Don’t miss these events!
Heroes and Villains Quiz Night, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, Wednesday, September 5
Do you know your Marvel from your DC? Following on from the sell-out Harry Potter quiz events, The Harris are pleased to host a special Heroes and Villains quiz to tie in with their summer exhibition - Comics! Booking required at www.eventbrite.co.uk or for more details see www.harrismuseum.org.uk.
Guy’s 27th Oyster Festival, Guy’s Thatched Hamlet, Bilsborrow, from Thursday, September 6
Opening with an Oyster Evening to ‘wake’ the oysters, the annual festival this year provides live music and lots of Irish Craic. On Friday there’s a Grand Seafood Luncheon while the weekend brings the Family Jamboree with inflatables, juggling, workshops and more. See www.guysthatchedhamlet.co.uk.
The Soul Convicts, The Grand, Clitheroe, Friday, September 7
The Soul Convicts are highly sought after on the live circuit - their energy, virtuosity and dedication to fun, breathe fresh life into the greatest soul, Motown and funk hits by legends such as James Brown, Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder and Earth, Wind and Fire. Tickets are just £10 via www.thegrandvenue.co.uk.
Tea with the Old Queen, The Atkinson, Southport, Friday, September 7
This funny, witty and poignant play reveals the eccentricities of our monarchy, as recorded in the fictitious ‘secret’ diaries of William Tallon – Steward and Page of the Backstairs to the Queen Mother. ‘Billy’ died a few years after the Queen Mother, taking with him his secrets – or so they thought! This hilarious comedy from award-winning writer Graham Woolnough, starring Ian Stark, was the toast of the Edinburgh Fringe and has been delighting audiences across the UK. Tickets start at £13 and you can book online at www.theatkinson.co.uk or by calling the box office on 01704 533333.
Winckley Square Heritage Open Days, Preston, Saturday, 8 and Sunday, 9 September
Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture. Every September locations across the country open their doors to celebrate their heritage and community. For the very first time, The Friends of Winckley Square are offering three new guided walks alongside a photographic exhibition of the intriors of eight of the private Georgian houses which surround the square. For full details call 01772 254395