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

23
MAY
Art & Craft Market
The Old Police Station

10am 3pm ‐ Free AdmissionOur Art & Craft Markets are truly Artisan events where you can buy beautiful items many of which are unique direct from the maker. This event will be a delight for any purchaser of high quality handmade…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

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23
MAY
Indulgence
Cameo, Preston

Join us every Saturday night for 2 rooms of entertainment Party hard in Cameo or groove along to the classics in our Retro Room Vinyl.If thats not enough then you have the chilled out feel of the Lounge where we have our…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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23
MAY
Jon Ronson
The Citadel

Have you ever made a joke on Twitter that accidently came out wrong and as a consequence you have been torn apart by a crazy mob Have you ever been part of a crazy mob tearing someone apart for telling a joke…

Location: 6.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01744 735436
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23
MAY
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: 7.1 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07855695085(Textspref erred)
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23
MAY
Don McLean
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Donald McLean famously known as don Mclean the famous American song writer and singer from New Rochelle New york famous for his album American pie containing hit songs like American pie and Vincent performed…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

24
MAY
Quincey's Soul Night
Cameo, Preston

Were back for more. Bigger and better than before Quinceys Soul Night brings you a decadent night of soulful music for a classy and discerning crowd.Featuring:‐ Rick Starr ‐ Specialist DJ in Soul RnB Reggae Urban Music Genresand our…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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24
MAY
The Journey Home
The Citadel

Join Polar Bear as he sets off in search of a new home when the ice starts melting. Travelling through storms busy shipping lanes and across oceans he picks up some exciting friends along the way. Meet all the animals on their…

Location: 6.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 735436
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25
MAY
Chas and Dave
O2 Academy Liverpool

Dave has decided to come out of retirement for one final tour. Their show will be the whole history of CHAS & DAVE featuring their pub set at the start of their success and…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

25
MAY
Chas Dave
O2 Academy Liverpool

Chas Dave at O2 Academy Liverpool in Liverpool on Monday 25 May 2015. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for event fans. Let us do…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

26
MAY
Bryan Ferry
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Lead vocalist and charismatic front man of Roxy Music where he originally performed alongside fellow greats like Brian Eno and outstanding solo star Bryan Ferry is a living legend.With a smooth timeless style inspired by…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

26
MAY
James Arthur
O2 Academy Liverpool

After winning X Factor 2012 James went on to score the biggest selling X Factor single of all time with the BRIT Award nominated Impossible' and has recorded a stunning debut record writing and collaborating…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

27
MAY
One Night In Istanbul
Echo Arena

One Night In Istanbul at Echo Arena in Liverpool on Wednesday 27 May 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest One Night In Istanbul tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare…

Location: 13.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

28
MAY
Paul McCartney
Echo Arena

Sir Paul McCartney MBE is the Guinness Book of Records most commercially successful songwriter in the history of popular records. Success came in the 1960s with Beatles mania and he continues writing after their split…

Location: 13.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

29
MAY
Swingtime Big Band - A Tribute to the Jazz Divas
Leigh Miners Welfare Institute

Swingtime Big Band presents ‐ A Tribute to the Great Jazz Divas. Come and see this exciting and dynamic 17 piece Swinging Big Band with special guest vocalist Emma Holcroft. Playing all your Big Band and Swing favourites from the likes of…

Location: 11.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07957 716286
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29
MAY
Maroon 5
Echo Arena

American rock band Maroon 5 hail from Los Angeles and are believed to have sold over 15 million records worldwide between their beginning in 2002 and present day. Their debut album Songs about Jane was…

Location: 13.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

30
MAY
DAVID SEDARIS Summer 2015 Tour
Venues across the UK

STAR OF BBC RADIO 4 AND NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLING AUTHOR spell‐bindinga master at work' HERALD America's best‐selling literary funnyman David Sedaris has announced a full UK and Ireland book tour. The 17‐date run starts in Cork Ireland on May…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

TEL: 01273 709709
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30
MAY
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: 14.9 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 01253 782828
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30
MAY
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: 6.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

01
JUN
The Producers
Liverpool Empire Theatre

The Producers at Liverpool Empire Theatre in Liverpool on Monday 01 June 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 The Producers live in the…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

02
JUN
Stewart Lee
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

As the acclaimed writer and comedian prepares for his second BAFTA nominated BBC Series STEWART LEES COMEDY VEHICLE Stewart Lee presents a vegetable stew of new work with insights into his extensive work for charity…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

03
JUN
The Courteeners
O2 Academy Liverpool

What is it about Manchester anyway Take the Courteeners for example. No one's writing better indie guitar driven songs today and singer Liam Fray isn't scared to own that fact. Or to shy away from…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
JUN
Fairport Convention
The Citadel

Hailed as the originators of British folk‐rock music Fairport Convention remains one of the most entertaining bands on todays concert circuit. Their sell‐out gigs always attract critical acclaim and delight audiences. Fairport has a vast…

Location: 6.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
JUN
Coasts
O2 Academy Liverpool

Coasts at O2 Academy Liverpool in Liverpool on Thursday 04 June 2015. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at the best prices…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
JUN
Holly Johnson
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Holly Johnson at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool on Thursday 04 June 2015. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for event fans. Let us do…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
JUN
CHERYL, MIKE AND JAY, FORMERLY OF BUCKS FIZZ
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

CHERYL MIKE AND JAY FORMERLY OF BUCKS FIZZ With special guest Stephen Fox Early in 1981 four complete strangers sat in the drawing room of a house in Fulham and were told: you are now Bucks Fizz. In the eight weeks between…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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05
JUN
Larry Garner and Norman Beaker Band
The Citadel

Don't miss an extra special concert uniting blues stars from either side of the Atlantic. Louisiana born Larry Garner joins forces with British blues veteran Norman Beaker for a night of electric blues music. Larry was born in Baton Rouge Louisiana where…

Location: 6.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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05
JUN
Chameleons Vox
O2 Academy Liverpool

At one point the Chameleons were one of those iconic rock groups out of Manchester England that no one could ignore. As their popularity began to wane a bit the group decided to begin a…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
JUN
Liverpool Arab Arts Festival
The Bluecoat

This year's LAAF showcases the richness of Arab culture through a packed programme of visual art music dance film theatre literature and special events. Organisers have revealed that for the first time this summer's festival explores an overarching theme Shaping Change: A…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

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10
JUN
5 Seconds of Summer
Echo Arena

Aussie pop‐rock band 5 Seconds of Summer consist of Calum Hood Luke Hemmings Michael Clifford and Ashton Irwin and formed in 2011 after meeting at the same school. After performing covers of pop songs…

Location: 13.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
JUN
Reem Kelani
The Bluecoat

Palestinian singer musicologist and broadcaster Reem Kelani whose voice is described as combining the poignancy of Billie Holiday with the glass‐busting power of Aretha Franklin' performs with her band.…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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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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