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LISTINGS: Your 2018 summer guide to what's on in Lancashire - including festivals, shows, gigs and places to stay

Lancashire is heating up for a sensational summer with an array of festivals, shows and gigs in the line-up.
Music
Spark during the illuminated tram parade as part of Lightpool Festival in 2017.

BBC Philharmonic to trip the Lights fantastic with Lightpool Festival return

Blackpool’s award-winning Lightpool Festival will return, with a light and sound spectacular featuring the BBC Philharmonic.

Business

IN PICTURES: Calder Vale Children’s Festival 2018

Around 50 queens and retinues from Wyre towns and villages descended upon Calder Vale for its annual Children’s Festival.

News

IN PICTURES: Sunshine caps off perfect Longridge Field Day

Glorious weather crowned a wonderful day at the annual Longridge Field Day.

Arts

IN PICTURES: Sunshine smiles on Penwortham Gala 2018

A sunshine filled weekend brought the crowds out to enjoy an action packed Penwortham Gala 2018. Saturday saw a fun filled parade with the colourful annual procession starting from Hill Road South.

Arts

IN PICTURES: Preston’s Caribbean Carnival brings rhythm and colour to the city

Preston was well and truly alive to the rhythms and colours of its popular Caribbean Carnival yesterday.

Arts
Pride Blackpool headline star Courtney Act

Rainbow flag will be flying high over resort for annual Pride celebrations

Celebrity Big Brother winner Courtney Act will be headlining this weekend’s Pride Blackpool celebrations.

News
Heritage Launch Event at Preston Seventh-day Adventist Church Grimshaw Street, Preston: Pathfinders, Pastor J Couzins,  Mayor of Preston, Coun Trevor Hart and the Mayoress Laura King, Elder J Wade and Richard Storah

Preston Seventh-Day Adventist Church heritage event to celebrate £1m renovation

Members of Preston Seventh-Day Adventist Church marked the culmination of its £1m renovation through a heritage celebratory launch.

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What’s On Listings 31 May-6 Jun

To announce an event or gig, call 01772 838196 or email whatson@lep.co.uk

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Outfits from last year's carnival.

CITY BUZZ: Battling it out to be Preston Caribbean Carnival royalty

Those wanting to be front and centre of Preston’s Caribbean Carnival will battle it out over the weekend as the procession’s King and Queen are chosen live in front of the city’s crowds.

Arts

Review: Fat Friends The Musical starring Jodie Prenger, Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff, Sam Bailey, Natasha Hamilton and Natalie Anderson at Blackpool Opera House

I can guarantee two things if you go to watch Fat Friends the musical.
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What’s On Listings 24-30 May

To announce an event or gig, call 01772 838196 or email whatson@lep.co.uk

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All the fun of the Whit Fair on the Flag Market in 2015

The show goes on - but not so much fun

Fairground families are warning they will turn their backs on Preston’s annual Whit Fair this weekend after it was controversially booted out of the city centre.

News

Preston's Caribbean Carnival set to be the biggest ever

Organisers are expecting Preston’s biggest ever Caribbean Carnival next month, attracting crowds of around 17,000.
Arts

WATCH: Buckshaw Village man launches album with music collective

A church youth worker has launched his first album as part of a large musicians collective.
News
Brent Lees. Photo by Fiona Kennaugh.

Dad-of-two is Lancaster memorial’s shining light in dark times

The man behind the illumination of the Ashton Memorial is putting in many hours of his own time in a bid to raise awareness of worthy causes.

Theatre
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What’s On Listings 17-23 May

To announce an event or gig, call 01772 838196 or email whatson@lep.co.uk

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Ellen Wellings with the Garstang Childrens Festival brochure

Ellen following in grandmother Mary's Garstang festival queen legacy

Garstang’s festival queen-in-the-waiting will be crowned exactly 80 years after her grandmother took on the same role.
Arts
Barbara Green, far right, who organised a concert in Chipping, with from the left, Helen McCabe, Winnie Walmsley, Bill Robinson, Rosemeres Louise Grant, Simon Hore and David Slater

Chipping singer Evie Plumb raises thousands at homecoming gig for Rosemere Cancer Foundation in Preston

Chipping songstress Evie Plumb helped to raise more than £9,000 for cancer services in Preston.
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What’s On Listings 10-16 May

To announce an event or gig, call 01772 838196 or email whatson@lep.co.uk

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