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Friday, Nov 23

DJ Fresh

7pm. Tickets: £15 53 Degrees, Fylde Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 893000.


Saturday, Nov 24


Celtic rock band! 7.30pm. Tickets: £25 The Guild Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 203456.


Sunday, Nov 25

Wigan Jazz Club

Greg Abate Quartet/Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra. 12.30-3.30pm. Doors open 12.00noon. Tickets: £9, £8.50 concs. / £8.00 WJC members Whelley Ex-Serviceman’s Club, 180 Vauxhall Road, Wigan. Tel: 01925 727408.

Blues, Folk & Irish

Thursday, Nov 22

Trouble at’ Mill

The concert will raise money for the Gregson Green Fundraising appeal. A fun evening of music, quizzes and a prize raffle. Bring your own drink! 8pm. Tickets: £7.00 which includes a Hot Pot Supper Gregson Lane Community Centre, Gregson Lane, Hoghton, Preston. Tel: 01254 851589.


Bluegrass / Celtic Trio. Free Admission. 9pm. The Grapes Inn, Church Lane, Goosnargh, Preston.


St Cecilia’s Day Concert

Liverpool Hope University Chamber Choir and Orchestra. Directed by Philip Duffy. 7.30pm. Tickets: From £5 OTD St John’s Minster, Church Street, Preston.


School Lane Folk - Open Mic

Entry is FREE! Trouble at’ Mill host with an invitation to performers of all styles of acoustic music. 8.15pm. School Lane Club, St Aidans Road, Off School Lane, Bamber Bridge, Preston. Tel: 01254 853929.

Un-Convention Preston

Nearly 200 local artists, promoters, labels, entrepreneurs and industry professionals gather together to discuss careers in music. 11.30am-8pm. Tickets: Entry is FREE, but you need to register to reserve a place The Minster Church of St John, Church Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 456666.


Thursday, Nov 22

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 23

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.

Saturday, Nov 24

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.

Pubs / Clubs

Thursday, Nov 22

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.

Firkin Funny!

Steve Royle, Alfie Moore, MC Rob Riley. Doors 7.30pm Show 9pm. Tickets: £9 inc pie and pea supper The Pendle Inn, Barley, Burnley. Tel: 01282 614808.

Acoustic Open Mic

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

Friday, Nov 23

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.

DJ Fresh

With two No.1 singles, two sold out UK live tours and over 1 million sales, Fresh aka Dan Stein is leading the new wave of British dance artists. TBC. 53 Degrees , Preston.

Saturday, Nov 24

Section 25 / X.O.Dus / Kevin Hewick

Celebration of the legacy of Manchester’s Factory Records with 3 acts who recorded for the label. 6pm. Tickets: £8 The Continental, South Meadow Lane, Preston. Tel: 01772 499425.

The Yard Dogs, Ged Wilson, & Bison

Classic Rock bands + acoustic blues act perform in fundraising event to help support people and their families living with cancer! 7.30pm. The Fox & Lion Inn, 1 Towngate, Leyland. Tel: 01772 641550.


Thursday, Nov 22

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.

Daily Dance Classes

Latin, Ballroom, Sequence, Salsa, Argentine Tango and much more. Please call for all details on classes and very competitively priced private lessons. Various times. Broughton, Samlesbury and Longridge, Preston. Tel: 01772 783364.

Lancashire Schools Dance Festival

Dance extravaganza! 7.30pm. Tickets: £6 The Guild Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 203456.


Salsa, modern jive and line dancing, classes in Hoghton, Longton and Leyland. Beginner and intermediate classes. Preston. Tel: 01772 620195.

Friday, Nov 23

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.

Saturday, Nov 24

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, Preston. Tel: 01772 467542.

St Andrew’s Night Ceilidh

With Ken and Lavinia. Bring and Share Supper. 7pm. Tickets: £3 Fulwood Methodist Church Crossroads Centre, Watling Street Road, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 01772 716203.


Thursday, Nov 22

Charity Auction

Refreshments available. Proceeds to Little Sisters. Viewing 6.30pm, commencing 7pm. Tickets: Admission free. Catalogues 50p. SS Peter & Paul Church Hall, Lea Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 724294.

Saturday, Nov 24

Christmas Market

Lots of beautiful, individual items and gift ideas - all at reasonable prices: Scarves, purses, jewellery, fairy doors, spa sets, Santa puppets etc. 2-4.30pm. Fulwood Millennium Hall, Longsands Lane, Fulwood. Tel: 07840 094761.

Book, Bric-a-brac and Cake Stalls

No admission charge. Light refreshments. Everyone welcome. Proceeds in aid of kitchen refurbishment. 10am-12noon. Forton United Reformed Church, School Lane, Forton, Preston. Tel: 01995 604379.

Fulwood Fairtrade & Farmers’ Christmas Market

There will be a good variety of Fairtrade stalls, with plenty of choice both of Christmas gifts and cards and everyday items. Refreshments available. 10am-2pm. Fulwood Methodist Church Crossroads Centre, Watling St. Road, Fulwood, Preston. Tel: 07813 870641.

Leyland and Cuerden Valley Lions Club Charity Craft Fair

Featuring top quality and designer crafts

including ceramics, glass, wood, textiles, metalwork, paintings, jewellery, patchwork, and much, more. 10.30am-4pm. St Andrew’s Church Hall, Longton, Preston. Tel: 01257 279487.

Cats Protection Christmas Fair

Christmas stall, gift stall, cat themed stall, the Knit One, Purr One craft stall, raffle, tombola and refreshments. 2pm. St Leonard’s Church Hall, Marshall’s Brow, Penwortham, Preston.

Christmas Fair

Bric a brac, cards, gifts, cakes, crafts, refreshments and much more. 10.30am-2pm. Ingol Methodist Church, Tag Lane, Ingol, Preston.

Christmas Fair

Gifts, games, toys, jewellery, craft, fairtrade and refreshments. There will be activities for the children and Father Christmas. 11am-2pm. New Longton Methodist Church, Chapel Lane, New Longton, Preston.

Chic Vintique Fair

A selection of around 20 stands selling an eclectic range of new, collectable and vintage themed wares from clothing to accessories, toys to cosmetics 10am-4pm. Tickets: £1, under 16’s free Burscough Wharf, Liverpool Road North, Burscough, Preston. Tel: 01704 896516.

Christmas Fayre

Attractions for all ages. Refreshments will be available. Stalls include WI Cake Stall, Arts and Crafts, Soap stall, Bric a brac, Raffle and Tombola. 10.30am-3pm. Tickets: Free Rivington Church Hall, Horrobin Lane, Chorley.

Heath Charnock WI Christmas Fair

There will be many stalls and a Santa’s Grotto and refreshments will be available. 10.30am-3pm. Rivington Church Hall, Rivington, Chorley.

Christmas and Craft Fair

Indulge in some Christmas crafts making gifts and more. Buy some presents and cards. Carols, racing Santa’s - we have it all! 2-5pm. Brindle St James School, Water Street, Brindle, Chorley.

Jumble Sale

Refreshments available. Proceeds to community centre. 9.30am-11.30am. Tickets: £20p Croston Community Centre, Castle Walks, Croston, Leyland.

Special Events

Saturday, Nov 24

Chorley’s Christmas Lights Switch on

Christmas food and craft market on Fazakerley St, small fairground rides on Market Street and music and entertainment hosted by BBC Radio Lancashire. 4pm. The town’s lights will be switched on at 5.30pm. Market Street, Chorley.


Saturday, Nov 24

National Tree Week 2012

Preston City Council’s Park Ranger Service is running a variety of tree related events around the city. Sat 24th Nov

Ashton Park 10am-12noon (Meet at the Bowling Pavilion)

Tree planting with the Rangers and Friends on this award winning park. Sun 25th Nov 10am-12noon Fishwick Nature Reserve (meet at London Rd car park) A Woodland Walk with the Rangers. All events are free. various locations, Preston. Tel: 01772 906471.


Thursday, Nov 22

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 23

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.


Friday, Nov 23

Christmas Dinner Masterclass

3 bird roast demonstration, How to glaze hams, Cooking seasonal game, Making the most of seasonal produce. Impress your family and friends! 3-5pm. Tickets: £12 Richmond’s Restaurant, Myerscough College, Bilsborrow, Preston. Tel: 01995 642144.


Thursday, Nov 22

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.

Disco/Karaoke for person’s with learning disabilities

6:30-9pm. Tickets: £2 per person but carers are free The Jubilee Club, St Mary’s Street, North Preston, Preston. Tel: 07776151033.


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


15th Nov Night train

22nd Nov The Cheating Hearts

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 23

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.

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, Longridge, 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.

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.

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.

Citrus Club Night Out

Friday night, 23rd November. Poulton-le-Fylde, Blackpool. Tel: 01772 626112.

Saturday, Nov 24

Springfield Fell Walking Club

Burton to Farleton Fell Hutton Roof. Walk days Saturday every 2 weeks. 3 grades of walk

Bus pickup Blackpool to Black Bull Preston, Preston. Tel: 01772 865278.