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.

Editor's Picks






Forthcoming events in Newtown

27
AUG
Botany Bay Canal Fest
Botany Bay

The Botany Bay Canal Fest is BACKAfter the success of last years celebration we are happy to confirm Canal Fest 2017 is set for Bank Holiday Weekend ‐ Sunday 27th and Monday 29th August.Join us for two fantastic days of festivities and…

Location: 5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01257 261220
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27
AUG
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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27
AUG
Summer 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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30
AUG
Goalkeeping Academy Training Camp
Westhoughton Community Leisure Centre

Fred Barber Elite Goalkeeping Academy in partnership with Select Soccer Coaching would like to invite talented young Goalkeepers to be trained by the Pros.Goalkeepers will participate in a full days training camp delivered by legendary Goalkeeping coach Fred Barber and his team…

Location: 11.9 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 07736 354637
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08
SEP
The 39 Steps - 8:00pm
The Citadel Arts Centre

Alfred Hitchcocks classic spy thriller The 39 Steps brilliantly and hilariously recreated for the stage as the smash hit comedy which is suitable for all the family.Follow the incredible adventures of our handsome hero Richard Hannay complete with stiff‐upper‐lip British gung‐ho and…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01744 735436
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09
SEP
The 39 Steps - 2:30pm
The Citadel Arts Centre

Alfred Hitchcocks classic spy thriller The 39 Steps brilliantly and hilariously recreated for the stage as the smash hit comedy which is suitable for all the family. Follow the incredible adventures of our handsome hero Richard Hannay complete with stiff‐upper‐lip British gung‐ho…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01744 735436
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09
SEP
The 39 Steps - 7:30pm
The Citadel Arts Centre

Alfred Hitchcocks classic spy thriller The 39 Steps brilliantly and hilariously recreated for the stage as the smash hit comedy which is suitable for all the family. Follow the incredible adventures of our handsome hero Richard Hannay complete with stiff‐upper‐lip British gung‐ho…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01744 735436
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10
SEP
The 39 Steps - 3:00pm
The Citadel Arts Centre

Alfred Hitchcocks classic spy thriller The 39 Steps brilliantly and hilariously recreated for the stage as the smash hit comedy which is suitable for all the family. Follow the incredible adventures of our handsome hero Richard Hannay complete with stiff‐upper‐lip British gung‐ho…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01744 735436
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13
SEP
World Stars Of Magic
Epstein Theatre

WORLD STARS OF MAGIC IS AN EXCITING AND FAST MOVING FAMILY SHOW FEATURING SOME OF THE WORLDS GREATEST MAGICIANS.Inlcuding Las Vegas Headliners NICK LEWIN and ARMANDO LUCERO The UKs top TV Trickster PAUL ZENON incredible mindreader MARC PAUL the comedy magic of…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 094044
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16
SEP
The Smiths Ltd
The Citadel

The Smiths Ltd was formed in Manchester UK the hometown of The Smiths. After an extensive search to find the perfect Morrissey the band played their first gig in Manchester to an audience of avid Smiths fans. The response was spectacular and…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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17
SEP
Our Rita
Epstein Theatre

OUR RITAS BRINGS YOU AN AMAZING ALL‐STAR NIGHT OF ENTERTAINMENT FEATURING FIVE OF THE BEST NAMES IN LIVE STAND‐UP...Already confirmed in this brilliant line‐up is; Joe Lycett Live at the Apollo 8 Out of 10 Cats Celebrity Juice Never Mind the Buzzcocks…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 094044
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22
SEP
Fawlty Towers Comedy Night and Interactive Dinner
Ibis Styles Hotel Haydock

Join us for the dinner event of the year which combines fine food and classic comedy action as Basil Sybil and Manuel do their very best to look after you the only way they no how. Chaos and mayhem are served in…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 691284
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22
SEP
The Beach Boys Story
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

THE BEACH BOYS STORYIf you like the Beach Boys songs you will love this bandGuaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face with a song in your heart and reflecting on a truly memorable live music experience this is a…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 794221
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23
SEP
Martin Stephenson
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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24
SEP
Goblin's Peter and the Wolf
The Citadel

Peter and Grandad have gone camping for the weekend. Grandad says stick to the campsite but Peter has other ideas...Join Peter on a hilarious adventure through the fields and forest as he discovers new sounds and noises.Featuring animal antics of singing birds…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 735436
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27
SEP
Abandoman Life And Rhymes
Epstein Theatre

The year is 1993. After destroying rural Irelands talent show circuit hip‐hop improvisers Abandoman are teetering on the edge of international fame. This is their access‐all‐areas story: the highs lows and a cast of charactersthat changes every night.This is your chance to…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 094044
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30
SEP
Seyes
The Citadel

Described in Classic Rock Magazine as Britains premier Yes tribute band SeYes present a two‐hour show celebrating the quintessential prog rock experience. Concentrating on the classic seventies incarnation of the band the show contains the brilliant Yours is No Disgrace Roundabout Ive…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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05
OCT
Dave Spikey - Juggling on a Motorbike
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

Thursday 5th October 8pmDave Spikey ‐ Juggling on a MotorbikeGeneral Admission £15.50Dave had been working in the NHS for 19 years as a Biomedical Scientist when in 1987 someone uttered the immortal words Youre really funny you should be a comedian and…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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05
OCT
Jerry Shadowitz
Epstein Theatre

With his unique combination of comedy absolute hatred and card tricks every moment is guaranteed to make you feel better about YOURSELF as he bangs on about some pish or other. Last week it was something about cutting up eyeballs for baby…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 094044
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06
OCT
Chantel McGregor
The Citadel

A female guitar prodigy at fourteen Chantel was told by major labels that she had a great voice but girls dont play guitar like that Wisely ignoring the comments she enrolled at the Leeds College of Music and became the first…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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07
OCT
Darkside Performing Pink Floyd Show
Epstein Theatre

Seven musicians will deliver with empathy and passion a brand new show with tracks from the massive back‐catalogue of Pink Floyd from the early magical days of Pink Floyd founder Syd Barrett through to later iconic albums renowned for their complex structures…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01517 094044
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07
OCT
Led Into Zeppelin
The Citadel

Led Into Zeppelin are one of the UKs leading tribute bands. The four‐piece recreate Led Zeppelins back catalogue note for note in a tremendous and rousing gig which will evoke memories of the real thing.The band comprises Paul Bradshaw as Robert Plant…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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13
OCT
Bootleg Blondie
The Citadel

BOOTLEG BLONDIE is the official Debbie Harry & Blondie tribute band and the only Blondie tribute to play the legendary CBGBs in New York City before its demise in 2006. CBGBs was the Holy Grail of American Punk and New Wave where…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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14
OCT
Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders
The Citadel

Andy Fairweather Low came to prominence as the lead singer in Amen Corner. The 60s saw them clock up hit after pop hit. Songs such as Bend Me Shape Me Hello Suzy If Paradise is Half As Nice are internationally remembered…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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15
OCT
Comedy Stars!
Thwaites Empire Theatre

This show features Britains Got Talent finalist Danny Posthill inspirational Canadian Tanya Lee Davis Leaves you feeling breathless and wanting more Time Out with BBC New comedy award finalist Lauren Pattison and Pete Phillipson Your MC is Raymond Mearns. Doors open 7.30pm.Tickets…

Location: 11.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01254 685500
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20
OCT
David Holt - An Evening of Clairvoyance
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

David HoltJoin David Holt the author of best seller Are you ready to believe for a very different kind of evening.One of the UKs leading spirit mediums delivering mind blowing evidence of life after death. If you have ever wondered what life…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 01253 794221
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21
OCT
The Enid
The Citadel

After 40 years The Enid continue to create bedazzling genre‐busting music. Fusing rock symphonic electronic and choral elements there is simply no other band like them on planet earth. Following the recent critical acclaim of their Journeys End trilogy The Enid enter…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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22
OCT
Catapluf's Musical Journey
The Citadel

Explore rhythms and sounds of the world with Catapluf whose imagination takes you to places where music can be found in everything: pans…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 735436
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27
OCT
Fleetwood Bac
The Citadel Arts Centre

FLEETWOOD BACMAC ARE ... BAC Presented by GS PromotionsFLEETWOOD BAC are the worlds first and best Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself the only Mac tribute to authentically replicate the classic Rumours line‐up.Over the last few years they…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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28
OCT
Autumn Steamings
Bolron 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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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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