What’s On 08-01-13

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Current events in Lancashire



I, Anna

Barnaby Southcombe, the eldest son of Charlotte Rampling, will answer questions from the audience after a screening of I, Anna. Tuesday 8 - Thursday 10 January. Tickets: From £4.50 The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500. Opens Tues, Jan 8 until Thurs, Jan 10.

The Hobbit

The Hobbit sees the return of several Tolkien regulars for the fantastical tale of Frodo’s uncle. Friday 4-Wednesday 10 January. Tickets: From £4.50 The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500. Opens Fri, Jan 4 until Thurs, Jan 10.


War Horse

The Lowry will stage a nine-week run of the National Theatre’s award-winning War Horse, as part of the internationally acclaimed production’s first UK tour. Tickets: Standard £32 - £35, Peak £39 - £50 Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford Quays, Manchester. Opens Tues, Nov 20 until Fri, Jan 18.

One Man, Two Guvnors

Actor, stand-up comedian and presenter Rufus Hound will lead the cast, playing the role of Francis Henshall. 7.30pm, Thu & Sat 2pm. No show Sun. Tickets: From £16 The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, Manchester. Tel: 0843 2086005. Opens Tues, Jan 8 until Sat, Jan 19.

St Helens


With Nick Cochrane, Tina Malone, Leanne Campbell, Richard De Vere, Si Foster, James Waud, Marc Lawlor and Charlie Griffiths. Various times. St Helens Theatre Royal, Corporation Street, St Helens. Tel: 01744 756 000. Until Sun, Jan 13.

Pubs / Clubs

Tuesday, Jan 8

Open mic night

Bring yourself & your instrument for an evening of entertainment 9pm the first Tuesday in the month. Red Lion, Wheelton, Chorley. Tel: 01254 830241.


Tuesday, Jan 8

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.

Western Express Country & Western Line Dance Club

With Dougie. Every Tuesday. 7.30 - 10.30pm. Tickets: £3.500 BAE Social Club, South Meadow Lane, Broadgate, Preston. Tel: 01772 720708.

Fairtrade Tea Dance

Mixed ballroom and sequence dancing session. 2pm. Tickets: £4 The Guild Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 203456.

Daily Dance Classes


Salsa, modern jive and line dancing, classes in Hoghton, Longton and Leyland. Beginner and intermediate classes. Preston. Tel: 01772 620195.


Tuesday, Jan 8

NFSH Healing Trust

All the healers are either fully trained or currently being trained. The panel examines the Healers’ understanding of the NFSH code of practice; the Healer also demonstrates how they conduct a healing session with someone. 6.30-8.30pm. Tickets: All are welcome; there is no fee, although we would appreciate a donation towards the cost of the hire of the hall. Light refres Quaker Hall, St. Georges Street, Preston.


Wednesday, Jan 9

Yoga with Maria

Yoga - Stretch and relax. Drop in class. Every Wednesday 6.30-8pm. Tickets: £4.500 Moss Side Community Centre, off Dunkirk Lane, Leyland, Preston. Tel: 07742170324.

Thursday, Jan 10

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, Jan 11

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.

Monday, Jan 14

Vera’s Yoga Class

Very experienced tutor. Classes open to all. 7.15-9pm. Galloway’s Society For The Blind, Howick House, Howick Park Avenue, Penwortham, Preston.


Tuesday, Jan 8

Ribble Exercise Group

Our aim is to help recovering cardiac patients, or anyone who has been advised by their doctor that they are in need of a little exercise. All welcome 4.15-5.30pm every Tuesday & Thursday. Christ the King School, Frenchwood, Preston. Tel: 01772 338221.

Preston Orpheus Choir

Looking for new members in all voice sections. Would be made most welcome. 7.30-9.30pm every Tuesday. Pius X School, 200 Garstang Road, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 01772 746506.

Short Tennis for over 50s

New to tennis or rusty rackets very welcome. Rackets provided. 10.30am-12noon. Sports Hall, Playfootball Ingol, behind Tulketh High, Preston. Tel: 07966 315241.

Line Dancing with Pamela

Absolute Beginners, NEW CLASS. Friendly atmosphere. 7.30-9pm. Walmer Bridge Village Hall, Gill Lane, Walmer Bridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 681733.

Leyland Chess Club

Chess Club for both beginners and experienced players. 7.30-10pm every Tuesday (except 25 Dec and 1 Jan 2013). Broadfield Arms, Leyland Lane, Leyland. Tel: 01772 434060.

Yoga Classes

WITH BRITISH WHEEL OF YOGA TUTOR FRANCES HEATON. MATS PROVIDED. CAR PARK. 6-7.30pm. Plungington Community Centre, Plungington, Preston. Tel: 01772 491784.

Wednesday, Jan 9

The Zone Youth Club - for 11-18 year olds with a disability

Make new friends, try new things and have new experiences. Experienced staff who listen. Access to vehicles for trips out. Time to RELAX AND HAVE FUN! Open term time and during school holidays. Tickets: £1 for each hour attended. 218 Tulketh Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 732313.

New Longton Artists

Visiting speakers, demonstration & painting evenings with a supportive group. New members welcome. Meet every Weds. Visit www.newlongtonartists.co.uk for more information. 7.30 - 10pm. New Longton Village Hall, Boundary Close, New Longton, Preston. Tel: 01772 745520.