What’s On 20-02-13

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Cat’s Cradle

A suspense thriller by Leslie Sands. February 20-23. The Playhouse Theatre, Market Street West, Preston. Tel: 01772 744771. Opens Wed, Feb 20 until Sat, Feb 23.

Dangerous Corner by J.B. Priestley

Six young, glamorous and successful friends gathered together for a dinner party, begin to pick away at the façade of their cosy existence together. 7.30pm. Tickets: From £5 St Peter’s Arts Centre, St Peter’s Square, Preston. Tel: 01772 893372. Opens Wed, Feb 20 until Sat, Feb 23.


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. Tel: 07821 293655.

Acoustic Open Mic

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


Wednesday, Feb 20

Ballroom & Latin Dance Class

All proceeds to charity. 7.30 - 9.30pm. Admission: £1 (inc. tea & biscuits). St Wilfrid’s Parish Centre, Chapel Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 259085.

Line Dancing With Ann and Carole

Every Wednesday. Beginners 7.30 - 8.30pm; intermediate 8.30 - 10.30pm. Lonsdale Club, Fulwood Hall Lane, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 01772 712231.

Tea Dancing

Learn new dances with old friends and dance old dances with new friends. All welcome. Every Wednesday. 2pm. St Andrews Church Hall, Liverpool Road, Longton. Tel: 01772 617010.

Daily Dance Classes


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

Special Events

Wednesday, Feb 20

Wildside Holiday Club

Activities include shelter making, fire lighting, woodland games, outdoor art and much more! 9.30am-4pm. We also offer pre and post (8:30am-9:30am/4:00pm-5:30pm) daytime sessions now too, for an additional £3.50. £13 per child Brockholes Nature reserve, Junction 31, M6, Preston. Tel: 01772 872000.


Wednesday, Feb 20

Hoghton Tower Ghost Tours

As you ascend the long drive of reputedly the third most haunted house in Britain we will be waiting for you. Booking essential. Arrival 7.15pm for 7.30pm. Tickets: £25 per person inc dinner. Hoghton Tower, Hoghton, near, Preston. Tel: 01254 852986.


Wednesday, Feb 20

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.


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.

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.

Dance Salsa

Beginners through to advanced. All are welcome for a fun night! 7.30pm. £5 per person for the evening. Fulwood Tennis Club, Highgate Avenue, Fulwood. Tel: 07976 598691.

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.

Luncheon Club

Meet every Wednesday. 12noon. Admission: £2 for a two-course meal. The Salvation Army Centre, Harrington Street, (off Adelphi Street), Preston. Tel: 01772 555425.

Chorley Shukokai Karate Club

Every Wednesday and Saturday. Open to ages 5+. 6 - 7pm. Bateman Hall, Sagar Street, Eccleston, Chorley. Tel: 07854 270569.

New zumba gold class

Get warmed up for winter with this exhilarating fitness class for the ‘young at heart’ or those starting out on their journey to a healthier life. 1.30-2.30pm. £3 per class New Longton Village Hall, Boundary Close, New Longton. Tel: 07920 281935.

Vera’s Yoga Class

Very experienced tutor, all abilities welcome. Every Monday. 7.15pm-9pm. Galloway’s, Howick House, Howick Park Avenue, Preston, Preston. Tel: 01772 315373.

Poker Night

Join our Texas Hold’em Poker tournament and then continue playing our other tables for further Cash Prizes. All Self Deal. Complimentary Sandwiches. 7.30pm. Bar till midnight. School Lane Club Limited, St Aidans Road, Bamber Bridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 698105.

Line Dancing With Pamela

Improvers and Upwards. Friendly atmosphere. Every Wednesday 7.30-10.30pm. Lea Club, Blackpool Road, Ashton, Preston. Tel: 01772 681733.

Scripts Aloud

Read different play scripts aloud. No acting skills or previous theatrical experience required. Playscripts are provided. New members always welcome. 7.45pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. The Beautiful Planet cafe, Friargate, Preston. scriptsaloud@hotmail.co.uk.