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

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: 15.2 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: 6.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01744 735436
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30
MAR
Tiger Who Came To Tea
Liverpool Epstein Theatre

The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big stripy tiger The…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

30
MAR
Russell Howard Round the World
Echo Arena

Russell Howard Round the World at Echo Arena in Liverpool on Thursday 30 March 2017. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Russell Howard Round…

Location: 13.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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: 15 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: 14.4 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: 15.1 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: 15.3 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: 7.1 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07855695085(textspref erred)
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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: 9.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01612 220460
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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: 15 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 894106
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01
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: 15 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: 15.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 894106
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01
APR
Spiritual Healing - The Health of the Future
Friends Meeting House, "The Small Meeting Room"

I have remained nothing more than a normal natural person are the words Bruno Groening wrote; a person who possessed the simple intuitive knowledge of the laws governing divine spiritual healing.The audience can experience the divine power in their own bodies that…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01524 409345
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APR
The Mersey Beatles - 50th Anniversary Show
Liverpool Epstein Theatre

The whole album live 20 Golden greats liveThis special set will constitute the first half of an unforgettable Beatles experience. The second half of the show will see The boys return in the familiar black suits of Beatlemania and via a…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01517 094044
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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: 6.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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APR
Rick Astley
Liverpool Empire Theatre

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: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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: 15.7 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: 15.2 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07538 425283
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03
APR
The Who
Echo Arena

The Who at Echo Arena in Liverpool on Monday 03 April 2017. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a ticket price comparison service.…

Location: 13.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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: 15 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: 15 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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07
APR
Sleeping Beauty
Liverpool Epstein Theatre

Every childs favourite fairy tale Sleeping Beauty is the classic story of love and magic set to Tchaikovskys sublime score featuring stunning choreography sumptuous costumes and wonderful sets.Formed in 1981 The Russian State Ballet of…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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: 15 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: 13.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 735197
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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: 6.9 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: 6.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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09
APR
Miss Christmas UK is coming to Liverpool!
Liverpool Hope University

First Annual Miss Christmas UK Could You Be The Winner Of Miss Christmas Of LiverpoolA brand new beauty and talent pageant is coming to: England Wales Scotland and Northern Ireland in 2017; to celebrate beauty talent and achievement with a challenge to…

Location: 11.7 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

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APR
Ghost The Musical
Liverpool Empire Theatre

A timeless story about the incredible power of human love. Ghost was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Film of 1990 starring the late Patrick Swayze Demi Moore Whoopi Goldberg and Tony Goldwyn.…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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: 10.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01257 261221
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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,…

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…

Balloons Over Lancashire

Hot Air Balloons at Balloons Over Lancashire in Leyland, Lancashire. Contact venue on 01772 601525 for opening times and entrance costs.…

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…

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…

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…

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