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Big Boy blues and beer in Preston

With a name like Big Boy Bloater, you would expect this blues musician to hail from America's Deep South. But leafy Farnborough in Hampshire is as far removed from the swamps of Louisiana as you can get.

Longridge RSPCA charity shop manager Debbie Horns

Catch-up with a coffee and bicsuit at Longridge RSPCA Charity Shop

The team at the Longridge RSPCA charity shop will host two chatty coffee morning sessions next month to share with the community more about what they do.

Dame Judi Dench is supporting World's Biggest Macmillan Coffee Morning

Macmillan Coffee Morning events in Lancashire

The Lancashire community is invited to enjoy a cuppa and a slice or two of cake to help beat cancer.
Reverend & the Makers will be dropping in to Action Records

Record store signing for Reverend & The Makers

For a little independant record shop on Church Street in Preston, Action Records stand head and shoulders with the big boys.

Gina Murray, right, as Velma Von Tussle, with stage daughter Amber, played by Aimee Moore

Hairspray star Gina's stuck on her home town

Soaking up the autumn sunshine, Gina Murray’s glad to be back home, for one week only.

Singer Tracy Jordan presents her new show Streisand And Me

Tracy hopes people will share her love of star

Barbara Streisand is one of the greatest female singers of all time - and Monday night will see one of Blackpool’s own singing stars pay tribute to her work.
Mikron Theatre Company's show In at the Deep End - Craig Anderson James McLean Claire Marie Seddon Skipwick RNLI Crew by Peter Boyd Photography

In at the Deep End in Leyland

A theatre company is preparing to dive into two hundred years of saving lives at sea with the RNLI.

Harold Salisbury is the front man for Pinto Beans, playing at The Ferret

Things to do this weekend (September 23 to 24)

As we enter autumn, here's some events for you to try out:

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What’s On Listings 21-27 Sep

To announce an event or gig, call 01772 838196 or email

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Kevin and Karen Clifton bring their tour to Blackpool

Strictly sweethearts Kevin and Karen come to Blackpool

Two of Strictly Come Dancing's most popular professionals are bringing their tour to Blackpool Opera House.

St Annes own Gina Murray, right, as Velma Von Tussle, with Aimee Moore as Amber

REVIEW: Hairspray, Opera House, Blackpool

In 1960s Baltimore, Tracy Turnblad has a simple dream; to be one of the popular kids and to dance on the Corny Collins’ TV show.
Tom Stade

Comedy review: Tom Stade at Preston’s Charter Theatre

If you are expecting this review to be a blow by blow account of Tom Stade’s latest show, you’ll be disappointed.

James Meehan

Comedian James Meehan to return to Chorley for library gig about insomnia

An award-winning comedian is putting Chorley in the frame when he brings his latest show to his hometown.

Luke Maughan

Young Chorley star Luke Maughan, five, to appear in tragic opera Madama Butterfly

A plucky five-year-old from Chorley is to perform alongside world-class stars in the tragic opera Madama Butterfly.

Jimi Love is the frontman for Purple Rain, a celebration of the music of Prince

Blackpool will see some Purple Rain

Not many successful bands start out as a pub bet, but that is exactly how Purple Rain hit the scene, and after 11 years they are still going strong.
Design a scary mask for Halloween and win fabulous prizes

Design a scary mask for Halloween and win fabulous prizes

Halloween is just around the corner and to celebrate, the Lancashire Post has teamed up with The Hunters inn at Hennel Lane, Preston, to ask our younger readers to design a ‘Scary Halloween Mask’!

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Friday Night Launch Event starts at 6pm

Southport Airshow this weekend: What to see and when

Eyes to the skies this weekend as historical aircraft and fast noisy jets perform thrilling and daring aerobatics over the beach in Southport.

The Glitter ball at the Guild hall, Preston is being held in the memory of Joanne Tinning

Guild Hall turns pink for glittering charity ball

The organiser of a glittering charity ball whose wife lost her brave fight against breast cancer is hoping guests will be in the pink as they raise thousands of pounds for the fight against the disease.

Blackpool Symphony Orchestra

Edward’s flying the flag for new music with symphony orchestra

Don’t forget your Union Flags, there’s Last Night Of The Proms celebrations taking place as Blackpool Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and Poulton People’s Choir join forces.

Louis Smith, Natalie Lowe and Jay McGuinness in Rip It Up

Strictly stars jive into Blackpool

The 1950s’ music scene was about more than just rock ‘n’ roll as a new show featuring stars of Strictly Come Dancing hopes to prove.
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