Comedy in Art,
Harris Museum, Preston, Friday, May 4
Join Faye Spencer for an informal chat in the Harris café on a theme that will get everyone thinking! Pop in for 10 mins or stay for the whole hour – it’s up to you. Tea or coffee will be provided and everyone is welcome, no experience or art knowledge necessary. There’s more at www.harrismuseum.org.uk.
Ribble Valley Jazz Festival,
Clitheroe, from Thursday, May 3
The ninth annual Ribble Valley Jazz Festival hits the streets of Clitheroe and resounds around the valleys on May Day bank holiday weekend, May 3-7. There’s amazing line-up planned featuring international stars and the very best from the British Jazz scene.Find full details online at www.rvjazzfestival.co.uk.
scRibble Creative Writing Group,
The Continental, South Meadow Lane, Mon, April 30
Meeting beside the Ribble in the friendly environs of Preston’s best arts pub, you can share your ‘scribbles’ - poems, short stories, flash fiction, daft limericks or fantastic new kids’ stories. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or head to www.newcontinental.net.
Dad’s Army Radio Hour,
The Dukes, Lancaster, Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 May
Dad’s Army Radio Hour is a brilliant staging of classic radio scripts based on favourite episodes of the original television series penned by Jimmy Perry and David Croft. Two actors - the double Fringe First Award winner, David Benson, and Jack Lane - play 25 cherished characters in a great feat of vocal impersonation. Book online at www.dukes-lancaster.org.
Rich Hall’s Hoedown,
Lowther Pavilion, Lytham, Wednesday, May 2
If youve only ever seen Rich Hall on TV, you’ve short-changed yourself. The Hoedown begins as a withering dissection of Trumps America but ends up being a celebration of Americana. There’s stand-up, improvised ballads, cracking good musicianship, and a hilarious, foot-stomping good time to be had. Head to www.lowtherpavilion.co.uk for more details.