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Things to do and events coming up in Lancashire

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See the new-born lambs at Myerscough over two weekends in February

A few suggestions to help you plan the next few weeks...

Family fun

Enjoy the circus sideshows like the Insect Circus Museum and Pinball Geoff in Blackpool at Showzam Central from 18 to 27 February.

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  • The story of a lonely scarecrow and a bunch of noisy crows who become friends comes to Thornton Little Theatre on 25 February.
  • Darwen Leisure Centre is celebrating its first birthday with a range of family activities throughout the day on Saturday 5 February.
  • Mooky & Mr Booo's International Circus Carnival comes to Blackpool Tower from 18 - 27 February.

Exhibitions and arts

Craft and design work by new graduates from the North West is on show at the Platform Gallery in Clitheroe until 5 March.

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  • An eclectic mix of fine art and handmade crafts by local artists is on show at Gallery 23 in Lancaster until 25 March.
  • The Blackburn Artists Society exhibits at Samlesbury Hall throughout February with an eclectic mix of paintings.
  • Five local artists inspired by the landscape of Morecambe Bay exhibit their work at The Dukes gallery until 13 February.

Nature and Outdoors

Meet snakes, snails, tarantulas and scorpions at WWT Martin Mere on 12, 13, 19 and 20 February.

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  • Enjoy a relaxing walk and see lots of waterbirds along the way at Leighton Moss on 2 February.
  • See the new spring lambs at Myerscough College's Lee Farm on 19 and 20 February and on 26 and 27 February.
  • Join volunteers at Morecambe Bay for a beach clean near Silverdale on 12 February.


The University of Central Lancashire's Chamber Choir will perform with brass band, The Leyland Band, in Preston on 4 February.

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  • The Platform in Morecambe hosts an evening of swing music from the University of Lancaster Music Society on 12 February.
  • Fans of TV show Scrubs can enjoy the a cappella music and comedy from Ted's band, The Blanks in Preston on 7 February.
  • An evening of Moulin Rouge style can can and cabaret hits the Tower Ballroom in Blackpool on 19 February.

Something a bit different

Tickle your taste buds with local brews at the 7th Pendle Beer Festival at Colne Muni on 3 - 5 February.

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  • Panels from a textile depicting stories from the last 350 years goes on display at Blackburn Cathedral during February.
  • Learn how to make your own stained glass panel at a workshop in Clitheroe on 12 March.
  • Three times World Snooker Champion Ronnie O'Sullivan goes head to head with Jimmy White at King George's Hall on 1 February.

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Lancashire Things To Do
18 Jun 09 |  Lancashire


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