What’s On 09-02-13

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Murder In Play

The Club Players present the comedy “Murder In Play” by Simon Brett. Complimentary tea and biscuit, programme and ample parking. 7.30pm. Tickets: £7 Broughton Club, Whittingham Lane, Broughton, Preston. Tel: 01772 774208. Opens Wed, Feb 6 until Sat, Feb 9.

Jerusalem by Jez Butterworth

BA(Hons) Acting final year students proudly present a contemporary dark comedy about rural life in England’s green and pleasant land.. 7pm. Tickets: From £5 St Peter’s Arts Centre, St Peter’s Square, Preston. Tel: 01772 893372. Opens Wed, Feb 6 until Sat, Feb 9.

Sitting Pretty

A bittersweet play by Amy Rosenthal that unfolds with twists and turns. Free car parking. 7.30pm. Tickets: From £7 The Playhouse Theatre, Market Street West, Preston. Tel: 01772 744771. Opens Wed, Feb 6 until Sat, Feb 9.


Hanging Town

The fascinating story of Lancashire pub landlord and England’s most famous hangman, Albert Pierrepoint. Daily. Tickets: From £5 The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500. Opens Thurs, Jan 31 until Sat, Feb 23.



Saturday, Feb 9

The Bronx

The Bronx are a fiercely independent Los Angeles quintet, peddling a full-on hardcore sound with a distinct image and unique sense of style. 7.30pm. Tickets: £15 53 Degrees, University of Central Lancashire Students’ Union, Preston. Tel: 01772 895478.

Parlour Flames

Psychedelic, pop-rock with eccentric British storytelling, Parlour Flames promise superb musicianship and a one of a kind experience. 7pm. Tickets: From £12.50 The Epstein Theatre, Hanover House, 85 Hanover Street, Liverpool. Tel: 0844 888 4411.


The Wave Pictures / Jonnie Common + Support

Double bill: alt-pop indie trio with sonic boom and 6music fave. 7pm. Tickets: £10 The Grand, 18 York Street, Clitheroe. Tel: 01200 421599.

Blues, Folk & Irish

Susie Jones Band + Gary Hall

Double billing of folk. 8pm. Tickets: £10 - includes a home-cooked meal (dietary restrictions can be catered for) Gregson Lane, Hoghton, Preston. Tel: 07527 578998.


Haffner Orchestra

Britten Four Sea Interludes, Carmichael Concierto Folklorico for 2 pianists capturing the colour, excitement and glamour of Spanish folk music. 7.30pm. Tickets: From £11.50 Great Hall, Lancaster University, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 65531.


Lancashire Sinfonietta presents Sound Playground: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Perfect for children aged 0-5yrs and their families – this is an active concert aimed at entertaining toddlers. Refreshments and changing facilities. 10am & 11.15am. Tickets: £4.50 /£15 group of 4 The Minster (St. John’s), Church Street, Preston. Tel: 01524 594151.

The Red Rosettes

Ladies barbershop. 7.30pm. Tickets: £7 Chorley Community Centre, Railway Street, Chorley. Tel: 01257 410297.


Saturday, Feb 9

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.

Rock n Roll Saturdays

Ready to play you the very best alternative Rock & Roll. Great tunes and fantastic drink offers. 11.30pm-4am. Tickets: Free entry before midnight if on guest list. £3 after Blitz Nightclub and Live Venue, Great Shaw Street, Behind Roper Hall, Preston. Tel: 0788 88 438 66.

Pubs / Clubs

Saturday, Feb 9

Family Pub

We have a fun packed quiz on Tuesday Nights. We show all the sports on our big TV`s from all Sky channels. We have Karaoke Fortnightly on Friday Nights. Live Entertainment on Saturday Nights. We are holding Darts and Pool competition monthly on Friday Nights. The Broadfield Arms, 22 Leyland Lane, Leyland. Tel: 01772 426324.

Wednesday, Feb 13

Pete & Lynda’s Open Mic/Band Night

Full PA, drums and backline provided. Bands, musicians and vocalist welcome. Last Wednesday of every month. 8 - 12pm. Free admission. The Red Lion, Liverpool Road, Longton, Preston. Tel: 07821 293655.

Thursday, Feb 14

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.

Acoustic Open Mic

Every First Thursday of the Month. 8-11pm. The New Britannia, Heatley Street, Preston.

Friday, Feb 15

Comedy Night

Gear up for another great evening of stand up comedy at the ACE Centre’s monthly comedy night, featuring 3 great comedians and an MC! 8.15pm. Every First Friday of the month. Tickets: From £7 ACE Centre, Cross Street, Nelson, Burnley. Tel: 0844 8884406.


Saturday, Feb 9

Strictly Saturdays

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

Social Sequence Dancing

Saturdays 7.30 - 10pm. Leyland Senior Citizen’s Club, Prospect House, Sandy Lane,, Leyland, Preston. Tel: 01772 452786.

Dance Classes

Ballet, lyrical, tap, Greek and modern jazz taught every Saturday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Times: 8.30am - 2pm (Sat); 4 - 7pm (Mon, Tues & Weds). Sylvia Goff’s Centre of Theatre Arts, Prospect House, Sandy Lane, Leyland. Tel: 01772 467542.

Daily Dance Classes


Salsa, modern jive and line dancing, classes in Hoghton, Longton and Leyland. Beginner and intermediate classes. Preston. Tel: 07974 313032.


Saturday, Feb 9

Jumble Sale

Mostly clothes - no electricals. Proceeds will go towards the All Saints’ Church Roof Fund Appeal. 11am. Higher Walton Community Centre, Higher Walton. Tel: 01772 312636.

Tabletop & Carboot

Every Saturday. Free admission. 7am-1pm. Exhibition Hall, Park Hall, Charnock Richard, Chorley. Tel: 07800 508 178.

House Clearance Sale

Clothes, toys, books, furniture, DVD’s etc. all at great prices. Restocked every week. Funds to a missionary trip to Ecuador to help street children. Every Saturday 10am-3pm. White Gables, Bartle Lane, Lower Bartle, Preston. Tel: 01772 691405.

Sunday, Feb 10

Tabletop, Carboot & Antiques Market

Every Sunday. Free admission. 8am-1pm. Exhibition Hall, Park Hall, Charnock Richard, Chorley. Tel: 07800 508 178.


Saturday, Feb 9

Free micro-chipping event

A free dog micro-chipping and advice service. 10.30am-2.30pm. Citizenzone bus, Car park, Haslam Park, Blackpool Road, Preston.

People & Planet Film Festival

Film festival celebrating the diversity of life and how this can have a positive impact on sustainable choices for our planet! Saturday 9th - Friday 22nd February, times vary. Tickets: Entry costs vary. Darwen Library Theatre, Knott Street, Darwen, Blackburn. Tel: 01254 706006.


Saturday, Feb 9

Preston Parkrun

Preston parkrun is a free, weekly, timed, 5k run. 8.30am arrival for 9am start. Avenham Park Pavilion, Preston. Tel: 07919 531120.