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Mawkin will be appearing next Saturday at the Love Folk Fest at The Atkinson, Southport
Mawkin will be appearing next Saturday at the Love Folk Fest at The Atkinson, Southport
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Don’t miss these events!

Terry O’Toole’s Painting Classes Annual Exhibition, Garstang Arts Centre, from Tuesday, February 12

Terry O’Toole’s Painting Classes invite you to view their Annual Exhibition - now in it’s tenth year. Held at the Garstang Arts Centre on Croston Road the free exhibiiton is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays until March 7. You can find out more about the classes at www.painting-classes-uk.net.

Self Publishing Information Day, Barton Grange, Brock, Wednesday, February 13

If you’ve ever thought about turning your written work into a book but don’t know where to start, this event is for you. Self publishing experts Anna and Lucy, from Lancaster-based Scotforth Books, will be on hand to explain how you can realise your publishing dreams – and there isn’t much they don’t know between them about making books! This free events takes place 11am-3pm. You can find more details at www.bartongrange.co.uk.

World of Wine, Holiday Inn, Preston, Thursday, February 14

Welcome to the wonderful world of wine with the Lancashire Wine School. This time they are looking at Italy, a nation that loves its food and accompanies it with many exciting wines. Discover Barolo, Amarone and Chianti from classic regions. Book at www.thelancashire

wineschool.com, tickets £25.

Love Folk Festival 2019, The Atkinson, Southport, Friday, February 15 and Saturday, February 16

The fifth annual Love Folk Festival returns to Southport for a weekend long celebration featuring new, upcoming and traditional folk music. Join The Atkinson for the little festival with the big heart. Mawkin (pictured) will be appearing on Saturday from 2.15pm. For a full line-up see www.theatkinson.co.uk.

Like a Tree, Wildwood Days, Brinscall, Saturday, February 16

‘Like a Tree’ is a magical outdoor puppetry show by Hocus Pocus Theatre Company. It tells the story of a young sapling and a newborn child growing up as their lives entwine. Mother Nature is our storyteller: a keen gardener with humankind’s best interests at heart. The show, suitable for all ages, is half an hour long and will be performed inside a heated shelter. After the show there will be a short break for hot drinks and cake before planting trees around the site. Each family will also be able to take a tree seedling home. £10per person, book online at

www.wildwooddays.co.uk.