The Long good weekend

Nigel Stewart from  the Creative Network which, along with South Ribble Council, is organising Longton Live
Nigel Stewart from the Creative Network which, along with South Ribble Council, is organising Longton Live
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Are you ready for the first Longton Live.

The two-day festival, organised by South Ribble Council’s Western Parishes Neighbourhood Forum in partnership with the Creative Network, will see live acts perform at venues across the village – everywhere from pubs to

cafes, restaurants, churches and even estate agents.

There’ll also be a packed programme of events , including craft demonstrations, a Saturday sing-along, Indian cookery classes, an art exhibition, afternoon teas and a fashion show.

Children can also try their hands at kids’ craft sessions and gingerbread men

decorating while having the chance to meet officers from Lancashire Fire and Rescue.

The wristbands cost £5 and buy entry to the full programme of live acts and events planned across today, and tomorrow, Saturday.

The live music will range from pop to 50s rock n’ roll, jazz and blues, instrumental funk, choirs, French folk

music and absolutely everything in-between.

Coun Phil Smith said: “Both Leyland Live and Penwortham Live have proven extremely popular with thousands of people turning out every year.

“The festivals showcase the very best of local

musical talent and really do offer something for everyone and all tastes.

“It’s a real chance for communities to come together and enjoy the wide range of entertainment while supporting our fantastic local businesses and giving them a welcome boost.”

Wristbands can be bought from all participating venues, a full list and more information can be found at www.facebook.com/longtonlive.

Primary school children go free as long as they are accompanied by a wristband-wearing adult.

The monthly Longton market will also be open today between 10am and 2pm.

Today

The Black Bull Pub

7pm: Tickety Boo

8pm: Michelle Dowbekin

9pm: Ryan & Craig

10pm: James Christy

The Dolphin Pub

7pm: The Midge Project

8pm: Cobbro

9pm: Secret People

10pm: Mog Stanley

The Golden Ball Pub

7pm: The Heavenly Brothers

8pm: Hot Water

9pm: Boxwood

10pm: Ryan & Craig

Garsides Estate Agents

7pm: Connor Banks

8pm: Alan & Janet Burns

9pm: Verity Kinnon

Longton Library

7pm: Hannah Prosser & Melissa Baydemir

8pm: Open Mic

9pm: Searching for Matthew

10pm: Andy Prosser

Longton Methodist Church

7pm: Chorley Gleemen

8pm: Brian Hobbs

9pm: Connor Banks

10pm: Alan & Janet Burns

Longton Sports & Social Club

7pm: Tin Bird

8pm: The Well Dressed Gentlemen

9pm: Rythm Alley

10pm: Repeater

The Orchid Café

7pm: Andy Oliver

8pm: Hungry Bentley

9pm: Tickety Boo

10pm: Brian Hobbs

Porcini’s Restaurant

7pm: Lindsay Marie

8pm: Sara Creeney

9pm: Catherine Sullivan

10pm: Michelle Dowbekin

The Ram’s Head Pub

7pm: Catherine Sullivan

8pm: James Christy

9pm: The Heavenly Brothers

10pm: Sara Creeney

The Red Lion Pub

7pm: Electric Ocean & Josh

Murrison

8pm: Jonny Oates Band

9pm: Tin Bird

10pm: The Yard Dogs

St Andrew’s Church

7pm: The Longton Victory

Memorial Choir

8pm: Andy Oliver

9pm: The KTB Choir

10pm: Hungry Bentley

St Andrew’s Church Hall

7pm: Verity Kinnon

8pm: Longton Players

9pm: Hungry Bentley

10pm: Well Dressed Gentlemen

Tomorrow

The Black Bull Pub

7pm: The Heavenly Brothers

8pm: Catherine Sullivan

9pm: Rodger’s Codgers

10pm: Drive

The Dolphin Pub

7pm: Josh Murrison

8pm: The Floyd Band

9pm: Sound Effect

10pm: Spoilt Boys & Gypsies

Longton Scout Hut

7pm: Hannah Prosser & Melissa Baydemir

8pm: Andy Prosser

9pm: Millie-Mae Hill

10pm: Tickety Boo

Longton Library

7pm: Guests of the Earth

8pm: Open Mic

9pm: Jonny Oates

10pm: Andy Prosser

Longton Methodist Church

7pm: S R Concert Band

8pm: Katy Bradley

9pm: Tom Robinson & Dean Fraser

10pm: TBD

Longton Sports & Social Club

7pm: Drive

8pm: Secret People

9pm: Mog Stanley

10pm: Ryan & Craig

Orchid Café

7pm: Lindsay Marie

8pm: Queen of Calamity

9pm: The Heavenly Brothers

10pm: Michelle Dowbekin

Porcini’s Restaurant

7pm: Tin Bird

8pm: Michelle Dowbekin

9pm: Alan & Janet Burns

10pm: Frank Patterson

The Ram’s Head Pub

7pm: Tickety Boo

8pm: Credo

9pm: Ryan & Craig

10pm: Tin Bird

St Andrew’s Church

7pm: Andrew Clelland

8pm: Gathered Voices

9pm: Frank Patterson

10pm: Katy Bradley

St Andrew’s Church Hall

7pm: Alan & Janet Burns

8pm: Longton Players

9pm: Fabulous Females

10pm: Catherine Sullivan