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

Mum2Mum Nearly New Market Darwen
Darwen Vale High School

SELL quality second hand baby childrens 0‐6years and maternity clothes preloved baby equipment or used pram at our nearly new baby and childrens market and keep 100 of the proceeds. Sign up for our free decluttering tips at www.mum2mummarket.co.ukget‐free‐tips.htmlBook a stall http:www.mum2mummarket.co.ukbook‐a‐stall.html…

Location: 13.6 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07595 177893
KVU Singers with William Dutton & Richard Uttley
Christ Church, Skipton

William Dutton was only 11 years old when he first performed with KVU Singers and had just become BBC Radio 2s Chorister of the Year going on to broadcast regularly on BBC Radio 2. As well as singing he also played the…

Location: 12 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01535 653009
Roald Dahl's Birthday Party
Keelham Farm Shop

Celebrate 100 years since the birth of author Roald Dahl. Get creative dress up as your favorite Roald Dahl character. Enjoy storytime from a selection of his best novels. There will be crafts games and a tea party.…

Location: 11.6 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

TEL: 05603 845693
Manorlands Paint Rush
The King George Fields at Marley, Keighley

If youve never done a colour run before this is a run with a difference as during the 5km run you will pass through 7 colour stations where brightly coloured powder will be sprayed or thrown at you turning your face hair…

Location: 11.6 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01535 640176
Ryley Walker with Danny Thompson
The Trades Club

. Singer‐songwriter Ryley Walker plays guitar like Bert Jansch and sings like Tim Buckley yet has a musical style thats all his own. Still only in his mid‐twenties hes well on his way to becoming a major artist as the rave reviews…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07748 917201
Geo Caching Tale Trail
Settle Victoria Hall and all over Settle

Adventurers stanby. Using your GPS devices hunt over hill and dale to find our hidden geocaches. Theyre hidden in different containers and hiding spots all over Settle. Only the bold and brave will find them all and uncover the hidden story...Prizes to…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 05603 845693
Counterfeit Sixties Show
The Grand Venue

Re‐live the sounds of the swinging sixties as Britains No. 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties with their tribute to over twenty five bands of that era. The show encompasses everything from that period from the clothes that…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01200 421599
Bronte Mountain Bike Challenge
Oxenhope Community Centre,

This will be the 12th Bronte Mountain Bike Challenge and in September 2015 a record number of over 350 participants took part. All entry fees go straight towards supporting Sue Ryder care in the local area and while there is no obligation…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Sports

King George's Hall

UB40 is an English reggae band from Birmingham. They are a hugely successful group with record sales topping 70 million albums world wide. Famed for hit singles such as 'Can't help falling in Love with…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

Sean Lock
King George's Hall

Sean Lock began his career as a stand‐up comedian and was named Best Live Comic in 2000 at the British Comedy Awards. He has since branched out into TV and acting work along with appearances…

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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