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Theatre

Preston

‘Oh Whistle…’: Two Ghost Stories by M.R James. Robert Lloyd Parry brings two of James’ classic spine-chillers back to life. 8pm. Tickets: £8.0 The Continental, South Meadow Lane, Preston. Tel: 01772 499425. Thurs, Mar 27 only.

Lancaster

The Fantastical: An exciting double bill of work devised by young people aged 7-13 who attend regular sessions at The Dukes youth specific venue, DT3. 7pm. Tickets: From £4.47. The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500. Opens Thurs, Mar 27 until Sat, Mar 29.

In My Shoes: Gravity defying breakdance combines with slick popping and streetdance moves in this new hip hop dance theatre show. 7.30pm. Tickets: From £8. The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500. Sat, Mar 29 only.

Southport

An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The original tribute to the greatest movie soundtrack of all time. 7.30pm. Tickets: From £17.50. Southport Theatre, Promenade, Southport. Tel: 0844 871 3021. Sat, Mar 29 only.

Music

Rock

Bingo Bay: Preston alt/pop band. Part of Penwortham Live! Friday, March 28, 9pm. The Black Bull, Penwortham, Preston.

Livewire - The AC/DC Show: Saturday, March 29, 7.30pm. Tickets: £14.0 53 Degrees, Fylde Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 893000.

Miles Kane: The singer of Liverpool band The Rascals, Miles Kane also co-fronts The Last Shadow Puppets alongside the Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner. Monday, March 31, 7pm. Tickets: £17.50. 53 Degrees, University of Central Lancashire Students’ Union, Preston. Tel: 01772 895478.

Rock & Roll

The Searchers: Combined with anecdotes and reminiscences, this fully self-contained concert includes all their famous hits. Friday, March 28, 7.30pm. Tickets: £19.50. Windsor Suite, King George’s Hall, Northgate, Blackburn. Tel: 0844 847 1664.

Dance, beats etc

The Orb: Electronica legends. Friday, March 28, 7.30pm. Tickets: £18.15. 53 Degrees, Fylde Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 893000.

Jazz

Get the Blessing: Sax, trumpet, bass & drums mix jazz & electronica. Saturday, March 29, 7pm. The Grand, 18 York Street, Clitheroe. Tel: 01200 421599.

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

Jacqui’s Rhythm Katz: Your favourite songs from the golden days of swing bands. Sunday, March 30, 8pm. Tickets: £3.50 OTD. Briars Hall Hotel, Briars Hall, Lathom, Ormskirk.

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.

Blues, Folk & Irish

Threlfall’s Difference Band: Country dance band, in aid of St. Catherine’s Hospice. Friday, March 28, 7.30pm. Tickets: £10, children under 14 free. Hoghton Village Hall, Blackburn Old Road, Hoghton, Preston.

Crossbill - Double bill: Alt/folk band. Part of Penwortham Live! Saturday, March 29, 8pm at Snack and Chat and 10pm at Aphrodite Health Food Store. Penwortham, Preston.

Too Old to be Told: featuring Alan and Rita from the Blue Water Folk. Come along and enjoy a night of music and song that will set your feet tapping. Saturday, March 29, 7pm. Tickets: £5, accompanied children free. Chorley Methodist Church, Gillibrand Walks, Chorley. Tel: 01257 794620.

Salsa Celtica: Celtic & salsa mix! Sunday, March 30, 7pm. Tickets: £17.50. The Grand, 18 York Street, Clitheroe. Tel: 01200 421599.

Classical

Music from the Palm Court: The Promenade Concert Orchestra, conducted by Howard Rogerson, present Palm Court classics from the spa and seaside orchestra’s of the last century. Sunday, March 30, 3pm. Tickets: From £12. The Platform, Station Buildings, Central Promenade, Morecambe. Tel: 01524 582803.

Brass Bands

Leyland Band: Leyland Band (ranked 6th in the world) in concert. Thursday, March 27, 8pm. Tickets: £7.0 St Mary’s C of E Church, Church Ave, Penwortham, Preston. Tel: 01772 750533.

Sefton Schools Music Service Festival of Brass: Friday, March 28, 7pm. Tickets: From £4. Southport Theatre, Promenade, Southport. Tel: 0844 871 3021.

Choral

The Harmony Singers: Four-part harmony choir singing popular songs and family favourites. Saturday, March 29, 7.30pm. Mormon Chapel, Temple Way, Hartwood Green, Chorley. Tel: 07964 778083.

Miscellaneous

Penwortham Live: Various times. Tickets: Entry costs £5and gives access to over 20 venues and over 160 appearances. Various venues, Penwortham, Preston. See www.facebook.com/PenworthamLive?fref=ts.

Beccy Owen: supported by Anglo-Flemish duo, the Low Countries, and Lancaster singing group, the Kitchen Collective. Saturday, March 29, 8pm. Tickets: From £5. The Hothouse, Devonshire Road, Morecambe. Tel: 01524 831997.

Alfa9: The new album - Gone To Ground - deserves a place on the record shelf of anyone susceptible to organic jangle and fine melodies. Saturday, March 29, 9pm. Tickets: From £6. Blakey’s, King George’s Hall, Northgate, Blackburn. Tel: 0844 847 1664.

Nightclubs

Friday, Mar 28

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, Mar 29

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.

Utopia Reunion: 90’s and early noughties club classics reliving the days of Blackburn’s famous nightclub. 10pm-3am. Tickets: From £6. King George’s Hall, Northgate, Blackburn. Tel: 0844 847 1664.

Tuesday, Apr 1

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

Pubs / Clubs

Thursday, Mar 27

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.

Silver Bell Jazz Band: Thursday, March 27. Ale Emporium, 53 Fylde Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 378290.

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.

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.

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.

BJ’s Rock In The Blues Club: March 27 - Bluestown. Every Thursday. The Hop Pocket, Carr Lane, Chorley.

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

Friday, Mar 28

Riff Raff: The Minstrel Pub, Chorley.

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, Mar 29

After Hours Blues Band: Saturday, March 29. Ale Emporium, 53 Fylde Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 378290.

Tamla Motown and Northern Soul Saturday: D J Johnny P from Preston’s Grasshoppers brings his Northern Soul & Tamla Motown Night to School Lane. First Saturday of every month, 8pm-1am. Tickets: £1 members £2 non members School Lane Club Limited, St Aidans Road, Bamber Bridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 698105.

Sunday, Mar 30

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, Mar 31

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, Apr 1

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.

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, Mar 27

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

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.

Modern Line Dancing: All levels. 2-4pm. Douglas Hall, St Cuthberts Parish Centre, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 07780 711827.

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.

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.

Friday, Mar 28

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.

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.

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, Mar 29

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

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

Sequence Dancing, with Frank & Denise: 7.45pm, second and fourth Saturdays. St Francis Church Hall, Feniscliffe, Blackburn. Tel: 07592 772642.

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.

Sunday, Mar 30

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, Mar 31

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

Modern Line Dancing for beginners: 7.30-10.30pm. 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.

Preston Folk Dance Club: Every Monday between September and April. 7.45pm. Tickets: £1.50 per session Galloway Hall, Brackenbury Road, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 01772 745813.

Tuesday, Apr 1

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. 1-3pm. St Gerard’s Club, 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, Mar 29

Easter Fair: Tombola, raffle, cakes, Easter cards, working craft displays, decorate a chocolate egg competition, refreshments. Finger buffet £4. 11am-1pm. Free admission. St James Church Hall, Avondale Drive, Lostock Hall, 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, Mar 30

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

Friday, Mar 28

Mayor’s Charity Gala: A night of comedy and music from Dave Spikey, Ted Robbins, Steve Royle, Jon Brindley, Fran Smith and Doug Perkins and the Spectaculars. 7pm. Tickets: £20 per person, which includes light refreshments Lancastrian Suite, Chorley Town Hall, Chorley. Tel: 01257 515151.

Saturday, Mar 29

Lancaster Green Open Homes: Would you like cheaper energy bills? Visit the largest Passivhaus development in the UK for inspiration. See www.greenopenhomeslancaster.org.uk. Noon-5pm. Tours at noon, 2 and 4pm. Lancaster Cohousing, Forgebank, Lancaster. Tel: 07825 610342.

Sunday, Mar 30

Mother’s Day Lunch: A special Mother’s Day lunch in the beautiful Vaio Room. Booking essential. Call or email mail@hoghtontower.co.uk for information. From noon. Hoghton Tower, Hoghton, near, Preston. Tel: 01254 852986.

Mother’s Day: Treat your Mum with a visit to our Coffee Shop for a drink and cakes, and visit the horses and ponies. 11am-4pm. Penny Farm World Horse Welfare, Preston New Road, Blackpool. Tel: 01253 766983.

Lancaster Green Open Homes: Would you like cheaper energy bills? Talk to householders about how they did it, what it cost, and what it saves. Noon-5pm. See www.greenopenhomeslancaster.org.uk. Various venues, Lancaster. Tel: 07825 610342.

Exhibitions

Daily

UCLan Artlab Contemporary Print Studios 2014 Exhibition - Journeys: The idea of the ‘Journey’ can imply either the act of travelling from one place to another or the process of personal change and development. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm, until April 28. St George’s House, St Georges Road, Bolton. Tel: 07765 830386.

Piece By Piece: Katie Duxbury has made costumes for several Dukes productions since graduating in theatre design in 2009 and here she lets her imagination fly! Daily. The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500.

The Storytellers: An exhibition of contrasts bringing together the work of three artists bound together by the narrative. 10am-4.30pm, Tuesday-Saturday until May 3. Chapel Gallery, St Helen’s Road, Ormskirk. Tel: 01695 571328.

Bruce Nauman: Works produced between the 1970s and the 1990s that explore the body and our relationship to space, communication and miscommunication. Daily until May 24. Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Market Square, Preston. Tel: 01772 258248.

Leyland Artists Exhibition: Work from the local group with a passion for art. Daily until Saturday, May 3. South Ribble Museum & Exhibition Centre, The Old Grammar School, Church Road, Leyland, Preston. Tel: 01772 422041.

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

Thursday, Mar 27

Get online and get ahead: Computer and internet demonstrations, help with CV writing and job searches, help to get an email address and advice on getting online at home. 10am-1pm. Skelmersdale Library, Skelmersdale.

Sparkling Wines & Champagne: Taste high quality Champagne and compare it to some of the best sparkling wines coming from cool-climate locations around the World. 9pm. Tickets: £27.50. Storey Institute, Lancaster. Tel: 01253 301934.

Friday, Mar 28

Spiritual Discussion Group: Presented by Eckankar. Free discussion group on past lives, dreams and soul travel. For more information see www.eckankar.org. 7.30-9.30pm, the second Thursday of every month. The Community Centre (next to YMCA), St Alban’s Road, St Annes. Tel: 07548 172113.

Saturday, Mar 29

Spiritual Discussion Group: Free discussion group on past lives, dreams and soul travel. For all people of all faiths and none. 8pm, first Tuesday of every month. Galloway Hall, Brackenbury Road, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 07548 172113.

Fashion Show: Hosted by Chorley Wildcats. Some of the latest fashions from Marks and Spencer, Debenhams, River Island Next and more. Refreshments available. 6.30pm. Tickets: £3.50. St John’s Church Hall, Hewlett Street, Coppull, Chorley. Tel: chorleywildcats@live.co.uk.

Sunday, Mar 30

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

Saturday, Mar 29

Springfield Fell Walking Club: Ambleside - Grasmere. Various pick up times. Tickets: Coach £9 Bus pickup Blackpool to Black Bull Preston, Preston. Tel: 01772 865278.

Citrus Club - Walk: Eight mile, approx. 3 hour walk around Hoghton Tower, River Darwen and Witton Country Park. Meet at the car park, Hoghton Tower, Hoghton, Preston. Tel: 01772 626112.

Wednesday, Apr 2

Nabs Head Guided Ramble: Local, volunteer led, free ramble of three to six miles long. 10am. Samlesbury, Preston. Tel: 01772 625625.

Hobbies

Thursday, Mar 27

Preston Bridge Club: We welcome players of all standards and have lessons for beginners as well as practice and supervised play for the less experienced. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 7.05pm. Monday afternoon 1pm. St Walburge’s Gardens, Weston Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 720060.

Let’s Get Creative - Short Course: Painting, drawing, sticking and lots of fun, creative things to do. 9.30am-noon, every Thursday for eight weeks. Intact, Whitby Avenue, Ingol, Preston. Tel: 01772 760760.

Monday, Mar 31

Spring Crafts: Four week course. Create your own flower display, learn ceramic painting and other crafty ideas. 9.30am-12.30pm. Intact, Whitby Avenue, Ingol, Preston. Tel: 01772 760760.

Clubs / Societies

Red Rose Metal Detecting Club: Local History hunters are looking for new members - please visit www.redrosemdc.co.uk. Meetings will be held monthly from the end of April, date to be confirmed. Charnock Farm, Wigan Road, Leyland.

Thursday, Mar 27

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). Weekly. 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.

Indoor Short Tennis: Ladies and men’s group. All levels including total beginners welcome to this fun friendly group. 10.30am. Playfootball Hall, Tulketh, 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.

Friday, Mar 28

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

Mind Body Spirit Club: Parapsychologist investigator will examine some of the more perplexing cases. 7.45pm. Tickets: £4.0 Galloway Hall, Brackenbury Road, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 01772 653809.

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.

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

Barton Tennis: Junior and adult sessions every Friday from 4pm. Ages four to adult, all abilities. From 4pm. A6, 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, Mar 29

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.

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, Mar 30

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, Mar 31

Preston Birdwatching and Natural History Society: Ron Jackson will present a film entitled ‘The Birds of Lesvos’. 7.30pm. Tickets: Non members welcomed £2 otd St Mary’s Church Hall, Cop Lane, Penwortham, Preston. Tel: 01772 611509.

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.

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: Equipment provided. For men and ladies of all ages. Keep fit in our friendly tennis group. 10.30am-noon. All Seasons Leisure Centre, Chorley. Tel: 07966 315241.

Back to Tennis and Rusty Rackets: Rackets available. Friendly groups. 7.15pm. Tulketh, Preston. Tel: 07966 315241.

Tennis: For juniors ages 4 to 16. Various times. Tulketh, Preston. Tel: 07966 315241.

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, Apr 1

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.

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.

Tennis: Back to tennis/beginners. An ideal group for adults who want to learn how to play tennis. 7.30pm. Barton Tennis Club, Barton, Preston. Tel: 07966 315241.

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.

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.