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Friday, Dec 7


The godfathers of Melodic British Electronica, and key players in dance music’s mainstream crossover, return to Lancashire. 7pm. Tickets: £24 53 Degrees, University of Central Lancashire Students’ Union, Preston. Tel: 01772 895478.

Blues, Folk & Irish


Bluegreass/ Celtic Trio. 9pm. The Minstrel, Eaves Green Road, Chorley.

Saturday, Dec 8

The Lancashire Hotpots + Merry Hell

With a humorous arsenal of songs including fan favorites ‘Chippy Tea’, this show promises to kick off the Festive party season in style. 7.30pm. Tickets: From £12 53 Degrees, University of Central Lancashire Students’ Union, Preston. Tel: 01772 895478.

Brass Bands

Sunday, Dec 9

Lostock Hall Memorial Band

Lots of Christmassy music, raffle, Father christmas etc etc. Please come and support your local band. 7.30pm. Tickets: Admission Free - a collection will be taken. Lostock Hall Conservative Club, Brownedge Rd, Lostock Hall, Preston.

Leyland Band present Festive Brass

Complimentary refreshments available. 2pm. Tickets: £8 in advance or £10 OTD Chorley Town Hall, Chorley. Tel: 07885 432160.


Thursday, Dec 6

Skint vs Waster

Selected drinks from £1. Every Thursday. 10pm - 3.30am. Admission: £4 b4 11pm; £5 after. Lava & Ignite, Church Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 252882.

Friday, Dec 7

It’s Friday Night

Every Friday. 10pm - 3am. Admission: £5/NUS free. Lava & Ignite, Church Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 252882.

Fridays@The Warehouse

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

Indie Fridays

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.

You Say, We Play

Join DJ Scottieboy, as he gets the down and Funky in NYNY. Drinks from £1.50 All Night. Call 01772 251074 for great offers after Midnight. Every Friday. Tickets: FREE Entry to Everyone before Midnight Squires & New York New York, Market Place, Preston. Tel: 01772 251074.

Saturday, Dec 8

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.


Come see Prestons Favourite Destination Venue, as we give you the biggest Party in the City! Every Staurday. Squires & New York New York, Market Place, Preston. Tel: 01772 251074.

Pubs / Clubs

Thursday, Dec 6

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, Dec 7

Rampage - Live Rock and Metal Night

This Week - FALTER, DRIVEN OVERBOARD & DIGITS 8-11pm. Tickets: £2 Roper Hall, 113-114 Friargate, Preston. Tel: 01772 204567.

Saturday, Dec 8

End of the World Party

Get rid of all your savings by spending them at the pub, watching some bands play the soundtrack to the apocolypse! 8.30pm. Tickets: £1 The Blue Room, Chruch Street, Blackpool. Tel: 01253 316393.

Sunday, Dec 9

Craig Murray, Carl Hutchinson, Helen Keeler, MC Andrew Ryan

8pm. Tickets: £9/£7 advance or meal deal £12 The Lancaster Comedy Club, The Borough, 3-5 Dalton Square, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 64170.

Continental Open Mic Night

First Thursday every month – Free entry contact 01772 499425. The Continental, South Meadow Lane, Preston. Tel: 01772 499425.


Saturday, Dec 8

Car Boot Table Top Sale

Refreshments, cake stall, Clairvoyant, Toys and many more stalls. Come and grab yourselves a bargain. Bouncy castle weather permitting. 10am-3pm. Catherine Becketts Community Centre, corner of Meadow Street and Deepdale Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 821813.

St. Margaret’s Church Christmas Fayre

Appearance by Father Christmas! 2-4pm. St. Margaret’s Church, Tag Lane, Ingol, Preston.

Emmanuel Church Christmas Fair

With Father Christmas, various stalls, raffles and lunches available. 11am-2pm. Community Centre, Brook Street, Preston.

Tabletop & Car Boot

Free parking 8am-12noon. Tickets: free The Exhibition Hall, Park Hall, Charnock Richard, near, Chorley. Tel: 07800 508178.

Sunday, Dec 9

Christmas crafts fair

Unique & interesting gifts/products, hot/cold food & refreshments. All very welcome. 10am-3pm. Catforth Village Hall, Catforth, Preston. Tel: 01772 760024.

Christmas Fair

Various stalls, Tombola, Raffle, Refreshments. All Welcome. 1pm. Tickets: £50p. Fulwood Conservative Club, Blackpool Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 717709.

The Blackpool Antiques & Collectors Fair

A huge number of stalls and a wide range of antiques & collectables to complement your home or collection. 9am-4pm. Tickets: £2, children free The Norbreck castle hotel, Queens Promenade, Blackpool.

Tabletop, Carboot & Antiques Market

Every Sunday. Free admission. 8am-1pm. Exhibition Hall, Park Hall, Charnock Richard, Chorley. Tel: 07800 508 178.


Friday, Dec 7

Festive Diary

Sat 15 Dec-Vintage Market.

Wed 19 Dec-Workshop; create your own Christmas decoration or special gift. Fri 21 Dec-Festive tales with Sue Allonby

Sat 22 Dec-‘A Magical Winter’s Tale’ incorporating songs, puppetry and audience interaction. Chapel Gallery, St Helen’s Road, Ormskirk. Tel: 01695 571328.


Friday, Dec 7

Sarah Casey: Drawing the Delicate

Her practice reflects a fascination with the unseen, untouchable and unspoken, and the works seek to taunt or tease the viewer. 11am-5pm (11am-4pm Saturdays) . Great Hal Complex, Lancaster University, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 594151.

Saturday, Dec 8

Ellel Artists’ Studios Christmas Open Day

Affordable original fine art paintings and prints, post-cards, greetings cards and craft items for sale. Share mince pies and refreshments with us! 10am-5pm. Ellel Artists’ Studios, Unit 29b Galgate Mill, Chapel Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 07786 868783.


Sunday, Dec 9

Darkest Muncaster 2012

The gardens will be lit up on each evening with the Castle transformed by lights, music, sound and special effects into a festive feast for the senses Daily. Tickets: £10 for adults, £6.00 for children over 5. Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass, Windermere. Tel: 01229 717614.


Friday, Dec 7

First Friday

A range of mainly free events encouraging residents and visitors alike to see the area afresh and try out something new on the arts scene. A musical start to events with Rock The Square from 4.30-6.30pm. Treasure Island at The Dukes at 7pm. Stages Live at The Hothouse in Morecambe (free bus tel 01524 831997) 7-10.30pm. Green Close Studios in Melling 1625 launch 7.30pm. various locations, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 831997.

Saturday, Dec 8

Lancashire Sinfonietta presents Sound Playground: Mini-Mozart Jingle Bells

Join members of the Lancashire Sinfonietta as they perform inspiring concerts full of musical fun for babies, young children and their families. 10am & 11.15am. Tickets: £4.50 /£15 group of 4 The Continental, South Meadow Lane, Preston. Tel: 01524 594151.

Junior Disco

With DJ Jennifa. Join the fun and bring your friends. 7-9pm. Tickets: £5 Brindle Community Hall, Water Street, Brindle, near, Chorley. Tel: 01772 323268.

Sunday, Dec 9

Clothes and Cakes

11am. Penny Lane, 28b King Street, Blackpool. Tel: 07960 856950.


Thursday, Dec 6

Yoga with Linda

Rejuvenate mind, body and spirit on Mondays at 6.30pm and 8pm and Thursdays at 7pm. Penwortham Priory Sports & Technology College, Crow Hills Road, Preston.

Friday, Dec 7

Preston Bridge Club

New immediate scoring system. EBU master points awarded. Lessons for all levels Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 7.05pm. Monday afternoon 1.00pm. St Walburge’s Gardens, Weston Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 338789.

Preston Critical Mass

Mass bike ride event (all over the world), a celebration of cycling, a place to meet other bike lovers, a way to question our car-culture. Open to all Last Friday of every month, meet at 6.15pm for 6.30pm ride. Adelphi Pub, Preston.

Clubs /SOC

Thursday, Dec 6

Kirkham & District Horticultural Society

This meeting is our Annual General Meeting and Jacobs Join. Guests and new members are welcome at this and any of our meetings. 7.30pm. The Boys Brigade Training Centre, Carr Lane, Treales, Preston.

Knitting Class

Booking essential. 7-8pm. Tickets: £2 per session Fulwood Methodist Church, Watling Street Road, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 01772 791107.

Preston Barbership Harmony Singers - The Red Rose Chorus

The Red Rose Chorus want more men to sing four part harmony. Every Thursday. 7.30pm. BACEE Social and Sports Club, South Meadow Lane, Preston. Tel: 01772 792240.

Thursday Fitness Club

Get yourself fit using aerobic based exercise. For men and women of all ages. Car parking available. Every Thursday. 10.30am. Admission: £2.50. The MInster, Church St, Avenham, Preston. Tel: 01772 750152.

Preston Rosettes Morris Dancing

Girls of all ages welcome. Every Thursday. Email nickid84@hotmail.co.uk for more information. 7.30pm. St Josephs Sports & Arts Centre, Rigby Street, Ribbleton, Preston. Tel: 01772 495120.

The Creative Writing Circle

If any reader enjoys the odd bit of scribbling, they should feel free to come and join us. 10am-12noon. Tarleton, Preston. Tel: 01772 815179.

Preston Community Choir

Whether you’ve been dancing round the kitchen singing into a carrot or trying to duet with the dog, help is finally at hand. All welcome, no audition! 7-9.30pm every Thursday. Preston Minster, Church Street, Preston. Tel: 07880 315736.

Thursday nights basketball training

6-8pm U18 training

8-10pm Senior 2nd team training. St Augustines New Avenham Centre (SANAC), St Austins Place, New Avenham, Preston. Tel: 07841 713164.

Leyland Learn to Dance

New starters only, learn in a friendly social atmosphere. 7.15pm Learn 50’s style Rock n’Roll 7.45pm Social Ballroom & Latin American new starters

8.30pm It’s hot, it’s spicy it’s Salsa new starters class. Dancers, Fox Lane Sports Club, Leyland. Tel: 01995 601321.


Freestyle dancing until 10.30pm Beginners class 8pm, intermediate 9.15pm. ST ANTHONYS SOCIAL CENTER, CADLEY CAUSEWAY, FULWOOD, Preston.

Quiz and Games

Join our fun Quiz and Games with Quiz Master Joe. 9pm. The Plungington Tavern, Preston.

Irish Music Sessions

Every 2nd Sunday, 4-7pm.

The last Thursday of the month, 8.30pm. Tickets: free The Moorbrook Inn, 370 North Road, Preston. Tel: 01257 230408.


Disco/Karaoke for person’s with learning disabilities. 6.30-9pm every Thursday. Tickets: £2 per person, carers are free The Jubilee, St Mary’s, Preston. Tel: 07776 151033.


Yoga with Linda to help rejuvenate body, mind and spirit. 6pm. Penwortham Priory Sports and Technology college, Penwortham, Preston. Tel: 07963 111239.





27th Dec THE HEXMEN 9.30pm, every Thursday. The Hop Pocket, Carr Lane, Chorley.

Garstang Country Market

Home baking, Plants, Produce, Crafts and light refreshments. 10am-12noon. St Thomas Parish Hall, Church Street (by Th’Owd Tithebarn), Garstang, Preston. Tel: 01995 602346.

Friday, Dec 7

Wymott Art Group

Social art class, qualified teaching in paiting/Ribbon embroidery. Meet every Wednesday 10am - 12noon. Admission: £2. Old School, Ulnes Walton, Leyland, Preston. Tel: 01772 451189.


Every Friday and Saturday evening. 7.30 - 10pm. Leyland Senior Citizen’s Club, Prospect House, Sandy Lane,, Leyland, Preston.

The Elderberries

Social group of active over 55’s. Visitors welcome. Meet every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month 1 - 3.30pm. The Old School, Ulnes Walton,, near Leyland,, Preston. Tel: 01772 617177.

Chorley Shukokai Karate Club

Every Friday. 6.30 - 7.30pm. Heskin Village Hall, Wood Lane, Heskin, near, Chorley. Tel: 07854 270569.

Walking Group

Every Friday at one of 5 locations in Preston, walks are between 45minute to 1 hour. 11am. Various locations, Preston. Tel: 01772 716952.

Classical Music Concert

With the pianist/composer, Neil Crossland in the oldest church in Preston still in use. 12.30pm. Tickets: £5, students £3 including tea or coffee St. George the Martyr, Lune Street, Preston.


Members Only Jackpot Game of £500. Every Monday & Friday at 8.15pm and every Sunday at 2.30pm. School Lane Club Limited, St Aidans Road, Bamber Bridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 698105.

Tennis Coaching Sessions

6pm - 7pm Beginners

7pm - 8pm Intermediates

8pm - 9pm Advanced - for the strongest juniors. Fulwood Tennis Club, Highgate Avenue, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 07751 424014.


New coaching sessions every Friday from 4.00pm from 4-16 years. Also Adult beginner and intermediate sessions. Individual coaching by arrangement. 4pm. Tickets: from just £4 per hour behind Village Hall, Barton, Preston. Tel: 07966 315241.

Wind Down Meditation

Ideal for people to pop in during their lunch break for a well-deserved wind down after a long week. 1 - 1.30pm. Vajravarahi Buddhist Centre, 38 West Cliff, Preston. Tel: 01772 259094.

Melvin’s Karaoke

8pm. John O’Gaunts, 32 Cottam Ave, Ingol, Preston. Tel: 07968 565159.

Yoga Classes

With British Wheel Of Yoga teacher Frances Heaton. Phone for any further details 01772 491784. 10.45-11.45am. Tickets: £5 per session Ulnes Walton Village Hall, Ulnes Walton, Chorley. Tel: 01772 491784.


Every Friday & Saturday Nights. Bands & Soloist’s 9pm til late. Red Lion, 138 Liverpool Road, Longton, Preston. Tel: 01772 612168.

Brandy Babycham

The best drag dj in town! Free entry all night. 8pm-1am. The Golden Cross, 60 Lancaster Road, Preston.

Live Acoustic Act’s

Live Acoustic Acts every Friday & Saturday 9pm. The New Britannia, Heatley Street, Preston.

Longton Country Market

Good selection of home-baking, Jams, Chutney, Hampers available. Plants, Hand knitted items, original art work and unique jewellery. Refreshments. 10.30am-12noon. W.I. Hall, School Lane, Longton, Preston. Tel: 01772 615194.

Saturday, Dec 8

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.

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.

Santa’s Grotto

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


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.

PM’s Dance Club

New beginners, re-starts or experienced dancers welcome. Saturday mornings. Penwortham Youth Centre, Priory Lane, Penwortham, Preston. Tel: 01772 752522.

Cool Moves @ PM’s

Boys only Dance Group. Learn Streetdance, hiphop, and a taste of latin. 9.30am. Penwortham Youth Centre, Priory Lane, Penwortham, Preston. Tel: 01772 752522.

House Clearance Sale

Clothes, toys, books, furniture, technology and DVDs etc - all at fantastic prices. Funds go to a missionary trip to Ecuador to help street children. Every Saturday 10am-3pm. White Gables, Bartle Lane, Lower Bartle, Preston. Tel: 01772 691405.

Sunday, Dec 9

Lantern Making Workshops

Come along and make a lantern from tissue paper, willow and glue to carry in the West End’s magical winter Lantern Festival on Wednesday 12 December. Sunday 2 December from 11am to 4pm at the Stepping Stones Nigeria Christmas Fair and Sunday 9 December from 11am to 4pm. The Hothouse, Devonshire Road, Morecambe. Tel: 01524 831997.

Music Workshops

The workshops are aimed at inspiring young people to take up music as a worthwhile hobby without having to spend big on private tuition. 1-2pm for 6-10 year olds

2-3pm for over 10s. Tickets: £3.50per person Gregson Lane Community Centre, Gregson Lane, Hoghton, Preston. Tel: 07843 575035.

Sunday Mornings basketball training

10.30-11.30am U12 training. St Augustines New Avenham Centre (SANAC), St Austins Place, New Avenham, Preston. Tel: 07841 713164.

Father Christmas

Step into a winter wonderland and see the Hall transformed into the magical Narnia. Make the perfect start to the festive season and meet Santa. 12-2pm. Hall open 11am-4pm. Tickets: Entrance £3 adults / £1 children. To meet Father Christmas £6 includes childs entrance to the Hall, craft and a gift Samlesbury Hall, Preston New Road, Samlesbury, Preston. Tel: 01254 812010.

Victorian Christmas tours

Experience life in the Castle as it was in 1885. 9th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 27th, 28th and 29th December from 4pm. Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass, Windermere. Tel: 01229 717614.

Dancing “The Next Step”

Its fun and at your own pace. Ballroom and Latin 7pm-8pm, Sequence 8pm-9pm. The Preston Marriott, Broughton, Preston. Tel: 01772 783364.


Ballroom, Latin American and Sequence. Workshops from 7-8pm, Social Dancing 8-11pm. Tickets: £1.500 Lea Club, 872 Blackpool Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 733442.

Quiz And Games

Join our fun Quiz And Games with Quiz Master Joe. 8pm. The Plungington Tavern, Preston.

Quiz Night

Cash prizes. Play your cards right jackpot. 9pm. Tickets: £1 per person incl supper White Bull Country Pub and Kitchen, Alston, Longridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 784151.

Miss Brandy Babycham

The best drag dj on the decks and most drinks only £2! So pop to the only fun bar in Preston! 4pm. The Golden Cross, 60 Lancaster Road, Preston.