What’s On 18-12-12

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Current events in Lancashire



Treasure Island

All aboard the good ship Hispaniola for The Dukes’ brand new Winter adventure. Performances daily. Tickets: From £5 The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500. Opens Fri, Nov 23 until Sat, Jan 5.


Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

With Ken Kercheval, Steven Houghton, Claire Sweeney and Wendi Peters. 7.30pm, Wed & Sat 2.00pm

Mon 24 Dec, 2pm & 6pm, Thurs 27 Dec, 2.00pm & 7.30pm, Mon 31 Dec, 2.00pm & no evening performance

Signed performance: Thu 6 December, 7.30pm. Captioned performance: Wed 2 January, 7.30pm. Audio described: Thu 3 January, 7.30pm. Tickets: From £22 The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, Manchester. Tel: 0843 2086005. Opens Fri, Nov 30 until Sat, Jan 5.

Pubs / Clubs

Tuesday, Dec 18

Open mic night

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


New preston acoustic band joined by special guest. Seamus McLoughlan and more tbc. Wide selection of hot and cold food and drinks available. 7.30-10.30pm. Tickets: Free @Fanakis, Friargate, Preston.

Jam Night

Our aim is to bring live music back to the Church Street/Fishergate area of Preston using this fabulous venue to do it. Every Tuesday. The Bull & Royal (Formerly the Old Bull), 141 Church Street, Preston.


Tuesday, Dec 18

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.

Daily Dance Classes

Daily Dance Classes

Latin, Ballroom, Sequence, Salsa, Argentine Tango and much more. Please call for all details on classes and very competitively priced private lessons. Various times. Broughton, Samlesbury and Longridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 783364.


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

Special Events

Tuesday, Dec 18

Preston Social Support Group for Deafened People

Christmas lunch at Ferraris. 11am. Mobiltity Centre, Friargate, Preston. Tel: 01772 718270.


Tuesday, Dec 18

NFSH Healing Trust

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.


Tuesday, Dec 18

Natural Healing

Trained Healers: Relax, Unwind & De-stress; Donation request, includes refreshments Every Tues Evening 7.30-9.30pm. Parish Hall(old methodist church), 403 Leyland Lane, Leyland, Preston.

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.

Drop-In Evenings

Healing energy to all. All the healers are either fully trained or currently being trained. Refreshments available. Charity number:

1094702. 6.30-8.30pm. Tickets: donation Quaker Hall, St. Georges Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 784960.

Embrace - Natural Healing

Trained Healers. No appointment needed, just drop in. Donation request, includes refreshments. Relax, Unwind & De-stress! Every Tuesday evening 7.30pm-9.30pm. Parish Hall (old methodist church), 403 Leyland Lane, Leyland. Tel: 01772 456621.


For all those people who may never have tried singing together before as well as those who have! All welcome, no auditions and no need to read music! 7-9pm every Tuesday. St Ignatius Church, Meadow Street, Preston. Tel: 07528 261794.

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.


Beginners and experienced players are welcome. Racquets are available to hire from the college. 7pm. Preston College, St Vincents Rd, Preston. Tel: 01772 626112.

Tuesday nights Basketball training

6-8pm U15 training

8-10pm Senior 3rd team training. St Augustines New Avenham Centre (SANAC), St Austins Place, New Avenham, Preston. Tel: 07841 713164.

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.

Irish Country Dance: Irish-ize your smile

Flatly not Flatley - no costumes, competition, high stepping or pomp. While energetic, this is down to earth, low to the ground, low impact. 7.45-10pm. Tickets: Your first visit is FREE – & thereafter £3 / £1 students St. Anthony’s Social Centre, Cadley Causeway, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 01257 230408.

Dancing “The Next Step”

Learn to dance the fun way and at your own pace by fully qualified teachers. Beginners to advanced welcome. Ballroom, Latin and much more. 8.30pm. The Preston Marriott, Broughton, Preston. Tel: 01772 783364.

Scottish Ceilidh & Country Dancing Classes

Great fun – make new friends. Come along and enjoy the company and music in a relaxed atmosphere while getting fitter in both mind and body. 7.30pm. Tickets: £2 includes light refreshments Goosnargh Village Hall, Goosnargh. Tel: 01254 820707.

Leyland Folk Dance Club

English Country Dancing. Beginners welcome, partners not required, good fun, gets you fit. 7.30-10pm. Tickets: First night free Moss Side Community Centre, Dunkirk Lane, Leyland, Preston. Tel: 01772 433548.

Quiz Nights

9-11pm. The Broadfield Arms, 22 Leyland Lane, Leyland.


Part of the Citrus Club, other weekly events include Pub Quiz, Squash, tennis league and football etc. 7pm. Preston College, Preston.