What’s On 26-02-13

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Current events in Lancashire



Fair Trade Fortnight Film Evenings

On behalf of twelve Nicaraguan banana workers, lawyer Juan ‘Accidentes’ Dominguez tackles food giants Dole Food. Tuesday 26th February at 7.30pm; Bananas!

Tuesday 5th March at 7.30pm; Big Boys Gone Bananas!. Tickets: £6 or £10 for both films The Continental, South Meadow Lane, Preston. Tel: 01772 499425. Tues, Feb 26 only.

Pubs / Clubs

Tuesday, Feb 26

A night of free chilled out music

With acoustic band Crossbill, new rag dixie jazz band The Swinging Never-Beens and Seamus McLoughlan. Teas, coffees, smoothies, food (no alcohol). 7.30-10.30pm. Fanakis, Friargate, Preston. Tel: 07796 854182.

Wednesday, Feb 27

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 28

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, Mar 1

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.


Tuesday, Feb 26

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, near, Wigan. 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.


Tuesday, Feb 26

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 26

NFSH Healing Trust

All the healers are either fully trained or currently being trained. 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, Feb 26

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, Preston. 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, Preston. 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.

Tulketh Tennis

Also coaching sessions from 4 years to adults.

Complete beginners, rusty rackets all welcome! Short Tennis for adults, Tues and Thurs, 10.30am-12noon.

Junior Short Tennis Club, Thursday 4-5pm. 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.

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, Preston. 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.

Yoga Classes

With British Wheel of Yoga Tutor Frances Heaton. Mats provided. Car park. 6-7.30pm Tuesday evenings. Tickets: £21 for four week block Plungington Community Centre, Plungington, Preston. Tel: 01772 491784.