What's on: Bohemian Rhapsody, Lionel Richie tribute, vintage cars and a giant inflatable obstacle course in aid of Pendleside Hospice; here are 10 things to do in Burnley, Pendle and the Ribble Valley THIS WEEKEND onward
Burnley and Colne’s nightlife is bustling this weekend thanks to a stellar line-up of music, games and comedy.
By Laura Longworth
Published 8th Sep 2022, 04:55 BST
Updated 8th Sep 2022, 09:29 BST
Daytime will bring street food, Bollywood dancing and smart vintage cars for a healthy dose of family fun while there will be free activities galore in aid of Pendleside Hospice, including a giant inflatable obstacle course.
But it night-time that is the jewel in the crown this weekend.
Our list of top things for a big night out in Burnley and Pendle has something for everyone, from Bingo Revolution and a hilarious adult panto to Motown crooners and an award-winning Lionel Richie tribute.
1. Bohemian Rhapsody cinema screening at Towneley Park
An amazing outdoor cinema experience is set to rock Towneley Park.
Bohemian Rhapsody - a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury - will be screened on Sunday on a giant cinema screen under the stars.
The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound and culminates in their iconic performance at Live Aid.
Gates open at 6-30pm and the film starts shortly after sunset.
There will be music to enjoy before the movie with a soundtrack of songs from the 70s and 80s.
Other film showings this weekend are:
Friday, 6-30pm: West Side Story;
Saturday, 6-30pm: Mamma Mia
To book go to www.eventbrite.co.uk
Film certificate 12A. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
The event will go ahead if it's raining.
No seating provided unless you have VIP tickets. Blankets and camping chairs are allowed.
On-site toilets will be available including accessible facilities.
With the exception of guide dogs, no dogs or any other animals are allowed.
For more details go to: www.adventurecinema.co.uk/venues/towneley-park
Pictured is the real Freddie Mercury, taken by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images. Photo: Keystone
Burnley is gearing up for a full throttle event which will see classic motors and machines parked up at a number of town centre locations.
Taking place on Saturday from 11am-4pm, the Burnley Vintage Car Show is set to bring a range of retro vehicles right into the heart of the town for people to see and admire.
Cars will be positioned on St James’s Street, Curzon Street and The Mall, while Burnley Bus Station will display up to five classic buses from different decades during the 20th Century.
A famous machine from a well-known Disney film is also going to be in attendance which is sure to prove a hit with families, and the Burnley Alliance Silver Band will perform in the afternoon.
The event is free to attend. Photo: Discover Burnley
Steve Royle and Tez Ilyas will tickle funny bones at The Lawrence Hotel on Friday.
Padiham Comedy Club returns with Steve Royle, a Gillard award-winning presenter on BBC Radio Lancashire and a finalist on ITV's Britain's Got Talent 2020.
Joining him is Tez Ilyas, who landed on the BBC New Talent Hot List in 2017 and achieved phenomenal success with his debut stand-up hour TEZ Talks in 2015. Guests will be treated to a delicious burger meal from 7pm before the comedy kicks off at 8pm.
One act to be confirmed MC Mel Moon will host.
Tickets: £13.50 or £19.50 via https://www.thelawrencehotel.co.uk/
Two-course dinner and ticket £29.95.
Over 18s only. Photo: Christopher Furlong
Having wowed crowds in Blackpool since 2014, OH WHAT A NITE! is stopping off in Burnley on its national tour.
The tribute show to Jersey Beats will bring smiles to faces at Burnley Mechanics on Friday at 7-30pm.
Matt Andrews leads the vocal quartet as a tribute to Frankie Valli, telling the story of how the band formed and reached the dizzy heights of TV, fame and fortune.
Performing alongside him is an amazing trio of vocal talent in the form of Johnny, Michael and Toby who take the roles of Nick Massi, Bob Guadio and Tommy Devito.
Comedy host Leye D. Johns will bring a light-hearted flavour to proceedings while Viva show girls complete the cast line-up, with moves from the 60s and 70s.
The show will also bring current hits to life with that same Doo Wop style, making OH WHAT A NITE! different to any tribute show you will ever see.
Tickets: £26.50 via https://burnleymechanics.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873635783 Photo: Burnley Mechanics