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

05
SEP
Blackburn Rovers Zipwire
Blackburn Rovers Football Club

Are you ready to flyCalling all daredevils.. Fancy taking part in the first ever zipwire happening at Blackburn Rovers Football Club on Saturday 5th September 2015 Why not join Blackburn Youth Zone for this fantastic exhilarating event where youll be taken to…

Location: 11.5 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01254 292000
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05
SEP
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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12
SEP
Dancers Preston Legendary salsa Party
Preston Grasshoppers

DANCERS PRESTON LEGENDARY SALSA PARTYwith LIVE BAND MAMBO CON RUMBOTurn up the Latino vibe on the decks is BARRY GBeginners class by Peter Ronson 7.30 Advanced class 8 pm by Guest Instructor TBCDance salsa .Batcha .Kizomber .argentine tango…

Location: 9.8 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 07973 688382
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12
SEP
Horror Camp LIVE!
Scare Kingdom Scream Park

Horror Camp LIVE is an immersive horror simulation experience based in the fictional Campground Mass Acre. Over 13 hours campers become part of an interactive living horror game.Horror Camp LIVE is a unique scare entertainment experience which mixes live scareactors indoor and…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL:
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12
SEP
Introduction to Wine - Wine Tasting Experience Day
The Glendower Hotel

11am to 4pm ‐ including Champagne & delicious 2‐course lunch at the beautiful Glendower Hotel plus a tutored tasting of 12 superb wines. Passionate about wine & want to learn more Each course is a fascinating introduction to the world of Wine.…

Location: 13.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01253 301934
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12
SEP
Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick
The Citadel

Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick are two of the biggest names in British folk music and they tour together in 2015.Their experienced approach to their art lacks none of the fervour of their early days and brings a maturity born of many…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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12
SEP
September Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

Our volunteers have rescued and restored over 27 old stationary steam 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: 01204 846490
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17
SEP
The Moulettes
The Citadel

Moulettes are one of the UKs most unique touring bands and are steadily being singled out from the wave of Bjork & Kate Bush influenced Alt.Folk artists that have arisen this decade. With Strings Guitars Drums Bassoon and Synths Moulettes music weaves…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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18
SEP
Cash (No.1 Johnny Cash Tribute)
The Citadel

As is so often the case with unique artists it takes another one to fully appreciate them. Having lived the life and music of Johnny Cash and other country heroes who came before and since Ben Welburn aka CASH has effortlessly recreated…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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18
SEP
Sportsmans Dinner
Ewood Park

Join us for our first charity Sportsman Dinner. To be held in Jacks Lounge at Ewood Park on Friday 18th September. Arrive 7.30pm for 8pm sitting. Included in the £32 ticket price is a delicious 3 course meal by…

Location: 11.5 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01704 823276
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19
SEP
Danny Mac Returns: Cameo's 1st Birthday
Cameo, Preston

Join us this Saturday 19th September for 2 nights rolled into 1.We have an extra special guest joining us for a special meet & greet session ‐ Voted the sexiest man on TV at The British Soap awards for 3 years running…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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19
SEP
JUDIE TZUKE - Songs and Stories
The Citadel

Judie Tzuke rose to fame with the hauntingly beautiful track Stay With Me Till Dawn. She has had a number of top 10 albums including the much celebrated Welcome To The Cruise. Listen to songs old and new at this intimate gig.…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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20
SEP
Darwen Golf club Wedding fair
Darwen Golf Club Ltd

Darwen Golf Club Wedding Fair Vintage&Traditional 20th September 2015 . Bridal by ARELES BRIDAL DARWENWin £50 with your £1 entry ticket 12.30 to 3.30pm Catwalk All day Entertainments Over 20 vendors …

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07538 425283
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20
SEP
Vibrant Vintage Fair
Haigh Hall, Wigan, Lancashire

Vibrant Vintage are organising 5 fabulous vintage and retro craft fairs at the impressive stately Haigh Hall during 2015. The fairs have a wide range of stalls selling vintage and retro clothing accessories home wear collectables and china dating from 1920's…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07787 316234
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25
SEP
King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys
The Citadel

Rough tough and always rocking the legendary King Pleasure and The Biscuit Boys' zany stage show sometimes belies the fact that here is the finest most authentic rhythm & blues band ever to come from outside the USA. As anyone who has…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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25
SEP
Wigan Event & Wedding Showcase
Macdonald Kilhey Court

Ntertain is delighted to have been invited back to Macdonald Kilhey Court Hotel after a fantastic showcase in September 2014. For 2015 we are bringing an even bigger and better selection of entertainers for your entertainment pleasure. You will experince 8 live…

Location: 6.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01942 530503
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26
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…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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26
SEP
Mum2mum Market
Christ The King Catholic High School

Buy top quality baby and childrens goods at out award winning pop up indoor market. 30 Stalls under one roof giving you the best choice and the best bargains. FREE parking in the large car park at the front of the school…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07804 855019
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27
SEP
BIG Walkies Blackburn
Witton Country Park

Come and join us for the BEST WALK EVER at Witton Country Park More trees more pals and loads of reasons to slobber. Give your dog a day of delight and raise money to help protect dogs and other animals from cruelty.…

Location: 10.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 03001 230123
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01
OCT
Laurence Jones + guests Red Butler
The Citadel

22 year old Laurence Jones is making a big name for himself being awarded Young Artist of the Year at the 2014 British Blues Awards. Don't miss the opportunity to see this fantastic artist who Classic Rock‐Blues Magazine hail as The future…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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02
OCT
John Denver Tribute
The Citadel

Come and enjoy an evening of timeless music from the late great John Denver expertly sung by Chris Bannister. Expect to hear classic tracks such as Annie's Song Rocky Mountain High and Country Roads. Please note Under 18's must be accompanied by…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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03
OCT
Paul Lamb and the Kingsnakes
The Citadel

Paul Lamb came out of Blyth Northumberland forming the Blues Burglars and then Paul Lamb & the King Snakes.Eventually relocating to London over the years Paul has always run a really tight outfit of fine players which now comprises: Ryan…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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09
OCT
Mostly Autumn (Dressed In Voices Tour)
The Citadel

Prog‐rock outfit Mostly Autumn return for another great gig. The band will perform tracks from their latest album Dressed In Voices. Famed for their terrific live shows Mostly Autumn are probably the best band you have never heard. Please note Under 18's…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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10
OCT
Karnataka
The Citadel

Prog‐rockers Karnataka come to St Helens on their 2015 Secrets of Angels Tour. Having toured all over Europe and the US with the likes of Robert Plant and Porcupine Tree Karnataka are a must‐see band for all prog‐rock fans. Please note Under…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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15
OCT
Smaller Rooms presents: Stick in the Wheel
The Citadel

Stick in the Wheel are a raw and uncompromising London folk band headed by producer Ian Carter dobro and Nicola Kearey vocals with Fran Kempster harmony vocals Si Foote percussion and Ellie Wilson fiddle. Brought up in the thriving culture of working…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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17
OCT
Nearly Dan
The Citadel

Less tribute and more homage Nearly Dan is saviour to the growing legions of Steely Dan fans desperate to hear the meticulously crafted grooves and allusive lyrical style of Donald Fagen & Walter Becker. Nearly Dans approach is faithful though not reverential…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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18
OCT
County Brides wedding fayre
Preston Marriott Hotel

A selection of the North Wests premier wedding suppliers will be available offering help and advice to ensure that any wedding day is one to remember. Two stunning catwalk shows at 1pm and 3pm showcasing beautiful bridal gowns sophisticated occasion wear and…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01942 206446
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23
OCT
China Crisis
The Citadel

Popular 80's group China Crisis present songs old and new including tracks from their brand new album Autumn in the Neighbourhood. Don't miss this great evening of music. Please note Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult and seated on…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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23
OCT
Mama: The Genesis Tribute
The Citadel

Mama the Genesis tribute band make a welcome return to The Citadel. Mama are dedicated to reproducing the sights and sounds of a high octane contemporary Genesis rock concert with great musicianship and a full light show. The musical selection features classic…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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25
OCT
Preston city Wedding vintage& tradition beauty eve
Preston masonic hall

Catwalk 2 pm.Over 30 vendors in 2 rooms a dressed ceremony room and the ever popular Vintage Tea Room will be serving delicious cakessandwiches etcwith everything for your wedding or occasion .Beauty products from hair makeup .nails .its close to Christmas so…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07538 425283
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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.