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Brian Blessed is appearing live at Parr Hall, Warrinton on Thursday, September 20
Brian Blessed is appearing live at Parr Hall, Warrinton on Thursday, September 20
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Walks and Talks, WWT Martin Mere, Burscough, Daily

If you would like to get up close and personal with some incredible wildlife, there’s a packed schedule of events taking place every day at Martin Mere. In their new Discovery Hide, a guide will be waiting to tell you all about the swans and geese, or you could learn more about the fabulous flamingos with a daily talk. The lively otters will be at play and waiting for their food and during the summer you can enjoy a relaxing 30 minute guided boat tour around the wetlands. Full details are available on the What’s On board daily at the centre. See www.wwt.org.uk for more.

Vote 100: Suffrage in Lancashire, The Harris, Preston, Wednesday, September 19

As part of the wider ‘Vote 100’ events taking place across the country, Dr Jill Liddington, Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Leeds, will be telling the stories of local suffragette Edith Rigby, and radical suffragist Selina Cooper of Nelson. Dr Liddington has a long established career as a leading authority of women’s history, examining the interplay between suffrage, gender, and class in 19th and 20th century Britain. More at www.harrismuseum.org.uk.

Ashley Hutchings & Becky Mills, The Atkinson, Southport, Thursday, September 20

Ashley Hutchings MBE, the founder member of Britain’s much-loved folk-rock group Fairport Convention, has put together a new show to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the group. This words and music performance features Ashley and singer/guitarist Becky Mills. See www.theatkinson.co.uk.

An Evening With Brian Blessed, Warrington Parr Hall, Thursday, September 20

An evening with Brian Blessed is an experience that nobody should miss. His eloquence and humour will have the audience captured from the moment he walks on stage. A giant of a man accompanied by an articulate wit and booming, operatic voice. Tickets start at £20 from www.pyramidparrhall.com.

Discover The World Of Gin, The Storey, Lancaster, Friday, September 21

Join the Lancashire Wine School for an enjoyable evening tasting some high-quality craft gins. Discover a selection of fun gins from around Britain demonstrating the various different styles and flavours each one has to offer. The evening costs £35, book online at www.thelancashirewineschool.com