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Season’s Greetings

Well loved comedy by Alan Ayckbourn who observes the conflict and humour of family life at Christmas. 7:30. Tickets: £7 Broughton Club, Whittingham Lane, Broughton, Preston. Opens Wed, Nov 28 until Sat, Dec 1.



Saturday, Dec 1

Limehouse Lizzy

Formed in 1993, and recently crowned by Billboard as one of the hardest working bands in Britain. 7pm. Tickets: £14 53 Degrees, University of Central Lancashire Students’ Union, Preston. Tel: 01772 895478.


Charity Northern Soul Night

Quality across the board soul with today’s current dancers. All money is going to help raise money for a project being led by 6 young people in yr 13 7.30pm-12.30am. Tickets: £3 OTD Carr Hill High School, Royal Ave, Kirkham. Tel: 07980 848120.

Preston’s Got Soul Christmas Special

Preston’s ultimate Northern Soul night returns for a special Christmas knees up. 9pm. Tickets: From £10 53 Degrees, University of Central Lancashire Students’ Union, Preston. Tel: 01772 895478.

Blues, Folk & Irish


Bluegrass/Celtic Trio 9pm. Waggon & Horses, Bent Lane, Leyland.

Brass Bands

Brindle Brass Band Christmas Concert

Music, mince pies, mulled wine. 7.30pm. Tickets: £6 Brindle Community Hall, Water Street, Brindle, Chorley. Tel: 01254 825173.


Preston Cecilian Choral Society - Handel’s Messiah

Accompanied by the Lancashire Sinfonietta and invited soloists from the Royal Northern College of Music under the baton of Director Marco Fanti. 7.30pm. Tickets: From £14 The Minster, Preston. Tel: 01772 456666.


Christmas Concert with the Amarillo Band

7.30pm. Tickets: £6 New Longton Village Hall, Boundary Close, New Longton, Preston.


Saturday, Dec 1

Saturdays@The Warehouse

Three floors of new indie, classic indie and modern rock. Every Saturday. 10.30pm - 2.30am. Admission: £2 b4 11pm; £5 after. The Warehouse, St Johns Place, off Church Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 253216.

Punk/Soul/Glam/Ska/New Wave

11.30pm-4am. Tickets: Free entry before midnight if on guest list. £3 after Blitz Nightclub and Live Venue, Great Shaw Street, Behind Roper Hall, Preston. Tel: 0788 88 438 66.


Saturday, Dec 1

Strictly Saturdays

Dance the night away. Every Saturday. 8.15pm - 12am. Fever Dance Studio, Mornington Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 703704.

Social Sequence Dancing

Saturdays 7.30 - 10pm. Leyland Senior Citizen’s Club, Prospect House, Sandy Lane,, Leyland, Preston. Tel: 01772 452786.

Dance Classes

Ballet, lyrical, tap, Greek and modern jazz taught every Saturday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Times: 8.30am - 2pm (Sat); 4 - 7pm (Mon, Tues & Weds). Sylvia Goff’s Centre of Theatre Arts, Prospect House, Sandy Lane, Leyland. Tel: 01772 467542.

Social Dancing

Ballroom, Sequence, Latin, RnRoll Latino Line 8pm. St Andrew’s Church Hall, Liverpool Road, Longton, Preston.

Charity Dance

Ballroom and Sequence dancing to our live organist Peter Wild. Line Dance and Rock & Roll. Raffle, Licensed Bar, Car Parking. In aid of Life Education 8pm. Tickets: £4 OTD. Our Lady & St. Edwards Social Centre, Marlborough Drive, Fulwood, Preston.


Saturday, Dec 1

Poinsettia themed Advent Craft Fair

The Guild Horns will be playing at 11 30am and refreshments will be served throughout the sale. 10.30am-1.30pm. Ashton Methodist Worship and Community Centre, Wellington Rd, Ashton, Preston.

Christmas Song Fair

Lunches and refreshments. Come and meet Santa! 10am-2pm. Fulwood Methodist Church Crossroads Centre, Watling Street Road, Fulwood Tel: 01772 717415.

Christmas Fair

Games, Plants, Raffle, Tombola, Cakes and lots more. 10am-12.30pm. 5th Preston Scout Hut, Douglas Hall, Behind St Cuthbert’s Church, Lytham Road, Fulwood,

Christmas Fair

Santa’s Grotto, Grand Raffle, Face Painting, Tombola, Christmas Crafts, Seasonal Gifts, Cakes, Games etc. Everyone welcome. 1-5pm. Walton-Le-Dale Primary School, Severn Drive, Walton-Le-Dale, Preston. Tel: 07880 541956.

Christmas Fayre

Crafts, cards, cakes, jams, games, coffee and cakes and meal deals at lunch time. Bring a letter to Santa. 10am-2pm. St Saviours Church Hall, Bamber Bridge,

Christmas Fair

Tinsel, music, lights and Santa himself as well as stalls, gift ideas, festive food, grand raffle with £100 first prize, tomblas, games, cake stall. 12noon-3pm. St Aidans Church, Station Road, Bamber Bridge, Preston.

St James Church, Shireshead, Christmas Fair

Cakes, gifts, children’s activities, Father Christmas and much more! 2pm. Forton Village Hall, Forton, Lancaster.

Santa’s Grotto

Opportunity to meet Santa in person 11am-3pm. Upper Market Preston, opposite Fryers Fayre Restaurant & Beauty Spot, Preston.

Sunday, Dec 2

Santa’s Grotto & Christmas Fayre

Photo’s with Santa, Dan & Husky wolfpack, Tombola, cake stall, face painting and lots of fun and games. Join in the fun to raise funds for the centre. 10am-4pm. RSPCA Preston & District shelter, Slack Cottage, Longridge Road, Ribbleton, Preston.


Saturday, Dec 1

National Tree Week 2012

Preston City Council’s Park Ranger Service is running a variety of tree related events around the city.

Sat 1st Dec 1pm-3pm Larches Wood (Elswick Rd entrance) Community Tree planting and a clean up with the Rangers in Larches wood.

Sun 2nd Dec 10am-12noon Fishwick Nature Reserve (meet at London Rd car park) The traditional woodland craft of charcoal making. Tickets: All events are free. various locations, Preston. Tel: 01772 906471.

Christmas Wine Tasting

Featuring our recommended Christmas wines and spirits and providing some traditional Christmas foods. 1-5pm. Tickets: £5 (returned to you if you place an order for any 6 bottles on the day) Whalley Abbey, Whalley, Blackburn. Tel: 01254 822581.


Saturday, Dec 1

Felt Making workshop

10am-3.30pm. Tickets: £38 pp, booking essential. The Artroom Gallery, High Street, Garstang, Preston. Tel: 01995 600400.

National Tree Week

West Lancs Borough Council are teaming up with the Friends of Coronation Park for a day of tree-planting and are inviting local residents to join in. 12.30-3.30pm. Coronation Park, Ormskirk.

Kids Pets Club

Come and learn how to handle and care for the animals in Pets Corner. Only 8 places available each day. Booking and Parent/Guardian signature required Saturday and Sunday 10.15am-12noon. Tickets: £3.50 per session per child Pets Corner, Astley Park, Chorley. Tel: 07795 468669.

Chapel Gallery Art Club

Participants explore various techniques, media and learn new skills inspired by the latest exhibition or creative themes planned by the facilitators. Sessions run term time only. For 8 to 13 year olds sessions take place every Saturday and a special session for 13 to 18 year olds every other Saturday afternoon. Session times are 10.00am to midday and 1.00pm to 3.00pm. Chapel Gallery, St Helen’s Road, Ormskirk. Tel: 01695 571328.

New Creative Adult Learning Programme

Now is the time to try something new or develop skills you once started but never finished. Various. Chapel Gallery, St Helen’s Road, Ormskirk. Tel: 01695 571328.

Taekwondo Club

For one week only this will be a FREE session. 10am-12am. Every Saturday. St Andrew’s Church Hall, Ashton, Preston. Tel: 01772 896253.


Evening and weekend tennis coaching for juniors from 4 -16 years and for adults. Beginners and Rusty rackets very welcome. Mon-Thurs and Sat. various. Tickets: from just £4 per hour adj Playfootball, Tag Lane, Ingol, Preston. Tel: 07966 315241.