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

'Animal Rescue' a workshop with Ann Scott from Pat
tottington library

A workshop with Ann Scott from Patrick GeorgeNominated for the prestigious CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2016This workshop is being run at Tottington Library on Tuesday February 16th 11am‐11.50amDuring February HALF TERM WEEKFor ages 4‐8 £3 per childMake shiny animal rescue badgeswatch as…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01612 536652
King George's Hall

Collabro at King Georges Hall in Blackburn on Saturday 27 February 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch Collabro live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison service. …

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

Lancashire Traditional $ Vintage ?wedding Fair
Darwen Golf Club Ltd

You are Invited to view our WEDDING FAIR Darwen Golf Club entertainment throughout the day Over 20 stands New 2016 Bridal CollectionsRefreshments from the bar A venue with a big heart Darwen Golf Club can accommodate wedding from 50 to 150 seated…

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07538 425283

Thousands of antiquarian and collectable books maps and prints for sale from leading dealers from around the country. Refreshments available. Organised by the P.B.F.A.…

Location: 7.8 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

TEL: 01254 813559
U2 2 at The Met Theatre

U2 2 will be back at The Met theater March 5th 2016. Their only date in Bury. U2 2 are the worlds longest running tribute to U2. Formed by current members in 1992 under the name Achtung Baby. Known as…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01617 612216
NEyTCO - An Evening With...
Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa

Conference for the Early Years community titled an Evening with loosely based on a television talk show model.Have you ever wondered:What has inspired your favourite expertsWhat are they passionate aboutWhat has been their journeyWere pleased to announce that the line‐up of experts…

Location: 8.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 00442089 798198
Jason Donovan
King George's Hall

Jason Donovan at King Georges Hall in Blackburn on Tuesday 15 March 2016. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system imports all the tickets…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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

Pendle Powerfest
Nelson & Colne College

Lancashires Premier Family Charity Motoring Event.The 2016 show has an Italian Job Theme with a selection of the main vehicles from the film on Display.TV & Film Cars including Knight Rider and Mad Max add to the theme plus a 50 vehicle…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07850 075796
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


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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