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Teens on vintage form at retro show

Memory lane was the catwalk last fortnight for these fashionistas strutting their creative talents for a good cause.
Ride the Lights in Blackpool is just one of the free events you could try

SPECIAL REPORT: Free events will keep youngsters entertained

For kids the summer holidays stretch out before them in a golden haze. But for parents this time of year can be fraught with the difficulties of what to do to keep them entertained without breaking the bank. NAOMI MOON has put together the pick of events that can be enjoyed for free across the county this summer.

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Some members of the fund raising group for St John's Read and St Peter's Simonstone. Back row John Aizlewood and the Rev. Robert Fielding, front row Daphne Rix, Lynne Clarke,  Susan Liles, Joyce Andrew and Zena Jeffries.

Drumming Mayor’s benefit gig with a difference

Ribble Valley Mayor Richard Bennett, who lived in a vicarage in the 1960’s when his father was the vicar of Read, is putting on a benefit gig with a difference.
Join Mole in Preston's Avenham Park this summer

Preston parks are setting for family theatre

What better way to celebrate the school holidays and having the children at home than heading of to Avenham and Miller Park every Friday for live family theatre in the open air?

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Rebecca Ferguson is heading to Preston

Rebecca Ferguson is coming to Preston

X Factor favourite Rebecca Ferguson will be performing live in concert at Preston Guild Hall on Saturday, February 10 next year.

The BetVictor PDC World Matchplay Darts tournament is being held in Blackpool

Things to do (July 22 and 26)

Lancashire is a hotbed of events over the coming days...
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Changes to Outcry's cabaret night

Changes to Outcry's cabaret night

Due to ill health, Outcry Theatre Group will not present the full programme of its cabaret and comedy night as previously publicised.
Theatre and Comedy
Teigan Bateman(11) with Mark Titchner.

Young Burnley artists claim joint prize judged by Turner Prize-nominee

Two supremely talented Burnley pupils have scooped a joint prize in a prestigious “text painting” competition launched by Turner Prize-nominated artist, Mark Titchner.
Travel, trivia and walks on the wild side

Book reviews: Travel, trivia and walks on the wild side

As the school holidays take off, get ready for summer fun with a galaxy of gorgeous new children’s books.

Harry (right) presenting the cheque to Pendleside Hospice.

70-year-old's Birthday donation to Pendleside Hospice

A benevolent Burnley septuagenarian has shirked the tradition of asking for presents on his 70th birthday, instead asking that all in attendance at his birthday bash make a donation to Pendleside Hospice.

The Fourth Monkey by J. D. Barker

Book review: The Fourth Monkey by J. D. Barker

Bone-chilling, ingenious and gut-wrenching, this stunning crime thriller should come with a warning… the author has a track record for graphic horror!


In pictures: Beat-Herder shines again

With more than 1,000 festivals taking place across the UK last year, few would argue that the scene has reached saturation point.
The cast of Byteback's new show, Dead People Don't Have Secrets. (s)

Burnley Youth Theatre's new play has bone-chilling bite

This boundary-pushing theatre group is never afraid of biting off more than it can chew - and its latest show on suicide is as difficult to swallow as ever.
Theatre and Comedy
Win tickets to see the film Dunkirk

Win tickets to see blockbuster film Dunkirk

Dunkirk, the latest blockbuster to hit the silver screen, opens in cinemas this Friday.
Burnley Youth Theatre is hosting Romeo and Juliet this weekend. (s)

Tragic tale of love and loss

Burnley Youth Theatre is transporting audiences to the chaotic world of star-crossed lovers when it hosts Romeo and Juliet this weekend.

Theatre and Comedy
An almond for a parrot

Book review: An Almond for a Parrot by Wray Delaney

Meet the amazing Tully Truegood, captivating courtesan, purveyor of dark magic… and currently only a heartbeat away from the gallows.
50 Years of Rolling Stone: The Music, Politics and People that Changed Our Culture by Rolling Stone and Jann S. Wenner

Book review: 50 Years of Rolling Stone: The Music, Politics and People that Changed Our Culture by Rolling Stone and Jann S. Wenner

No stone has been left unturned in celebrating the landmark anniversary of a magazine which has covered and – some devotees would say – helped to shape the world around it.
Students from Blessed Trinity with their Jewson Health and Safety Award for their book Hazardous Harry.

Young writers burn off their rivals to win top award

Novice authors at a Burnley high school were on fire in a national competition.

Barbara McHallam with her latest novel, Matches.

Cancer survivor author releases latest novel

A Burnley author who beat breast cancer whilst undertaking a degree in history as a mature student has released her third novel centred around overcoming domestic violence.

Burnley Youth Theatre is hosting three play-in-a-week workshops this summer. (s)

Triple dose of theatre school fun

Nurture your child’s imagination and see them blossom with confidence under a shower of theatrical fun at one of Burnley Youth Theatre’s summer workshops.

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