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

08
AUG
An Evening With Darrell Smith
Lula Mae's

Live Lula Maes. We are excited to be hosting Darrell Smith for an evening of fantastic live music. Playing covers from a variety of decades & genres which are bound to get you foot tapping & singing. Darrell…

Location: 2.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01282 863888
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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

15
AUG
Relax with Tom Richardson
Lula Mae's

We are a family owned American Style Diner in the heart of Colne. Serving freshly prepared food in a relaxing and comfortable environment. We open Friday Saturday & Sunday during the day then on Saturday evenings we have a licensed bar…

Location: 2.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01282 863888
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20
AUG
Mr Stink
Oswaldthistle Civic Theatre

David Walliams star of Little Britain has written the smelliest book of all time which now breaks new wind ground in this scratch n sniff production bringing Mr Stinkpongingly to life.David Walliams whos not in…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

22
AUG
Rock out with Relic
Lula Mae's

We are a family owned American Style Diner in the heart of Colne. Serving freshly prepared food in a relaxing and comfortable environment. We open Friday Saturday & Sunday during the day then on Saturday evenings we have a licensed bar…

Location: 2.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01282 863888
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29
AUG
Third Thumb @ The Blues
Lula Mae's

We are a family owned American Style Diner in the heart of Colne. Serving freshly prepared food in a relaxing and comfortable environment. We open Friday Saturday & Sunday during the day then on Saturday evenings we have a licensed bar…

Location: 2.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01282 863888
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05
SEP
Blackburn Rovers Zipwire
Blackburn Rovers Football Club

Are you ready to flyCalling all daredevils.. Fancy taking part in the first ever zipwire happening at Blackburn Rovers Football Club on Saturday 5th September 2015 Why not join Blackburn Youth Zone for this fantastic exhilarating event where youll be taken to…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01254 292000
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10
SEP
The Doppel Gang
THE MET (MALT BAR)

A new comedy play inspired by the legendary Marx Brothers embarks on a nationwide tour this autumn. Just Some Theatre Company are the talented young bunch behind The Doppel Gang a new comedy by Dominic Hedges which will tour 12 venues.The…

Location: 16.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01517 085158
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18
SEP
Jupiter Symphony
Town Hall Skipton

WEBERN Five Pieces for string orchestra Op 5BERLIOZ Les nuits d'tMOZART Symphony No 41 in C JupiterHannah Mason mezzo sopranoSkipton CamerataBen Crick conductorBen Crick and the Camerata complete their survey of Mozart's 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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18
SEP
Sportsmans Dinner
Ewood Park

Join us for our first charity Sportsman Dinner. To be held in Jacks Lounge at Ewood Park on Friday 18th September. Arrive 7.30pm for 8pm sitting. Included in the £32 ticket price is a delicious 3 course meal by…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01704 823276
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19
SEP
Tickety Boo fab duo
Lula Mae's

We are a family owned American Style Diner in the heart of Colne. Serving freshly prepared food in a relaxing and comfortable environment. We open Friday Saturday & Sunday during the day then on Saturday evenings we have a licensed bar…

Location: 2.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01282 863888
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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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20
SEP
Darwen Golf club Wedding fair
Darwen Golf Club Ltd

Darwen Golf Club Wedding Fair Vintage&Traditional 20th September 2015 . Bridal by ARELES BRIDAL DARWENWin £50 with your £1 entry ticket 12.30 to 3.30pm Catwalk All day Entertainments Over 20 vendors …

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07538 425283
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26
SEP
MESA
Lula Mae's

We are a family owned American Style Diner in the heart of Colne. Serving freshly prepared food in a relaxing and comfortable environment. We open Friday Saturday & Sunday during the day then on Saturday evenings we have a licensed bar…

Location: 2.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01282 863888
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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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17
OCT
Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra
The Grand

A very special concert from acclaimed trumpeter composer and bandleader Matthew Halsall and the remarkable Eastern‐tinged hard grooving Gondwana Orchestra. Featuring string quartet and very special guest vocalist Josephine Oniyama expect an unforgettable night of soulful string‐laden and deeply spiritual jazz.A great…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07748 917201
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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 Lancashire's 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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27
NOV
Beardyman
King George's Hall

Beardyman at King Georges Hall in Blackburn on Friday 27 November 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 including Ticketmaster GetMeIn…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

28
NOV
An Evening with Noel Fielding
King George's Hall

An Evening with Noel Fielding at King Georges Hall in Blackburn on Saturday 28 November 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…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

28
NOV
UK Subs
King George's Hall

UK Subs at King Georges Hall in Blackburn on Saturday 28 November 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest UK Subs tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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 conductorHandel's Messiah is a perennial favourite and the perfect complement to Skipton's Yuletide Festival. No one present at last year's highly acclaimed Messiah under…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01756 707606
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11
DEC
Sleeping Beauty
Darwen Library Theatre

Every childs favourite fairy tale Sleeping Beauty is the classic story of love and magic set to Tchaikovskys sublime score featuring stunning choreography sumptuous costumes and wonderful sets.Formed in 1981 The Russian State Ballet of…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

12
DEC
Aladdin
King George's Hall

Aladdin at King Georges Hall in Blackburn on Saturday 12 December 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 Aladdin live in the knowledge that…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

30
JAN
Thank ABBA For The Music
Thwaites Empire Theatre

Grab your platforms and flares for a journey back in time to when ABBA dominated the charts and ruled the airwaves. New for 2015 and featuring all of ABBAs greatest and most memorable hits Thank ABBA For The Music is the…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01254 685500
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27
FEB
Collabro
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

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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