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

02
JUL
Kids Planet Yarrow House Summer Fair & Open Day
Kids Planet Yarrow House

Come along to our Summer fair and open day where you can meet our dedicated team and view our outstanding facilities.Lots of activities including bouncy castle face painting badge making balloon race Mr Stix appearance tombola refreshments & more.Kids Planet Yarrow House80a…

Location: 10.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01704 534855
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03
JUL
Lecture: Health & 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: 07599 209293
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11
JUL
Basics of Procurement
SR Supply Chain Preston

Delivered over one day this Basics of Procurement course provides an essential introduction to the field of purchasing designed for those with little or no previous experience in the sector.This CPD Continuous Professional Development programme is accredited by SR Supply Chain Consultants…

Location: 9.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01772 282555
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14
JUL
Introduction to Procurement Processes
SR Supply Chain Preston

The 1‐day introductory programme is delivered by experienced practitioners who provide real world advice and guidance on the application of best practice procurement procedures in the workplace.This CPD Continuous Professional Development programme is accredited by SR Supply Chain Consultants Limited a…

Location: 9.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01772 282555
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16
JUL
Kids Planet The Cottage - Summer Fair and Open Day
Kids Planet The Cottage

Come along to our Summer fair and open day where you can meet our dedicated team and view our outstanding facilities.Lots of activities including bouncy castle face painting hook a duck creative stations & messy play tin can ally tombola refreshments &…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01512 930384
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16
JUL
Kids Planet The House - Summer Fair & Open Day
Kids Planet The House

Come along to our Summer fair and open day where you can meet our dedicated team and view our outstanding facilities.Lots of activities including bouncy castle face painting Zumba BBQ Dave the Minion prize games refreshments & more.Kids Planet The House137…

Location: 16.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01519 313155
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18
JUL
Effective Project Management
North Western Chamber of Commerce

Delivered over one day this Effective Project Management course helps you get to grips with the key project management tools techniques and terms used in the procurement & supply sector. The introductory programme is ideal for those with little or no experience…

Location: 14.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01772 282555
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17
AUG
Effective Stores Management for Beginners
SR Supply Chain Preston

A one‐day course focusing on the key tools and techniques used to manage inventory and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the business.This CPD Continuous Professional Development programme is accredited by SR Supply Chain Consultants Limited a CIPS Centre of Excellence.Effective…

Location: 9.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01772 282555
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28
AUG
Summer 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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09
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 the…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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10
SEP
September 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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10
SEP
The SoulTrain
The Citadel

Here we go again with another major music and dance night bringing the countrys finest Northern Soul Band The SoulTrain to St Helens on Saturday 10th September 2016. For all the soulboys and girls out there all the stops will be pulled…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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14
SEP
Guys & Dolls
The Charter Theatre

Preston Musical Comedy Society presents: Guys & Dolls which is the famous Broadway musical by Frank Loesser. Its the sizzling New York tale of gamblers gangsters and nightclub singers and is a cornerstone of the musical comedy stage that continues to…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772804444Box Office
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17
SEP
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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23
SEP
Martin Simpson
The Citadel

A spell binding evening of music with one of the finest acoustic guitar players in the world.Please note Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the balcony upstairs. To check availability of seated tickets please contact our Box…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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24
SEP
Ghost Hunt at Mill Street Barracks
Mill Street Barracks

Pay for your ticket via Bank Transfer BACS and receive £5 off per ticketPlease Note: This offer is redeemed against Full Ticket Payments OnlyBuilt in 1861 and is steeped in military and local history it has accommodated many branches of the armed…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Bizarre

TEL: 08444 143982
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30
SEP
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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07
OCT
An Evening of Genesis - Prog Rock Special
The Citadel

Mama will be performing a night of Genesis music with the emphasis on their longer Prog Rock songs. They will be featuring the whole of The Duke album played live in its entirety as well as classics such as In The Cage…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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08
OCT
An Evening of Genesis Hits
The Citadel

Mama will be performing the classic hits of Genesis and ex members Phil Collins Peter Gabriel and Mike Rutherfords band Mike And The Mechanics live. This is a show for fans of the massive Genesis and company hits in the 80s and…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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08
OCT
Halfway To Paradise - The Billy Fury Story
Southport Theatre

Billy Fury was Britains own Elvis ‐ & The girls would go wild for him. 33 years after his untimely death ‐ his own musicians remember him.Last Night Was Made For Love When Will You Say I Love You A Thousand Stars…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713021
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23
OCT
Hans Christian Andersen's, The Tinderbox
The Citadel

A roguish soldier acquires a magic tinderbox which gives him the power to summon three extraordinary dogs to do his bidding. Watch the soldiers remarkable roller coaster adventure from rags to riches and back again Will he survive and win the love…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01744 735436
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29
OCT
Merry Hell Plus Support
The Citadel

North West folk‐rockers Merry Hell return for their fifth Merry Helloween concert at The Citadel. The band will be playing old favourites as well as new tracks from their new album The Ghost In Our House & Other StoriesThe 15 songs of…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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04
NOV
China Crisis
The Citadel

After a sell out tours of the UK and America in 2015 China Crisis return in support of their new album Autumn in the Neighbourhood their first album of new material in 20 years. Eddie Lundon and Gary Daly are the founder…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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11
NOV
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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18
NOV
Sean Lock
Preston Guildhall

Sean Lock began his career as a stand‐up comedian and was named Best Live Comic in 2000 at the British Comedy Awards. He has since branched out into TV and acting work along with appearances…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

19
NOV
The Clone Roses + Happy Mondaze
The Citadel

The Clone Roses return to the Citadel. This is always a sell out so make sure you book your tickets early to avoid disappointment.Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the balcony upstairs.Doors: 7:30pmTickets: £13 ADV £15…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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26
NOV
Classic Rock Society presents: Mostly Autumn
The Citadel

Counted amongst the top 100 best prog bands of all time and winners of Best Live Concert and Best Female Vocalist 2014 Olivia Sparnenn‐Josh in the Classic Rock Society awards Mostly Autumns musical palette is diverse they draw on influences from the…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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02
DEC
Aynsley Lister
The Citadel

Fresh from his richly deserved accolade as Guitarist of the Year in the British Blues Awards and straight out of the studio Aynsley returns to The Stables with a brand new album The new album Eyes Wide Open combines the songwriting craft…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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16
DEC
Classic Rock Society presents: Touchstone
The Citadel

TOUCHSTONE are a five piece UK Progressive Rock band originally formed in 2003. The band has developed in many ways since the early days and morphed into the present line up with Adam Hodgson on guitars Moo on Bass Guitar Henry Rogers…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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28
DEC
Winter Warm-Up
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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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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