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Kendal Calling announces huge line-up for 2018

The award winning festival Kendal Calling have announced a huge line-up for their 13th year.

Derelict on Preston's Flag Market last year

A chance to shine for local artists and performers

Derelict are looking for new and emergent artists and performers from the North West to perform at their platform event in March.

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Alun Cochrane is a man being funny about what he thinks about things

Guinness, pot holes and the Titanic with comedian Alun Cochrane

There can't be many comedians about, if any, that can have Alun Cochrane's unusual claim to fame: "About 10 years ago in Norwich, I was so funny I made a man vomit Guinness all down his T-shirt!"
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Jasmime De Goede as Jane Young. Photo: Richard Davenport

Jane Eyre at the Octagon Theatre

This year will be a big year for the Octagon as it celebrates 50 years of making theatre in Bolton.

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Rebecca Munday, Em Parkinson, Kirsty Lauder and Helen Parkinson as the maids in Greenbrook Panto Society's Cinderella.

Energetic panto cast blast away the winter blues

If you are still suffering from the January blues then take a trip to Burnley's Greenbrook Methodist Church.


Fabulous Snow Queen warms the hearts

The main protagonist may be icy cold but audiences lucky enough to see Burnley Pantomime Society's latest production "The Snow Queen" will certainly leave with a warm feeling in their hearts.
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B*Witched will be special guests at Bongo's Bingo

Eyes down in Preston for special Bongo's Bingo

Following on from the recent incredibly fast sell-out shows in early 2018 with unprecedented demand, there is an extra special Bongo’s Bingo date at Preston’s Guild Hall for the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.
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Christopher Maloney and Kristina Rihanoff will star in Dance to the Music

Kristina foxtrots her way to Preston

Fans of Strictly Come Dancing and X Factor will not want to miss this mash-up as dancer Kristina Rihanoff and singer Christopher Maloney are set to team up in a new smash hit dance show that promises to transport audiences on a musical journey through time.
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Characters Eric and Kylie, otherwise known as The Doodlebugs! (s)

Comedy tackling dementia swinging into the Mechanics

This thought-provoking comedy with songs from the war years looks at love and loss in the face of dementia.

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Prepare for fun and madness with Helmut and Ziggy (Jonathan Pye and Pete Morville), stars of The Snow Queen. (s)

Award-winning actors take on coolest panto in town

This colourful show presented by NODA Award-winning Burnley Pantomime Society has real comical bite.

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Awful Auntie will be presented in Preston

Watch out - Awful Auntie is coming to Preston

Get set for a riotous family fun fest when an Awful Auntie comes to town later this month!

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Passepartout and Fogg in Around The World in 80 Days

Theatre review: Around The World in 80 Days, The Lowry Theatre, Manchester

What great admiration we had for the tiny team of merry thespians clearly still enjoying the festive run of Around The World in  80 Days at The Lowry Theatre in Manchester.
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Dennis Royle commanding the stage in a production of Dad's Army. (s)

It's curtain-up for Dennis' legacy

To help eradicate the illness which took his grandfather's life, a Pendle singer is hosting a fabulous tribute show next month.

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It's a Wonderful Life

It certainly is a Wonderful Life

Eternal Christmas favourite, seasonal winter warmer and all-time feel-good film “It’s a Wonderful Life” was brought to life again, courtesy of the Pendle Hippodrome Theatre Company.

Audiences will laugh and cry at Paradise Lodge. (s)

Musical comedy strikes the right note

This thought-provoking musical comedy looks at love and loss through the devastating lens of dementia.

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Greenbrook Pantomime Society. (s)

Fun panto makeover for classic fairy-tale

Greenbrook Pantomime Society is keeping the magic of Christmas alive well into the New Year with a sparkling production of a classic fairy-tale.
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The talented cast of It's a Wonderful Life. (s)

Cracking Christmas show in Pendle

A cracker of a Christmas tale is coming back to Pendle for one night only.

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Here's to the coolest panto in town

Here's to the coolest panto in town

NODA award-winning Burnley Pantomime Society is set to solidify its reign as am-dram royalty with a showing of the Snow Queen.

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What a cool helmet cover.

Gear review: Coolcasc helmet covers

It goes without saying that mothers are a clever lot. Watching your children can inspire some great and simple ideas.

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The choral society is the oldest in the world

Theatre review: Halifax Choral Society ‘s Carols and Brass Concert, The Victoria Theatre, Halifax

Christmas brings out the best in most of us. We are prepared to go that little bit further than usual to make sure we all have a good time.

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