What's on inSkelmersdale


Welcome to Skelmersdale

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Skelmersdale - 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 Skelmersdale to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Skelmersdale

21
JUN
Hack The Root at RIBA North
RIBA North - National Architecture Centre

. RIBA North and Liverpool Biennial have commissioned Mae‐ling Lokko to develop a project using Grow‐It‐Yourself workshops to produce an architectural structure from agrowaste‐fed mycelium mushrooms.The structure which shifts along its length from Root to Rhizome ‐ from mass produced biomaterial to…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01517 030107
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22
JUN
Genesis Connected
The Epstein Theatre

Genesis Connected is a tribute show celebrating the music of Genesis and the biggest selling acts connected: Peter Gabriel Phil Collins and Mike & the Mechanics.After two critically‐acclaimed visits in 2016 & 2017 we welcome back Genesis Connected for what is sure…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01517 094044
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22
JUN
The Grand Masters of Darts 2018
Preston Guild Hall

. THE GRAND MASTERS OF DARTS 2018Friday 22nd June 2018TICKET PRICES:VIP £57 Entry from 5:30pmMeet and GreetReserved table seat within first 2 rowsTable ServiceSouvenir ProgrammeSmartphone Selfie OpportunityPlatinum £37 Entry from 6:30pmReserved table seatTable ServiceSouvenir ProgrammePaid Photo OpportunityStandard £17 Entry…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 07506 009134
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22
JUN
Sound Affects Music- BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Ormskirk Civic Hall

We are hosting a Battle of the Bands competition for anyone aged 7‐17. The event will be split into two age categories 7‐12 and 13‐17. The aim of our competition is to encourage young budding musicians to perform either covers or their…

Location: 4.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01695 580300
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26
JUN
Nuclear Asset Information Monitoring
Park Royal

. In an increasingly competitive energy market the nuclear sector is tasked with reducing asset life‐cycle costs and improving operational efficiency against a backdrop of an ever more complex operational environment and stringent licensing and regulatory requirements. It is mission critical to…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: +44(0)2070 961754
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29
JUN
Educate and Empower Sleep Worskhop
Rainhill Guide House

Baby Event proudle sponsored by MyHummy with a chance to win a SnoozyEducate & EmpowerSleep WorkshopTired parent Baby not napping Up all night Dummy slave Toddler tantrums Toddler coming into your bed 5 am get ups Nursing to sleep You are not…

Location: 9.2 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07732 425436
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30
JUN
Music for the Mind & Soul
Capstone Theatre

Balu Raguraman violin Subartha Raguraman veenaM Balachandar mridangamKousic Sen table Two of the most beautiful stringed instruments in Indian music the violin and the veena are given a rhythmic heartbeat by rich percussion in this extraordinary Jugalbandhi performance.Balu…

Location: 12 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01512 913578
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30
JUN
National Garden Scheme - Open Garden in Leyland
19 Cumberland Avenue

National Garden Scheme ‐ Open Garden For Charity in Leyland Lancs Also a pond and a view of Worden Park and woods. Visited by a lot of wildlife.Saturday 30th June 1pm ‐ 5pm 19 Cumberland Avenue Leyland PR25 1BEAdults £3 Children freeLight…

Location: 10 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

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01
JUL
Born To Win
St Helens Theatre Royal

After the huge success of Dance is Life in 2017 Giovanni is once again set to get your hearts beating a little faster showcasing a story of love and passion with even more heat even more energy and even more drama than…

Location: 6.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01744 756000
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07
JUL
Poppy Walk
Exchange Flags

Discover Liverpools hidden gems this summer and raise funds for The Royal British Legion. Poppy Walk is coming to Exchange Flags on 7th July and will be the perfect way to discover the past and present of this historic city.…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 03330 114500
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07
JUL
Lecture: Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path
Quaker Meeting House

A lecture about spiritual healing and help through the teaching of Bruno Groening.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…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07800 933172
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08
JUL
Lecture: Help & Healing on the Spiritual Path
Quaker Meeting Room

A lecture about spiritual healing and help through the teaching of Bruno Groening.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…

Location: 15.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01524 409345
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14
JUL
SonFest Southport
Kings Gardens Southport

SonFest Southport Music Festival returns for its fifth year on Saturday 14th July. Join us for a family‐friendly day packed with free live music and free kids activities and of course great food and even speciality coffees This year taking the stage…

Location: 11.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07825 304338
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14
JUL
Nightrider Liverpool 2018
Liverpool Pier Head

Liverpool2018 is putting the city on the world stage by hosting a year‐long series of events to celebrate a decade since it was chosen as the European Capital of Culture. The charity night ride returns for the third time on 14 …

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Sports

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14
JUL
Beautiful world, where are you?
Multiple venues and spaces

Liverpool Biennial a free festival of contemporary art with something for visitors of all ages will mark its 20th anniversary this year with the 10th edition under the title Beautiful world where are you running from 14 July 28 October 2018.…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01613 020206
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14
JUL
An Evening with David Sedaris UK Tour 2018
Liverpool Philarmonic Hall

Leading US Humorist Best selling author and Triple Grammy Award nominee David Sedaris is coming to London for his 2018 UK tour supporting the release of his new book of essays Calypso.Known for his sardonic wit and his social satires and critiques…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02072 843444
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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: 11.3 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

TEL: Seew ebsite
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14
JUL
Hack the Root: Artist Tour with Mae-ling Lokko
RIBA North

. RIBA North and Liverpool Biennial have commissioned Mae‐ling Lokko to develop a project using Grow‐It‐Yourself workshops to produce an architectural structure from agrowaste‐fed mycelium mushrooms.The structure which shifts along its length from Root to Rhizome from mass produced biomaterial to…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01517 030107
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24
JUL
AMA conference 2018 — The Power of Play
ACC Liverpool

AMA conference hits Liverpool from Tuesday 24 July to Thursday 26 July 2018 join hundreds of other arts culture and heritage professionals in this vibrant and exciting city for two and half days of exploration learning and inspiration.Youll gain new ideas…

Location: 13.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: +44(0)1223 578078
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29
JUL
Wedding Date Liverpool
Radisson Blu

It was the happiest day of your life theres no question about it. Weddings go by in a flash and we rarely get to enjoy all of the little moments that we worked so hard to plan for the day.Do you ever…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: Seew ebsite
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03
AUG
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
The Atkinson

Take a trip down the rabbit hole with Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as they present the classic tale of Alices Adventures in Wonderland. Join Alice as she stumbles into the magical world of Wonderland and meet a whole host of colourful…

Location: 11.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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12
AUG
Sense and Sensibility
Hoghton Tower

Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as Elinor and Marianne Dashwood make their first forays into the exciting world of Regency society. Adapted by award‐winning writer Laura Turner this exquisite and lively tale follows the sisters as they fall in love make…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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21
AUG
Love's Labour's Lost
Old Hall Playing Field

The King of Navarre and his lords swear off food women and sleep in order to study for three years. No sooner have they made their oath when the Princess of France arrives on business with her ladies‐in‐waiting. How will the King…

Location: 7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01698 854409
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23
AUG
Creamfields 2018
Daresbury

Creamfields did it again delivering another world class sell out show which saw 70000 people flock to the Cheshire countryside for what has become the worlds leading electronic music festival. If youre one of the many still suffering from…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01517 071309
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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: 6.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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13
SEP
Abigail's Party
The Citadel

Doors: 7.00pm Onstage: 7.30pmLet us take you back to a spring evening in April 1977: Abba are number one in the charts Red Rum wins the Grand National for the third time the Queen begins her Silver Jubilee celebrations and 15‐year…

Location: 6.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01744 735436
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13
SEP
Sweeney Entertainments Presents Abba Forever
Southport Theatre

SWEENEY ENTERTAINMENTS PRESENTS ABBA FOREVERLive in ConcertABBA Forever presented by Sweeney Entertainments is one of the UKs leading International tribute shows and theatre audiences from across Great Britain and Sweden have long enjoyed this superb recreation of possibly the worlds greatest…

Location: 11.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01366 380333
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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: 6.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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23
SEP
Liverpool Music Competition
The Liner Hotel

Music competition auditions dates for Liverpool Open Mic UK 2018 have been announced Open Mic UK is coming to Liverpool with auditions at the Britannic Suite at the Liner Hotel. Open Mic UK is more than a music competition in its search…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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02
OCT
By The Waters of Liverpool
Liverpool Empire Theatre

A new stage play based on the best‐selling book by acclaimed Twopence To Cross The Mersey author Helen Forrester is to receive its UK premiere in Liverpool. By The Waters Of Liverpool is being staged at the Liverpool Empire from Tuesday 2nd…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 717627
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Tourist Attractions


Knowsley Safari Park

Knowsley Safari Park was opened to the public in July 1971 by the 18th Earl of Derby. Then, the safari park' concept of having visitors in cages cars and the animals roaming free based on the drive‐through game reserves of East Africa was unique. In 1994, Edward Stanley,…

Dream

This impressive sculpture, by internationally renowned artist Jaume Plensa, is situated on the site of the former Sutton Manor Colliery in St. Helens, midway between Liverpool and Manchester.Dream was commissioned by local ex‐miners and St. Helens Council as part of the Channel 4 Big Art Project, an ambitious…

Acorn Farm

Acorn Farm is an award‐winning, family‐friendly attraction in Kirkby, Merseyside. Were open 7 days a week 10am‐4pm and there's always loads to see and do Whatever the weather, Acorn Farm offers a great value, fun day out for everyoneWe have a wide range of animals here at the…

Wigan Pier

At the heart of The Wigan Pier Experience is The Way We Were, an authentic recreation of life in the 1900s for the people of Wigan and surrounding Lancashire. Witness the Victorian way of life from schooldays through to work and play. You can experience…

Jungle Parc

Jungle Parc is based within Croxteth Country Park just 10 minutes from the city centre of Liverpool & only 40 minutes from Manchester.A fun, family adventure where you can swing, glide and climb through the trees whatever the weather.Our Adventurer Course is the first of its kind in…

Croxteth Hall

Croxteth Hall Country Park is at the heart of what was once a great country estate stretching hundreds of square miles and was the ancestral home of the Molyneux family, the Earls of Sefton. It is now managed by The City of Liverpool and is one of the…

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