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

25
APR
The Judgement of Hermes
Christ Church Skipton

HAYDN Symphony No 92 in G Oxford HAYES The Judgement of Hermes first performance since 1783 Clothworkers Consort of LeedsSkipton CamerataBen Crick conductor6.15pm Pre‐concert talk by Dr Bryan White University of Leeds. Free entry to ticket holders for tonights concert.In association with…

Location: 12 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01756 707606
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26
APR
Trandev Keighley double depot open day
trandev keighley bus depot / keighley bus museum

BUSES past and present will be on display during a double‐header open day in Keighley this spring.People will be able to visit both Keighley Bus Museum and Transdevs Keighley bus depot on April 26.Vintage buses driven by volunteers will transport people…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01535 603284
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28
APR
The Shires
King George's Hall

The Shires at King Georges Hall in Blackburn on Tuesday 28 April 2015. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch The Shires live in the…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

30
APR
Dave Spikey Punchlines
King George's Hall

Dave Spikey Punchlines at King Georges Hall in Blackburn on Thursday 30 April 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Dave Spikey Punchlines live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

01
MAY
Molly Bloom || Ten Foot Wizard || Pist
Buchanan Sports and Social Club

Burys finest making a rare appearance in Ramsbottom alongside two of manchesters best up and coming acts.Molly BloomMolly Bloom are a quaint English town descended into lunacy; Red Riding Hood torn apart by wolves; Alice trapped down the rabbit hole plagued…

Location: 13.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07807 233965
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01
MAY
Water Music
Town Hall Skipton

HANDEL Water Music Suite No 2 in DSTRAUSS Oboe ConcertoMOZART Symphony No 39 in E flatNicholas Daniel oboeSkipton CamerataBen Crick conductorHandels ever‐popular Water Music was first performed on a barge on the River Thames to welcome the newly crowned King George I.…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01756 707606
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02
MAY
Alan Carr
King George's Hall

Known as Chatty Man and Spexy Beast this witty English comedian and personality burst onto TV screens after winning a BBC New Comedy Award in 2001. With two arena tours under his belt this…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

09
MAY
Hardcastle 24
Hardcastle Crags

The Hardcastle 24 is a six twelve or twenty‐four hour endurance event for teams or solo runners taking place round a 5km course in and around the incredibly beautiful wooded valley of Hardcastle Crags near Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire.Run in partnership…

Location: 8 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01484 599123
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09
MAY
Johnny Cash Revisited
Gracie Fields Theatre

Come and join the fabulous Starkville City a live 6 piece band with a stunningly authentic sound featuring Rick McKay and Jodie McKay performing as Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. Together they will take you on a fun filled trip through…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08432 081835
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16
MAY
Classics The Halle
King George's Hall

Classics The Halle at King George&039;s Hall in Blackburn on Saturday 16 May 2015. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Classics The Halle live…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

22
MAY
Ghost Hunting and Tours with Ghost Hunt Live
Clitheroe Castle

Join Ghost Hunt Live at this very SPECIAL not for the faint of Heart locations.CLITHEROE CASTLE PENDLE HILL AND CLITHEROEFRIDAY 22ND MAY 2015FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE INFAMOUS PENDLE WITCHESThe night is a must for any investigator history follower and thrill…

Location: 7.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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28
MAY
300 to 1
The Met

Monkey Poets stand‐up poetry is topical relevant hard‐hitting dark rude and cheek achingly funny. Following the Bill Hicks line of Social comment with dick‐jokes he tackles themes such as; Nationalism homophobia misogyny porn religious bigotry wealth inequality war and inept politicians whilst…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01617 612216
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07
JUN
Mount Up For Manorlands
Coniston Estate

We are delighted to announce the return of Sue Ryders Horse Trekking event on Sunday 7th June 2015 thanks to our fantastic support of the Coniston Hotel and our partnership with the Pendle Forest and Craven Hunt.Last years Mount Up for…

Location: 11.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01535 640430
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20
JUN
Midnight Or Bust
Manorlands Hospice

In the story of Cinderella Cinders had to return from the Midsummer Ball before the clock struck 12 or everything fell to pieces. In this midsummer nights ride you and your cycling chums will be out on the roads having a ball…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01535 640430
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03
JUL
Beethoven's Ninth
Town Hall Skipton

MOZART Symphony No 40 in G minorBEETHOVEN Symphony No 9 in D minor ChoralFiona Hammacott sopranoHannah Mason mezzo sopranoJohn Pierce tenorJohn Cunningham bassSkipton Choral SocietySkipton CamerataBen Crick conductorSkiptons weekend of celebration to mark Sheep Day begins with a concert celebrating two late…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01756 707606
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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: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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: 12.4 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: 12.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

18
SEP
Jupiter Symphony
Town Hall Skipton

WEBERN Five Pieces for string orchestra Op 5BERLIOZ Les nuits dtMOZART Symphony No 41 in C JupiterHannah Mason mezzo sopranoSkipton CamerataBen Crick conductorBen Crick and the Camerata complete their survey of Mozarts final great trilogy of symphonies with the Symphony No 41…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01756 707606
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20
SEP
Bronte Mountain Bike Challenge
Oxenhope C.C

Bronte Mountain Bike Challenge 2015The Bronte Mountain Bike Challenge is a highly regarded event which has a route suitable for all standards of mountain bike and cyclo‐cross rider. This will be the 11th Bronte Mountain Bike Challenge in September 2014 we…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01535 640430
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29
SEP
Ed Byrne Outside Looking In
The Met

Ed Byrne Outside Looking In at The Met in Bury on Tuesday 29 September 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Ed Byrne Outside Looking In live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

11
OCT
County Brides wedding fayre
The Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa

A selection of the North Wests premier wedding suppliers will be available offering help and advice to ensure that any wedding day is one to remember. Two stunning catwalk shows at 1pm and 3pm showcasing beautiful bridal gowns sophisticated occasion wear and…

Location: 8.3 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01942 206446
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23
OCT
Bill Bailey
King George's Hall

One of the funniest live comics doing the rounds Bill Bailey manages to combine comedy and music to perfection. Following on from last years sell‐out shows Bill has announced his new tour for his…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

01
NOV
Paddy McGuinness
King George's Hall

Patrick Joseph Paddy McGuinness is a British standup comedian actor and TV personality who found fame after appearing with comedian Peter Kay in the hit show Phoenix Nights creating his own spin‐off series Max and…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

12
NOV
Stewart Francis
King George's Hall

The star of 'Mock The Week' 'Michael McIntyre's Roadshow' and 'Live At The Apollo' embarks on a brand new tour with a fantastic and hilarious new show A brilliant comic brain... this stand‐up cracks some…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

21
NOV
Ghost Hunt at Turton Tower
Turton Tower

New Location Said to be ONE of Lancashires most haunted housesLocation: Turton BoltonEvent Time: 9:00pm 3:00amPay for your ticket via Bank Transfer BACS and receive £5 off per ticketPlease Note: This offer is redeemed against Full Ticket Payments OnlyA firm favorite…

Location: 15.7 miles away
Category: Bizarre

TEL: 08444 143982
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11
DEC
Handel's Messiah
Town Hall Skipton

HANDEL MessiahDonna Lennard soprano Hannah Mason mezzo soprano Daniel Mullaney tenor Trevor Bowes bass‐baritoneIn PaceSkipton CamerataBen Crick conductorHandels Messiah is a perennial favourite and the perfect complement to Skiptons Yuletide Festival. No one present at last years highly acclaimed Messiah under…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01756 707606
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21
MAY
Sarah Millican
King George's Hall

Sarah Millican is a successful English stand‐up comedienne from South Shields. Her profile on the comedy scene first increased after winning the if.comedy award in 2008 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She is now…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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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