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What’s On 31-01-13

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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.

My Arms by James Leach

Told in reverse order, My Arms is a compelling new drama about the limits of love and our willingness to forgive. 8pm. Tickets: From £5 The Continental, Preston. Tel: 01772 499 207. Thurs, Feb 7 only.

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.

Lytham

Phil Cool ‘The Final Curtain’ Tour

One of the country’s finest and most original comedians and impressionists 8pm. Tickets: From £13 Lowther Pavilion, Lowther Terrace, Lytham. Tel: 01253 794221. Thurs, Jan 31 only.

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.

Hanging Town

The fascinating story of Lancashire pub landlord and England’s most famous hangman, Albert Pierrepoint. Daily. Tickets: From £5 The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500. Opens Thurs, Jan 31 until Sat, Feb 23.

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.

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

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

Thursday, Jan 31

The Billy Fury Years

Michael King and his amazing collection of musicians take you on a journey through the magical musical career of Britain’s foremost rock ‘n’ roller. 7.30pm. Tickets: £17 Thwaites Empire Theatre, Aqueduct Road, Blackburn. Tel: 01254 685500.

Buddy Holly’s Winter Dance Party

Stars Marc Robinson and features the country’s best Ritchie Valens, Big Bopper and Dion tribute artistes. Supported by The Counterfeit 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

Folk God-father + son. 8pm. Tickets: £12 New Longton Village Hall, Boundary Close, New Longton, Preston. Tel: 01772 617274.

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.

Folk Music

Ashley Hutchings & Blair Dunlop. 8pm. Tickets: £12 OTD New Longton Village Hall, Boundary Close, New Longton, Preston. Tel: 07837 367560.

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.

Nightclubs

Thursday, Jan 31

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.

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.

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.

Pubs / Clubs

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.

Pendle Beer Festival

Running over 3 days, their specialist team will be sourcing beers from “The Great Outdoors” which is their theme for 2013. From 5pm, 31 Jan 2013. Tickets: £3, £5 aft 6pm on Fri The Muni, Albert Road, Colne, Burnley. Tel: 01282 661234.

Acoustic Open Mic

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

Boozie Woozies

9.30pm. BJ’s Rock in the Blues, The Hop Pocket, Carr Lane, Chorley.

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.

Melvin’s Karaoke

8pm. John O’Gaunts, 32 Cottam Ave, Ingol, Preston. Tel: 07968 565159.

Tribes

The indie mainstream’s latest stars, Tribes’ sound channels the best of 60s rock, 90s grunge and mid-noughties indie boom. 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

We have a 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 only £2! So pop to the only fun bar in Preston! 4pm. The Golden Cross, 60 Lancaster Road, Preston.

Dance

Thursday, Jan 31

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.

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.

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.

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

Thursday, Jan 31

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.

Leisure

Thursday, Jan 31

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.

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.

Hobbies

Thursday, Jan 31

Knitting Class

Booking essential. 7pm to 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.

Line Dancing

Beginners and Intermediate dancers. 7.30-10.30pm. Blessed Sacrament Club, Ribbleton, Preston. Tel: 01772 791875.

Line Dancing and Zumba

6.30pm. Royal British Legion, Lostock Hall, Preston. Tel: 07974 313032.

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.

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.

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.

 

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