Some ideas for things to do
Film School, Lowther Pavilion, Lytham, Monday-Friday
Working with a professional director and actor trainers, this workshop offers the opportunity for youngsters to learn vital screen-acting and film-making techniques. During the week, they will develop their own movies alongside a high quality film which will be premiered in the Lowther Theatre on the Friday evening. Suitable for ages 7-18, the full week costs £130 and includes a DVD copy of the film. Head to www.lowtherpavilion.co.uk to book and for more information.
The Palace Cinema, Longridge
Recently completely refurbished, this independent cinema offers a traditional movie experience with reasonably priced tickets, plus a bar and tea in china cups! There’s plenty of kids films showing throughout the holidays at various times. Next week you can catch Sherlock Gnomes (pictured). See www.thepalace-longridge.co.uk for more.
Comics Exhibition, Harris Museum, Preston, until September 23
Love Comics? This is your chance to enjoy an eclectic mix of original comic art that will impress and inspire. See Desperate Dan, Dennis the Menace, Minnie the Minx, Roy of the Rovers, Dan Dare, Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman, Hulk and more! Entry is free, see www.harrismuseum.org.uk.
Grandmaster Flash, Pyramid & Parr Hall, Warrington, Thursday
The legendary Grandmaster Flash, renowned across the world as the founding father of hip hop, is heading to Parr Hall with a fascinating story about how he changed music forever. Demonstrating the breaks from the original 70s records live on screen, Grandmaster Flash will show you the amazing history of Hip Hop - the people, the places, and things that started it all, while cuttin’ and scratchin’ your favourite tunes on the turntables for one huge, live, interactive, visual Hip Hop block party! Tickets cost £25 online at www.pyramidparrhall.com or call 01925 442345.
The Plungington Gin Festival, Lytham Road, Fulwood, Friday to Sunday
Set in the secret Walled Garden at The Plungington Hotel, the second annual Plungington Gin festival takes place from Friday with over 100 different gins to sample. There will also be an outdoor country kitchen, lawn games, DJ’s and entertainment. See www.theplungingtonhotel.com or call 01772 712000.