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

26
MAR
Make with Mum
Botany Bay

Make with Mum this Mothers DaySpend the perfect day at Botany Bay and make meaningful bead creations.Mrs Bead will be hosting a workshop for all to enjoy; choose from 100s of colourful beads to create beautiful mother and child bracelet sets. This…

Location: 5 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01257 261220
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27
MAR
The Dublin Legends
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

The Dublin LegendsMonday 27th March 2017 7:30pmAll tickets £20.50The Dublin LegendsFormerly of The DublinersAll The Hits & More TourFrom Seven Drunken Nights to Whiskey In The JarIrish Folk Music at its Very BestIn 2012 The Dubliners celebrated 50 years on the road…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 794221
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27
MAR
Rick Astley
Preston Guildhall

With a career spanning over 25 years 80s pop icon and multi‐million selling artist Rick Astley has announced a full UK tour for October this year.…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

28
MAR
Pasha - Let's Dance The Night Away
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

Pasha ‐Lets Dance The Night AwayTuesday 28th March 2017 7:30pmGeneral Admission £24.50Concessions £23.50EARLY BIRD OFFERBook before 31 December and you will also get a Pre Show In Conversation with PashaThis will take place in the auditorium where Pasha will be interviewed on…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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30
MAR
Preston Jam: Avant Garden
The Ferret

Come and join us to hear this live music collaboration which will be something a little different to what you may be used to.An excellent evening of varied music‐making featuring the jazz‐fusion guitar legend and ex‐Isotope band leader Gary Boyle. A central…

Location: 7.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 894106
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30
MAR
Road by Jim Cartwright
The Citadel

Dates and times marked with a are provisional and may be subject to change.The Citadel Adult Theatre Company return to the stage to perform Jim Cartwrights gritty play about life in a working class Northern town.Road explores the lives of the…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01744 735436
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31
MAR
Iain Stirling - 'Onwards'
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

You may recognise his voice as the narrator of ITV2s Love Island or recognise his face as the host of Scottish BAFTA best childrens show award winning panel show The Dog Ate my Homework CBBC. Other credits include The Now Show Radio…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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31
MAR
Preston Jam: Danny Saul/Kinder Meccano/Third City
The Continental

Danny Saul is an experimental musician performer and composer from Manchester UK. Recently awarded a PhD in electroacoustic composition Danny works within areas of electroacoustic composition and laptop performance. He has toured throughout the UK Europe USA and Japan. He runs the…

Location: 6.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 894106
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31
MAR
Preston Jam: Music and Freedom Symposium
UCLan Media Innovation Studio (MISt)

Leading Civil Rights scholar and author of the landmark text Just My Soul Responding: Rhythm and Blues Black Consciousness and Race Relations Professor Brian Ward from Northumbria University will give the keynote address on Freedom Sounds: Music and the Civil Rights Movement.…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 894106
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01
APR
Absolute Bowie
53 Degrees

There will only ever be one David Bowie he was unique in every way and an inspiration to millions. Absolute Bowie Europes Finest David Bowie Tribute continue to celebrate the life and music of the Starman with a spectacular show uniting Bowie…

Location: 7.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 893000
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01
APR
Lydiate Scouts Car Boot Sale
Lydiate Parish Hall Field

Times:Sellers arrive from 6amBuyers arrive from 6amFinish approx. 12pmCharges:£7 per car£10 per large van or trailerBuyers: 40p per person over 18 yrs. Children freeFree car parking on our field please do not park on the roadDisabled parkingDogs allowedNo booking necessaryBring your own…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07855695085(textspref erred)
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01
APR
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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01
APR
Preston Jam Music Festival: Rhythm Alley Jammin
Preston Flag Market

First up are the Worldwise Samba Drummers and Preston Samba Dancers community groups based at UCLan as part of the Something for Everyone project. Their infectious high‐energy performances combine traditional rhythms and dance moves with original material.Come and take part in some…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 894106
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APR
Preston Jam: Django Performance Seminar
Harris Museum and Art Gallery

Professor Stuart Hampton‐Reeves ‐ presenting Stuart Hampton‐Reeves ‐ guitar Paul Murphy ‐ rhythm guitar John Wilton ‐ double bass James Goodwin‐Hudson ‐ lead guitarThis will be an illustrated performance of Djangos music by a quartet specialising in Hot Club‐style gypsy jazz. Django…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 894106
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01
APR
Preston Jam: Preston Jam at 53
Venue 53

A pre‐Ribble Valley Jazz Festival Fringe Event partnered by the University of Central Lancashire & Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues in a stunning 3 band production from 6.30pm to midnight with Soweto the multi award winning UK king of jazz and hip‐hop.…

Location: 7.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 894106
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01
APR
The Signatures
The Citadel

The Signatures put their own expression to many Northern Soul numbers creating a true balance between authentic & modern in sound. The Signatures as musicians enjoy playing Northern Soul live giving a full set of passion and energy guaranteeing to get an…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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02
APR
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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02
APR
The Wedding Show
Preston masonic hall

The Preston Masonic Hall Wedding Show will take place on Sunday 2nd April 2017 11:30am ‐ 3:30pm.12noon live on stage funk soul band with music from Paul Hepplestall Baby grand piano & Sax and Classical Guitarist playing a selection of music idea…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07538 425283
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04
APR
Doris The Dragon Show
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

Doris The Dragon ShowCome and join Doris and her fiery friends in a brand new fun packed showDoris The Dragon Show is full of giddy games panto style slapstick and lots of audience interaction. Created for children up to 10 years old…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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06
APR
Chris Ramsey: Is That Chris Ramsey?
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

Chris Ramsey: Is That Chris RamseyThursday 6th April 2017 8pmGeneral Admission £20.50A brand new stand up show for 2017 from the comedian youve seen on The Royal Variety Performance Celebrity Juice Hebburn Live At The Apollo and various newspapers when he was…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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07
APR
The Opera Boys
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

The Opera BoysFriday 7th April 7:30pmGeneral Admission £19Leading men from Londons West End combine in a powerhouse of vocal harmony to deliver a stunning blend of music ranging from Opera to Pop and everything in between.For the past 5 years The Opera…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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08
APR
Come and Sing Stainer's Crucifixion
St Leonard's CE Church

Preston Orpheus Choir presents Stainers beautiful Crucifixion at St Leonards Church Penwortham Preston. A rehearsal workshop will take place with the Choirs Conductor Elspeth Slorach between 2.30 and 5.30 pm on Saturday 8th April 2017 with the performance on the…

Location: 5.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 735197
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08
APR
Strangefish & This Winter Machine
The Citadel Arts Centre

Manchester progressive rock band Strangefish have been in existence off and on for twenty‐five years now since their initial formation in 1989. Inspiring an unswervingly loyal cult following along the way the band took two periods of hiatus from 1996‐2000 and from…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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09
APR
Frost
The Citadel

Frost are Jem Godfrey Keysvocals John Mitchell ‐ Guitarvocals It Bites Nathan King Bassvocals Level 42 and Craig Blundell Drums Steven WilsonBAFTA nominated and Ivor Novello award winning songwriter Jem Godfrey formed Frost in 2005 after…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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14
APR
We're going on a Bear Hunt!
Botany Bay

Were going on a Bear HuntJoin us this Easter weekend Fri Sat Sun Mon for a bear filled family adventure at Botany Bay. Hunt to find all our cuddly teddy bears hidden around the mill find them all to claim a FREE…

Location: 5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01257 261221
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15
APR
Cenacle
The Citadel

Hailing from North West England Cenacle are living proof that raw talent ambition and honesty can still help you thrive in the music industry today. What else would explain 100s of shows International tours and support slots with some of the biggest…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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15
APR
The Timeless Music of Love
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

Saturday 15 April 7:30pmVaughan Kennedy Plays and singsThe Timeless Music of LoveAdults £15Seniors £14Children £7.50There will be a treat in store for all lovers of time served popular music when Blackpools own Vaughan Kennedy returns to the Lowther Pavilion Theatre together with…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 794221
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19
APR
Boogie Nights
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

Do you remember where you were the night Elvis died Well tonights the night. Boogie Nights‐The Musical tells the hilarious and heart‐warming story of Roddy a Jack‐the‐lad whose life of birds booze and boogie is about to be turned upside down.Its the…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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21
APR
The Muffin Men With Denny Walley
The Citadel

Celebrating 27 years on the road around Europe. April 2017 sees the MufFinZ Power Quartet plus special guest Denny Walley on slide guitar and vocal play a short UK tour.The Muffin Men have played nearly 2000 dates around Europe often featuring…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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22
APR
Classic Rock Society Presents: Karnataka
The Citadel

Epic stratospheric symphonic rock from KARNATAKA performing tracks from their No.1 charting album Secrets of Angels plus brand new material on their 2017 European Tour. Winners of Best Album and Best Song at the 2016 Classic Rock Society Awards the bands powerful…

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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