What's on inLeyland

Welcome to Leyland

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Leyland - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Leyland to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Leyland

29
MAY
Swingtime Big Band - A Tribute to the Jazz Divas
Leigh Miners Welfare Institute

Swingtime Big Band presents ‐ A Tribute to the Great Jazz Divas. Come and see this exciting and dynamic 17 piece Swinging Big Band with special guest vocalist Emma Holcroft. Playing all your Big Band and Swing favourites from the likes of…

Location: 15.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07957 716286
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30
MAY
DAVID SEDARIS Summer 2015 Tour
Venues across the UK

STAR OF BBC RADIO 4 AND NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLING AUTHOR spell‐bindinga master at work' HERALD America's best‐selling literary funnyman David Sedaris has announced a full UK and Ireland book tour. The 17‐date run starts in Cork Ireland on May…

Location: 3.8 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

TEL: 01273 709709
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30
MAY
Lytham Vintage and Antiques Market
Lytham Vintage and Antiques Market

Up to 30 great traders selling Vintage Antiques Retro Pre‐loved Treasures and Collectables. Town centre venue. Lytham Assembly Rooms formerly Lytham Baths Dicconson Terrace Lytham Lancashire FY8 5JY. Lovely venue and tea rooms. Open 10.00am ‐ 4.00pm. Sellers: 1 x 6ft…

Location: 11.2 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 01253 782828
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30
MAY
The Doors Alive
The Citadel

The Doors Alive are a British tribute band widely regarded as the closest and most enthralling representation of the legendary 1960s rock gods The Doors in the world today. The band re‐create the sound look…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
JUN
Fairport Convention
The Citadel

Hailed as the originators of British folk‐rock music Fairport Convention remains one of the most entertaining bands on todays concert circuit. Their sell‐out gigs always attract critical acclaim and delight audiences. Fairport has a vast…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
JUN
CHERYL, MIKE AND JAY, FORMERLY OF BUCKS FIZZ
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

CHERYL MIKE AND JAY FORMERLY OF BUCKS FIZZ With special guest Stephen Fox Early in 1981 four complete strangers sat in the drawing room of a house in Fulham and were told: you are now Bucks Fizz. In the eight weeks between…

Location: 11.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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05
JUN
Larry Garner and Norman Beaker Band
The Citadel

Don't miss an extra special concert uniting blues stars from either side of the Atlantic. Louisiana born Larry Garner joins forces with British blues veteran Norman Beaker for a night of electric blues music. Larry was born in Baton Rouge Louisiana where…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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06
JUN
Lydiate Scouts Car Boot Sale
Lydiate Parish Hall

A friendly Car Boot Sale organised and run by the 1st Lydiate Scout Group with all proceeds towards the promotion of scouting in Lydiate and beyond.Our sale is located outdoors on the field but we have indoor heated facilities including a cafe…

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07855695085(Textspref erred)
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13
JUN
"We'll Always Have Paris"
Bolton Little Theatre

Three women of a certain age' gravitate to Paris. There's Nancy a retired headmistress determined to throw off the shackles; Anna recently widowed and free after years of nursing a sick husband; and Raquel a divorcee in search of eternal…

Location: 13.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01204524469AgentTicketSourceon03336 663366
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13
JUN
True Order
The Citadel

TRUE ORDER are the UK's only tribute to the iconic Manchester band New Order.The members of TRUE ORDER had played together in various groups for the last 15 years before they decided to take on the challenge of trying to re‐create the…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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14
JUN
Jane Eyre
Lytham Hall

Young governess Jane Eyre arrives at the mysterious Thornfield Hall deep in the Yorkshire moors and meets enigmatic Mr Rochester. So begins this most unforgettable of love stories. When a secret from the past returns to haunt them can Jane and Rochester's…

Location: 11.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 736652
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20
JUN
Pasha
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

PASHA KOVALEV LIFE THROUGH DANCE In this amazing new show starring Pasha and his sensational dancers the audience will be transported into the world of Ballroom and Latin Dance with all its glitter and sequence. Life Through Dance is a non‐stop action…

Location: 11.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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20
JUN
Smaller Rooms Presents Chris Wood
The Citadel

Criticised by an art school lecturer as having a remarkable eye for trivia Chris Wood's love of small things has made him one of England's most vivid and arresting song writers. With gentle intelligence he weaves the tradition with his own contemporary…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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20
JUN
Kylie Minogue
Haydock Park

Aussie singer songwriter and actress Kylie Minogue has come an extremely long way since we first saw her appear in Neighbours way back in the 80's. Now an astonishing 45 years old yeah really…

Location: 14.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

26
JUN
Boo Hewerdine
The Citadel

Boo Hewerdine began his career in the 1980s with the band The Bible. An accomplished songwriter he has worked very closely with Eddi Reader and also written material for the likes of Natalie Imbruglia Mel C and Alex Parks. Boo has written…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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03
JUL
Madness
Haydock Park

British popska band Madness saw their major success and popularity in the mid 1980s. Members include Graham Suggs McPherson Mike Barson Lee Thompson Chris Foreman Mark Bedford Daniel Woodgate and Carl Smyth. They were famed…

Location: 14.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
JUL
Vibrant Vintage Fair
Haigh Hall, Wigan, Lancashire

Vibrant Vintage are organising 5 fabulous vintage and retro craft fairs at the impressive stately Haigh Hall during 2015. The fairs have a wide range of stalls selling vintage and retro clothing accessories home wear collectables and china dating from 1920's…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07787 316234
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11
JUL
Joanne Shaw Taylor
The Citadel

Joanne Shaw Taylor is a leading light of the British blues music scene. Discovered by Eurythmics legend Dave Stewart Joanne is now touring with her latest album The Dirty Truth. Don't miss this great evening of brilliant blues‐rock. Please note Under 18's…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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16
JUL
Master Of The House
The Citadel

A devised melodrama by the Citadel Youth Theatre that celebrates the history of the Citadel and marks the end of their Heritage Lottery Project.…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01744 735436
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16
JUL
The Stranglers
King George's Hall

The Stranglers are pleased to announce a full UK tour in March 2012 the band have been busy in the studio writing and recording their seventeenth studio album which is due for release next year.…

Location: 9.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

07
AUG
Kaiser Chiefs
Haydock Park

Although best known through their seat in Alternative Musics class of 2005 Kaiser Chiefs originally began life as the less successful Parva in 1996. Their reinvention a decade later saw them take the country by…

Location: 14.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
AUG
Wigan Athletic FC Business Academy
DW Stadium

Monthly Business networking event at the famous DW Stadium.Business Academies is a ground breaking and innovative means of bringing businesses and consumers together.Through our unique partnerships with professional sports clubs and the businesses surrounding those clubs we have the means to engage…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01623 884900
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14
AUG
Jimmy Carr
King George's Hall

Funny man Jimmy Carr has become known and loved for his deadpan delivery and observational comedy. His humour is often dark yet hugely appealing as his success on TV and the live stand‐up stage keeps…

Location: 9.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

14
AUG
Jimmy Carr Funny Business
King George's Hall

Jimmy Carr Funny Business at King Georges Hall in Blackburn on Friday 14 August 2015. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies…

Location: 9.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

16
AUG
The Secret Garden
Hoghton Tower

Join young Mary Lennox on her journey of discovery as she travels to her uncles house deep in the Yorkshire countryside where unexpected friends and very magical creatures help her unlock the mystery of the secret garden. This most enchanting story loved…

Location: 5.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01254 669187
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21
AUG
Ghost Hunts at Haigh Hall
Haigh Hall

In partnership with Haigh Hall UK Shadow Seekers are offering a Ghost Hunt that may turn your hair greyHaigh pronounced Hay Hall is located in Wigan Lancashire.A Grade II listed building built between 1827 and 1840 by James Lindsay the 7th Earl…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Bizarre

TEL: 01942 832895
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30
AUG
Summer Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

Our volunteers have rescued and restored over 27 old stationary steam engines ‐ some of the engines which once powered the cotton mills and woollen mills of the north of England. Most will be running in steam on these 2 days only.…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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12
SEP
Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick
The Citadel

Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick are two of the biggest names in British folk music and they tour together in 2015.Their experienced approach to their art lacks none of the fervour of their early days and brings a maturity born of many…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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12
SEP
September Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

Our volunteers have rescued and restored over 27 old stationary steam engines ‐ some of the engines which once powered the cotton mills and woollen mills of the north of England. Most will be running in steam on these 2 days only.…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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17
SEP
The Moulettes
The Citadel

Moulettes are one of the UKs most unique touring bands and are steadily being singled out from the wave of Bjork & Kate Bush influenced Alt.Folk artists that have arisen this decade. With Strings Guitars Drums Bassoon and Synths Moulettes music weaves…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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Tourist Attractions


National Football Museum

The National Football Museum is home to the world's greatest football archive. Our staff are second to none with their expert knowledge of the beautiful game.The National Football Museum exists to explain how and why football has become 'the people's game', a key part of England's heritage and…

Balloons Over Lancashire

Hot Air Balloons at Balloons Over Lancashire in Leyland, Lancashire. Contact venue on 01772 601525 for opening times and entrance costs.…

British Commercial Vehicle Museum

The British Commercial Vehicle Museum has a compelling story to tell .It represents one of the largest manufacturing industries in the United kingdom.Over one milllion people in the UK are employed in some way with the road transport industry and its infastructure.Trucks carry more than 98 of the…

Harris Museum and Art Gallery

The Museum has over 75,000 items in its collections. These include a major collection of fine art, in particular 19th century sculptures, oils and watercolours and contemporary photography. The museum also holds large collections of costume and textiles, ceramics and glass, including the largest collection of perfume bottles…

Salmesbury Hall

Samlesbury Hall is a 14th Century Manor House. Over the years there have been many changes. It is administered by a registered charity known as the Samlesbury Hall trust whose aim is to maintain the Hall for the people of the area. The trust was founded in the…

Applejax

Applejax Nightclub in Chorley, Lancashire. Contact venue on telephone number 01257 269696 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

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