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.

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Forthcoming events in Nelson

27
MAY
festival of happiness
Settle Victoria Hall

Festival of HappinessFor adults & Families Saturday 27th May Settle Yorkshire DalesWe all wish we were happier. Right Lets pioneer a new way forward get excited come together and be happy at the Festival of Happiness With over 25 mostly FREE events…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 05603 845697
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28
MAY
Pendle Powerfest
Nelson & Colne College

Lancashires Family Motorshow returns to Nelson & Colne College with a Mud & Motorsport Theme this year.Celebrating the end of the Land Rover Defender production with a guard of honour featuring a wide range of this ever popular vehicle. Supporting this will…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07850 075796
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08
JUN
Robin Hood In The Park
Centre Vale Park

Join us on this family‐friendly caper as Robin Hood and Little John set forth on yet another swash‐buckling adventure.His Merry Men will guide you around the beautiful Centre Vale Park as the story unfolds. Sword fights and archery competitions fill Robins days…

Location: 9.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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11
JUN
Manfords Comedy Club
Oswaldtwistle Civic Arts Theatre

Oswaldtwistle Civic Theatre plays host to Manfords Comedy Club.This live comedy show features four brilliant comedians from around the UK personally selected by Jason Manford.A great evening of original stand‐up comedy with some top names from the touring circuit and television.facebook.commanfordscomedytwitter.commanfordscomedy…

Location: 9.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01612 220460
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24
JUN
The Floyd Effect - The Pink Floyd Tribute Show
Bacup Royal Court Theatre

Having toured since 2007 The Floyd Effect has become rightly renowned for the remarkable accuracy with which it performs the iconic music of Pink Floyd. All of the bands members are top quality musicians with pedigrees that stretch across all manner of…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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01
JUL
Absolute Bowie: 50 Years Of Bowie
The Grand

Absolutely wicked. As one who was there watching AB put me back there again. For anyone who missed it or fans who want to relive it I definitely recommend it. As close to the real thing that youll get. Enjoy. ‐ Woody…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01200 421599
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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

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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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