What’s On 28-01-13

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Current events in Lancashire



Monday, Jan 28

Donny and Marie

The first appearance the pair have made at the Arena since The Osmonds 50th Anniversary tour in May 2008. Monday 28 January 2013. Tickets: From £40 MCR Arena, Victoria Station, Hunts Bank, Manchester. Tel: 0844 847 8000.

Pubs / Clubs

Monday, Jan 28

Bagpipes Of Fun And Fine Food

A Burns Night three-course special meal on Friday, January 25 and Scottish specials running from January 21 to January 31. Daily. The Ship, High Street, Elswick. Tel: 01995 672777.

Tuesday, Jan 29

Open mic night

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

Wednesday, Jan 30

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, Jan 31

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.

Acoustic Open Mic

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

Friday, Feb 1

Comedy Night

Gear up for another 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.


Monday, Jan 28

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.

A Burrows and Fargion Double-bill: Counting to One Hundred and One Flute Note

Their performances appear simple - but they hide a deceptive complexity and mastery of music, rhythm and choreography 8pm. Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster University, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 594151.

Daily Dance Classes


Salsa, modern jive and line dancing, classes in Hoghton, Longton and Leyland. Beginner and intermediate classes. Preston. Tel: 01772 620195.


Monday, Jan 28

From Auschwitz To Ambleside: A Story of Survival

Unique photographs of children who were evacuated to the Lake District after surviving the Holocaust. 10am to 11pm, Monday to Saturday. The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500.


Monday, Jan 28

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. Tel: 01524 701601.


Monday, Jan 28

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.


Monday, Jan 28

Creative Network - Creative Writer’s Group

A meeting for writers of all ‘hues and colours’ - creative, technical, poetry, etc. The aim is to create a community of writers in our area. 7.30pm. Fulwood, Preston.

Creative Network - Creative Writer’s Group

For ALL writers, whatever your experience. The aim is to create a community of writers in our area in order that we can begin to support each other. 7.30pm. Fulwood. Tel: info@creatives-network.co.uk.

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.

Tuesday, Jan 29

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. 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, Preston. Tel: 01772 433548.