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Tuesday, 18th February 2020, 6:00 am
Hilarious and heartbreaking solo show 'First Time' comes to The Dukes, Lancaster tonight and tomorrow

First Time

Award-winning HIV+ theatre-maker Nathaniel Hall brings his show First Time to The Dukes in Lancaster this week, fresh from his critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe debut.

First Time is a hilarious and heartbreaking solo show about growing up positive in a negative world.

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The show will be performed in Moor Space, The Dukes’ second site further up Moor Lane tonight and tomorrow.

Taking place in LGBT history month, First Time is crucial for raising awareness of HIV. It’s both educational and moving, wearing its heart on its sleeve for all to see.

Tickets start at £8 form

Drawing Workshop

Inspired by artworks in the Artful Line at The Harris, explore different techniques and media to create imaginative compositions you can take home. There’s two sessions, 11am for ages five to seven and 2.30pm for ages 12-16. Book via

Chipping Local History Society

Chipping Local History Society meet tonight in St. Mary’s Community Hall at 7.45pm. Sir Peter Openshaw will be speaking on ‘The dreadful murder of Anne Walne at the Joiner’s Arms, Ribchester in 1865’. Visitors welcome. Call 01772 864289.

Chorley and District Gardening Society

Join Chorley and District Gardening Society tonight as speaker Gordon Malt presents a talk on ‘Climbers’. They meet from 7.30pm at Chorley Cricket Club on Sandringham Road, visitors £3 including refreshments. Call 01257 270371 for more.

Lancaster Chess Club​

Escape the February brain fog and exercise your grey matter with Lancaster Chess Club. They meet every Tuesday until early May, 7.30pm at the Reform Club, Great John Street/Stonewell, in Lancaster. Call 01524 884327 for more details.