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

04
JUL
Cameo & Vinyl Presents: Michael Parr
Cameo, Preston

Join us this Saturday 6th June for 2 nights rolled into 1...We have an extra special guest joining us for a special meet & greet session ‐ Emmerdales very own Michael Parr aka Bad Boy Ross Barton.Before 11:00pm we bring that bar…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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04
JUL
Ghosts of the American Dream
Liverpool St Georges Hall

An extraordinary talk about the Native Americans history is coming to Liverpool.After roaring success with the play A Dream of Wilfred Owen earlier this year David Charters returns with his talk Ghosts in the American Dream.The published Merseyside writer and history enthusiast…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01512 256903
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04
JUL
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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04
JUL
The Art of Frank Green Exhibition
Liverpool St Georges Hall

A major retrospective exhibition of the work of Liverpool artist will be on display this summer. The exhibition will be open to the public.Following on from the hugely successful Frank Green and the Welsh Builders exhibition at Plas Glyn‐y‐Weddw in North Wales…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01512 333020
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05
JUL
The Ballroom as part of Brazilica Film Festival
Old Edge Hill Library

Brazilica organisers Liverpool Carnival Company are delighted to announce that as part of this years festival they will be introducing a standalone film festival to the programme of events. the charming comedy‐drama The Ballroom Chega de Saudade on Sun 5 July at…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

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05
JUL
Vibrant Vintage Fair
Haigh Hall, Wigan, Lancashire

Vibrant Vintage are organising 5 fabulous vintage and retro craft fairs at the impressive stately Haigh Hall during 2015. The fairs have a wide range of stalls selling vintage and retro clothing accessories home wear collectables and china dating from 1920's…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07787 316234
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07
JUL
O Samba as part of Brazilica Film Festival
FACT

Brazilica organisers Liverpool Carnival Company are delighted to announce that as part of this years festival they will be introducing a standalone film festival to the programme of events.Lovers of samba music will not want to miss the music documentary O Samba…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

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07
JUL
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Liverpool Empire Theatre

Acclaimed director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell Kinky Boots Legally Blonde Hairspray brings the new multi‐million pound production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels the Musical to the Savoy Theatre. Starring three time Olivier and Tony Award winner…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

08
JUL
Waste Land as part of Brazilica Film Festival
A Small Cinema

Brazilica organisers Liverpool Carnival Company are delighted to announce that as part of this years festival they will be introducing a standalone film festival to the programme of events.documentaries throughout the festival include Waste Land Lixo Extraordinrio on Wed 8 July at…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

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08
JUL
Benjamin Booker
O2 Academy Liverpool

Benjamin Booker at O2 Academy Liverpool in Liverpool on Wednesday 08 July 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…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

09
JUL
City of God as part of Brazilica Film Festival
St Luke's Church

Brazilica organisers Liverpool Carnival Company are delighted to announce that as part of this years festival they will be introducing a standalone film festival to the programme of events.On Thu 9 July Oscar‐nominated City of God Cidade de Deus will be screened…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

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09
JUL
Alkaline Trio
O2 Academy Liverpool

With their highly revered brand of alcohol fueled punk rock Alkaline Trio first formed in 1996 to eventually become one of the most successful and long‐running bands in modern punk‐rock. Arriving onto the scene with…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

10
JUL
Nubiyan Twist and Afrosamba - Brazilica Festival
The Kazimier

Organisers of Liverpools hottest summer event Brazilica are delighted to reveal details of the first wave of bands signed up to perform as part of this years festival which takes over the streets of Liverpool from Friday 17 ‐ Sunday 19…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01517 085158
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11
JUL
Cheshire Steam Fair
Daresbury Showground

Attractions include: 30 x Steam Engines 200 x Classic Cars 150 x Vintage Commercials 40 x Land Rovers 150 xClassic Motorcycles 80 x Tractors Stationary Engines Miniature Steam Engines Military Section Model Boat Display with Pool FalconryMiniature Railway Trade Stands Craft &…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01751 200839
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11
JUL
Joanne Shaw Taylor
The Citadel

Joanne Shaw Taylor is a leading light of the British blues music scene. Discovered by Eurythmics legend Dave Stewart Joanne is now touring with her latest album The Dirty Truth. Don't miss this great evening of brilliant blues‐rock. Please note Under 18's…

Location: 6.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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11
JUL
That Night in Rio, part of Brazilica Film Festival
Museum of Liverpool

Brazilica organisers Liverpool Carnival Company are delighted to announce that as part of this years festival they will be introducing a standalone film festival to the programme of events.Two musical movie classics will also be screened at the festival including That Night…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

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11
JUL
Woolton Village Art & Craft Market
St James Church Hall

From 10am to 2pmOur Art & Craft Markets are truly Artisan events where you can buy beautiful items many of which are unique direct from the maker. This event is sure to be a delight for buyers of high quality handmade goods.There…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

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12
JUL
Cine Holliúdy as part of Brazilica Film Festival
Old Edge Hill Library

Brazilica organisers Liverpool Carnival Company are delighted to announce that as part of this years festival they will be introducing a standalone film festival to the programme of events.The family comedy Cine Hollidy on Sun 12 July at Brazilica Barrac£o which centres…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

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12
JUL
White Collar Warriors (Boxing)
The Prince of Wales Hotel

This is the Experience of a LifetimePeople who have never boxed before get 8 weeks FREE trainingthen take part in one of our prestigious White Collar Boxing events.Competitors also help raise money for charity supporting terminally ill children.Everyone competes in a boxing…

Location: 11.3 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 07864 728481
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13
JUL
City of God - 10 Years Later as part of Brazilica
Fredericks

Brazilica organisers Liverpool Carnival Company are delighted to announce that as part of this years festival they will be introducing a standalone film festival to the programme of events.City of God 10 Years Later Cidade De Deus 10 Anos Depois on Mon…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

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13
JUL
Rufus Wainwright
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Rufus Wainwright is of CanadianAmerican singer‐songwriter and has to date recorded 6 studio albums. His debut was Rufus Wainwright in 1998 and his latest was All Days are Nights: Songs for Lulu in 2010. His…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
JUL
Flying Down to Rio as part of Brazilica Film Fest
St Luke's Church

Brazilica organisers Liverpool Carnival Company are delighted to announce that as part of this years festival they will be introducing a standalone film festival to the programme of events.1933s Flying Down to Rio on Tue 14 July at St Lukes Bombed Out…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

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15
JUL
Cidade Cinza a part of Brazilica Film Festival
FACT

Brazilica organisers Liverpool Carnival Company are delighted to announce that as part of this years festival they will be introducing a standalone film festival to the programme of events.Cidade Cinza Grey City on Wed 15 July at FACT which documents a new…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

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15
JUL
Discover the Sefton woodlands this summer
Ainsdale Discovery Centre

A new series of summer evening walks and talks take place this month through the magnificent Sefton Coast woodlands part of The Mersey Forest hosted by woodland owners.The walks will reveal some of the hidden gems of the coastal woodlands home to…

Location: 12 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01925 816217
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15
JUL
Bombay Bicycle Club
Liverpool Guild Of Students

Unlike so many alternative British bands who have just their brief time in the sun and one acclaimed debut album Bombay Bicycle Club have evolved from awkward indie freshmen into one of the most highly…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

16
JUL
Master Of The House
The Citadel

A devised melodrama by the Citadel Youth Theatre that celebrates the history of the Citadel and marks the end of their Heritage Lottery Project.…

Location: 6.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01744 735436
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16
JUL
Beres Hammond
O2 Academy Liverpool

Beres Hammond at O2 Academy Liverpool in Liverpool on Thursday 16 July 2015. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies including Ticketmaster…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

17
JUL
Phil Jones Live One Life
O2 Academy Liverpool

Phil Jones Live One Life at O2 Academy Liverpool in Liverpool on Friday 17 July 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 Phil Jones…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

18
JUL
Radio City Summer Live 2015
Echo Arena

Radio City Summer Live 2015 at Echo Arena in Liverpool on Saturday 18 July 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…

Location: 13.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

19
JUL
2376 (Bamber Bridge) Squadron Banner Dedication
Our Lady & St Gerards Church

After a period of fundraising 2376 Bamber Bridge Squadron Air Training Corps have purchased a new ceremonial banner. Before it can be used in an official capacity such as on Remembrance Sunday it must be Dedicated in a church service.This dedication ceremony…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01772 491136
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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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