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Waltonfest is set to come back 'bigger and better' than before

A South Ribble music festival is following up on last year’s successes by returning to entertain crowds for a second time.

Nick Sagar, freelance sound designer, from Penwortham

Penwortham man Nick Sagar made such a sound career choice

There isn’t a sound Nick Sagar can’t make – and he is willing to travel to the ends of the country for it. The 49-year-old from Penwortham has worked around the world capturing and creating realistic sound effects for the theatre.

Kristina Rihanoff and Robin Windsor in Dance To The Music

Review: Dance to the music at Preston Guild Hall made me feel like dancing

It wasn’t all that long ago Strictly Come Dancing came live from Blackpool’s Tower Ballroom, but at the weekend local fans got their own little taste of dancing magic a little closer to home on stage at Preston’s Guild Hall.

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Some of the LGBT community set to celebrate the Pride of Blackpool

We're proud of Pride: Rainbow-coloured comeback for LGBT community’s glittering night

LGBT heroes are being celebrated in style with the return of Blackpool’s Pride Awards.

A still from Martin Clunes new show Warren, set in Preston. Photo: BBC.

Sitcom star Martin Clunes' newest show will see him move to...Preston!

Sitcom star Martin Clunes is on his way to Preston as part of a new BBC original comedy series.
Ken Dodd was knighted in 2017

King of the Diddymen Ken Dodd getting the 'best care' from NHS staff

Veteran comic Sir Ken Dodd is ‘full of praise’ for the NHS care he’s receiving after being admitted to hospital with a chest infection.

Now in its twelfth year, Beat Herder continues to draw crowds from across the country.

Where and when can I go to a music festival near Preston?

Festival season is fast approaching and tickets are already being sold for some of the region's most loved shows.
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What’s On Listings 18-24 Jan

To announce an event or gig, call 01772 838196 or email

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Madeline Gilby to star in new touring production of Matilda The Musical

Young star goes Mad for new musical tour

A young Blackpool actress is preparing to travel the country in hit show Matilda The Musical.

Blackpool schoolgirl Issy Simpson, Britain's Got Talent's 2017 runner up, to headline Blackpool Magician's Convention

BGT star Issy and Sooty to cast their spell over Blackpool Magicians Convention

The veil of magical mystery is to be pulled back from Blackpool Magicians Convention for the first time in its 67-year history.
Awful Auntie is on at Preston's Charter Theatre

Things to do (January 18 to 23)

Lots of events happening over the coming days - indoors and outdoors.

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One of the photographs from Jamies book on Preston Bus Station

UCLan graduate returns to Preston to 'Celebrate Preston Bus Station Through Photography'

He came to Preston to study forensic science and left with a career in photography.

B*Witched will be special guests at Bongo's Bingo

Eyes down in Preston for special Bongo's Bingo

Following on from the recent incredibly fast sell-out shows in early 2018 with unprecedented demand, there is an extra special Bongo’s Bingo date at Preston’s Guild Hall for the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.
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Livvy K - Photo by Don Hales Photography

Lancashire teen sensation Livvy K launches EP

Young artist, Livvy K, will be launching her debut EP at an exclusive event in Southport.
Patrick Monahan

Funnyman Patrick Monahan’s ‘outsider’ comedy going down a storm

Comedian Patrick Monahan has an unusual, some might say unique, cultural take on life.

There's plenty to look forward to in 2018

BLUE MONDAY: Reasons to be cheerful in Lancashire

Blue Monday is supposedly the most depressing day of the year - but hey, it’s only one day. And besides, there’s plenty to look forward to Lancashire in the year ahead.
Britain's Got Talent judge David Walliams rides into Blackpool for the 2017 live auditions at the Opera House

Grab your seats for Britain's Got Talent's Blackpool auditions - see Simon Cowell and co on show's resort return

The best of British variety will be at the Opera House this week - as hit TV show Britain's Got Talent launches its new series in the resort.
Members of the Preston City Trampoline Club

Preston City Trampoline Club to host 24-hour bounce event

A city trampoline club is holding a 24-hour bounce, and is inviting anyone interested in taking up the sport to come along and have a go.

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The cast of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde comes to Preston and Lancaster

If someone offered you a potion to take you back to a younger version of yourself, would you take it?
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