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

22
DEC
Beauty and the Beast Pantomime
Darwen Library Theatre

Beauty and the Beast Pantomime at Darwen Library Theatre live Pantomime on Monday 22 December 2014 in Darwen Lancashire. To compare ticket prices for the Beauty and the Beast Pantomime event at Darwen Library Theatre see the list of ticket companies.…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

23
DEC
Snow White Pantomime
King George's Hall

Snow White Pantomime at King George&039;s Hall live Pantomime on Tuesday 23 December 2014 in Blackburn Lancashire. To compare ticket prices for the Snow White Pantomime event at King George&039;s Hall see the list of ticket companies.…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

27
DEC
Soul/Motown Disco
The Dog Inn, Whalley

SoulMotown Disco The Dog Inn Whalley Lancashire BB7 9SPSaturday 27th December8pm onwardsSoulMotown Disco ‐ Hosted by: Al DEveryone welcomePOSTAL ADDRESS: The Dog Inn 55 King Street Whalley Near Clitheroe Lancs BB7 9SP.For more information contact : attydoghousegmail.com…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07841 759409
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04
JAN
BURY WEDDING SHOW
Stables Country Club (Bolholt Hotel)

Let your imagination run wild when planning your wedding at the Stables; a romantic location set in its own private grounds with surrounding views of the 50 acres of lakes parkland and picturesque gardens and a venue that will provide the most…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07742 609136
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07
JAN
Don Banks Afternoon Variety show
Darwen Library Theatre

Don Banks Afternoon Variety show appears live in Darwen Lancashire at Darwen Library Theatre on Wednesday 07 January 2015. For ticket prices to watch Don Banks Afternoon Variety show at Darwen Library Theatre see the list of tickets available for Don…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

08
JAN
Open Mike/Jam Night
The Dog Inn, Whalley

The Dog Inn Whalley BB7 9SP has an Open MikeJam Night on the first Thursday of every month ‐ 9pm till 11.30pm. PLEASE NOTE OPEN MIC NIGHT IN JANUARY WILL BE ON THE 8TH JANUARY 2015 SECOND THURSDAY DUE TO NEW YEARS…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07841 759409
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09
JAN
Georges Comedy Club
King George's Hall

Georges Comedy Club at King George&039;s Hall in Blackburn on Friday 09 January 2015. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at the…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

12
JAN
FREE taster session at the Bury Rock Choir
The Met (Edwin Street Recording Studio Top Floor)

The Bury Rock Choir is led by singerpianist Maxine Cherrie. Youve probably heard of our unique sellout O2 arena event in 2013 and our secret singing flash mobs around country for Comic Relief just search Great British flash mob on YouTube but…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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13
JAN
FREE taster session at the Norden/Bamford Rock Cho
Small Hall

Your friendly local Norden choir is run by vocal teacher Phil Reynolds. We support a number of local charities raising money and awareness around Greater Manchester and as a choir we also sing together with other Rock Choir singers in the nearby…

Location: 14 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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13
JAN
FREE taster session at the Rochdale/Littleborough
Harvey Room Upstairs

The local Littleborough choir is run by singerpianist Phil Reynolds. Our choir is made up of people who never thought they would join a choir or would even sing for fun and thats the beauty of joining our choir. I dont think…

Location: 13.7 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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21
JAN
Afternoon Variety Show
King George's Hall

Afternoon Variety Show performs live at King George&039;s Hall in Blackburn Lancashire on Wednesday 21 January 2015. Buy and compare your tickets for Afternoon Variety Show at King George&039;s Hall now.…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

23
JAN
BLAKE
The Grand Venue

The Grand is privileged to present an intimate performance from the internationally renowned classical three‐piece harmony group Blake.The globe‐trotting trio ‐ comprising Stephen Bowman Humphrey Berney and Ollie Baines ‐ have wowed audiences all over the world while making a number of…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01200 421599
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25
JAN
Cherry Ghost
The Trades Club

Bolton isnt the first place you think of when imagining the home towns of chart‐topping bands. Yet this indie‐rock band entered the UK Album Charts at no.7 with their debut album Thirst for Romance…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

30
JAN
Classics The Halle
King George's Hall

Classics The Halle at King George&039;s Hall in Blackburn on Friday 30 January 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Classics The Halle tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

31
JAN
Lancashire Comedy Show
Thwaites Empire Theatre

Three Wise Men of Comedy Blackburn One night onlyTake the Mike is delighted to bring a comedy feast to BlackburnFor one night only were serving international comedian Daliso Chaponda Brilliant Brilliant act‐ The Frog and Bucket and king of comedy banter Dave…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08444 771000
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31
JAN
Soul Night
King George's Hall

Soul Night performs live at King George&039;s Hall in Blackburn Lancashire on Saturday 31 January 2015. Buy and compare your tickets for Soul Night at King George&039;s Hall now.…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

07
FEB
American Wrestling
King George's Hall

American Wrestling appear live to play Wrestling at King George&039;s Hall on Saturday 07 February 2015 in Blackburn Lancashire. For the best ticket prices see below.…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Sports

21
FEB
Go West
King George's Hall

Celebrating their 25th anniversary the legendary Go West tour to packed audiences in this latest concert tour. You can expect to hear all their famous hits including Call Me Dont Look Now Eye to…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

07
MAR
Placebo
King George's Hall

Alternative rock band Placebo are; Brian Molko Stefan Olsdal and Steve Forrest. They have collectively released 6 albums to date and 29 singles. They are famed for hits such as Every You Every Me and…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
MAR
Paul Weller
King George's Hall

Famed for his success with the band The Jam from 1976‐82 Paul Weller is considered to be a successful national rather than international musician. His lyrics are rooted in British culture and he is often…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

20
MAR
Patrick Monahan
King George's Hall

Patrick Monahan at King George&039;s Hall in Blackburn on Friday 20 March 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Patrick Monahan live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

21
MAR
Ghost Hunt at The Barlow Institute
The Barlow

Formerly called The Barlow Institute The Barlow is a community centre run by the local community after being taken over from the local authority.It was built at the beginning of the 20th Century and opened in 1909 as the result of a…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Bizarre

TEL: 08444 143982
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27
MAR
Classics Manchester Camerata
King George's Hall

Classics Manchester Camerata at King George&039;s Hall in Blackburn on Friday 27 March 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 Manchester Camerata live…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

16
APR
Duke Special
The Met

For his thousands of fans he is known as Duke Special. But for his family friends and loved ones he is their dear Peter Wilson. Lisburn North Ireland witnessed the birth of this very…

Location: 16.7 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

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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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

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

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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