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

24
FEB
Manford's Comedy Club
Todmorden Hippodrome Theatre

The Hippodrome Theatre in Todmorden 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…

Location: 9.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01612 220460
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26
FEB
Local Writers Meetup
Royal Oak

Profiling three local authorsWith local stories from Kilnsey Show a chance to discover an unknown side to Charlotte Bronte and imagine life on an alternate universe Writers Meetup is a chance to discover three very different local writers.Victoria Benn with her new…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

TEL: 05603 845693
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02
MAR
World Book Day Party
Settle Library

Mad about books Come and celebrate World Book Day 2017 with us Dress up as your favourite character special prize for the best dressed have fun with bookish games thatll make you giggle a story quiz thatll oil the cogs and enjoy…

Location: 16.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 05603 845693
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04
MAR
Bernard Wrigley
Peel Park Hotel

From starting in folk clubs as a child bride then writing & performing at the Octagon theatre in Bolton Bernard Wrigleys career has always combined singing and acting. From TV programmes and films such as Coronation Street Emmerdale Phoenix Nights Dinnerladies Alan…

Location: 7.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07724 118575
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31
MAR
Bed Among the Lentils
Royal Oak

Canadian Storyteller Olivia Olsen brings one of Alan Bennetts most revered monologues to life. A window into the life of a vicars wife who finds a vision of God at the local off‐licence. She lives in an ordinary small town and is…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 05603 945693
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07
APR
Forbidden Nights
Bacup Royal Court Theatre

A thrilling spectacle of desire passion and excitement as the one and only cast perform heart‐racing tricks in an electric fusion of daring routines acrobatics and provocative choreography with the ultimate Forbidden Tease.Forbidden Nights is like nothing youve seen or imagined before.…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08456 432176
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08
APR
Winter Wilson
Peel Park Hotel

Having honed their craft during many years as semi‐professional musicians Winter Wilson went full time in 2012 and havent looked back since. They have a fine repertoire of self‐penned songs telling stories of everyday life which often reflect the bigger picture of…

Location: 7.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07724 118575
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15
APR
Adventures with Captain Scrap
Friends Meeting House

Some people see a skip Captain Scrap sees a treasure trove of opportunity. A delicious cocktail of interactive storytellingmaking and junk sculpture thatll get you thinking about the beauty of rubbish.Bring some junk with you to pass Captain Scraps crash course and…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 08719 764350
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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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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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