What’s On 19-02-13

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Rutherford & Son

An unflinching portrayal of an industrial family on the brink of collapse. 7.30pm plus 2pm Wednesday 20 & Saturday 23. Tickets: From £8 The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500. Opens Tues, Feb 19 until Sat, Feb 23.


Francis the Holy Jester

A show that is both comic and moving, weaving the story of colorful Italian Catholic preacher, St Francis of Assisi through his life. 7.30pm. Tickets: From £7 The Capstone Theatre, Shaw Street, Liverpool. Tel: 0844 8000 410. Tues, Feb 19 only.



Tuesday, Feb 19

Kaiser Chiefs

7.30pm. Tickets: £25 Preston Guild Hall and Charter Theatre, Lancaster Road, Preston. Tel: 0844 844 7710.


‘Max Milner’ (from BBC’s ‘The Voice’)

Max tours the UK to debut original material that has drawn comparisons with everyone from Stevie Wonder to Ed Sheeran. 7.30pm. Tickets: £7 53 Degrees, University of Central Lancashire Students’ Union, Preston. Tel: 01772 895478.


Wednesday, Feb 20

Northwest Big Student Night

The North West’s number one indie/alternative club night. Every Wednesday. 10pm - 3am. Admission: £5 NUS/£6 others. Lava & Ignite, Church Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 252882.

Pubs / Clubs

Wednesday, Feb 20

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 21

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.


Tuesday, Feb 19

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. 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.

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

Tuesday, Feb 19

Brockholes Craft Workshop

Run by Christy Webster, qualified Eco Artist and tutor for mosaics, scented, cloth and paper.  1-3pm. Tickets: £7.500 Brockholes Nature reserve, Junction 31, M6, Preston. Tel: 01772 872000.

Feed the bird days

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

Half Term @ Huntleys

Bugs and bunnies mini zoo - Face painting (charges apply) - Arts and crafts etc. Noon-3pm. Tickets: £1 entry Huntley’s Country Store, Whalley Road, Samlesbury, Preston. Tel: 01772 872820.


Tuesday, Feb 19

Sasha Spyrou

Depicting a fantastical world with colourful narratives and characters, all based on signs of the zodiac. Daily. Chapel Gallery, St Helen’s Road, Ormskirk. Tel: 01695 571328.

Phoebe’s Scrapbooks: Stories of a Changing Grasmere

Focusing on the life of Phoebe Johnson who went to live in Grasmere in 1950. Records of local events, traditions and rites of passage. A series of children’s workshop during February half term (February 9-17 from 11am to 12.30pm). Dove Cottage, Grasmere, Ambleside. Tel: 015394 35544.


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. Tel: 01772 681733.

Leyland Folk Dance Club

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

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.

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.

Citrus Club - Badminton

No need to book – just turn up! Guests welcome. 7pm. Preston College, Preston. Tel: 01772 626112.