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What’s On in Lancashire and the Lake District in June 2018

PUBLISHED: 11:15 31 May 2018 | UPDATED: 12:14 05 June 2018

The 14th Scorton Steam gathering returns

The 14th Scorton Steam gathering returns

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Our guide to the best events in and around Lancashire during June

THEATRE AND DANCE

1st

No Petticoats Here

In this remarkable show, award winning singer, songwriter and musician Louise Jordan shares the stories of the many inspirational women who challenged expectations by serving in the First World War.

The Met, Bury, www.themet.org.uk

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2nd

Classic Film Night: Summer Holiday

It’s time to get ready for those halcyon days of summer as we join Cliff and the Shadows for his classic 1963 movie. As the boys travel across Europe in their big red bus they sing and dance some of the best songs of the 60s.

Pendle Hippodrome Theatre, Colne, www.phtheatre.co.uk

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5th - 9th

Same Time Next Year

The plot follows a love affair between two people, Doris and George, married to others, who rendezvous once a year. Twenty-five years of manners and morals are hilariously and touchingly played out by the lovers.

Little Theatre, Southport, www.littletheatresouthport.co.uk

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7th

Sense and Sensibility

Adapted by award-winning writer Laura Turner, this lively tale follows the sisters as they fall in love, make mistakes and experience heartbreak for the first time in their quest to find a balance between sense and sensibility.

Burnley Mechanics, 
01282 664400

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Until 9th

A Taste of Honey

Shelagh Delaney’s gritty story about a mother and daughter trapped in a destructive and resentful love-hate relationship. Jo’s ambition is to get away from her alcoholic mother, Helen, who dominates her life, but she falls pregnant to a sailor.

Oldham Coliseum Theatre, 
0161 624 2829

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13th - 16th

Blackadder Goes Forth

The Pendle Hippodrome Theatre Company stages three episodes of the hilarious BBC comedy to commemorate the end of WW1.

Pendle Hippodrome Theatre, Colne, www.phtheatre.co.uk

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17th

Little Women

Chapterhouse Theatre Company open the expanded programme of five outdoor plays in the parkland of Lytham Hall with a stage production of Louisa Alcott’s enduring novel Little Women. Maisie Young leads the cast as a spirited Jo.

Lytham Hall, 01253 736652

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19th - 23rd

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

This is the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of hit song-writing team with her husband Gerry Goffin to her relationship with fellow writers Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann.

Winter Gardens, Blackpool, 01253 625252

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23rd

Happy Days

Maxine Peake takes on the role of Samuel Beckett’s enigmatic heroine, Winnie, in a production of this life-affirming twentieth century classic.

Royal Exchange, Manchester, 0161 833 9833

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24th

Dan Snow: An Evening with the History Guy

Featured in this month’s magazine, the TV presenter recount anecdotes of memorable experiences as a historian and broadcaster.

Charter Theatre, Preston, 01772 804444

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20th – 30th

Preston’s College Dance: 25

As part of the 25 year anniversary, Celebration of Preston’s College Dance will be performing ‘25’, a variety performance inspired by music, movies and events over the last 25 years. Charter Theatre, Preston, www.prestonguildhall.co.uk

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MUSIC AND CONCERTS

1st

Snake Davis and the Suspicions

Snake Davis is the most prolific session saxophonist of the last 25 years. With his storming 8 piece soul band, the Suspicions, Snake will perform Motown, Atlanta and Northern Soul classics.

Coronation Hall, Ulverston, 01229 587140

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2nd

Alfie Boe: Homecoming

International singing star Alfie Boe is to return to his hometown for a special one-off concert.

Fleetwood Town Football Club, 01253 887683

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6th

Gareth Malone

See TV’s favourite choirmaster truly in his element as he curates an evening of music that matters to him. Grand Hall, Preston, 01772 804444

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6th

Clitheroe Concerts Society Summer Concert

This concert features woodwind trio, The Thorne Trio, Ilid Llwyd Jones on oboe, Esther Sheridan on clarinet and Alexander Callanan on bassoon playing an attractive programme of classical music. Ribble Valley Borough Council Civic Suite, Clitheroe, www.clitheroeconcerts.org

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10th

Thom Yorke

Radiohead front man Thom Yorke will be performing a live mix with Nigel Godrich and visual artist Tarik Barri, playing tracks from across his solo material. There will also be a special guest appearance from Oliver Coates.

Palace Theatre, Manchester, 0844 871 3019

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14th - 15th

Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony

Young British conductor, Alpesh Chauhan, is joined by rising star Pablo Ferrández in two very different cello concertos; one from 18th-century Austria, and one from a Hollywood thriller.

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, www.liverpoolphil.com

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16th

Allegri: Handel and Fauré

Allegri Singers and Players perform Handel’s extrovert Dixit Dominus and Faure’s gentle Requiem, with three settings of Gerald Manley Hopkins composed by choir director Owen Davies.

St Mary’s Church, Crosthwaite, 01539 725725

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24th

Downham Fundraising Event

Talented flute player Ellen Buller performs with pianist Paul Greenhalgh plus the mixed voice choir Burwain Singers to showcase a wide range of styles with solos, duets and full choral pieces as part of the Ribble Valley Music Festival to raise money for the upkeep of the church.

St Leonard’s Church, Downham, 01200 440925

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COUNTY DAYS OUT

2nd

Accrington Food Festival

With over 50 stalls already booked in, this year’s food festival will be bigger and better. There will also be a WWII re-enactment taking place in the grounds of St James’ Church in the town centre with a call-out for the whole town to get dressed up in 1940’s outfits.

Accrington town centre, www.accringtonfoodfestival.co.uk

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9th - 10th

Slaidburn Steam and Vintage Vehicle Display

There will be steam engines, vintage cars, vintage tractors, fairground organs, rural crafts and craft fair. Phil Knight and Friends will entertain on the Saturday night and proceeds will go to British Heart Foundation and North West Air Ambulance.

Hark to Bounty, Slaidburn, www.slaidburnsteam.co.uk

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10th

Preston Caribbean Carnival

The carnival includes a vibrant, colourful procession with dance troupes through the city centre, a Caribbean themed family fun day on Moor Park, live music performances, food stalls, craft stalls and children’s activities including Caribbean storyteller, Coco P. Preston city centre, www.prestoncarnival.co.uk

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15th - 17th

Walmer Bridge Beer and Banger Festival 2018

Enjoy a great variety of real ales, beers and ciders along with a prosecco bar. Live music will be provided by a variety of local bands. On Father’s Day there’ll also be children’s entertainment. Money will be raised for four local charities. Walmer Bridge Village Hall, www.walmerbridgebeerfest.org.uk

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16th - 17th

Scorton Steam

The 14th Scorton Steam gathering, which is one of the North West’s biggest annual steam fests, is a collection of more than 600 vehicles of all vintages, shapes and sizes. On top of that there is lawnmower racing, a fairground, crafts, live music, beer tent, food and shopping stalls. Woodacre Lodge Farm, Scorton, www.scortonsteam.co.uk

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16th

Toplands Clay Shoot and Tessleymoor Gundogs Country Charity Event

This free entry event now offers a variety of country sports like competitive clay shooting, a gundog scurry, archery and air rifles. It’s a great day out for all the family and every penny raised goes to local branches of charities. Toplands Farm, Woodplumpton, www.tessleymoorgundogs.co.uk

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16th

Leyland Festival

This year’s Leyland Festival is set to be the town’s biggest and most exciting to date, with organisers planning a fun-filled day of family entertainment, shows, live music, food and workshops for up to 15,000 people.

Worden Park, Leyland For advance tickets, visit www.skiddle.com. Tickets on the gate will be £3 for adults. Under 16’s go free.

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22nd

The Grand Masters of Darts

The largest gathering of legendary darts players. With Paul Booth set to MC the event, players expected to take part include Trina Gulliver MBE, Ted Hankey, Peter Manley and Bobby George. Organisers have announced the trophy will be named The Eric Bristow Memorial Cup as a mark of respect.

Preston Guild Hall, 
01772 804444

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22nd - 23rd

Woolfest 2018

Mitchell’s Lakeland Livestock Centre in Cockermouth promises to be transformed with colour. The original British festival of wool will feature over 150 different stalls, including about 20 livestock stands.

Mitchell’s Lakel
and Livestock Centre, 
www.woolfest.co.uk

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Until 23rd

The Craft Open

An opportunity to see the finest craftworkers in the North West. It includes textiles, ceramics, jewellery, metalwork, woodwork, furniture and glass, as well as two and three-dimensional pieces. The Platform Gallery, Clitheroe, 01200 425566

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23rd

Newburgh Fair

Newburgh’s 41st annual fair, with the nature-related theme of Our Wonderful World, interpreted by children on the procession floats. Circus workshops for children, craft fair, Morris dancing, gymnastics, clog dancing, dog show and tug of war. Newburgh village, 01257 463837

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Until 26th

Fur and Feather

Award-winning artist Emerson Mayes explores the birds and beasts that can be found in Brantwood’s Lakeland estate. His paintings and drypoints walk the thin line between the representation of the subject and the physicality of the act of painting and drawing. Brantwood, Coniston,
015394 41396

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28th - August 24th

Female Trouble

Put togther by Paula Rego and Rebecca Scott, this brings female subjectivity to the fore, drawing counterpoints between Scott’s paintings, that rework and playfully subvert public images of women from fashion magazines, and Rego’s prints depicting images of abortion and female genital mutilation. u

Cross Lane Projects, Kendal, www.crosslaneprojects.com

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Though care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of dates and times, it is always advisable to verify the details.

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