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

11
FEB
Cast
The Citadel

Liverpool band Cast were one of the major success stories of the 90s Britpop phenomenon combining strong songwriting skills with some of the best melodies of the era. Cast initially formed in 1992 led by…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

13
FEB
The Enid
The Citadel

Classic Rock Magazine described them as Powerful emotive cinematic mesmerising and ultimately wonderful and Raw Ramp Magazine says they are Provocative dramatic and incredibly inspiring. The Enid have received a succession of praise for their work in the last year. Founder Robert…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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19
FEB
Live/Wire The AC/DC Show
The Citadel

LiveWire is The ACDC Tribute show. The unique six man tribute to rock musics greatest band ACDC complete with cannons a wall of Marshalls and over two hours of High Voltage Rock n Roll.Please note Under 18s must be accompanied by an…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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20
FEB
The Red Shoes (A Tribute to Kate Bush)
The Citadel

Featuring many of the hits from the catalogue of Kate Bush plus some of the classic album numbers that her fans love.The Red Shoes is made up of 5 hugely talented performers who recreate many of the songs both musically and visually.…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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21
FEB
Puss In Boots
The Citadel

Lyngo Theatre presents PUSS IN BOOTSWould you trust a talking cat You never know he might turn you from a pauper to a prince just like the hero of this story brought to vivid life on our incredible sloping stage by…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 735436
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26
FEB
Martin Turner plays the music of Wishbone Ash
The Citadel

Martin Turner the definitive voice creative force and founding member of the British rock legends continues to perform the bands best loved works.Please note Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the balcony upstairs. To check availability of…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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27
FEB
The Lancashire Hotpots
The Citadel

The local lads return for another fun filled night of music and laughter. Expect to hear all your old favourites such as Chippy Tea Shopmobility Scooter as well as some future favourites.Early booking recommended.Please note Under 18s must be accompanied by an…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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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: 12.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

28
FEB
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: 10.8 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07538 425283
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10
MAR
An Evening With Hazel O'Connor
The Citadel

Award‐winning singer songwriter Hazel OConnor is back. Joined here by Clare Hirst Bellestars Communards David Bowie on sax and Sarah Fisher Eurythmics on keyboards the superb blend of the three voices and musicianship adds a sweet touch of class to…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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11
MAR
T'Pau
The Citadel

One of the most successful bands of the 80s perform their biggest hits. You can expect to hear classics such as China in Your Hand Heart and Soul and Valentine Please note Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and seated…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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12
MAR
Rob Falsini
The Citadel

Rob Falsini shot to prominence after a video shot of him singing Snow Patrols Chasing Cars while busking in Covent Garden went viral. His videos have been viewed by millions of people from all around the world turning Rob into one of…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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12
MAR
Paul Carrack
Preston Guildhall

English singersongwriter and multi‐instrumentalist Paul Carrack has seen major music success as a band member and solo performer since the 1970s. Playing with Ace Roxy Music Squeeze Mike and the Mechanics he has also released…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

15
MAR
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: 12.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

19
MAR
Henry Priestman and the Men of a Certain Age
The Citadel

After over 37 years in the music business and with a credit list longer than both your arms in 2009 Henry Priestman having not sung since 1981 reinvented himself as a singer‐songwriter and released his debut solo CD The Chronicles…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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26
MAR
U2 2 at The Citadel
The Citadel Arts Centre

U2 2 will be returning to The Citadel in March. This will be the bands only live date in this area.U2 2 have been on the raod for 24 years making them the worlds longest running U2 show Formed as…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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26
MAR
U22 - U2 Tribute
The Citadel

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

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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03
APR
Bardolph's Box
The Citadel

It can be a bit tricky being one of Shakespeares characters. But with your help Bardolph and his extraordinary box should be able to help them out Up The Road and Unity Theatre present an energised introduction to Shakespeares stories for 8‐12…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01744 735436
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03
APR
Lancashire Traditional &Vintage wedding Fair by Rc
Preston masonic hall

You are Invite to attend on Sunday 3 rd April 12 oclock .Preston city wedding Event Catwalk by the Bridal house .showing Alexa .Amanda wyatt DH True Brida and HarbridgeCosmetic Goodie Bags and Free makeovers from Benefit cosmetics .In Preston Masonic s…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07538 425283
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09
APR
Lullaby Lane
The Citadel

Join Katie as she returns to her childhood home on Lullaby Lane in search of forgotten friends much‐loved toys and the special gift of music‐making her dad gave her. As Katies childhood memories come to life we meet her neighbours who lived…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 735436
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10
APR
Resolution Run Stanley Park, Blackpool
Stanley Park

Join the Stroke Association for this fantastic 5k10k15k run at the beautiful Delamere Forest on Sunday 10th April 2016. You can run jog or walk the route ‐ Resolution Runs are for everyone If your New Years Resolution was to get more…

Location: 15.9 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01617 427484
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15
APR
Heather Findlay Band
The Citadel

Former Mostly Autumn front woman of 13 years Heather Findlay has again put together an enticing cast of playmates to join her in touring the much anticipated project Mantra Vega album The Illusions Reckoning set for release January 2016. The 2016 Heather…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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16
APR
The Floyd Effect
The Citadel

Having toured since 2007 The Floyd Effect has become rightly renowned for the remarkable accuracy with which it performs the iconic music of Pink Floyd. All of the bands members are top quality musicians with pedigrees that stretch across all manner of…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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18
APR
Lennon: Through A Glass Onion
Epstein Theatre

Lennon: Through A Glass Onion will open at The Epstein Theatre Hanover Street on Monday 18 April running through to Friday 29 April. There will be 14 performances across the two weeks including four matinees.Written by John Waters and produced by Harley…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 884411
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22
APR
Martin Stephenson Solo
The Citadel

MARTIN STEPHENSON has been one of the UKs best‐loved musicians for 30 years.New album CALIFORNIA STAR sees him reunited with The Daintees the band hes intermittently fronted through a string of albums and hundreds of gigs since his teens in…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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23
APR
The Icicle Works
The Citadel

The Liverpudlian neo‐psychedelia pioneers celebrate more than 30 years after touring the globe with numerous critically acclaimed albums and major hit singles.Please note under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the balcony upstairs. To check availability of seated…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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01
MAY
May Bank Holiday Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

Volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society have worked hard to restore these old engines back to running order. We have a wide range of old mill engines; Our oldest is nearly 150 years old and most are now well over…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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13
MAY
Chantel McGregor
The Citadel

The Blues came calling first but rock and roll was always waiting around the corner. When Chantel was eight years old she was the youngest person in the UK to pass a Rock school exam. At 12 she was jamming in…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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14
MAY
Classic Rock Society Presents: Magenta
The Citadel

MAGENTAPRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE CLASSIC ROCK SOCIETYFormed 15 years ago by keyboard player composer Rob Reed and vocalist Christina Booth Magenta have long been regarded as one of the UKs premier progressive rock bands and with a string of exceptional…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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14
MAY
The Proclaimers
Southport Theatre and Convention Centre

Charlie and Craig Reid better known as The Proclaimers have put together an impressive body of work since their foundation in 1983. Their rise began with supporting the Housemartins in 1986 later they rose to…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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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