What’s On 18-02-13

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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.



EastEnders star Lucy Benjamin will join leading man Mark Benton on the 2013 Hairspray tour. Times; 7.30pm, Wed 20, Thu & Sat 2pm. No show Sun. Tickets: From £29 The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, Manchester. Tel: 0843 2086005. Opens Mon, Feb 11 until Sat, Feb 23.


Tuesday, Feb 19

Lipstick Zoo

If you’re big into Tech House, Deep House, Dub Step or maybe Sexy R&B and Booty Shaking Hip Hop then this night is for you! Drinks from £1.50. Every Tuesday. Tickets: Free entry guestlist before midnight. Blitz Nightclub and Live Venue, Great Shaw Street, Behind Roper Hall, Preston. Tel: 0788 88 438 66.


Monday, Feb 18

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

Nice and easy class - with DanceFusion. 1 - 2.30pm. Prospect House, Sandy Lane, Leyland, Preston. Tel: 01772 620195.

Daily Dance Classes


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

Special Events

Monday, Feb 18

Feed the bird day

Make bird feeders and feed the birds on the parks’ new bird tables to help our feathered friends through the winter. 1pm. Coronation Park, Ormskirk. Tel: 01695 622794.


Monday, Feb 18

Give it some welly!

Donate your unwanted, worn-out wellies to be transformed into miniature gardens or bird feeders. 9.30am to 5pm (4.30pm during December and January). Two ‘Winter Welly Warmer’ walks will also be taking place on 10 and 27 January, from 10.30am-12.30pm. RSPB Leighton Moss nature reserve, Carnforth, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 701601.


Wednesday, Feb 20

Monthly Book Club

We get together over a meal, wine and coffee and discuss the latest book we have read. We always find many different viewpoints and have a good laugh! First Wednesday of every month. Deli Med, Winckley Street, opp Pizza Express, Preston. Tel: 01772 204777.

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.


Monday, Feb 18

Preston Bird Watching and Natural History Society

Dr. Michael Dobson will give an illustrated talk entitled, “The Changing Environment of Windermere: Sixty years of Ecological Change”. 7.30pm. Tickets: Non-members £2 OTD St. Mary’s Church Hall, Cop Lane, Penwortham, Preston. Tel: 01772 768637.

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.

Yonder Truth Pyschic Club

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

Elizabethan Singers

Come and join a friendly group, and sing four part music from Mozart to Modern. Concerts raise money for local charities. 7.30pm. St Mary’s Church, Church Avenue, Penwortham, Preston. Tel: 01772 727323.

Parent and Toddler Group

Every Monday morning during school term-time. Join us for a very enjoyable playtime with our usual craft, songs, stories, and marching. All welcome. 9.45am - 11.45am. Tickets: £2.50 per family Mellor Brook Community Centre, Whalley Road, Mellor Brook, Blackburn. Tel: 01254 814944.

Preston Pride Basketball Training

First session is free! U14’s - 6-8pm

Senior 1st team - 8-10pm. St Augustines New Avenham Centre (SANAC), St Austins place, New Avenham, Preston. Tel: 07734580974.

Short Tennis for over 50s

New to tennis or rusty rackets very welcome. Rackets provided. 10.30am-12noon. Chorley Leisure Centre, Chorley. Tel: 07966 315241.

Line Dancing with Pamela

Improvers and Upwards. Friendly atmosphere. 7.30-10.3pm. Lea Club, Blackpool Road, Ashton, Preston. Tel: 01772 681733.

Beginners Line Dancing

7.30pm. Royal British Legion, Lostock Hall, Preston. Tel: 07974 313032.

NCDSW Sequence dancing

Everyone Welcome 7.45pm - 10.45pm. St Teresas, Penwortham, Preston. Tel: 01772 312263.

Tuesday, Feb 19

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. 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. Tel: 01772 746506.

Preston Pride Basketball Training

First session is free! U16 - 6-8pm

Senior 3rd team - 8-10pm. St Augustines New Avenham Centre (SANAC), St Austins place, New Avenham, Preston. Tel: 07734580974.

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.