjoyable Exercise. Meet Brilliant New Friends. Beginners class 8pm intermediate 9 15pm freestyle until 10 30pm. ST ANTHONYS SOCIAL CENTRE, CADLEY CAUSEWAY, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 07576707708.

Phil’s Salsanorthwest

Join the Latin fever. Learn hot and spicy Salsa and Merengue in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Beginners welcome. 7.15pm. Bello’s Restaurant, Friargate, Preston. Tel: 07899 866408.

Sequence Dancing

With Fred and Audrey. Every Thursday 7.30 - 10pm. New Longton Village Hall, Boundary Close, New Longton, Preston. Tel: 01257 272276.

Special

Friday, Feb 1

February First Friday

A chance to sample everything from Chinese calligraphy and contemporary dance to storytelling, live music and drama comes your way this First Friday. 10am - The Dukes gallery opens the doors on its new exhibition – Hangmen.

1.30-4.30pm - Calligraphy and ink workshop, Green Close Studios at Melling. Booking essential.

The First Friday events continue in to the evening with music at The Hothouse in Morecambe and dance and performance storytelling in Lancaster city centre. Various venues, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 221233.

Exhibitions

Friday, Feb 1

Hangmen

The life and work of England’s last and most famous hangman, Albert Pierrepoint, and others who plied the same trade, some at Lancaster Castle. 10am-11pm, Monday to Saturday. Please call the box office on 01524 598500 to check opening times if you’re making a special journey as occasionally the space is closed to the public. The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500.

Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story

To mark the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic, this compelling new exhibition will explore Liverpool’s central role in the Titanic story. 10am-5pm. Tickets: free Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool. Tel: 0151 478 4499.

Saturday, Feb 2

Peter Blake and Pop Music

Showing music-inspired work spanning more than half a century. The Lowry, Salford, Manchester. Tel: 0843 2086005.

Playing with Shadows

Exploring the way in which artists use light and shadow in the creation of their work. Daily. Chapel Gallery, St Helen’s Road, Ormskirk. Tel: 01695 571328.

In The Spotlight: Remembering 9/11

in October, a 7 metre piece of steel from the World Trade Center will be on display, among the first pieces from the Twin Towers ever seen in Britain 10am-5pm. Imperial War Museum North, The Quays, Trafford Wharf Road, Manchester. Tel: 0161 836 4000.

Tuesday, Feb 5

Sasha Spyrou

Depicting a fantastical world with colourful narratives and characters, all based on signs of the zodiac. Daily. Chapel Gallery, St Helen’s Road, Ormskirk. Tel: 01695 571328.

Thursday, Feb 7

Live at LICA Spring Launch event

Jumpers (what must I do to be saved) is a newly commissioned video installation by British artists Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard. 6.30pm followed by the Chroma Ensemble in concert. Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster University, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 594151.

Open to the Public

A project by artists Katja van Driel and Wouter Osterholt which explores the potential of empty buildings to create new types of access to the city. 11am. Unit 12, Guild Hall Arcade, Lancaster Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 905102.

Tourist

Sunday, Feb 3

Snowdrop Sundays

Woodland walks. Snowdrops for sale. Refreshments. Shop. Log Fire. Organised by the Friends of Bank Hall. Noon-4pm. Tickets: £2.50, Children Free. Bank Hall, Bretherton, near, Preston. Tel: 01772 746703.

Misc

Sunday, Feb 3

Charity Event

Zumba Fitness - Zumba Gold - Zumbatomic (for the Kids). In aid of St Catherine’s Hospice and St Ambrose Church. 1-3.30pm. Tickets: Adults £5 children £2 St Ambrose Church Hall, Moss Lane, Leyland. Tel: 07974 313032.

Monday, Feb 4

Give it some welly!

Donate your unwanted, worn-out wellies to be transformed into miniature gardens or bird feeders. 9.30am to 5pm (4.30pm during December and January). Two ‘Winter Welly Warmer’ walks will also be taking place on 10 and 27 January, from 10.30am-12.30pm. RSPB Leighton Moss nature reserve, Carnforth, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 701601.

Tuesday, Feb 5

NFSH Healing Trust

All the healers are either fully trained or currently being trained. We undertake four courses and have to spend two years practising under supervision before sitting a panel, after a successful panel we become full members of the Healing Trust. The panel examines the Healers’ understanding of the NFSH code of practice; the Healer also demonstrates how they conduct a healing session with someone.

6.30-8.30pm. Tickets: All are welcome; there is no fee, although we would appreciate a donation towards the cost of the hire of the hall. Light refres Quaker Hall, St. Georges Street, Preston.

Leisure

Friday, Feb 1

Preston Critical Mass

Mass bike ride event (all over the world), a celebration of cycling, a place to meet other bike lovers, a way to question our car-culture. Open to all Last Friday of every month, meet at 6.15pm for 6.30pm ride. Adelphi Pub, Preston.

Monday, Feb 4

Vera’s Yoga Class

Very experienced tutor. Classes open to all. 7.15-9pm. Galloway’s Society For The Blind, Howick House, Howick Park Avenue, Penwortham, Preston.

Wednesday, Feb 6

Yoga with Maria

Yoga - Stretch and relax. Drop in class. Every Wednesday 6.30-8pm. Tickets: £4.500 Moss Side Community Centre, off Dunkirk Lane, Leyland, Preston. Tel: 07742170324.

Thursday, Feb 7

Yoga with Linda

Rejuvenate mind, body and spirit on Mondays at 6.30pm and 8pm and Thursdays at 7pm. Penwortham Priory Sports & Technology College, Crow Hills Road, Preston.

Hobbies

Friday, Feb 1

Wymott Art Group

Social art class, qualified teaching in paiting/Ribbon embroidery. Meet every Wednesday 10am - 12noon. Admission: £2. Old School, Ulnes Walton, Leyland, Preston. Tel: 01772 451189.

Whist

Every Friday and Saturday evening. 7.30 - 10pm. Leyland Senior Citizen’s Club, Prospect House, Sandy Lane,, Leyland, Preston.

The Elderberries

Social group of active over 55’s. Visitors welcome. Meet every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month 1 - 3.30pm. The Old School, Ulnes Walton,, near Leyland,, Preston. Tel: 01772 617177.

Chorley Shukokai Karate Club

Every Friday. 6.30 - 7.30pm. Heskin Village Hall, Wood Lane, Heskin, near, Chorley. Tel: 07854 270569.

Bingo

Members Only Jackpot Game of £500. Every Monday & Friday at 8.15pm and every Sunday at 2.30pm. School Lane Club Limited, St Aidans Road, Bamber Bridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 698105.

Dancing The Next Step

Latin, Ballroom, Sequence and much more. Control how much you learn at your own pace with professionally qualified teachers. Various times. The Preston Marriott, Broughton, The Samlesbury War Memorial Hall, Cuerdale Lane, and Longridge., Preston. Tel: 01772 783364.

Wind Down Meditation

Ideal for people to pop in during their lunch break for a well-deserved wind down after a long week. 1 - 1.30pm. Vajravarahi Buddhist Centre, 38 West Cliff, Preston. Tel: 01772 259094.

Rock n Roll Saturdays

Ready to play you the very best alternative Rock & Roll. Great tunes and fantastic drink offers. 11.30pm-4am. Tickets: Free entry before midnight if on guest list. £3 after Blitz Nightclub and Live Venue, Great Shaw Street, Behind Roper Hall, Preston. Tel: 0788 88 438 66.

Yoga Classes

With British Wheel Of Yoga teacher Frances Heaton. Phone for any further details 01772 491784. 10.45-11.45am. Tickets: £5 per session Ulnes Walton Village Hall, Ulnes Walton, Chorley. Tel: 01772 491784.

Yoga Classes

With British Wheel Of Yoga teacher Frances Heaton. Phone for any further details 01772 491784. 2-3.30pm. Tickets: £33 for six week block or £6.50 for drop in sessions Christchurch Hall, Berry Lane, Longridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 491784.

Saturday, Feb 2

New Creative Adult Learning Programme

Now is the time to try something new or develop skills you once started but never finished. Various. Chapel Gallery, St Helen’s Road, Ormskirk. Tel: 01695 571328.

Preston Parkrun

Preston parkrun is a free, weekly, timed, 5k run. 8.30am arrival for 9am start. Avenham Park Pavilion, Preston. Tel: 07919 531120.

Sunday, Feb 3

Music Workshops

The workshops are aimed at inspiring young people to take up music as a worthwhile hobby without having to spend big on private tuition. 1-2pm for 6-10 year olds

2-3pm for over 10s. Tickets: £3.50per person Gregson Lane Community Centre, Gregson Lane, Hoghton, Preston. Tel: 07843 575035.

Monday, Feb 4

Yonder Truth Pyschic Club

Every Monday. 8 - 10pm. New Central Club, Ribbleton Lane, Preston. Tel: 07821 078216.

Parent and Toddler Group

Every Monday morning during school term-time. Join us for a very enjoyable playtime with our usual craft, songs, stories, and marching. All welcome. 9.45am - 11.45am. Tickets: £2.50 per family Mellor Brook Community Centre, Whalley Road, Mellor Brook, Blackburn. Tel: 01254 814944.

Short Tennis for over 50s

New to tennis or rusty rackets very welcome. Rackets provided. 10.30am-12noon. Chorley Leisure Centre, Chorley. Tel: 07966 315241.

NCDSW Sequence dancing

Everyone Welcome 7.45pm - 10.45pm. St Teresas, Penwortham, Preston. Tel: 01772 312263.

Line Dancing with Pamela

Improvers and Upwards. Friendly atmosphere. 7.30-10.3pm. Lea Club, Blackpool Road, Ashton, Preston. Tel: 01772 681733.

Beginners Line Dancing

7.30pm. Royal British Legion, Lostock Hall, Preston. Tel: 07974 313032.

Tuesday, Feb 5

Ribble Exercise Group

Our aim is to help recovering cardiac patients, or anyone who has been advised by their doctor that they are in need of a little exercise. All welcome 4.15-5.30pm every Tuesday & Thursday. Christ the King School, Frenchwood. Tel: 01772 338221.

Preston Orpheus Choir

Looking for new members in all voice sections. Would be made most welcome. 7.30-9.30pm every Tuesday. Pius X School, 200 Garstang Road, Fulwood. Tel: 01772 746506.

Short Tennis for over 50s

New to tennis or rusty rackets very welcome. Rackets provided. 10.30am-12noon. Sports Hall, Playfootball Ingol, behind Tulketh High, Preston. Tel: 07966 315241.

Line Dancing with Pamela

Absolute Beginners, NEW CLASS. Friendly atmosphere. 7.30-9pm. Walmer Bridge Village Hall, Gill Lane, Walmer Bridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 681733.

Leyland Folk Dance Club

English Country Dancing. Beginners welcome, partners not required, good fun, gets you fit. First night free! 7.30-10pm. Tickets: First night free Moss Side Community Centre, Dunkirk Lane, Leyland. Tel: 01772 433548.

Leyland Chess Club

Chess Club for both beginners and experienced players. 7.30-10pm every Tuesday (except 25 Dec and 1 Jan 2013). Broadfield Arms, Leyland Lane, Leyland. Tel: 01772 434060.

Yoga Classes

With British Wheel of Yoga Tutor Frances Heaton. Mats provided. Car park. 6-7.30pm. Plungington Community Centre, Plungington, Preston. Tel: 01772 491784.

Creative Network Songwriters’ Circle

Open, acoustic session based around songwriters performing their own material in an environment of respect. Poets and all genres of music welcomed. 8.30pm. The Moorbrook Inn, North Road, Preston.

Wednesday, Feb 6

Monthly Book Club

We get together over a meal, wine and coffee and discuss the latest book we have read. We always find many different viewpoints and have a good laugh! First Wednesday of every month. Deli Med, Winckley Street, opp Pizza Express, Preston. Tel: 01772 204777.

Preston Bridge Club

We welcome players of all standards and have lessons for beginners as well as practice and supervised play for the less experienced. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 7.05pm. Monday afternoon 1pm. St Walburge’s Gardens, Weston Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 720060.

The Zone Youth Club - for 11-18 year olds with a disability

Make new friends, try new things and have new experiences. Experienced staff who listen. Access to vehicles for trips out. Time to RELAX AND HAVE FUN! Open term time and during school holidays. Tickets: £1 for each hour attended. 218 Tulketh Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 732313.

Dance Salsa

Beginners through to advanced. All are welcome for a fun night! 7.30pm. Tickets: £5 per person for the evening. Fulwood Tennis Club, Highgate Avenue, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 07976 598691.

New Longton Artists

Visiting speakers, demonstration & painting evenings with a supportive group. New members welcome. Meet every Weds. Visit www.newlongtonartists.co.uk for more information. 7.30 - 10pm. New Longton Village Hall, Boundary Close, New Longton. Tel: 01772 745520.

Luncheon Club

Meet every Wednesday. 12noon. Admission: £2 for a two-course meal. The Salvation Army Centre, Harrington Street, (off Adelphi Street), Preston. Tel: 01772 555425.

The A59 Club

Social club for single, separated, divorced and widowed friends, aged over 40. Different events weekly. Meet every Weds. Visit www.TheA59Club.btik.com 7.30pm. Admission: 50p. The Bonny Inn, Ribchester Road, Clayton-Le Dale, Blackburn. Tel: 01200 422361.

Chorley Shukokai Karate Club

Every Wednesday and Saturday. Open to ages 5+. 6 - 7pm. Bateman Hall, Sagar Street, Eccleston, Chorley. Tel: 07854 270569.

New zumba gold class

Get warmed up for winter with this exhilarating fitness class for the ‘young at heart’ or those starting out on their journey to a healthier life. 1.30-2.30pm. Tickets: £3 per class New Longton Village Hall, Boundary Close,, New Longton, Preston. Tel: 07920 281935.

Vera’s Yoga Class

Very experienced tutor, all abilities welcome. Every Monday. 7.15pm-9pm. Galloway’s, Howick House, Howick Park Avenue, Preston, Preston. Tel: 01772 315373.

Poker Night

Join our Texas Hold’em Poker tournament and then continue playing our other tables for further Cash Prizes. All Self Deal. Complimentary Sandwiches. 7.30pm. Bar till midnight. School Lane Club Limited, St Aidans Road, Bamber Bridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 698105.

Line Dancing with Pamela

Improvers and Upwards. Friendly atmosphere. 7.30-10.30pm. Lea Club, Blackpool Road, Ashton, Preston. Tel: 01772 681733.

Thursday, Feb 7

Knitting Class

Booking essential. 7-8pm. Tickets: £2 per session Fulwood Methodist Church, Watling Street Road, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 01772 791107.

Preston Barbership Harmony Singers - The Red Rose Chorus

The Red Rose Chorus want more men to sing four part harmony. Every Thursday. Every Thursday. 7.30pm. Leyland Methodist Junior School,, Canberra Rd, Leyland. Tel: 07906 768579.

Thursday Fitness Club

Get yourself fit using aerobic based exercise. For men and women of all ages. Car parking available. Every Thursday. 10.30am. Admission: £2.50. The MInster, Church St, Avenham, Preston. Tel: 01772 750152.

Preston Rosettes Morris Dancing

Girls of all ages welcome. Every Thursday. Email nickid84@hotmail.co.uk for more information. 7.30pm. St Josephs Sports & Arts Centre, Rigby Street, Ribbleton, Preston. Tel: 01772 495120.

Preston Community Choir

Whether you’ve been dancing round the kitchen singing into a carrot or trying to duet with the dog, help is finally at hand. All welcome, no audition! 7-9.30pm every Thursday. Preston Minster, Church Street, Preston. Tel: 07880 315736.

 

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