What's on inWhalley


Welcome to Whalley

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Whalley - 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 Whalley to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Whalley

04
MAR
Bernard Wrigley
Peel Park Hotel

From starting in folk clubs as a child bride then writing & performing at the Octagon theatre in Bolton Bernard Wrigleys career has always combined singing and acting. From TV programmes and films such as Coronation Street Emmerdale Phoenix Nights Dinnerladies Alan…

Location: 4.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07724 118575
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06
MAR
Wyrd Sisters
Bolton Little Theatre

Something is rotten and really quite stinks in the Kingdom of Lancre. Best selling novelist Terry Pratchett takes Shakespeares Hamlet Macbeth and King Lear stirs them up a bit and then turns the; heat up. Its all there wicked Duke and…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01204 524469
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12
MAR
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: 12.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01524 409345
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12
MAR
Manford's Comedy Club
Oswaldtwistle Civic Arts Theatre

Oswaldtwistle Civic 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: 5.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01612 220460
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25
MAR
Preston Jam: 25-Hour Day
Media Factory

There will be a variety of musicians and a range of music styles dropping in throughout the event to jam with each other and create a unique musical narrative. Drop in at any time during the 24‐hour performance to open your mind…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 894106
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27
MAR
Rick Astley
Preston Guildhall

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: 12.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 894106
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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: 13 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: 12.7 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: 12.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 893000
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01
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: 12.4 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: 12.4 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: 12.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01772 894106
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02
APR
The Wedding Show
Preston masonic hall

FREE County Brides FREE entry .Free advice on everything for your wedding..See LIVe Funk Soul city Band 12noon & 3pmCatwalk 12.30 See the new 2017 collections of bridal wear with the fabulous veil collections.ask our professionals their advice on all things wedding…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07538 425283
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05
APR
The Earthly Paradise
Bolton Little Theatre

Peter Whelan has conjured an entertaining play out of a curious Pre‐Raphaelite mnage trios and has here unearthed is the strange drama played out at Kelmscott Manor in the early 1870s between Morris his wife Janey and Dante Gabriel…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01204 524469
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07
APR
Forbidden Nights
Bacup Royal Court Theatre

A thrilling spectacle of desire passion and excitement as the one and only cast perform heart‐racing tricks in an electric fusion of daring routines acrobatics and provocative choreography with the ultimate Forbidden Tease.Forbidden Nights is like nothing youve seen or imagined before.…

Location: 12 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08456 432176
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08
APR
Winter Wilson
Peel Park Hotel

Having honed their craft during many years as semi‐professional musicians Winter Wilson went full time in 2012 and havent looked back since. They have a fine repertoire of self‐penned songs telling stories of everyday life which often reflect the bigger picture of…

Location: 4.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07724 118575
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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: 13.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01257 261221
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30
APR
May Day Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

A wide range of old stationary steam engines have been rescued and restored by volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society. Some of the engines are now unique the only ones of their kind to survive today anywhere in the world…

Location: 16.2 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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03
MAY
"Priscilla Queen of Desert" The Musical
The Guild Hall

Preston Musical Comedy Society presents Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Get your glitter on and take the ride of your life with this hilarious and heart‐warming Tony Award winning Broadway musical.Based on the Oscar award winning film Priscilla tells the story…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 804444
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08
MAY
Third Week in August
Bolton Little Theatre

When Sue decides to try and get away from everybody on a solo caravan holiday little does she realise that shes booked into the caravan site from hell She is soon taken under the wing of expert but inadequate caravanner Neville when…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01204 524469
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28
MAY
Pendle Powerfest
Nelson & Colne College

Lancashires Family Motorshow returns to Nelson & Colne College with a Mud & Motorsport Theme this year.Celebrating the end of the Land Rover Defender production with a guard of honour featuring a wide range of this ever popular vehicle. Supporting this will…

Location: 7.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07850 075796
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28
MAY
Spring Bank Holiday Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

A wide range of old stationary steam engines have been rescued and restored by volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society. Some of the engines are now unique the only ones of their kind to survive today anywhere in the world…

Location: 16.2 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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10
JUN
Be My Baby
Bolton Little Theatre

Bundled off to St Saviours a Church of England‐run mother and baby home her concerned mother has arranged for Marys baby to be adopted immediately it is born. The girls in the home find comfort in each others friendship but ultimately they…

Location: 16.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01204 524469
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29
JUN
The Lady Boys of Bangkok
Preston Guild Hall

Sexy funny feisty eye opening and totally entertaining ‐ East meets West and Cabaret meets spectacular West End musical as the party explodes into life in a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour.The entertainment is fast and unrelenting as the eclectic mix of music…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL:
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27
AUG
Summer Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

A wide range of old stationary steam engines have been rescued and restored by volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society. Some of the engines are now unique the only ones of their kind to survive today anywhere in the world…

Location: 16.2 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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28
OCT
Autumn Steamings
Bolron Steam Museum

A wide range of old stationary steam engines have been rescued and restored by volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society. Some of the engines are now unique the only ones of their kind to survive today anywhere in the world…

Location: 16.2 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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10
NOV
Greg Davies You Magnificent Beast
Preston Guildhall

Greg Davies You Magnificent Beast at Preston Guildhall in Preston on Friday 10 November 2017. 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…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

28
DEC
Winter Warm-Up
Bolton Steam Museum

A wide range of old stationary steam engines have been rescued and restored by volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society. Some of the engines are now unique the only ones of their kind to survive today anywhere in the world…

Location: 16.2 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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Tourist Attractions


Clitheroe Castle Museum

The Norman castle keep of Clitheroe has dominated the skyline for more than 800 years since being built around 1186 by Robert de Lacy to protect the administrative centre of his vast estates. It is said to be the second smallest keep in England, since the rooms are…

Salmesbury Hall

Samlesbury Hall is a 14th Century Manor House. Over the years there have been many changes. It is administered by a registered charity known as the Samlesbury Hall trust whose aim is to maintain the Hall for the people of the area. The trust was founded in the…

Whalley Abbey

Standing on the banks of the River Calder, Whalley Abbey has been a focal point for hospitality since the fourteenth century. It began its history as a community of Cistercian monks. The ruins that still stand in the grounds today remind visitors of St. Benedict's rule to receive…

Accrington & District Golf Club

Accrington & District Golf Club ‐ golf course in Accrington, Lancashire. Contact the golf course on telephone number 01254 231091 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Accrington & District Golf Club golf courseclub.…

Accrington Superbowl

Bowling at Accrington Superbowl in Accrington, Lancashire. Contact venue on 01254875500 for opening times and entrance costs.…

Alexandra Snooker Club

SnookerPool Hall at Alexandra Snooker Club in Nelson, Lancashire. Contact venue on 01282 696837 for opening times, entrance costs and snooker table informationavailability.…

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