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

08
MAY
Lecture: Help and 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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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
TOM STADE ‘You’re Welcome!’ UK Tour 2015/101
The Atkinson

Every inch a star.super confidence and charisma If comedy is the new rock n roll then Tom Stade is Keith Richards DAILY RECORD Back on the road after the sell‐out success of his month‐long run at the Edinburgh Festival earlier this year…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01704 533333
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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

15
MAY
Wiggle 4 Counties
Withy Grove Park

In a brand new event series Pennine Event and Wiggle bring you Wiggle 4 Counties; a challenging yet rewarding sportive offering the very best of the North West. Taking in sections of road within all four of the immediate North West counties…

Location: 6.2 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01772 447979
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19
MAY
Healing Horticulture & the Dig In Project
Astley Coach House Conference Room

Find out how horticultural therapist Donna Rowe‐Green harnesses the healing power of gardening and her work with military veterans in Preston and Chorley.Tickets £3 including refreshments. To book a place contact astley.hallchorley.gov.uk or call 01257 515151.Talk takes place in Astley Coach House…

Location: 4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01257 515151
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20
MAY
Smaller Rooms Presents: Josienne & Ben
The Citadel

To win the Best Duo category at the 2015 BBC Folk Awards is quite an achievement at any stage of an Artists career. But just two years prior to this accolade Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker were virtually unknown on the…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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21
MAY
Grand opening EAST MEETS WEST Weekend wedding Show
The Royal Banquiting Hall

GRAND Opening WEEKEND WEDDING SHOW .The Dual Cultural Bridal Event is hosted by The Royal Banqueting Hall .London Rd .Preston a stunning refurbishment has just been completed to showcase all types of weddings .whether Asian or English Traditional this…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07538 425283
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21
MAY
Sarah Millican
King George's Hall

Sarah Millican is a successful English stand‐up comedienne from South Shields. Her profile on the comedy scene first increased after winning the if.comedy award in 2008 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She is now…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

28
MAY
Nick Harper
The Citadel

2016 promises to be an exciting celebratory year for Nick Harper with a lengthy UK tour planned to support the third and final vinyl retrospective album and one box to unite them all. Nick will also be collaborating with Port Erin…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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29
MAY
Spring 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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03
JUN
The Songs of Nick Drake
The Citadel

Nick Drake is the most revered and truly loved of all of this Countrys singersongwriters. He recorded three cherished Albums between 1969 and 1972 but was almost entirely unknown in his day. After his tragic death in 1974 aged only 26 his…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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04
JUN
Theatr Lolo Presents: Boxy & Sticky
The Citadel

Ive found a box.Ive found a stick.This box can be whatever I want it to be.I can be ‐Inside it. Outside it.Under it.On top of it.This stick was the first toy in the world.I canTap with itThrow it and catch it.I can…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 735436
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10
JUN
Space
The Citadel

Space have sold over 2 million albums world wide with titles including Spiders Tin Planet Suburban Rock and Roll and Attack of the Mutant 50ft Kebab and also released 10 top 40 singles and a host of other single releases to‐date with…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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10
JUN
Tom Jones
Aintree Racecourse

Tom Jones may be approaching 70 but he shows little sign of slowing down. Born Thomas Jones Woodward in 1940 he was awarded an OBE by the Queen. He has had an extremely…

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
JUN
Wuthering Heights
Lytham Hall

Chapterhouse Theatre Company is proud to present Emily Brontes classic love story set on the beautiful mysterious wilderness of the Yorkshire moors. This treasured story of enduring love and passion has thrilled and entranced for generations and is now brought alive on…

Location: 11.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 736652
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17
JUN
Classic Rock Society Presents: Karnataka
The Citadel

RESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE CLASSIC ROCK SOCIETY Karnataka rose to the forefront of the female‐fronted symphonic progressive rock scene with the release of their landmark album Delicate Flame of Desire. Their follow up and critically acclaimed album The Gathering Light won…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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25
JUN
Mum2Mum Nearly New Market Darwen
Darwen Vale High School

SELL quality second hand baby childrens 0‐6years and maternity clothes preloved baby equipment or used pram at our nearly new baby and childrens market and keep 100 of the proceeds. Sign up for our free decluttering tips at www.mum2mummarket.co.ukget‐free‐tips.htmlBook a stall http:www.mum2mummarket.co.ukbook‐a‐stall.html…

Location: 11.3 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07595 177893
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25
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

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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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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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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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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