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5 things to do in Lancashire this weekend

PUBLISHED: 09:33 18 September 2017

Spend the weekend in Lancashire

Spend the weekend in Lancashire


Some inspiration for your weekend entertainment

Tuesday 19th September - Saturday 23rd September


Rent is a rock musical with music, lyrics and book by Jonathan Larson, loosely based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera La Bohème. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive and create a life in New York City’s East Village in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.

Pendle Hippodrome Theatre, Colne, 01282 617315


Friday 22nd September - Sunday 24 September

Ormskirk Beer, Food & Wine Festival 2017

Presented by The Cricketers and Ormskirk Cricket Club, 80+ hand -pulled real ales will be available and a variety of wines from across the world. A Family Fun Day will also be running on the Sunday.

Ormskirk Cricket Club, 01695 572529


Saturday 23rd September

Preston Comic Con 2017

Stars from film and TV will gather alongside amazing artists for one of the comic cons of the year.

Preston Guild Hall, 01772 804444


Saturday 23rd September - Sunday 24th September

Autumn Diesel Gala

A diesel timetable will be running all weekend with East Lancashire Railway home fleet locomotives as well as special guest engines from other heritage railways.

East Lancashire Railway, Bury, www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk


Sunday 24th September

Artwalk Clitheroe

Clitheroe Artwalk highlights seven galleries, allowing visitors to start their journey anywhere along the route and take in some fantastic pieces from local artistic talent. Galleries will be open from 11am-4pm, and parking is free on many car parks across town.

Clitheroe, www.thelongitude

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We meet the locals putting their best foot forward to put Lytham on the map. Emma Mayoh reports

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Chipping Steam Fair returned for a successful 19th year.

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