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Theatre

Lancaster

Macbeth: Leighton Hall’s grounds and gardens provide the perfect backdrop for a two hour production of medieval suspicion, enmity, murder and music. Grounds open from 6pm, performance starts at 7.30pm. Tickets: £15 for adults, £10 for children Leighton Hall, Carnforth, near, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 734474. Fri, Jul 25 only.

Monty Python Live (Mostly): This will be the last time to see the surviving Pythons together before they pass on and cease to be. Thursday July 24 (Encore). Tickets: From £12. The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500.

Hansel & Gretel And More Tales From The Forest: This legend of the forest will be brought to life like never before during a deliciously dark journey full of hunters, forest creatures, edible houses and outwitted witches. 7.15pm, daily until Saturday, August 16. Tickets: From £12. Williamson Park, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500. Until Sat, Aug 16.

Liverpool

Liverpool’s Next Superstar: From singers to comedians, watch as the Crème de la crème of Liverpool’s talent is judged. 3pm & 7.30pm. Tickets: £16, £20 VIP including meet & greet with Kerry Katona. The Epstein Theatre, Hanover House, 85 Hanover Street, Liverpool. Tel: 0844 888 4411. Sat, Jul 26 only.

Music

Organ music

Preston Community Concert: The guest performer is Tim Flint, a popular Top UK Organist and multi-keyboard player. Proceeds donated to Tender Nursing Care, Bamber Bridge. Monday, July 28, 7.30pm. Tickets: £5.0 Midge Hall Methodist Church, Longmeanygate, Leyland. Tel: 07977 519597.

Rock

The Union: A new band formed by guitarist Luke Morley and ex Winterville vocalist/guitarist Peter Shoulder. A very modern take on classic styles. Friday, July 25, 7.30pm. Tickets: £13.50. 53 Degrees, University of Central Lancashire Students’ Union, Preston. Tel: 01772 895478.

Carcer City + The Family Ruin: a five-piece metal band from the North West of England. They take influence from all genres of music to create a unique, hybrid sound. Saturday July 26, 7pm. £4. 53 Degrees, University of Central Lancashire Students’ Union, Preston. Tel: 01772 895478.

Supreme Queen: Scott Maley plays an uncannily realistic ‘Freddie’ with just the right look, stage persona and, most importantly of all, the most powerful voice. Saturday, July 26, 8pm. £18. The Grand, 18 York Street, Clitheroe. Tel: 01200 421599.

Jazz

Jazz Jam Session: All Welcome. Last Monday of each month, 8-10.30pm. Alexanders Pub, The Castle Green Hotel, Castle Green Lane, Kendal. Tel: 07799 788777.

Sue Parish and Eileen Guppy: Featuring a range of well-loved songs from the classic jazz standards repertoire. Wednesday, July 30, 1pm. Robert Gillow pub, Lancaster.

Silver Bell Band: Playing New Orleans Jazz. Free admission, good beer! Takes place the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month Every Thursday, 8.45pm. The Ale Emporium, Fylde Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 822787.

Blues, Folk & Irish

Wagontown: Bluegrass/Celtic Trio. Free Admission. Friday, July 25, 9pm. The Eagle And Child, Church Road, Leyland.

Brass Bands

First World War Commemorative Concert: Featuring the Thornton Cleveleys Brass Band and the Blackpool Male Voice Choir. Saturday, July 26, 7.30pm. Tickets: From £5. Marine Hall, Fleetwood. Tel: 01253 887693.

Miscellaneous

Summer Music: Local bands and talented brass musicians play free summer music concerts in the bandstand. 2-4pm, Saturdays and Sundays, July 26 to August 24. Coronation Park, Ormskirk.

Ormskirk Ukelele Band: Part of the free summer music festival concerts. Saturday, July 26, 2-4pm. The Bandstand, Coronation Park, Ormskirk.

Nightclubs

Friday, Jul 25

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 Fridays: Heavy Metal, Hard Core Hard, Rock and alternative tunes. Follow us on Facebook and inbox your requests. 11.30pm-4am. Tickets: £1 before midnight £3 after Blitz Nightclub and Live Venue, Great Shaw Street, Behind Roper Hall, Preston. Tel: 0788 88 438 66.

Hangout Harry Reloaded: Fun and games at Lancashire’s largest weekly LGBT club night! Come as a visitor leave as a friend. Every Friday. Rumes Bar & NightclubRumes Bar & Nightclub, Preston. Tel: 07751 711335.

Lollypop: Wall-to-wall cool pop and guilty pleasures. Get your name on the Facebook Guestlist for £2 entry: www.facebook.com/lollypopclubpreston 11pm. 53 Degrees, University of Central Lancashire Students’ Union, Preston. Tel: 01772 895478.

Saturday, Jul 26

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.

Raiders Saturdays: Retro/Alternative Rock n Roll. Bowie, Blondie, The Clash, Doors, Hendrix, Damned, Pistols, etc. Follow us on Facebook and inbox your requests. 11.30pm-4am. Tickets: £1 before midnight £3 after Blitz Nightclub and Live Venue, Great Shaw Street, Behind Roper Hall, Preston. Tel: 0788 88 438 66.

Tuesday, Jul 29

Pounded: Our City’s largest weekly Tuesday night Chart & Cheese club night! Every Tuesday. Rumes Bar & Nightclub, Preston. Tel: 07751 711335.

Pubs / Clubs

Thursday, Jul 24

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. Tel: 07821 293655.

Live Music from the Silver Bell Jazz Band: Every Thursday, 8.30pm til late. Ale Emporium, 53 Fylde Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 378290.

BJ’s Rock In The Blues Club: with The Clan. Hosted by Lucas Campbell. Keeping Live Music Alive every Thursday. Free Admission. 9.30pm. The Minstrel, Eaves Green Lane, Chorley. Tel: 0786 221 5346.

Pub Quiz: 9.15pm every week. Pig and Whistle, Blackpool Road, Lea, Preston. Tel: 01772 626112.

Weekly Poker Night: 7.30pm. Black Bull, Moss Side, Leyland. Tel: 01772 436361.

Quiz Night featuring ‘Play Your Cards Right’: Every Thursday. Traditional lunches served Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from our 5 star kitchen. Functions Room available. All live sport on BT and SKY. Fox Lane Sports & Social Club, Leyland. Tel: 01772 433975.

Open Mic: Hosted by Andy, all welcome with instruments and mic provided. Complimentary refreshments served. 9pm. School Lane Club Limited, St Aidans Road, Bamber Bridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 698105.

Cash Bingo: Every Thursday, eyes down 8pm. Royal British Legion Club, Longridge, Preston.

Rick’s Quiz: In the snooker room. Everybody welcome! Come along and win some beer! 9pm. St Teresa’s Bar, Queensway, Penwortham, Preston. Tel: 01772 743523.

Weekly Quiz: Great prizes and draws through the night. Thursday nights, 9pm prompt start. Tickets: £1 entry per team member. The Black Bull Inn, 83 Pope Lane, Penwortham, Preston. Tel: 01772 752953.

Quiz Night: General knowledge, music, pictures, true or false and numbers. Plus Play Your Cards Right Jackpot. 9.30pm every Thursday. Longton VM Sports and Social Club, School Lane, Longton, Preston. Tel: 01772 616874.

Quiz Night: 9pm. Tickets: Entry fee just £1 which includes a chunky chip buttie at the interval. The Wheatsheaf, 34 Woodplumpton Road, Woodplumpton, Preston. Tel: 01772 691881.

Citrus Club - Pub Quiz: Please txt and we’ll arrange to meet! 9pm. Pig & Whistle, Lea, Preston. Tel: 07753 684488.

Friday, Jul 25

Karaoke: Every Friday with over 250,000 songs! Drinks prizes to be won with our Golden Ball night. Plus, karaoke battle to win more prizes. Don’t miss out! 8.30pm. Moor Park Pub, Preston. Tel: 07873 502834.

80’s Night: Drinks offers, karaoke with over 250,000 songs. Random prizes for singers; bottles of wine, Jaegerbombs and Sunday lunch for 2. Free supper at 10.30pm 8.30pm-12.30am. Moor Park Pub, Preston. Tel: 07984 801096.

Bingo: £500 jackpot, accumulator and snowball. Complimentary refreshments and our key to a fortune game. 8.30pm. School Lane Club Limited, St Aidans Road, Bamber Bridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 698105.

Karoake!: Spikey Mike spins the decks. Show off your talent and give us a song. Every Friday, 9.30pm. The Unicorn, North Road, Preston.

Saturday, Jul 26

Phil De’Vere: Male Vocalist. Saturday, July 26. Royal British Legion Club, Berry Lane, Longridge.

Live Artists!: Different act every week. Free admission. Plus bingo/lucky balls with cash prizes. 7.30pm, every Saturday. Bamber Bridge Catholic Club, Aspden Street (off Brownedge Lane), Bamber Bridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 335513.

Sunday, Jul 27

Welly Singalong: Bring your ipod or CD’s and you can DJ and singalong. Fun for all the family. Starts after Sunday Football. The Wellington, Tulketh Road, Ashton, Preston. Tel: 01772 726641.

Bingo: £1000 Jackpot, snowball and accumulator. Complimentary sandwiches and a fun game of children’s bingo for a surprise gift. 2.30pm. School Lane Club Limited, St Aidans Road, Bamber Bridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 698105.

Karaoke Night: 9pm. The Anchor, Hutton, Preston.

Monday, Jul 28

Bingo: £500 Jackpot, accumulator and snowball. Complimentary refreshments provided. 8.30pm. School Lane Club Limited, St Aidans Road, Bamber Bridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 698105.

Tuesday, Jul 29

Live Music Showcase Night: Two to three Live Acts EVERY Tuesday. Anyone can book a slot to perform by emailing stagehouselive@gmail.com. 8pm. The Bull & Royal, Church Street, Preston.

Jackpot Bingo: With Treble Chance Flyers. All stake money returned in prize money resulting in great cash prizes. Everyone over 18 welcome Every Tuesday, 8.30pm. The Wilbraham Club, 64 Geoffrey Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 705677.

Pool Night: Every Tuesday. Traditional lunches served Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from our 5 star kitchen. Functions Room available. All live sport on BT and SKY. Fox Lane Sports & Social Club, Leyland. Tel: 01772 433975.

Brand New Quiz Night: Cash prize. Great food and drinks offers. Free pizza if you book your team a free booth! 8pm. Tickets: £50p per person. Revolution Preston, 1 Main Sprit Weind, Preston. Tel: 01772 828538.

Rick’s Quiz: Picture Quiz. General Knowledge. Music. Several prizes to be won. 9pm. The Fleece Inn, Liverpool Road, Penwortham, Preston. Tel: 01772 745561.

Dance

Thursday, Jul 24

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

Tango Beginners Class: No need to bring a partner, come alone or with friends, all welcome. No previous dance experience necessary. Friendly atmosphere. Beginners, 7.30pm-8.30pm, Practice Time 8.30pm-9.30pm. Tickets: £5.0 Revolution Bar, 1 Main Sprit Weind, Preston. Tel: 07983 979402.

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.

Line Dancing: All levels welcome. With teacher L.C. Come along, have some fun and learn some line dances old and new. Raffle and bar. Large car park. 7.30-10.30pm. Tickets: £4.0 BAC/EE Club, South Meadow Lane, Broadgate, Preston. Tel: 07804 277191.

Line Dancing Classes: Intermediate class. 8-10pm. St. Teresa’s Parish Centre, Queensway, Penwortham, Preston. Tel: 01772 611975.

Children’s Irish dancing classes: for beginners. 6-7pm. St Walburges Church hall, Weston Street, Preston. Tel: 07543 008928.

Adults Irish dancing classes: 8-9pm. St Walburges Church hall, Weston Street, Preston. Tel: 07543 008928.

Sequence Dancing: Tea and biscuits provided. A fun afternoon with good company. All new members are welcome. 2-4pm on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Tickets: £2.0 Fairview Community Hall, Highfield Road, Adlington, Chorley. Tel: 01257 267949.

Friday, Jul 25

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.

Sequence Dancing with Alan & Maureen: Every Friday except Good Friday. 7.30-10pm. Whittle & Clayton Parish Club, Preston Road, Clayton-le-Woods, Chorley. Tel: 01257 265335.

Dancing The Next Step: With Ron and Iris. All standards from new beginners to advanced in Ballroom, Latin and Latino. Regular workshops. Private lessons available. Various times. Various venues, Preston. Tel: 01772 783364.

Dancing The Next Step: Join Ron and Iris (UKA qualified) for regular workshops on Rock’n’Roll and Argentine Tango. Great car parking and a minute from Junction 32, M6. Every Friday. Marriotts, Broughton, Preston. Tel: 01772 783364.

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 Line Dancing: All levels. Every Friday 1.30-3.30pm. Carr Street Community Centre, Carr Street, Bamber Bridge, Preston. Tel: 07780 711827.

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.

Daily Dance Classes

Dancing ‘The Next Step’: 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, Jul 26

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

Dance Classes: Ballet, lyrical, tap, Greek and modern jazz taught every Saturday, Monday and Tuesday. Sat 8.30am-2pm, Mon 4.30-7pm, Tue 5.30-8.30pm. Sylvia Goff’s Centre, Prospect House, Sandy Lane, Leyland, Preston. Tel: 07734 861415.

Sequence Dancing: 7.30-10.15pm, every alternate Saturday. Trinity United Reformed Church Hall, Brownhill Road, Blackburn. Tel: 07592 772642.

Sunday, Jul 27

Ballroom, Latin and Sequence Dancing: Workshops every Sunday from 7-8pm, Social Dancing 8-11pm. Tickets: £1.500 Lea Club, 872 Blackpool Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 733442.

Preston Phoenix Sequence dancing: Everyone welcome. 7.45-10.45pm. Tickets: £2.500 St Teresa’s, Penwortham, Preston. Tel: 01772 312263.

Dancing The Next Step: Join Ron and Iris (UKA qualified). Great car parking and a minute from Junction 32, M6. Ballroom, Latin and other styles, 7pm. Sequence, 8pm. Marriotts, Broughton, Preston. Tel: 01772 783364.

Monday, Jul 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.

Beginners Ballroom Dancing for Adults: Learn to dance in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. 6.30-7.30pm. 3 Clifford Street, Chorley. Tel: 01257 262526.

Line Dancing: Improver dancing 1-3pm. Lonsdale Club, Fulwood Hall Lane, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 01772 712231.

Modern Line Dancing for beginners: Every Monday, 7.30-10pm. Farington Conservative Club, Stanifield Lane, Leyland. Tel: 07780 711827.

Line Dancing Classes: Easy relaxed class. 1.30-3.30pm. St Andrews Church Hall, Longton, Preston. Tel: 01772 611975.

Line Dancing Classes: Intermediate class. 8-10pm. Much Hoole Village Hall, Much Hoole, Preston. Tel: 01772 611975.

Sweet Salsa: Come join in the fun and learn hot and spicy Cuban style Salsa dancing in a fun friendly environment. Beginners class from 8pm, Improvers class from 9pm with social dancing afterwards. Longridge Conservative Club, Berry Lane, Longridge, Preston. Tel: 07931 721697.

Sequence dancing, with Frank & Denise: 7.30pm. St Marys Hall, York Road, Langho, Blackburn. Tel: 07592 772642.

Lindy Hop and Jive Dance Classes: Beginners 7.30pm, Improvers 8.30pm, Intermediate 8.30pm. Social dancing 9.30pm - late. Tickets: £5 Preston Masonic Hall, Saul Street, Preston. Tel: 07902 342448.

Charleston-ercise!: 1920’s style Zumba-dance exercise class. Every Monday, 7-8pm. Tickets: £5 Preston Masonic Hall, Saul Street, Preston. Tel: 07902 342448.

Rock’n learn classes: For babies & toddlers, held by the award winning Harriet Gore. Every Monday. Cheeky Monkey’s Play & Party Centre, Kem Mill Lane, Whittle-Le-Woods, Chorley. Tel: 01257 234287.

Tuesday, Jul 29

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.

Line Dancing: With Western Express Line Dance Club. 7.30-10.30pm. BAE Social Club, South Meadow Lane, Broadgate, Preston. Tel: 01772 720708.

Line Dancing for Beginners: 7.30pm. Tickets: £3 per class St James Church Hall, Avondale Drive, Lostock Hall, Preston. Tel: 07974 313032.

Modern Line Dancing: All levels. Every Tuesday 1-3pm. Royal British Legion, Brownedge Road, Bamber Bridge, Preston. Tel: 07780 711827.

Sequence dancing, with Frank & Denise: 7.30pm, Every Tuesday except second Tuesday of the month. St Marys Hall, York Road, Langho, Blackburn. Tel: 07592 772642.

Childrens Irish dancing classes: for beginners. 6-7pm. St Walburges Church hall, Weston Street, Preston. Tel: 07543 008928.

Irish Country Dance: Irish-ize your smile! We learn and dance all kinds of Irish but this is flatly not Flatley, just good old fashioned community fun/craic. 7.45-10pm. Tickets: £3, £1 student. First visit is free St Anthony’s Social Centre, Cadley Causeway, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 01772 866193.

Dancing The Next Step: Join Ron and Iris (UKA qualified). Great car parking and a minute from Junction 32, M6. 8.30pm. Marriotts, Broughton, Preston. Tel: 01772 783364.

Scottish Dancing: Penwortham Scottish Country Dance Class for all levels of ability. 7.30pm. Fulwood Tennis Club, Highgate Avenue, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 01772 746737.

Children’s Dance Class: With Killick studio of dance. 10.30-11.15am. Cheeky Monkey’s Play & Party Centre, Kem Mill Lane, Whittle-Le-Woods, Chorley. Tel: 01257 234287.

Cheerleading Class: For ages 5yrs and above. 4.30-5.15pm. Cheeky Monkey’s Play & Party Centre, Kem Mill Lane, Whittle-Le-Woods, Chorley. Tel: 01257 234287.

Leyland Folk Dance Club: No previous experience required. Friendly atmosphere with a tea and biscuits break. Keep fit and have fun at the same time. No partner required. 7.30-10pm. Moss Side Community Centre, Leyland.

Sales/Markets

Saturday, Jul 26

Summer Craft Fair: Handcrafted gifts, face painting, craft activities, refreshments. Free entry. 10am-4pm. St Pauls Church Hall, Church Lane, Farington, Preston.

Lytham Vintage & Antiques Market: Selling Vintage, antiques, retro, pre-loved treasures and collectables. Last Saturday of each month, 10am-4pm. Tickets: £1 Lytham Assembly Rooms, Dicconson Terrace, Lytham. Tel: 01253 782828.

Sunday, Jul 27

July Love Craft Summer Fair: Wonderful hand-made products and gifts for all. Tea room, gardens and gift shop open. 10am-4pm. House open for guided tours 11am-5pm, with the last tour at 4pm. Tickets: Car parking £1. Pedestrians 50p. Hoghton Tower, Hoghton, near, Preston. Tel: 01254 852986.

Clitheroe Car Boot Sale: 500 indoor and outdoor stalls. Opening times are from 6am with unloading from 6am–9am. Admission 7am–10am. Tickets: £2 Clitheroe Auction Mart, Clitheroe. Tel: 01253 782828.

Special Events

Daily

Sherlock’s Anniversary: Explore the sandpit dig, caterpillar maze, tree faces and dens in the garden. Plus falconry, priceless furniture, special events and lots of mysteries Tues–Fri, 2pm–5pm, May to September. Birds of prey fly at 3.30pm weather permitting. Tickets: Adults: £7.75, Concessions: £6.75, Children age 5-12, £4.95. Leighton Hall, Carnforth, near, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 734474.

New Season at Hoghton Tower: The house will be open to the public for guided tours with our refurbished tea room open for a coffee or lunch. Sunday to Thursday, 11am-5pm, until Tuesday, September 30. Hoghton Tower, Hoghton, near, Preston. Tel: 01254 852986.

Thursday, Jul 24

summer of somewhereto_: A three-week festival celebrating fresh young talent in amazing spaces. With live music, an art exhibition, fashion, food, workshops and more. Thursday, July 10, to Thursday, July 31. St Nicolas Arcade, Lancaster.

Friday, Jul 25

Pond Dip and Mini Beast Hunt: Come along and look for insects and creepy crawlies. All equipment is provided. Booking is essential. 10am. Tickets: £2 per child. Longton Brickcroft Nature Reserve, Longton, Preston. Tel: 01772 625625.

Saturday, Jul 26

Free Fairytale Fun: Free readings and craft workshops for children to coincide with the summer run of Hansel & Gretel And More Tales From The Forest in Williamson Park. From 1pm. Waterstones, King Street, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500.

Sunday, Jul 27

Adult Volunteer Day: The Walled Garden are looking for members of the community to help with everyday jobs; planting, weeding, DIY or painting, they need your help. Noon-4pm. The Walled Garden, Worden Park, Leyland. Tel: 07834 480375.

Monday, Jul 28

Junior Rangers Events: Enjoy exciting times in the great outdoors during the school summer holidays. See www.westlancs.gov.uk/events for a full list. Various times. Skelmersdale and, Ormskirk. Tel: 01695 622794.

Tuesday, Jul 29

Me, Myself and I: Children can create a life-sized portrait using big paper and big ideas, plus a small sculpture of their hands using plaster of Paris. 9.15am-12.15pm and 1.15-4.15pm. Chapel Gallery, St Helen’s Road, Ormskirk. Tel: 01695 571328.

Wednesday, Jul 30

July - Arts and Crafts with Mandy: Arts and crafts fun. There will also be a Family Friendly tour at 1.30pm. £8 adults, £6 children/concessions. 11am and 2pm. Tickets: £2 per child. Hoghton Tower, Hoghton, near, Preston. Tel: 01254 852986.

Papermania 1: Create your own paper maché figures and sculptures. Take them home to finish or come back and finish them off in Papermania 2 on Tuesday, August 5. 9.15am-12.15pm and 1.15-4.15pm. Chapel Gallery, St Helen’s Road, Ormskirk. Tel: 01695 571328.

Exhibitions

Daily

Farington Art Group’s Annual Exhibition: Daily from Thursday, June 26 until Wednesday, July 30. Avant Garden Centre, Wigan Road, Leyland.

Spirit of Place: An exhibition and sale of Contemporary Textile Art by Natural Progression Textile Group. Free entry and ample parking. 9am-5pm, daily until August 30. Alston Hall, Alston Lane, Longridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 784661.

Making Waves - Art Inspired by the Sea: The show explores the challenges faced by generations of artists when capturing this transient and unpredictable subject matter. 11am-5pm daily until Saturday, September 6. During the exhibition there will be a variety of talks, tours & workshops. Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Market Square, Preston. Tel: 01772 258248.

Sunday Painter: Sunday Painter, the result of 52 weeks creativity, is currently on exhibition in the gallery at The Dukes theatre where Simon is bar manager. Daily until 3 August. The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500.

Archaeology Festival - Exploring Farington Moss: A celebration of our local archaeology in recognition of 40 years of South Ribble Borough Council. Tuesday, 8 - Saturday, 26 July. South Ribble Museum & Exhibition Centre, The Old Grammar School, Church Road, Leyland, Preston. Tel: 01772 422041.

Kaleidoscope: A diverse display of art and carft created by makers from the Ribble Valley. Plus open studio workshops each Sunday. Daily during July and August, 9am-5pm. Brabin’s Gallery, 20-22 Talbot Street, Chipping, Preston. Tel: 01200 441320.

Ian Bleasdale - Landscapes: Better known as Josh in BBC One’s Casualty, Ian is also a keen painter and is exhibiting a selection of his landscape paintings. Daily until the end of July. Cedar Farm Gallery, Back Lane, Mawdesley, Ormskirk. Tel: 01704 822038.

ORMIKA: Photographer Zoe Richards portrays businesses as you have never seen them before. Tuesday-Saturday, 10am to 4.30pm. Chapel Gallery, St Helen’s Road, Ormskirk.

Miscellaneous

Sunday, Jul 27

Dukes Music Quiz: With radio presenter Vic McGlynn. Questions about music from the Sixties to the present day including picture rounds and audio rounds. 8pm. Tickets: £1 per person. The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500.

Leisure Activities

Sunday, Jul 27

Citrus Club - Cartmel Walk: An easy 6.5 mile walk through woodland and picturesque meadows, Cartmel Priory, Cartmel village, Holker Hall with views over Coniston Fells. Meet at 10.30am. meet at the racecourse, Ambleside. Tel: 01772 626112.

Hobbies

Thursday, Jul 24

Preston Bridge Club: For further information visit the website www.prestonbridgeclub.co.uk or email prestonbridgeclub@gmail.com. Monday, 12.50pm and 7.05pm; Tuesday, 7.15pm; Wednesday, 12.50pm; Thursday, 7.05pm; Friday, 7.05pm; and first Saturday of the month, 7.05pm. St Walburge’s Gardens, Weston Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 720060.

Saturday, Jul 26

Saturday Introduction to Wine: Starting with champagne, a full day’s tasting including a delicious two course lunch, Champagne and 12 wines to taste. 11am. Tickets: £75.0 Glendower Hotel, Lytham. Tel: 01253 301934.

Monday, Jul 28

Junior Ranger Day: A taste of wildlife surveying, habitat management, fun, games and much more. Aimed at children aged 4 – 12 years. 1-4pm. Tickets: £2 per child. Meet at Bamber Bridge Leisure Centre, Bamber Bridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 625625.

Creepy Crawly Crew: Learn about many different types of creepy crawlies and bugs. Adult supervision essential. 10am-3pm. The Walled Garden Project, Worden Park, Leyland. Tel: 07834 480375.

Tuesday, Jul 29

Craft Your Raft: Using recyclable materials can you make a small raft to race down the river? All materials will be provided. Booking and wellies are essential! 1-3pm. Tickets: £1 per child payable, on the day. Dingle Brook Park, Todd Lane South, Lostock Hall, Preston. Tel: 01772 625625.

Clubs / Societies

Thursday, Jul 24

Preston Pride Basketball club: The Club is open to everyone and we look forward to seeing both old and new members. U14 - 6pm-8pm, Senior 2nd Team - 8pm-10pm. Cardinal Newman Sports Centre, St Austins Place, New Avenham, Preston. Tel: 07734 580974.

Slimming World class: 7.30pm. Tickets: £5 in first week plus weekly fee of £4.95 (£4.60 for Seniors) St Mary Magdalene Church Hall, Farringdon Lane, Ribbleton Lane, Preston. Tel: 07800 868131.

The Petite Acting Academy Classes: For pre-schoolers. 11am-noon. Cheeky Monkey’s Play & Party Centre, Kem Mill Lane, Whittle-Le-Woods, Chorley. Tel: 01257 234287.

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

Spin and Metafit: Spin - Riding a bike has never been so much fun! Metafit - It’s tough, thats why it works! Spin: 7.45-8.30pm, Metafit: 8.30-9pm. Tickets: Spin £4, Metafit £3 or £6 for both. Brownedge St Mary’s High School, Station Road, Bamber Bridge, Preston. Tel: 07813 405031.

Pilates Class: To improve posture,strengthen core and increase well-being. All ages/abilities welcome (including pre/post natal ladies). 10.30-11.30am. Tickets: £5 per session. Bateman Hall, Sagar Street, Eccleston, Chorley. Tel: 07757 417664.

Citrus Club - Badminton: 7-8pm. Tickets: £4 per night or £10 per month Clayton Green Sports Centre, Clayton Green Road, Chorley. Tel: 01772 626112.

Short Tennis for adults: Join us for a friendly game of short Tennis – all welcome, pay and play sessions every Tuesday and Thursday. Rackets provided. 10.30am-noon. Tickets: £3.20pp. Playfootball Hall, Tag Lane, Ingol, Preston. Tel: 07966 315241.

Disco/Karaoke: for person’s with learning disabilities. Every Thur, 6.30-9pm. Tickets: £2 per person, carers are free The Jubilee Club, St Mary’s Street North, Preston, Preston. Tel: 07776 151033.

Bridge: Small, friendly club. 7pm. Social Club, Police Headquarters, Hutton, Preston. Tel: 01772 744973.

Farington Art Group: All standard of artists, any medium welcome. 7-9pm. St Pauls Church Hall, Church Lane, Off Croston Road, Farington Moss, Preston. Tel: 01772 339799.

New Eckankar Study Class: Past lives, dreams and soul travel. Ancient wisdom for today with the Easyway Discourses by Harold Klemp. See www.eckankar.org. Call for information. venue TBC, Preston. Tel: 07548 172113.

Friday, Jul 25

Squash Night: Beginners and improvers, 6-6.30pm, advanced 6.40-7.20pm. Tickets: Guests welcome, £4. Preston College, Preston. Tel: 01772 626112.

Yoga with Linda: 10-11.30am. Tickets: First class free Bizspace ltd, Preston Technology Park, Marsh lane, Preston. Tel: 01772 751014.

Cathy’s Creation Station Classes: For 18mths to 5yrs. 10.30am and 12.45pm. Cheeky Monkey’s Play & Party Centre, Kem Mill Lane, Whittle-Le-Woods, Chorley. Tel: 01257 234287.

Mr Yipadee: Free show for all ages. 11.15am. Cheeky Monkey’s Play & Party Centre, Kem Mill Lane, Whittle-Le-Woods, Chorley. Tel: 01257 234287.

Tennis coaching for 5-7 year olds: 4-4.45pm. Chorley Tennis Club, Sandringham Road, behind Chorley Cricket Club, Chorley. Tel: 07772 825548.

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

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

Trampolining Club: Call Stephen for more information. 5-7pm. Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 07870 196 714.

Painting Classes: Ever fancied having a go at painting? Well now’s your chance! With Art tutor Terry O’Toole. Different theme every week. 10am-3pm. St John’s Minster, Church Street, Preston. Tel: 07969 177369.

Preston on Wheels: 10.30am. Christ the king High school, Avenham, Preston. Tel: 07971 476698.

Junior Tennis Coaching: Mini red, mini orange, u15 and over 15’s. 4-8pm. Leyland tennis Club, Fox Lane, Leyland.

Junior Tennis Coaching: Just come down to the club! Mini tennis from 5.30pm, older juniors from 6.30pm. Fulwood Tennis Club, off Highgate Avenue, Fulwood, Preston.

Adult and Junior Tennis Coaching: Various times from 4pm. Barton Tennis Club, Barton, Preston. Tel: 07966 315241.

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.

Self Discovery through Practical Philosophy: Ten week courses run termly on Tuesday evenings. Visit www.practicalphilosophy.co.uk. Every Tuesday. Penwortham Girls High School, Cop Lane, Penwortham, Preston. Tel: 0800 8030 799.

Danyadi Karate/Self Defence: For 5yrs to adult. 4.30-5.30pm. Cheeky Monkey’s Play & Party Centre, Kem Mill Lane, Whittle-Le-Woods, Chorley. Tel: 01257 234287.

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. All welcome. 2-3.30pm. Tickets: £6.50per session or £22 for four week block Over 60’s Club, Towneley Road, Longridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 491784.

Children’s Yoga: 0-8years 1-1.40pm, 8-16years 1.45pm-2.30pm. Tickets: £2.500 Bizspace ltd, Marsh Lane, Preston. Tel: 01772 751014.

Ante-natal Yoga: 4-5pm. Tickets: £4 Bizspace ltd, Marsh Lane, Preston. Tel: 01772 751014.

Yoga with Linda: 5.15pm. Tickets: First class free, £4 thereafter Bizspace ltd, Marsh Lane, Preston. Tel: 01772 751014.

Saturday, Jul 26

Craft and Natter Group: Whether you are a crafter or not, just come along and join us for a coffee and a natter. Everyone welcome. Knitting, spinning, card making etc. 2pm-4pm every other Saturday, call for dates. St. Johns Church, Leyland Lane, Leyland. Tel: 07544 732863.

Junior Tennis coaching: Just turn up to play. Rackets available. Ages 5-7, 9.30am, ages 8 and above, 10.30am. Tulketh Tennis, Tag Lane, Ingol, Preston. Tel: 07966 315241.

Family Cycle Ride: Bikes, helmets, child seats and buggies available. Booking essential. 10am every fortnight. Haslam Park Allotment Site, Haslam Park, Preston. Tel: 07971 476698.

Junior Wheels for All Cycling Session: Under 18s, adapted cycles available. Booking essential. 11am-12.30pm every fortnight. Moor Park Football Pavilion, Moor Park, Preston. Tel: 07971 476698.

Junior Tennis Coaching: Just come down to the club! Mini tennis form 9.30am, older juniors from 10.30am. Fulwood Tennis Club, off Highgate Avenue, Fulwood, Preston.

Sunday, Jul 27

Cardio Tennis: Non members welcome. 10.30-11.30am. Tickets: £3.50. Leyland Tennis Club, Fox Lane, Leyland.

Healing: Come and relax in the calm and quiet whilst receiving gentle healing energies. Our healers are trained to a very high standard. 5-6pm. Tickets: No charge but donations are welcomed Preston Ethical Spiritualist Church, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston.

U12 training: 11.45am-12.45pm. playfootball, Tag Lane, Ingol, Preston. Tel: 07734 580974.

Monday, Jul 28

Preston Pride Basketball club: The Club is open to everyone and we look forward to seeing both old and new members. U16/U15 - 6pm-8pm, Senior 3rd Team - 8pm-10pm. U23 at Myerscough College (time TBC). Cardinal Newman Sports Centre, St Austins Place, New Avenham, Preston. Tel: 07734 580974.

Weight-watchers: You’ve tried the rest, try the best! Come and join us to help you with the lifestyle changes to be healthier, with a Simple Start that works. 5.30pm. St Andrews Church Hall, Tulketh Road, Ashton, Preston. Tel: 07810 564975.

Little Kickers Class: For ages 2-5yrs. 3.45 and 4.45pm. Cheeky Monkey’s Play & Party Centre, Kem Mill Lane, Whittle-Le-Woods, Chorley. Tel: 01257 234287.

Beginners Pilates Class: Perfect for those new to Pilates who want to increase core strength and alleviate back pain. Pre and post natal ladies welcome. 7.30-8.30pm. Tickets: £5 per session. The Old School, Croston, Preston. Tel: 07757 417664.

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

Trampolining Club: Please call Stephen for more information. 7-8pm. Tarleton, Preston. Tel: 07870 196 714.

New Dawn Healing Centre: Feeling stressed, poor sleep pattern or just out of sorts? Why not come to our friendly healing centre held on Monday nights. Free parking. 6.45-8.15pm. Tickets: Donations only. Homestart Centre, Fleet Street, Chorley. Tel: 01257 432681.

Painting Classes: Ever fancied having a go at painting? Well now’s your chance! With Art tutor Terry O’Toole. Different theme every week. 10am-3pm. Garstang Arts Centre, Croston Road, Garstang, Preston. Tel: 07969 177369.

Zumba Gold Class: Specially designed for the active older adult, easy to follow dance fitness class. 1.30-2.30pm. Age Concern Friendship Club, Lourdes Avenue, Lostock Hall, Preston. Tel: 07920 281935.

Short Tennis for Adults: Come and join us for a friendly game of Short Tennis. Rackets provided. 10.30am-noon. Tickets: £3.20pp. All Seasons Leisure Centre, Chorley. Tel: 07966 315241.

Adult Tennis Coaching: Beginners and Rusty Rackets. All welcome, pay and play. Just turn up to play – rackets available. 7.15pm. Tulketh, Preston. Tel: 07966 315241.

Junior Tennis Coaching: Various times. Tulketh Tennis, Tag Lane, Ingol, Preston. Tel: 07966 315241.

Balderstone Brass Band: Established for over 100 years. Juniors 7pm, Seniors 8pm. Mellor Village Hall, Mellor, Blackburn. Tel: 07747 805851.

Gathered Voices: Come and join us for a good sing and meet new friends! There are no auditions and no need to be able to read music. Email kath@hrinaction.org.uk. 9.30-11.45am every Monday morning. St Teresa’s Social Centre, Queensway, Penwortham, Preston. Tel: 07843 563234.

Yoga with Linda: With over 20 years of experience Linda is able to help you experience how wonderful yoga can make you feel. 6.30pm-8pm or 8pm-9.30pm. St Leonard’s Church Hall, Penwortham, Preston. Tel: 01772 751014.

Yoga Class: Qualified and insured with the British Wheel of Yoga. 10.30am-noon. Over 60’s Club, Towneley Road, Longridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 491784.

Tuesday, Jul 29

Ribble Vale Floral Group: With local or national demonstrators. Raffle, tea and coffee. Visitors welcome. The fourth Tuesday of every month, 7.30pm. St. Andrew’s Church Hall, Blackpool Road, Ashton-on Ribble, Preston. Tel: 01772 493098.

Slimming World: Find out how Food Optimising can rock your world! Fun and motivational sessions. 7.30pm. Tickets: £4.95 per week (plus membership fee of £5 on first week) Frenchwood Social Club, Bence Road, Preston. Tel: 07800 868131.

Preston Pride Basketball club: The Club is open to everyone and we look forward to seeing both old and new members. U18 - 6pm-8pm, Senior 1st Team - 8pm-10pm. Cardinal Newman Sports Centre, St Austins Place, New Avenham, Preston. Tel: 07734 580974.

Cheeky Chefs Class: For ages 2yrs and above. 11.30am. Cheeky Monkey’s Play & Party Centre, Kem Mill Lane, Whittle-Le-Woods, Chorley. Tel: 01257 234287.

Adult Tennis Coaching: Beginners and Rusty Rackets. All welcome, pay and play just turn up. Rackets available. 1.30pm. Tulketh Tennis, Tag Lane, Ingol, Preston. Tel: 07966 315241.

Tennis coaching for 5-7 year olds: 4-4.45pm. Chorley Tennis Club, Sandringham Road, behind Chorley Cricket Club, Chorley. Tel: 07772 825548.

Beginners Pilates Class: Perfect for those new to Pilates who want to increase core strength and alleviate back pain.Pre and post natal ladies welcome. 7.30-8.30pm. Tickets: £5 per session. Trinity Buckshaw CE/Methodist Primary, Preston. Tel: 07757 417664.

Trampolining Club: Call Stephen on for more information. 7-8pm. Tarleton, Preston. Tel: 07870 196 714.

Painting Classes: Ever fancied having a go at painting? Well now’s your chance! With Art tutor Terry O’Toole. Different theme every week. 10am-3pm. St John’s Minster, Church Street, Preston. Tel: 07969 177369.

Preston on Wheels: 10am. Grange Park, Preston. Tel: 07971 476698.

Embrace - Natural Healing: Just drop in. Donation request, includes refreshments. Relax, unwind & de-stress! Every Tuesday evening 7.30pm-9.30pm. Parish Hall, 403 Leyland Lane, Leyland. Tel: 01772 456621.

Health walk: No need to book just come along and get some fresh air, meet new people, and share your knowledge of the local area. Refreshments on return. 10-11am. Richmond Park Bowling Pavillion, Junction Lane, Burscough. Tel: 01695 555804.

NFSH Healing Trust: Experience what Healing Energy can do for you! Just come along, relax and enjoy! Refreshments available. All are welcome. Charity number, 1094702. 6.30-8.30pm. Tickets: Charge by donation only. Quaker Hall, St. Georges Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 784960.

Citrus Club - Badminton: No need to book – just turn up! Guests welcome. 7pm. Preston College, Preston. Tel: 01772 626112.

The Dukes Deaf Drama Group: Open to deaf people aged 16 plus, their support or their friends. Drama games, fun and laughter and opportunities to work towards a performance piece. 7.30-9pm, every Tuesday evening throughout term time. DT3, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500.

Chorley Computer Club: The UK’s longest-running computer club having just celebrated our 30th anniversary. Always open to welcome new members of all abilities. 7-10pm. St George’s Institute, Trinity Road, Chorley.

Spirit Light Centre: Top mediums. Healing & Open Circle each week. Readings, Reiki etc by appointment. 7.30pm. Great Eccleston Village Centre, Great Eccleston, Preston. Tel: 07851 568605.

Yoga Classes: With British Wheel of Yoga Tutor Frances Heaton. Mats provided. Car park. 6-7.30pm Tuesday evenings. Tickets: £21 for four week block Plungington Community Centre, Plungington, Preston. Tel: 01772 491784.