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

30
APR
May Day Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

A wide range of old stationary steam engines have been rescued and restored by volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society. Some of the engines are now unique the only ones of their kind to survive today anywhere in the world…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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03
MAY
"Priscilla Queen of Desert" The Musical
The Guild Hall

Preston Musical Comedy Society presents Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Get your glitter on and take the ride of your life with this hilarious and heart‐warming Tony Award winning Broadway musical.Based on the Oscar award winning film Priscilla tells the story…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 804444
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03
MAY
The Great Canadian Circus - Leyland!!
Worden Park

The worlds most dangerous circus act Team Brazil in The Splitting Globe of Death with motorcyclists speeding around inside a steel cage at over 60mph this act has to be seen to be believed. Direct from Monte Carlo Circus Festival Gold…

Location: 2.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07563 727206
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04
MAY
Just Like that... The Tommy Cooper Show
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

Hambledon Productions with the kind support ofThe Tommy Cooper Estate and Vicky Cooper PresentJUST LIKE THAT THE TOMMY COOPER SHOWTommy Cooper was a true comic genius. His impeccable timing misfiring magic trademark fez and quick‐fire gags made him an international star and…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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04
MAY
King of Pop - The Legends Continues UK Tour 2017
Preston Guild Hall

Introducing Navi the man that has been chosen by Hollywood to portray Michael Jackson in an upcoming Lifetime TV movie about the star is bringing his incredible tribute show King Of Pop featuring Jacksons very own guitarist to the UK this Spring.…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02072 843444
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06
MAY
Gandeys Circus
Gandey's Big Top

Gandeys Your Circus will be coming to Leigh this May with an incredible new production which we know will amaze and thrill all the family. This award‐winning show featuring an array of international artistes is an unmissable treat.Gandeys reputation for producing premier…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL:
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06
MAY
Manfords Comedy Club
Chorley Little Theatre

Chorley Little Theatre plays host to Manfords Comedy Club.This live comedy show features four brilliant comedians from around the UK personally selected by Jason Manford.A great evening of original stand‐up comedy with some top names from the touring circuit and television.facebook.commanfordscomedytwitter.commanfordscomedy…

Location: 4.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01612 220460
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06
MAY
The Doors Alive Plus Guests
The Citadel

The Doors Alive are the No.1 tribute band to the legendary Sixties Californian rock gurus ‐ The Doors.They re‐create the sound look presence and feel of a real 1960s Doors concert perfectly and effortlessly transporting the crowd back in time with such…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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10
MAY
Mediumship Demonstration
Penwortham Community Centre

Three local mediums invite you to a special demonstration of evidential Mediumship. Three individual ways of demonstrating communication from your loved ones in Spirit. All three are actively serving Spiritualist Churches in Lancashire.The venue is wheel chair friendly with…

Location: 5.6 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 07742 876747
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13
MAY
Classic Rock Society Presents: Magenta
The Citadel

Magenta are very excited to announce that theyll be returning to the Citadel during their biggest‐ever sequence of gigs in Spring 2017. The concert will coincide with the release of the bands as‐yet‐unnamed seventh studio album to hit shelves in April…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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13
MAY
The Fureys
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

The FureysSaturday 13th May 7:30pmAll tickets £20.50Legends of Irish music & song The FUREYS renowned for their hit songs I will love you When you were sweet 16 The Green fields of France The old man Red rose cafe From Clare to…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 794221
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14
MAY
Lecture: Help & Healing on the Spiritual Path
Quaker Meeting Room

Through the absorption of the divine power many people are experiencing the healing of illnesses and pain that have been declared as incurable by the medical profession. The words of Bruno Groening: There is no incurable God is the greatest physician has…

Location: 8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01524 409345
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14
MAY
Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash
The Citadel

Wishbone Ash was formed by West Country musicians Martin Turner and Steve Upton. Intent on creating a musical sound that was rich in texture and melody Martin Turner envisaged the bands innovative harmony‐guitar hallmark and guitarists Ted Turner and Andy Powell were…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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19
MAY
Space
The Citadel

Following on from their hugely successful Give Me Your Future tour in 2016 the massively popular band return to St Helens to play classic tracks and songs from their latest album.2015 was a good year for the band with Female of the…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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20
MAY
Introduction to Wine - Wine Tasting Experience
The Glendower Hotel

Passionate about wine & want to learn more Each course is a fascinating introduction to the world of Wine. Do you want to discover fascinating and delicious new wines & grape varieties Do you want to taste a wide variety of wines…

Location: 13.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01253 301934
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20
MAY
The Songs of Leonard Cohen 1934 - 2016
The Citadel Arts Centre

This wonderful Tower of Songs ‐ stripped back and desolateEnigmatic and sub textural songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character with an exact sense of prose a wry humour and courage to wrestle with the unspoken forgiving human frailty with the brush…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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22
MAY
Romeo & Juliet
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

Merely Theatre CompanypresentsRomeo & JulietMonday 22nd May 7:30pmTuesday 23rd May 2:30pmAdults £12.50 Seniors £10.50 Children £8.50School groups of 20 £7.50This shows will run at approximately 90 minutes plus interval.Filled with emotion and action Merely Theatre Company deliver both sweeping drama and intimate…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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22
MAY
Twelfth Night
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

Merely Theatre ComapnypresentTwelfth NightMonday 22nd May 2:30pmTuesday 23rd May 7:30pmAdults £12.50 Seniors £10.50 Children £8.50School groups of 20 £7.50Unlikely lovers come crashing together in this riotous and deeply tender comedy. 5 actors use their imagination and innovation to present identical twins multiple…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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26
MAY
The Tina Turner Experience
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

The TIna Turner ExperienceFriday 26th May 7:30pmGeneral Admission £19.50This fully live energetic show charts the life and career of one of theworlds iconic performers. Full of hits like Private Dancer Nutbush CityLimits Proud Mary River Deep Mountain High and Lets StayTogether to…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 794221
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27
MAY
Broadway and Beyond
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

Broadway and BeyondSaturday 27th May 7:30pmAdults £17.50 Concessions £16.50Broadway and Beyond is a thrilling and entertaining mix of music and wit from the most popular musicals of the twentieth and twenty‐first centuries. The performance is an uplifting celebration presented in an engaging…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 794221
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27
MAY
The Producers
The Citadel

Its safe to say that for the past 25 years The Producers have certainly been busy. They have released nine albums of which Aint no Love in the World won them Blues Album of the Year award. Theyve featured…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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28
MAY
Spring Bank Holiday Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

A wide range of old stationary steam engines have been rescued and restored by volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society. Some of the engines are now unique the only ones of their kind to survive today anywhere in the world…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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02
JUN
Panic Room
The Citadel

Welsh rock band Panic Room released their debut album in 2008 titled Visionary Position. The band are made up of a former Karnataka members; Jonathan Edwards Gavin Griffiths Paul Davies Anne‐Marie Helder and Alun Vaughan.…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
JUN
Pat-a-Cake Baby
The Citadel

Are you ready Grab a spoon Because its Pat‐a‐cake timePitter‐patter get the butter Glitzy‐glossy whisk in sugar Jokey‐yolky add the eggsLong Nose Puppets offer up a marvellous moonlit show full of riotous rhyme zany puppets and spiffy special cake;…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 735436
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07
JUN
Avenue Q
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

Avenue Q tells the funny story of Princeton a US college graduate who has moved to the New York neighbourhood of Avenue Q in order to discover his purpose in life. Full of hilarious…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

09
JUN
The Music of Otis Redding
The Citadel Arts Centre

The worlds finest celebration of the music of Otis Redding. All the hits from Sittin at the Dock of the Bay to Too hard to Handle via Mr Pitiful; Show a little tenderness; These arms of mine; Cant turn you Loose; A…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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10
JUN
U2 2 (The U2 Tribute)
The Citadel Arts Centre

U2 2 are the worlds longest running and premier look‐a‐likesound‐a‐likes to U2. Now in their 25th year on the road the band have performed over 1250 shows across three continents. With a performance alongside U2 in 1997 the band have been praised…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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16
JUN
Brass & Hot Pot with Leyland Band
Prescot Parish Church

We welcome for the first time one of the UKs finest brass bands ‐ with an international reputation ‐ now in its 71st year to entertain us with nostalgic tunes and classic melodies. Celebrate the opening night of the 13th Annual…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07762 607618
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16
JUN
The Furrow Collective
The Citadel Arts Centre

The Furrow Collective Nominated Best Traditional Track with The Unquiet Grave and Emily was nominated for Folk Singer Of The Year at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016. Nominated Best Group & Best Traditional TrackBBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015 Rachel…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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17
JUN
Magnificat!
Prescot Parish Church

Choral singers from across the North West gather to form the Prescot Festival Chorus in a performance of Rutters Magnificat and Parrys I Was Glad. James Luxton Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral conducts returning in the second half with the Metropolitan Cathedral Girl…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07762 607618
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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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