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

26
OCT
Brainiac Live
The Epstein Theatre

Strap on your safety goggles boys and girls due to popular demand Sciences greatest and most volatile live show is returning with a vengeance. Based on the multi‐award winning TV show Brainiac Live is back. More mischievous than ever before Brainiac Live…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01517 094044
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26
OCT
Halloween Craft Workshop
Spinning Gate Shopping Centre

Kids will have a spookily great time making hats wands masks & much more…

Location: 11.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01942 261632
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27
OCT
Cream Presents Timmy Trumpet
O2 Academy

Following his sell out UK tour in April Australias No.1 DJ Timmy Trumpet returns this October for a series of shows with dates announced in Birmingham and Liverpool.The multi‐platinum selling artist whose been voted 1 DJ in his homeland Australia is no…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 01517 071309
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27
OCT
Fleetwood Bac
The Citadel Arts Centre

FLEETWOOD BACMAC ARE ... BAC Presented by GS PromotionsFLEETWOOD BAC are the worlds first and best Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself the only Mac tribute to authentically replicate the classic Rumours line‐up.Over the last few years they…

Location: 6.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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27
OCT
Free Halloween Face Painting
Spinning Gate Shopping Centre

Free Halloween Face Painting…

Location: 11.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01942 261632
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27
OCT
The Wizard of Oz
The Epstein Theatre

Go on a magical adventure over the rainbow at The Epstein Theatre with Regal Entertainmentsenchanting production of The Wizard of Oz.Starring Cheryl Fergison EastEnders Heather Trott as the Wicked Witch of the West this magical show is sure to put a smile…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01517 094044
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28
OCT
Cerámica
RIBA North

An exhibition exploring how traditional ceramic techniques and digital engineering processes can be used together to produce meaningful and sustainable architectural elements.It is widely recognised that our species is defined by the decoration of objects and spaces and the development of complex…

Location: 13 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01517 030107
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28
OCT
Merry Hell
The Citadel

MERRY HELL is a band founded on the ever evolving Folk tradition music made by the people and shared by the people. Though our hearts and souls are tuned to the songs which came…

Location: 6.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

29
OCT
Giant Antique & Collectors Fair
Leigh Sports Village

Thousands of items will be on sale at this fantastic event inside Leigh Leisure Centres sports hall. There should be something for everyoneVenue: Leigh Sports Village Leigh Leisure Centre off Atherleigh Way Leigh WN7 4JYPriceAdults: GBP 2.5SeniorsChildren: GBP 2Links: Website: https:go.evvnt.com168497‐0…

Location: 11.3 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01612 831255
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29
OCT
Grannylocks and the Monstrous Duckling
The Citadel

Part of the Big Imaginations Childrens Theatre Festival 19 October 5th November 2017Join performance poet Joseph Coelho winner of the 2015 Centre for Literacy in Primary.Poetry Award as he unravels familiar fairytales to create fresh contemporary classics in an enchanting performance…

Location: 6.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 735436
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29
OCT
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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29
OCT
Zombie-rella and Blood Red Hood
The Citadel

Part of the Big Imaginations Childrens Theatre Festival 19 October 5th November 2017Join performance poet Joseph Coelho winner of the 2015 Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award as he unravels familiar fairytales to create fresh contemporary classics in an enchanting…

Location: 6.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 735436
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02
NOV
Simon Amstel - What is this?
Liverpool Epstein Theatre

What Is This promises to be a deeply personal funny exploration of beauty intimacy freedom sex and love.Simon Amstell has a gift for taking a social norm and gently mocking it until it seems utterly ridiculous. Highly literate... an endearing mixture of…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 094044
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02
NOV
Simon Amstel- What Is This
Epstein Theatre

FOLLOWING A SERIES OF CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED SOLD OUT INTERNATIONAL TOURS SIMON AMSTELL BEGINS HIS FIFTH STAND UP TOUR IN THE UK.What Is This promises to be a deeply personal funny exploration of beauty intimacy freedom sex and love.…

Location: 8.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01517 094044
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03
NOV
Joe Longthorne
Epstein Theatre

Currently residing in his adopted home of Blackpool Joe Longthorne is still a hugely popular and inspirational performer. Now watched by many on Royal Variety Performances he first rose to fame after his success on…

Location: 8.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

03
NOV
Joe Longthorne in Concert plus special guest
The Epstein Theatre

TV AND RECORDING STAR JOE LONGTHORNE RETURNS TO THE EPSTEIN IN 2017.Joe will be joined on stage with his sensational live band and special guest artist. Come and join Joe as he takes you on a rollercoaster of Songs and impressions including…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01517 094044
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03
NOV
Simon McBride
The Citadel

The Holy Trinity of Belfast rock n roll Van Morrison Rory Gallagher & Gary Moore might just be on the verge of becoming a four‐leaf clover. PERFORMER MAGAZINE USAAfter back‐pedalling on his solo career to start a family Simon McBride…

Location: 6.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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04
NOV
Cream Presents Ben Nicky
O2 Academy

Following on from one of the most energetic performances at this years Creamfields International DJProducer Ben Nicky is back with his own shows at the end of the year with dates announced for Newcastle & Liverpool. As one of the…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 01517 071309
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04
NOV
Liverpool Wine Tasting Experience Day - 'World of
Radisson Blu

Why Book on a Liverpool Wine Tasting Course with Wine UnearthedWine Tasting should be all about enjoying wine and having Fun ‐ our Liverpool Days are ‐ learn about wine with like‐minded people in an un‐stuffy way.We are Established & Proven and…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 03452 998652
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04
NOV
Mostly Autumn
The Citadel

Hailing from England Mostly Autumn delivers a sound that could be described as rock folk rock or progressive rock. Since forming in 1996 the band has gone through several line up changes. Current band members…

Location: 6.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
NOV
The Night Pirates
The Epstein Theatre

PIRATESRough tough little girl pirates.With their own pirate ship.A ship set for sailing.A ship off on adventures.Nick Brooke Ltd and Rose Theatre Kingston present The Night Pirates Adapted from the best‐selling childrens book by Peter Harris and Deborah Allwright The Night Pirates…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01517 094044
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05
NOV
2017 National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Can
BT Convention Centre

The NCRI Cancer Conference aims to:‐ Provide a high profile platform where key stakeholders of cancer research come together to discuss present and showcase high‐quality research across the research‐spectrum.‐ Highlight the importance of partnership in cancer research foster collaboration share knowledge information…

Location: 13.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02034 695453
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07
NOV
Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

Ed Byrne: Spoiler AlertBrand new stand up show from the unrivalled master of observational comedyAs seen on Mock The Week BBC and Dara & Eds Big Adventure BBC .Previous Tour Reviews:A masterful display of the comics artComedys holy grail.... Go see. Sunday…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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08
NOV
James Meehan - As If I Hadn't Slept (FILMING)
Chorley Central Library

The Friends of Chorley Library Present...JAMES MEEHAN ‐ AS IF I HADNT SLEPTAlright James Meehan here. I have trouble sleeping. This stand‐up comedy show is about that amongst other things. Im filming it at the Chorley Library whilst also raising money for…

Location: 9.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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10
NOV
Absolute Bowie
O2 Academy Liverpool

Absolute Bowie: Celebrating the life of David BowieThere 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…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01517 073200
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10
NOV
Annie
Epstein Theatre

LHK Youth Theatre prove that Its The Hard Knock Life this November 10th 11th and 12th as they perform the famous musical at The Epstein Theatre.Based on the comic strip Little Orphan Annie the play is set in 1930s New York during…

Location: 8.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 094044
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10
NOV
Annie - The Musical
Liverpool Epstein Theatre

LHK Youth Theatre prove that Its The Hard Knock Life this November 10th 11th and 12th as they perform the famous musical at The Epstein Theatre.Based on the comic strip Little Orphan Annie the play is set in 1930s New York during…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 094044
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10
NOV
China Crisis
The Citadel

After a sell out tours of the UK and America in 2015 China Crisis return in support of their new album Autumn in the Neighbourhood their first album of new material in 20 years. Eddie Lundon and Gary Daly are the founder…

Location: 6.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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10
NOV
Motivation and Success - Seminar & Networking
Poachers - Hungry Horse

Tickets include;A 60‐minute talk by the renowned international author and life coach Mary Curtis.QA session after the talk including information from the owners of LogoLive Business Services.Networking in a social environment.Tea & Coffee included.The main topic of the evening will be Motivation…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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10
NOV
The World Famous ELVIS show starring CHRIS CONNOR
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

The World Famous ELVIS show starring CHRIS CONNOR and the Steels band.Friday 10th NovemberSaturday 11th November7:30pmGeneral Admission £22.50This show will see Chris at his very best.Recreating 2 dynamic eras of thats the way it is and Madison Square GardensAn explosive 2 hours…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 794221
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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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