Don’t miss these events!
Miracle on 34th Street, The Dukes, Lancaster, Monday, December 10
This special dementia friendly screening of the 1947 version of Miracle on 34th Street includes an interval of seasonal songs performed by Helen Longworth, currently appearing in the theatre’s production of Peter Pan. Tickets start at £5.50 with free pastry and coffee. See www.dukes-lancaster.org.
Optical Entertainments before the Movies, The Atkinson, Southport, Wednesday, December 12
Since the earliest times, artists, showmen and scientists have tried to capture real life (movement and perspective) through art and mechanical devices. This one hour talk is a light-touch, lavishly illustrated meander through the history of optical entertainments from cave art to the birth of the movies in 1895. It will be followed by a ‘hands-on’ demonstration of some of the devices. Taking place from 1pm, this event is free but donations are welcome. See www.theatkinson.co.uk or call 01704 533 333 for more details.
Kendal Jazz Club, Kendal Rugby Club, Mint Bridge, Shap Road, Kendal, Wednesday, December 12
Kendal Jazz Club’s next gig featuies ’Hotcha!’, a quartet based on the music of Django Reinhardt’s Hot Club de France, with the classic line-up of violin, two guitars and double bass. A very authentic and tuneful session is guaranteed. Admission £12.50 or just £10 for members.See www.kendaljazzclub.co.uk.
Carol Concert, St. Walburge’s, Wednesday, December 12
Next Wednesday, get into the Christmas spirit with a primary schools carol concert under the tallest parish church spire in England. And if you fancy a closer look at the building, from December 15 until January 12, 2019 it will be open every Saturday to the general public, 7.30-8.30pm. All welcome.
Classic Vinyl Album Night 4, The Continental, South Meadow Lane, Preston, Thursday, December 13
Experience a different classic vinyl LP every month through a high-end audio system provided by Richer Sounds. Hear them as they’re meant to be heard with equipment from some of the world’s leading manufacturers. This time they’ve gone from ‘For Your Pleasure’ to Joy Division’s ‘Unknown Pleasures’... You can take your own records along too. Entry is free. for more information see www.newcontinental.net.