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Saturday, Nov 24


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

Rock & Roll

The Sensational Sixties Experience

Starring The Tremeloes, Hermans Hermits, The Union Gap UK, and The Ivy League! Go on! You know you love ‘em! 7.30pm. Tickets: From £19 The Guild Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 203456.

Blues, Folk & Irish


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


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.


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.


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.

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.

Pubs / Clubs

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.


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.

Christmas Fayre

Father Christmas, various stall including cakes, bric-a-brac, books, raffle, tombola etc. refreshments. 2pm. Kingsfold Methodist Church, Hawksbury Drive, Penwortham, Preston.

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. Tickets: All events are free. various locations, Preston. Tel: 01772 906471.

Clubs / Societies

Saturday, Nov 24

Springfield Fell Walking Club

Burton to Farleton Fell Hutton Roof. Walk days Saturday every 2 weeks. 3 grades of walk TBC. Bus pickup Blackpool to Black Bull Preston, Preston. Tel: 01772 865278.

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.