Swans, outer space and rocking priests! Here's five things you must do next week
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How Big is Space?, Ingol Library, Monday, February 24
John Hooper, Chairman of the Preston And District Astronomical Society, presents a free, illustrated talk ‘How Big is Space?’, followed by a question and answer session. Suitable for all ages over 10, no booking is required. Find more details at www.facebook.com/lancslibraries.
Royal Swan Upping, The Harris, Preston, Wednesday, February 26
David Barber, Swan Marker to the Queen, will talk about his long career on the River Thames and his work to develop swan conservation as part of his historic role. His boatyard is featured in the painting ‘Swans, Cookham’ by Hilda Carline which is held in the Harris’ fine art collection. There will be an opportunity to ask questions, see the painting, not currently on show, up close, and talk to our fine art curator, Lindsey McCormick, about the artist. Booking is essential, tickets cost £12 via www.eventbrite.co.uk or you can call 01772 905414.
Make Your Own Silver Rings, Valley Coffee, Bamber Bridge, Thursday, February 27
Create solid sterling silver rings from scratch using traditional silversmithing techniques. Your friendly tutors, Britt and Andrew will be on hand at all times to closely guide you through each step, ensuring each person makes their own ring(s) entirely by themselves. £60 per person, book at www.noctua.co.uk.
Mercy Brothers, Bamber Bridge Catholic Club, Friday, February 28
In aid of the St Mary’s, Brownedge Syrian Refugee Sponsorship Programme, The Mercy Brothers Priest Rock Band - consisting of six Priests, some local - will be performing popular songs with a message of redemption by artists such as Bob Dylan, U2, Neil Diamond, The Proclaimers and many more. Tickets to support this wonderful charity event are available after all weekend Masses and cost just £10, £3.50 for under 16s including hotpot.
Lucy Beaumont, The Dukes, Lancaster, Friday, February 28
Multi-talented comedy sensation Lucy Beaumont launches into The Dukes with her hugely anticipated new show, Space Mam. Audiences can expect proper belly laughs, unique off-beat humour, surreal anecdotes.... and some musings on UFOs. Recommended for anyone aged 16 plus, tickets are priced at £13 on 01524 598500 or at www.dukeslancaster.org.