What's on inNewtown

Welcome to Newtown

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Newtown - 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 Newtown to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Newtown

04
MAR
Don Banks Afternoon Variety show
Darwen Library Theatre

Don Banks Afternoon Variety show at Darwen Library Theatre live on Wednesday 04 March 2015 in Darwen Lancashire. For tickets to see Don Banks Afternoon Variety show at Darwen Library Theatre see the list of ticket prices.…

Location: 11.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

04
MAR
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac
Preston Guildhall

With their meticulously crafted instrumentals and tight harmonies Rumours of Fleetwood Mac bring back to the masses the classic hits of the legendary Fleetwood Mac.…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
MAR
Dave Spikey "Punchlines"
The Citadel

A unique opportunity to see the man himself up close and personal before he embarks on a massive UK tour. Punchlines is Dave's latest comedy project in his long career. Please note Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult and seated…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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05
MAR
Rigoletto
King George's Hall

Rigoletto at King Georges Hall in Blackburn on Thursday 05 March 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 best prices…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

06
MAR
McGoldrick and Friends
The Citadel

Folk musicians Michael McGoldrick John McCusker and John Doyle visit St Helens as part of a unique European Tour. Combining flutes guitars and fiddles this is a rare opportunity to see 3 world‐class musicians on stage at the same time. Please note…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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06
MAR
Georges Comedy Club
King George's Hall

Georges Comedy Club at King George&039;s Hall in Blackburn on Friday 06 March 2015. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a ticket price…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

07
MAR
Ian McCulloch
The Citadel

Singer and songwriter Ian McCulloch was the front man for rock band Echo & the Bunnymen which he founded in 1978. The band enjoyed critical acclaim during the late 70s and early 80s. He left…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

07
MAR
Indulgence
Cameo, Preston

Join us every Saturday night for 2 rooms of entertainment Party hard in Cameo or groove along to the classics in our Retro Room Vinyl.If thats not enough then you have the chilled out feel of the Lounge where we have our…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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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: 12.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

08
MAR
Europe's Finest Blues Acts: Rag Mama Rag
The Atkinson

Formed in 1991 the English duo RAG MAMA RAG have slowly and consistently built up their reputation as one of Europes finest Country Blues acts.With an interesting and wide range of instruments ASHLEY DOW Henderson Acoustic Guitar National & Dobro Resonator Bottleneck…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01704 533333
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08
MAR
Preston Marriott Hotel wedding fayre
Preston Marriott Hotel

Come and see a variety of the Northwest's premier wedding suppliers. They are all on hand to offer advice and help make your wedding day a day to remember. We have 2 stunning catwalk shows showing off beautiful bridal gowns…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01942 206446
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14
MAR
Liverpool Welsh Choral Faure's requiem
St Andrew's Church Maghull

The fantastic Liverpool Welsh Choral return to St Andrews for the first time in ten years to perform Faures Requiem and Viernes Messe Solennelle. This promises to be an excellent event not to be missed The choir will be conducted by Keith…

Location: 13 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01512 832836
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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: 12.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

17
MAR
The Australian Pink Floyd VIP
Preston Guild Hall

The Australian Pink Floyd VIP at Preston Guild Hall in Preston on Tuesday 17 March 2015. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

20
MAR
Arena
The Citadel

Leading progressive rock band Arena were formed in 1995 by ex‐Marillion drummer and founder Mick Pointer and keyboard maestro Clive Nolan also of Pendragon among other projects. Since 1997 they have also featured guitarist John Mitchell also of It Bites and Frost.…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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20
MAR
We'll Meet Again
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

Hits from the Blitz. A brilliant and entertaining musical Well Meet Again is a live show that promises to evoke the spirit of the blitz in wartime Britain.…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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: 12.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

21
MAR
U2 2
The Citadel Arts Centre

U2 2 are the worlds premier U2 show. Formed by current members under the name Achtung Baby the band are now established 23 years Name‐checked by Bono past clients include BBC1 ITV1 RTE SKY TV Blackberry 2012 Olympics Pernod and more.The band…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07593 579663
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21
MAR
U22 - U2 Tribute
The Citadel

U22 are the worlds longest running tribute to U2. Formed in 1992 the band were knownas Achtung Baby for many years and over 23 years they have performed over 1000 timesspanning three continents.Some of U2 2s past shows include a performance alongside…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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22
MAR
Vibrant Vintage Fair
Haigh Hall, Wigan, Lancashire

Vibrant Vintage are organising 5 fabulous vintage and retro craft fairs at the impressive stately Haigh Hall during 2015. The fairs have a wide range of stalls selling vintage and retro clothing accessories home wear collectables and china dating from 1920s…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07787 316234
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25
MAR
Afternoon Variety Show
King George's Hall

Afternoon Variety Show performs live at King George&039;s Hall in Blackburn Lancashire on Wednesday 25 March 2015. Buy and compare your tickets for Afternoon Variety Show at King George&039;s Hall now.…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

27
MAR
Two
The Citadel

The Citadel Arts Centre Adult Theatre Company brings you this sharp humorous slice of life set in a pub owned by a savagely bickering husband and wife. 14 characters are brought to you by two hugely talented performers for one night only.…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01744 735436
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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: 12.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

28
MAR
Lydiate Scouts Car Boot Sale
Lydiate Parish Hall

A friendly Car Boot Sale organised and run by the 1st Lydiate Scout Group with all proceeds towards the promotion of scouting in Lydiate and beyond.Our sale is located outdoors on the field but we have indoor heated facilities including a cafe…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07855695085(Textspref erred)
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28
MAR
Lytham Vintage and Antiques Market
Lytham Vintage and Antiques Market

Up to 30 great traders selling Vintage Antiques Retro Pre‐loved Treasures and Collectables. Town centre venue. Lytham Assembly Rooms formerly Lytham Baths Dicconson Terrace Lytham Lancashire FY8 5JY. Lovely venue and tea rooms. Open 10.00am ‐ 4.00pm. Sellers: 1 x 6ft…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 01253 782828
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29
MAR
Preston City Wedding Fair
Preston Masonic Vintage Hall

everything for your wedding . Traditional and Vintage inspired venue dressing . Catwalk 3pm from Bridal BlissShowing 2015 new designer gowns . Brides maids flower girls Mother of the Bride as well Bridal Gowns.Free wedding Book . Free County Brides ..Over 25…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07538 425283
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10
APR
Introduction to Wine With Wine Pairing Buffet
Blackpool Urban Village Resort

Want to know more about wine This evening will guide you through how to choose better wine and will start you on your journey of wine discovery. If you know what you like but want to understand why ‐ then this evening…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01253 301934
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10
APR
Strangefish
The Citadel

Manchester progressive rock band Strangefish have been in existence off and on for twenty‐five years now since their initial formation in 1989. Inspiring an unswervingly loyal cult following along the way the band took two periods of hiatus from 1996‐2000 and from…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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11
APR
The Floyd Effect
The Citadel

Following a terrific gig in April 2014 The Floyd Effect return to treat fans to more gems from the Pink Floyd treasure chest. Expect great musicianship and stunning special effects which combine to create fabulous entertainment. Please note Under 18's must be…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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18
APR
Black AKA Colin Vearncombe
The Citadel

The Citadel presents a rare and intimate show from one of the finest voices in music. As Black Colin Vearncombe lit up the charts with his timeless Wonderful Life the hits Sweetest Smile and Everything Is Coming Up Roses and also produced…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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Tourist Attractions


National Football Museum

The National Football Museum is home to the world's greatest football archive. Our staff are second to none with their expert knowledge of the beautiful game.The National Football Museum exists to explain how and why football has become 'the people's game', a key part of England's heritage and…

Balloons Over Lancashire

Hot Air Balloons at Balloons Over Lancashire in Leyland, Lancashire. Contact venue on 01772 601525 for opening times and entrance costs.…

British Commercial Vehicle Museum

The British Commercial Vehicle Museum has a compelling story to tell .It represents one of the largest manufacturing industries in the United kingdom.Over one milllion people in the UK are employed in some way with the road transport industry and its infastructure.Trucks carry more than 98 of the…

Harris Museum and Art Gallery

The Museum has over 75,000 items in its collections. These include a major collection of fine art, in particular 19th century sculptures, oils and watercolours and contemporary photography. The museum also holds large collections of costume and textiles, ceramics and glass, including the largest collection of perfume bottles…

Hesketh Park

The largest park in Southport, comprised of a large and safe children's play area, mini golf course and children's train in a woodland setting. There are numerous nature trails throughout this picturesque park, containing varied wildlife with duck ponds, lakes and a large Aviary.Park Caf. Parking is free…

Southport Botanic Gardens

Just a few minutes out of the Southport centre in Churchtown are the Botanic Gardens. Originally opened in 1874, these Victorian gardens are bursting with floral splendour and colourful displays.Winding through the park is the gardens lake and a multitude of pathways. Theres a Victorian fernery, aviary, gift…

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