There's comedy, cocktails and Kokedama coming up! Give it a try

Here's five things you must do next week

Sunday, 12th January 2020, 11:45 am
Golden Buzzer winner Daliso Chaponda is appearing live in Penwortham. Photo: Steve Ullathorne

Karaoke & Cocktails, Source Bar, UCLan, Preston, Tuesday, January 14

The legendary Karaoke & Cocktails event has come back home to Tuesday nights for 2020! There’s a brand new DJ alongside great drinks deals, fantastic atmosphere, and truly questionable singing. Secure your table at www.uclansu/source, a set number are held back every week to accommodate those unable to book - but get there early!

Exhibition on Screen - Lucian Freud: A Self Portrait, The Harris, Preston, Wednesday, January 15

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For the first time in history the Royal Academy of Arts in London, in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, is bringing together Lucian Freud’s self-portraits. The exhibition will display more than 50 paintings, prints and drawings in which this modern master of British art turned his unflinching eye firmly on himself. Join The Harris next week for ‘Exhibition on Screen - Lucian Freud: A Self Portrait’ and take a closer look at one of his paintings from their collection. See, tickets cost £10.

Stargazing at Brockholes, Samlesbury, Friday, January 17

Robert Ince will be your guide taking you on an incredible journey through the constellations and along the Milky Way. He will tell you more about how we need to protect dark skies and show startling images and videos. Even if the weather does not co-operate there will also be talks, hands on help with telescopes and friendly advice on how to get started in this wonderful hobby. Adult tickets cost £15, ages eight and above, £7.50. Book via

Comedy Night at The Venue No.3, Penwortham, Friday, January 17

Chase away those January blues with some classic comedy next week. Appearing live is 2017 Britain’s Got Talent Finalist & Golden Buzzer winner Daliso Chaponda; the very versatile and very funny Bill Woolland, and Preston’s very own funnyman Tony Vino as MC. Tickets cost £11.37, find out more at Over 18s only.

Three Little Pigs, Wildwood Bays, Brinscall, Saturday, January 18

Join a ‘Three Little Pigs’ themed trail through Brinscall woods. See if you can build a straw, stick and brick house and watch out for the wolf! There will be hot and cold drinks, cake and the chance to toast a marshmallow over the fire too. £7 per person, under three’s free. Book at