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Eddi Reader performs live at The Atkinson, Southport, on Thursday, October 18
Eddi Reader performs live at The Atkinson, Southport, on Thursday, October 18
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Don’t miss these events!

They Shall Not Grow Old, The Dukes, Lancaster, Tuesday, October 16

To mark the centenary of the end of World War One, The Dukes is screening the world premiere of a film showing the Great War as never seen before, followed by a question and answer session with director Peter Jackson. Tickets start at £7, on 01524 598500 or you can visit www.dukes-lancaster.org.

Eddi Reader, The Atkinson, Southport, Thursday, October 18

It was the short-lived Fairground Attraction that really brought Eddi Reader into the limelight - the single ‘Perfect’ and album First of a Million Kisses both topped the British charts. Now she is a unique and powerful figure in contemporary British music. Book at www.theatkinson.co.uk, tickets are £25.

Vote 100: Born a Rebel, Harris Museum, Preston, Thursday, Oct 18

Join Cinema For All for a one-woman play from Certain Curtain productions about the life of Preston’s own legendary suffragette: Edith Rigby. Plus, to entertain the children, there will be a free comic book workshop. Tickets for the performance cost from £5 via www.harrismuseum.org.uk.

Discover The World of Gin, Holiday Inn, Preston, Saturday, October 20

A special ‘small batch’ craft gin tasting, this will be a highly enjoyable evening sampling some high-quality craft gins from a range of producers worldwide. During the session you will taste six premium gins as the aim is for you to try the entire flavour spectrum each gin has to offer. Whether you like it with a slice of lemon, lime, cucumber or strawberries, your hosts, The Lancashire Wine School have it covered - the tasting will include your very own DIY fruit plate - and it won’t be just traditional ‘tonic water’ either! £35, book online at www.thelancashirewineschool.com.

Winckley Square Big Draw, Preston, Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October

Next weekend you can have fun and develop your drawing skills with a special event being held in Preston’s only Georgian square. Saturday sees a drawing workshop with Pat Southern-Pearce looking at photos of Winckley Square past and present, while Sunday brings a family day of sketching with three 45-minute mini fun drawing sessions for everyone. To book or for more information, email louise.mor@groundwork.org.uk.