Top things to do at the weekend (January 20 to 22)

Here is our guide of things to do this weekend in Lancashire.
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Fletcher Smith and Harley Horsfall, the two principle leads of Elf the Musical Jr. (s)

Musical extends the festive fun

If you're one of those people who'd work in a Christmas shop for free, then worry not - Pendle Hippodrome Youth Theatre is extending the festive period with this family musical.

Theatre and Comedy
Martin Simm, who died in October after a three year battle with cancer, with his mum Sheila.

A day in honour of son of Padiham set to raise thousands of pounds

Hundreds of people are expected to attend a fund raising event in Padiham this weekend in honour of a well known son of the town.

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Bands line up for charity fund-raiser

Burnley’s Sanctuary Rock Bar is to host a charity fund-raiser next month.

The Pendle Jazzmen will be playing at The Inn on the Wharf every Thursday night.

Pendle Jazzmen thrill at The Inn on the Wharf

Fast becoming fixtures of Burnley’s jazz scene, The Pendle Jazzmen will be playing at The Inn on the Wharf every Thursday night at 8:30pm.

The cast of Aladdin, presented by Greenbrook Pantomime Society. (s)

Aladdin, Greenbrook Pantomime Society

Last year - 2016 - thundered by, shattering truths and shredding expectations. January, in contrast, tends to drip by.
Theatre and Comedy
Family and friends of Martin Simm, who died in October, are organising a charity fundraising day in his memory.

Special fund raising day to honour much loved son of Padiham

The friends of a well known Padiham man, who died in October after a courageous three year battle against cancer, have organised a day in his honour to raise cash for two charities that helped him.

Soul Legends will head to Burnley Mechanics in March.

Fun for the soul family! 'Feel-good' show heads to Mechanics

Direct from the heartland of soul in the USA, the pulse-raising Soul Legends extravaganza is heading to Burnley Mechanics to showcase their classically 'feel-good' show.

The cast of pantomime Beauty and the Beast. (s)

A spell of seasonal magic

Burnley Pantomime Society will transform the Mechanics stage into the magical world of Beauty and the Beast.

Theatre and Comedy
The cast of Aladdin, to be presented by Greenbrook Pantomime Society. (s)

Classic panto opens tonight

Greenbrook Pantomime Society is kicking off the panto season with a twist on a classic tale.

Theatre and Comedy
AC/DC Experience are Back in Black(pool)

AC/DC Experience are Back in Black(pool)

Arguably the biggest AC/DC tribute band in the country, have announced two homecoming gigs in Blackpool.

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The big showbiz quiz

Big showbiz quiz 2016

From dancing politicians to showbiz bust-ups, 2016 has been a busy one in the world of celebrity.

Music 2
The cast of Greenbrook Pantomime Society's Aladdin. (s)

Modern twist on a classic tale

Greenbrook Pantomime Society is spinning the classic tale of Aladdin to uplift audiences next month.

Theatre and Comedy
George Michael

Tributes to George Michael from his 1980s friends and rivals

Star names from the 1980s pop scene were among those hailing the impact of George Michael, who died on Christmas Day aged 53.
George Michael

Ex-Wham singer George Michael dies aged 53

Pop superstar George Michael has died peacefully at home, his publicist said.
Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt

Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt dies from severe infection aged 68

Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt has died after suffering from a severe infection at the age of 68, his manager has said.

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Special COnstable Jake Horler-Newsham from Burnley.

Burnley bobby's arresting performance

A Burnley GMP Special has treated his new colleagues to a stellar operatic performance, as the The Royal Northern College of Music student stunned his fellow bobbies with his rendition of O Holy Night.

Reece Robertson is hoping to make Andy Murray, Love Britain the tennis star's theme tune. (s)

Rapper making waves with Andy Murray song

A grime rapper - signed to the same agency as Green Day and One Direction - is hoping to blow up the music industry with his Andy Murray track.

Music 1
Basics Junior Theatre Schools Shooting Stars performing in Take Me Back. (s)

Cast mature beyond its years

You’d expect, at eight years-old, a performer would provide only a sketch of a character, like the pinpricks in a face, not yet weathered by time.

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