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

16
DEC
Santa's 'Land of Sweets' Grotto
Botany Bay

Meet Santa in his magical Land of Sweets Grotto at Botany BayGrotto Dates;Saturdays ‐ 2nd 9th 16th & 23rd December 2017Sundays ‐ 26th November 3rd 10th & 17th December 2017Friday ‐ 22nd December 2017Open 10am ‐ 5pm each dayLocated in our outdoor…

Location: 5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01257 443515
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17
DEC
Christmas Lunch with boxing legend FRANK BRUNO MBE
The Ramada Plaza Hotel

Spend the afternoon in the company of one of the nations favourite boxers and hear Franks fascinating tales of his life and amazingboxing career fighting some of the meanest toughest men on the planet inc MIKE TYSON twice and LENNOX LEWISSTANDARD…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 07713 628054
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28
DEC
Winter Warm-Up
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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20
JAN
Sari Schorr & The Engine Room
The Citadel Arts Centre

A Force of Nature the debut album from one of todays most exciting blues‐rock singers was produced by the legendary Mike Vernon whose credits include Fleetwood Mac The Blues Breakers Savoy Brown Chicken Shack Eric Clapton and Peter Green. In 2015 while…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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27
JAN
Aladdinsane (UK's No.1 Bowie Tribute)
The Citadel Arts Centre

David Bowie the legend through his timeless music and many incarnations; from Ziggy Stardust to the Thin White Duke into the 80s and beyond. Hear the sound and experience the vision through the performance of Paul Henderson and Aladdinsane widely acclaimed as…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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03
FEB
Roxy Magic
The Citadel

ROXY MAGIC: A Night of Roxy Music and Bryan FerryRoxy Magic are the UKs best and longest‐running tribute to Roxy Music & Bryan FerryWowBryan FerryAwesomeOtis FerryIt took a long time for there to be a Roxy tribute band; there is one now…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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09
FEB
Fleetwood Bac
Epstein Theatre

The only Mac tribute band in the world to authentically replicate the classic StevieLindseyChristineJohnMick Rumours line‐up. The band features their best ever line‐up and in the last few years the response has been amazing.Rave reviews in The Stage newspaper endorsements from the…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 094044
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10
FEB
U2 2 - The U2 Tribute
The Citadel Arts Centre

U2 2 return to The Citadel theatre. Now in their 26th year on the road the band are the ultimate in look‐a‐like sound‐a‐likes. With an impressive history from Achtung Baby to now U2 2 are known for their sounds and resemblance…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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11
FEB
Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf
The Citadel Arts Centre

Presented by Unity Theatre and Action Transport Theatre A small figure sets off with red cloak and hoodto grandmas they go the other side of the woods.Do not stop to smell the flowers or sing to the birdsor climb a tall…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 735436
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16
FEB
Live/Wire The AC/DC Show
The Citadel Arts Centre

LiveWire is The ACDC Show. The unique six‐man tribute to rock musics greatest band ACDC complete with cannons a wall of Marshalls and over two hours of High Voltage Rock n Roll.The ACDC story is over forty years in the making with…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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17
FEB
The Lancashire Hotpots
The Citadel Arts Centre

Local legends The Lancashire Hotpots return for another night of music and laughter. This night is always a sell out so early booking is advised. Support comes from the Kings of Clubland Stu Penders & Spladoosh.Under 18s must be accompanied by…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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18
FEB
Wedding Fayre at Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa
Formby Hall Golf and Spa Resort

We are very excited to announce Red Event will be teaming up with the picturesque wedding venue Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa to bring you the ultimate Wedding Fayre This Liverpool Wedding Fayre is FREE for everyone and offer inspiring Wedding…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

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19
FEB
Psychic Switch - Blackpool
Village Hotel Club Blackpool

Buy your tickets now and receive your E‐Tickets instantly. Advance bookings only we do not sell tickets on the door.See 4 different PsychicsMediums on your table.Psychic Switch Event will be held on Mon 19th Feb 2018 at the Village Hotel Club Blackpool…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: Seew ebsite
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24
FEB
Who's Who
The Citadel

Formed in West London in 1996 Whos Who the longest established Who Tribute Show in the UK have received incredible reactions across Europe and beyond for their exciting live performances. Widely respected and acknowledged by members of The Who as the group…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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09
MAR
Luke Daniels & Nancy Kerr
The Citadel

Two of the British folk scenes top performers have teamed up for a limited number of shows this year to perform their own and each others music. BBC award‐winning Luke Daniels was recently described by fRoots magazine as genius for his intriguingly…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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10
MAR
Spirit Of Elvis
Epstein Theatre

This original presentation of Elvis fantastic musical career takes you through the 68 special and Elvis in Concert years to a special acoustic section featuring beautiful ballads and gospel numbers recreated for the audience in an intimacy which could only be performed…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 094044
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10
MAR
The Floyd Effect
The Citadel

The music of Pink Floyd as it was always meant to be heardHaving toured since 2007 The Floyd Effect is renowned for the remarkable accuracy with which it performs the iconic music of Pink Floyd. All of the bands members are top…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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24
MAR
The Joni Mitchell Song Book
The Citadel

Both Sides Now presents The Joni Mitchell SongbookOf all the leading lights of the West Coast singer‐songwriter movement Joni Mitchell remains its most influential figure with a body of work running the gamut from folk to mainstream pop right through to modern…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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06
APR
Martin Barre Band
The Citadel Arts Centre

In association with Classic Rock SocietyMartin Barre has been the guitarist of Jethro Tull for 43 years his sound and playing having been a major factor in their success. Album sales have exceeded 60 million units and they continue to be played…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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14
APR
Stevie Nimmo
The Citadel

Stevie Nimmo has been successfully recording and touring for the last two decades.Born and raised in Glasgow Scotland there was always music around as Stevie grew up. Stevie never had any guitar or singing lessons but throughout the family there were plenty…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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20
APR
Arena
The Citadel

A Citadel 30th Anniversary EventThe Classic Rock Society are pleased to announce the long‐awaited return of prog‐rock legends ARENA to the Citadel stage. Formed back in 1995 by ex‐Marillion drummer Mick Pointer and keyboard virtuoso Clive Nolan they were joined two years…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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21
APR
The Doors Alive
The Citadel

The Doors Alive are a British tribute band widely regarded as the closest and most enthralling representation of the legendary 1960s rock gods The Doors in the world today. The band re‐create the sound look…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

24
APR
Lennon's Banjo
Epstein Theatre

The play is based on the 2012 novel Julias Banjo by Rob Fennah and Helen A Jones and will mark the 60th anniversary of Julia Lennons death and the disappearance of the banjo she taught her son to play. Produced by Pulse…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 094044
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04
MAY
Jadis
The Citadel

U.K Neo Progressive band Jadis eagerly head out to play live for the first time in 6 years .Band members Gary ChandlerStephen Christey and Andy Marlow are joined this time by Keyboard player Martin Orford who was a major part of the…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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18
MAY
The Prince Experience
The Citadel

In 2016 we lost Prince one of the most prolific and controversial musical icons of all time. It seemed that there was nothing this man couldnt do and because there was only one PRINCE there is only one Prince tribute band The…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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14
JUL
#BLISS Book Lovers In Southport Signing 2018
Prince Of Wales Hotel

Come and join us on July 14th 2018 for the first ever signing in Southport UKMeet new authors and revisit ones you have already met this will be a fun filled day in the seaside resort.Signing: 11am ‐ 5pmLunch for authors: 1pm…

Location: 10.9 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

TEL: Seew ebsite
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08
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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22
SEP
Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash
The Citadel

Martin Turner ex Wishbone AshAutumn Tour 2018Featuring full performance of Wishbone Ash: The First Album 1970.plus moreFresh from sold‐out 2017 shows during which they performed Wishbone Ashs seminal 1972 album Argus in its entirety and following hot on the heels of a…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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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 student…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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08
DEC
John Otway
The Citadel

Back in the austere 1950s a schoolboy drank a bottle of ink and instantly became the centre of attention in the playground.Now read on..Rock veteran John Otway dubbed himself rocknrolls greatest failure after many unsuccessful attempts to produce a second hit single…

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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Want to see what other attractions to visit when in Newtown? See our list of attractions in Newtown, including theme parks, castles, historic houses, zoos and many more family days out.