What's on inNelson


Welcome to Nelson

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Nelson - 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 Nelson to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

Editor's Picks






Forthcoming events in Nelson

26
AUG
Burnley Canal Festival
Sandygate Square

Join us for this free family friendly event with something for all ages. Music dance performance and spectacle fun fair food workshops craft stalls and waterborne activities to take you on a trail of magic and discovery through Burnleys unique canalside environment…

Location: 3.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01282 421986
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28
AUG
Great Expectations
Stonyhurst College

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Charles Dickens unforgettable story of love family and friendship set in the depths of Victorian England. From the haunting marshlands of Kent to the bustling streets of Victorian London this epic tale follows the fortunes of a young…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL:
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SEP
Blues Hall of FameĀ® British Legend Norman Beaker
Barnoldswick Arts & Music Centre

The best R&B band in the UK.‐‐Jack BruceIn January 2017 Manchester native Norman Beaker became only one of eight 20th‐century British artists to be officially recognised and inducted as a Legend in the American Heritage Societys Blues Hall of Famealongside Jack Bruce…

Location: 6.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01282 813374
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15
OCT
Comedy Stars!
Thwaites Empire Theatre

This show features Britains Got Talent finalist Danny Posthill inspirational Canadian Tanya Lee Davis Leaves you feeling breathless and wanting more Time Out with BBC New comedy award finalist Lauren Pattison and Pete Phillipson Your MC is Raymond Mearns. Doors open 7.30pm.Tickets…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01254 685500
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24
NOV
Absolute Bowie
King George's Hall

Absolute Bowie: Celebrating the life of David BowieThere will only ever be one David Bowie he was unique in every way and an inspiration to millions. Absolute Bowie Europes Finest David Bowie Tribute continue to celebrate the life and music of the…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01254 582579
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Tourist Attractions


Clitheroe Castle Museum

The Norman castle keep of Clitheroe has dominated the skyline for more than 800 years since being built around 1186 by Robert de Lacy to protect the administrative centre of his vast estates. It is said to be the second smallest keep in England, since the rooms are…

Whalley Abbey

Standing on the banks of the River Calder, Whalley Abbey has been a focal point for hospitality since the fourteenth century. It began its history as a community of Cistercian monks. The ruins that still stand in the grounds today remind visitors of St. Benedict's rule to receive…

Accrington & District Golf Club

Accrington & District Golf Club ‐ golf course in Accrington, Lancashire. Contact the golf course on telephone number 01254 231091 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Accrington & District Golf Club golf courseclub.…

Accrington Superbowl

Bowling at Accrington Superbowl in Accrington, Lancashire. Contact venue on 01254875500 for opening times and entrance costs.…

Alexandra Snooker Club

SnookerPool Hall at Alexandra Snooker Club in Nelson, Lancashire. Contact venue on 01282 696837 for opening times, entrance costs and snooker table informationavailability.…

AMF Bowling

Bowling at AMF Burnley Ltd in Burnley, Lancashire. Contact venue on 0845‐658 1262 for opening times and entrance costs.…

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