Whats On 29-11-12

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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.


Sunday, Dec 2

Crofters Jazz Club Christmas Grand Raffle Jazz Party

With ‘The Jeriatric Jazz band’ featuring vocalist Terry Desmond, accompanied by 5 of the northwest’s top jazz musicians. 8pm. Tickets: £6 Crofters Jazz Club, Crofters Hotel, A6 Garstang, Preston. Tel: 01772 709923.

Sara Creeney

8pm. Bangla Fusion Restaurant, Much Hoole, Preston. Tel: 01772 610800.


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. Ye Olde John O Gaunt, 53 Market Street, Lancaster.


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.


Victorian Dad

With songs crafted and honed on the move, there’s something more than a little multi-cultural in these undeniably catchy cuts. 7.30pm. Tickets: From £5 53 Degrees, University of Central Lancashire Students’ Union, Preston. Tel: 01772 895478.

Christmas Concert with the Amarillo Band

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


Thursday, Nov 29

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, Nov 30

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

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

Pubs / Clubs

Thursday, Nov 29

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.

Gavin Webster, Jonathon Elston, Tony Smithson, MC Eddie North

8pm. Tickets: £5 Chasers Comedy Club, 43-45 Washington St, Workington, Keswick. Tel: 07540 551999.

Acoustic Open Mic

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

Friday, Nov 30

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.


Thursday, Nov 29

Modern Jive/French Jive Dance Classes

All abilities welcome. Enjoyable Exercise. Meet Brilliant New Friends. Beginners class 8pm intermediate 9 15pm freestyle until 10 30pm. ST ANTHONYS SOCIAL CENTRE, CADLEY CAUSEWAY, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 07576707708.

Phil’s Salsanorthwest

Join the Latin fever. Learn hot and spicy Salsa and Merengue in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Beginners welcome. 7.15pm. Bello’s Restaurant, Friargate, Preston. Tel: 07899 866408.

Sequence Dancing

With Fred and Audrey. Every Thursday 7.30 - 10pm. New Longton Village Hall, Boundary Close, New Longton, Preston. Tel: 01257 272276.

Friday, Nov 30

Fever Dance Company

Children/adult classes daily. All ages and all levels taught. From VideoPop to Cheerleading or Latin and Ballroom. Also weekend social dances and monthly dinner dances. Visit www.feverdancecompany.com for more information. Fever Dance Studio, Mornington Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 703704.

Reeders Dance Studio

Children/adult classes daily. All ages/all levels taught with fully qualified teachers. Competition work, shows, medals or just for fun. Cheerleading, street dance, freestyle/disco, RnR, ballroom, latin, salsa, line, ballet & tap and wedding dances. Reeders Dance Studio, Primrose Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 704651.

Modern Sequence Dancing - new dances taught

Latest dances taught. Every Friday and Wednesday. 1.30pm - 4pm. Leyland Senior Citizen’s Club, Prospect House, Sandy Lane,, Leyland, Preston. Tel: 01772 452786.

Line Dancing

With DanceFusion. Easy/intermediate class/social 7.30 - 10pm. Prospect House, Sandy Lane, Leyland, Preston. Tel: 01772 620195.

Dancing “The Next Step”

Latin, Ballroom, Sequence and much more including workshops on Salsa, Argentine Tango, Foxtrot, etc. Qualified teachers teaching you at your own pace. Various times. The Preston Marriott, Broughton; The Samlesbury War Memorial Hall, Cuerdale Lane and Longridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 783364.


Thursday, Nov 29

Virgin Active

Real 7ft Christmas tree, Michael Cosgrove singing carols, swing and jazz, Santa Claus, clothing, accessories, cakes, childrens clothes, raffle etc 5-9pm. The Capitol Centre, Walton Le Dale, Preston. Tel: 01772 834036.

Friday, Nov 30

Coffee Morning

Cake Stall, Games, Good as New Stall, Bottle and Chocolate Tombola. 10am-12noon. Tickets: Admission 60p to include tea or coffee and biscuits. Fox Lane Sports and Social Club, Fox Lane, Leyland.

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, Preston. 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, Preston.

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, Preston.

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.

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.

Table Top Sale

Get ready for Christmas - come sell your things. Helping you create space and money! Bacon butties

Tea and coffee, cakes, toys and more. 10am-4pm. 9am start for sellers. Tickets: £20p entrance fee, £10 per table. Croston Community Centre, Croston, Leyland. Tel: 01772 601321.


Friday, Nov 30

Christmas lights switch on with Black Lace

With Skelmersdale Community Singers and the Ormskirk Ukulele Club, West Lancashire’s Town Crier, Don Evans and Skelmersdale Prize Brass Band. Entertainment will begin at approximately 4.30pm, Carol Service at 6pm and Black Lace pulling the switch at 6.30pm. Town Centre, Ormskirk.


Thursday, Nov 29

Clarets for Christmas

Tantalise your taste buds with great wines from this most prolific and high quality wine region. 7pm. Tickets: £27.500 Holiday Inn, Preston. Tel: 01253 301934.

Friday, Nov 30

Prize Bingo

In aid of a local charity TNC (Tender Nursing Care) based at the Ryan Medical Centre in Bamber Bridge. Eyes down at 7.30pm. Bamber Bridge Catholic Club, Bamber Bridge, Preston.

Friends of Ribbleton Library - Come and celebrate Lancashire Day

Tombola, Tea, Coffee, biscuits and mince pies. With Ribbleton Communities First, Lancashire Adult Learning and Abundance Preston. 10am-12.30pm. Ribbleton Library, Ribbleton Hall Drive, Ribbleton, Preston. Tel: 01772 792632.

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.

Thurs 29th Nov 1-3pm Haslam Park (Meet at the Rangers Pavilion) Winter Tree & Orchard Walk

Fri 30th Nov 1pm-2pm Avenham Park Pavilion The usual 1pm health walk will look at the trees, old and new, on these award winning parks.

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-12noonFishwick 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.

Sunday, Dec 2

Christingle Service

Parents and children are warmly invited to join this lovely service. 4pm. St James Church, Shireshead, Forton, Lancaster.


Thursday, Nov 29

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, Nov 30

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.

Sunday, Dec 2

Central Lancashire Rambling Club

Chipping via Longridge B6243. And the Christmas do! Various pick up times. Tickets: Adults £9, juniors £6 various coach pick-up points, Preston. Tel: 01772 728039.


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.


Thursday, Nov 29

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.


29th Nov Bare Wires. 9.30pm. 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, Nov 30

Cumbria and North Lancashire Fabian Society

The speaker Patrick Diamond will present his views on the future of the UK state including public services and constitutional reform. 6pm. Tickets: £5.00 for members and £10 for guests. Castle Green Hotel, Kendal. Tel: 07811 351186..

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

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. 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.

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.

Yoga Classes

With British Wheel Of Yoga teacher Frances Heaton. Phone for any further details 01772 491784. 2-3.30pm. Tickets: £33 for six week block or £6.50 for drop in sessions Christchurch Hall, Berry Lane, Preston. Tel: 01772 491784.


Every Friday & Saturday Nights. Bands & Soloist’s 9pm til late. Red Lion, 138 Liverpool Road, Longton. 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 1

Tabletop & Car Boot

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

Sunday, Dec 2

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.

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.