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
MAR
Two
The Citadel

The Citadel Arts Centre Adult Theatre Company brings you this sharp humorous slice of life set in a pub owned by a savagely bickering husband and wife. 14 characters are brought to you by two hugely talented performers for one night only.…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01744 735436
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27
MAR
Classics Manchester Camerata
King George's Hall

Classics Manchester Camerata at King George&039;s Hall in Blackburn on Friday 27 March 2015. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Classics Manchester Camerata live…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

28
MAR
Indulgence: Presents Simon Webbe
Cameo, Preston

We are excited to announce we have Simon Webbe from boy band Blue and finalist of Strictly Come Dancing joining us for an amazing DJ set and then meet & greetOther entertainment on the evening include Show Girls from Pastiche Entertainment and…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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28
MAR
Lydiate Scouts Car Boot Sale
Lydiate Parish Hall

A friendly Car Boot Sale organised and run by the 1st Lydiate Scout Group with all proceeds towards the promotion of scouting in Lydiate and beyond.Our sale is located outdoors on the field but we have indoor heated facilities including a cafe…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07855695085(Textspref erred)
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28
MAR
Lytham Vintage and Antiques Market
Lytham Vintage and Antiques Market

Up to 30 great traders selling Vintage Antiques Retro Pre‐loved Treasures and Collectables. Town centre venue. Lytham Assembly Rooms formerly Lytham Baths Dicconson Terrace Lytham Lancashire FY8 5JY. Lovely venue and tea rooms. Open 10.00am ‐ 4.00pm. Sellers: 1 x 6ft…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 01253 782828
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29
MAR
Preston City Wedding Fair
Preston Masonic Vintage Hall

everything for your wedding . Traditional and Vintage inspired venue dressing . Catwalk 3pm from Bridal BlissShowing 2015 new designer gowns . Brides maids flower girls Mother of the Bride as well Bridal Gowns.Free wedding Book . Free County Brides ..Over 25…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07538 425283
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04
APR
T-REX (the Music Of Marc and Mickey)
The Wyrebank

T‐Rex the music of Marc and Mickey originally reformed in 1998 with 3 members of T‐Rex whom worked alongside the legendary Marc Bolan back in the 70s.Now remaining one of Marcs drummers and close friend Paul Fenton has teamed with…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07719 186145
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10
APR
Introduction to Wine With Wine Pairing Buffet
Blackpool Urban Village Resort

Want to know more about wine This evening will guide you through how to choose better wine and will start you on your journey of wine discovery. If you know what you like but want to understand why ‐ then this evening…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01253 301934
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10
APR
Strangefish
The Citadel

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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10
APR
Strangefish & Haze
The Citadel

Classic Rock Society promoted concert featuring a double bill of progressive rock from Sheffield based Haze and Manchesters Strangefish. Tickets from http:www.classicrocksociety.co.ukshopstrangefish‐plus‐tbc…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07977 618089
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11
APR
The Floyd Effect
The Citadel

Following a terrific gig in April 2014 The Floyd Effect return to treat fans to more gems from the Pink Floyd treasure chest. Expect great musicianship and stunning special effects which combine to create fabulous entertainment. Please note Under 18's must be…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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18
APR
Black AKA Colin Vearncombe
The Citadel

The Citadel presents a rare and intimate show from one of the finest voices in music. As Black Colin Vearncombe lit up the charts with his timeless Wonderful Life the hits Sweetest Smile and Everything Is Coming Up Roses and also produced…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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19
APR
The Ugly Duckling
The Citadel

Life isnt much fun in the farmyard for the misfit duckling. Teased and tormented he dreams of kindlier places beyond the farm gates. But will he survive out thereJoin in the adventures of this famous under‐dog in Hans Christian Andersens much‐loved tale…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 735436
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24
APR
Renaissance
The Citadel

PRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE CLASSIC ROCK SOCIETY www.classicrocksociety.co.uk Renaissance is a band with a rich history unique unto themselves as progressive rock pioneers who rose from the ashes of the seminal UK rock band The Yardbirds. Their career has spanned forty…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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25
APR
Mum2mum Market
Aughton Christ Church Ministry Centre

Mum2mum Markets are nearly new sales of quality baby and childrens goods and equipment where mums sell to mums and keep 100 of their proceeds on the day.Need to declutter book your stall today at www.mum2mummarket.co.uk then just turn up on the…

Location: 9.5 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07804 855019
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25
APR
Quadrophenia
The Citadel

Quadrophenia Night returns to The Citadel to celebrate The Whos iconic film of the same name as well as the wider 1960s music scene. The perfect night out for Mods Rude Boys Soulites and everyone else For tickets contact The Citadel box…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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25
APR
Rainbow Ramble
Bishop Rawstorne High School

The Legacy Rainbow House 7th annual sponsored Rainbow Ramble event.Sign up and walk further for those who cantChoose to run or walk our 18 11 or 5 mile Rainbow Ramble routes. All start and finish at Bishop Rawstorne High School in Croston…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01704 823276
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28
APR
Sean Lock
Chorley Little Theatre

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: 4.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

30
APR
Dave Spikey Punchlines
King George's Hall

Dave Spikey Punchlines at King Georges Hall in Blackburn on Thursday 30 April 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Dave Spikey Punchlines live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

01
MAY
Lancashire Wedding Showcase
Haigh Hall

See some of the North Wests best entertainers live on stage at one of the most beautiful stately homes in the north west of England. Haigh Hall plays host to dozens of incredible events every year.One of which being the Ntertain Wedding…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07734 805817
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01
MAY
Otis Grand
The Citadel

Otis Grand knows the Blues from down‐home Texas or Rockin R&B to West Coast Jump to the classic sounds of 60s Chicago blues.His reputation for being one of the most authentic exponents of classic electric blues guitar is well documented and further…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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01
MAY
Alan Carr
Preston Guildhall

Known as Chatty Man and Spexy Beast this witty English comedian and personality burst onto TV screens after winning a BBC New Comedy Award in 2001. With two arena tours under his belt this…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

02
MAY
Ska Face
The Citadel

Formed from the desire to return to the classic sounds of their youth Ska Face contains ten individual members with a combined age of over 450 years between them. Old enough to know better but young and foolish enough to attempt to…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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03
MAY
May Day Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

Our volunteers have rescued and restored over 27 old stationary stem engines ‐ some of the engines which once powered the cotton mills and woollen mills of the north of England. Most will be running in steam on these 2 days only.…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01257 265003
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03
MAY
Mike Harding Evening of Poetry
The Citadel

With a resume that reads folk singer and songwriter poet and playwright comedian and broadcaster fell‐walker and fly‐fisherman; its hard to pigeon‐hole Mike Harding. Described by Billy Connolly as the funniest man in England and acknowledged as the Grandfather of Folk Mikes…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01744 735436
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06
MAY
Witches of Eastwick
The Charter Theatre

Preston Musical Comedy Society are performing this fantastic musical from 6th ‐ 9th May 2015 at Prestons Charter Theatre under the directorship of Peter Taylor from our stunning 2012 production of Mack and Mabel and choreography by Lorna Cookson. This promises…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772721835/07989 832721
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09
MAY
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

14
MAY
Breabach
The Citadel

Ever since launching their career as winners of an Open Stage Award at Celtic Connections in 2005 Breabachs star has been steeply on the rise an ascent that continues with the release of their fourth album rlar. They are often described as…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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16
MAY
Sound of Simon
The Citadel

The Sounds of Simon is a tribute to the wonderful music of Simon and Garfunkel. All The Hits 1957‐1987 is the brand new show that does exactly was it says on the tin.From Hey Schoolgirl released in 1957 when they were known…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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16
MAY
Classics The Halle
King George's Hall

Classics The Halle at King George&039;s Hall in Blackburn on Saturday 16 May 2015. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Classics The Halle live…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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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