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

22
SEP
Fawlty Towers Comedy Night and Interactive Dinner
Ibis Styles Hotel Haydock

Join us for the dinner event of the year which combines fine food and classic comedy action as Basil Sybil and Manuel do their very best to look after you the only way they no how. Chaos and mayhem are served in…

Location: 7.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 691284
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22
SEP
The Beach Boys Story
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

THE BEACH BOYS STORYIf you like the Beach Boys songs you will love this bandGuaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face with a song in your heart and reflecting on a truly memorable live music experience this is a…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01253 794221
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23
SEP
Martin Stephenson
The Citadel

MARTIN STEPHENSON has been one of the UKs best‐loved musicians for 30 years.New album CALIFORNIA STAR sees him reunited with The Daintees the band hes intermittently fronted through a string of albums and hundreds of gigs since his teens in…

Location: 6.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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24
SEP
Goblin's Peter and the Wolf
The Citadel

Peter and Grandad have gone camping for the weekend. Grandad says stick to the campsite but Peter has other ideas...Join Peter on a hilarious adventure through the fields and forest as he discovers new sounds and noises.Featuring animal antics of singing birds…

Location: 6.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 735436
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25
SEP
Greg Davies You Magnificent Beast
Liverpool Empire Theatre

Greg Davies You Magnificent Beast at Liverpool Empire Theatre in Liverpool on Monday 25 September 2017. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system imports…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

27
SEP
Abandoman Life And Rhymes
Epstein Theatre

The year is 1993. After destroying rural Irelands talent show circuit hip‐hop improvisers Abandoman are teetering on the edge of international fame. This is their access‐all‐areas story: the highs lows and a cast of charactersthat changes every night.This is your chance to…

Location: 8.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 094044
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28
SEP
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
The Brindley Theatre

Another First For The BrindleyPlays are often described as being iconic and none fits that description better than Edward Albees Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf which is due to be performed at the Brindley Theatre Runcorn in September.This ground‐breaking work was…

Location: 14.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01519 078360
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30
SEP
Christmas Shop Grand Launch
Botany Bay

Its going to be a Nutcracker of a Christmas Visit our magical displays for festive inspiration and create a wonderland of your own.Drumroll please March into Christmas 2017 with our Botany Bay Nutcrackers. Its time to officially open our Christmas shop and…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01257 261220
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30
SEP
Lecture: Help & Healing on the Spiritual Path
Quaker Meeting House, George Fox 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: 12.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01524 409345
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30
SEP
Seyes
The Citadel

Described in Classic Rock Magazine as Britains premier Yes tribute band SeYes present a two‐hour show celebrating the quintessential prog rock experience. Concentrating on the classic seventies incarnation of the band the show contains the brilliant Yours is No Disgrace Roundabout Ive…

Location: 6.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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01
OCT
PEAKY BLINDERS TOUR
Peaky Blinders Location Tour

4 hour mini coach tour of Peaky Blinders filming locations.You will get to visit 10 actual locations featuring numerous scenes in the show and you may be surprised to find how many seemingly different scenes were filmed in the same locations. …

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 08442 471007
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05
OCT
Dave Spikey - Juggling on a Motorbike
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

Thursday 5th October 8pmDave Spikey ‐ Juggling on a MotorbikeGeneral Admission £15.50Dave had been working in the NHS for 19 years as a Biomedical Scientist when in 1987 someone uttered the immortal words Youre really funny you should be a comedian and…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01253 794221
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05
OCT
Jerry Sadowitz
Liverpool Epstein Theatre

If you like Pol Pot youll love Jerry Sadowitz With his incorrigible smile and his propensity to hurl his underwear at female members of the audience youll be so helpless with looking for the police…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

05
OCT
Jerry Shadowitz
Epstein Theatre

With his unique combination of comedy absolute hatred and card tricks every moment is guaranteed to make you feel better about YOURSELF as he bangs on about some pish or other. Last week it was something about cutting up eyeballs for baby…

Location: 8.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01517 094044
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06
OCT
Chantel McGregor
The Citadel

A female guitar prodigy at fourteen Chantel was told by major labels that she had a great voice but girls dont play guitar like that Wisely ignoring the comments she enrolled at the Leeds College of Music and became the first…

Location: 6.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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07
OCT
Darkside Performing Pink Floyd Show
Epstein Theatre

Seven musicians will deliver with empathy and passion a brand new show with tracks from the massive back‐catalogue of Pink Floyd from the early magical days of Pink Floyd founder Syd Barrett through to later iconic albums renowned for their complex structures…

Location: 8.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01517 094044
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07
OCT
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 Plant…

Location: 6.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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07
OCT
RIBA North Family Workshop - October
RIBA North

These fun free workshops will be an opportunity for families to come and explore architecture through creative hands on activities including drawing and model making. There will be two workshops each day on the first Saturday of every month until October.The workshop…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01517 030107
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08
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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11
OCT
Blood Runs Deep
Gladstone Theatre, Greendale Road

Break A Leg Productions in association with Bill Elms present Blood Runs Deep.Blood Runs Deep will have audiences literally on the edge of their seats single mother Karen Richards is on the run with her unsuspecting son praying she can hide their…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01516 438757
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13
OCT
Bootleg Blondie
The Citadel

BOOTLEG BLONDIE is the official Debbie Harry & Blondie tribute band and the only Blondie tribute to play the legendary CBGBs in New York City before its demise in 2006. CBGBs was the Holy Grail of American Punk and New Wave where…

Location: 6.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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14
OCT
Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders
The Citadel

Andy Fairweather Low came to prominence as the lead singer in Amen Corner. The 60s saw them clock up hit after pop hit. Songs such as Bend Me Shape Me Hello Suzy If Paradise is Half As Nice are internationally remembered…

Location: 6.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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14
OCT
Cream 25th Birthday
O2 Academy

Cream celebrates its 25th Anniversary this year with a series of very special events across the UK and they return home to Liverpool to mark their birthday on Saturday 14th October at O Academy bringing together a line‐up of Cream legends with…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 01517 071309
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14
OCT
Liverpool Wine Tasting Experience Day - 'Vine to W
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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14
OCT
Real Deal Comedy Jam Autumn Tour 2017 - Preston
Evoque Preston

The Real Deal Comedy Jam is coming to your city with the hottest urban comedy stars taking the show on tour to five different venues in five different UK cities.The production will open on 29 September in Reading Berkshire before touring to…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 07950 216833
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18
OCT
LEGENDS LIVE TOUR 2017
Echo Arena

Tony Denton Promotions are delighted to bring these four iconic artistes together for the Legends Live arena tour 2017 the tour features Suzi Quatro David Essex The Osmonds & Hot Chocolate. This not to be missed tour will be kicking off at…

Location: 13.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02072 843444
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20
OCT
David Holt - An Evening of Clairvoyance
Lowther Pavilion Theatre

David HoltJoin David Holt the author of best seller Are you ready to believe for a very different kind of evening.One of the UKs leading spirit mediums delivering mind blowing evidence of life after death. If you have ever wondered what life…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 01253 794221
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21
OCT
The Enid
The Citadel

After 40 years The Enid continue to create bedazzling genre‐busting music. Fusing rock symphonic electronic and choral elements there is simply no other band like them on planet earth. Following the recent critical acclaim of their Journeys End trilogy The Enid enter…

Location: 6.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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22
OCT
Catapluf's Musical Journey
The Citadel

Explore rhythms and sounds of the world with Catapluf whose imagination takes you to places where music can be found in everything: pans…

Location: 6.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 735436
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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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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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