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Choirs taking part in The Big Sing.

Big Sing was a big success

Last Saturday the Gathered Voices Choir performed at the annual ‘Carols by Candlelight’ event at the Winter Gardens to a delighted audience of hundreds.

Akram Khan.

Olympic dance show

Review of DESH: Akram Khan at The Lowry, Salford.

Ellen, Grace and Lily Turner who are staging a 'Mirrored Minds' exhibition at The Dukes, Lancaster.

Lancaster sisters doing it for themselves

A sister act like no other is promised by three siblings in Lancaster this January.

Talon.

More live music at Platform in 2015

Music continues at the Platform in 2015 with a new year concert, tributes to rock greats and some raucous folk.

Preston panto Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Charter Theatre.  Pete Lindup as Sarah the Cook and Jimmy Cricket as Muddles.

Premier panto opens its doors

Preston’s premier panto Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs has opened its doors and gets set to entertain thousands of children and families this Christmas.

The Prince (Adam Barlow) and Ella (Rachel Garnett) in Cinderella at The Dukes.

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This week’s entertainment listings.

The Lancashire Hotpots.

It’s going to be a Hot summer

There will be a new Twist on annual walkabout play in Williamson Park next summer.

Wigan Casino's dance scene.

Review: Northern Soul

Northern Soul’s lively beat evokes memories of Wigan all-nighters and Blackpool Mecca among those of us old enough to remember.

Read Russell Brand's take on The Pied Piper Of Hamelin

Top 10 books for children

Favourite children’s authors including Jacqueline Wilson and Jeff Kinney, plus celebrities David Baddiel and Russell Brand, feature in this week’s chart supplied by Morecambe Library.

Sins of the Father by Graham Hurley

Book review: Sins of the Father by Graham Hurley

Emotions are running high as West Country cop Jimmy Suttle tackles both a grisly murder and the scalding grief of his young daughter’s abduction and murder…

Christopher Maloney.

Former X Factor star coming to Morecambe

The X Factor is over for another year.

Gathered Voices.

Gather for festive voices

The Gathered Voices Choir will be bringing festive cheer to the Morecambe Winter Garden’s when they perform in this year’s ‘Carols By Candlelight’ concert on Saturday, December 20 at 3pm.

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This week’s entertainment listings.

The Snow Angel by Lulu Taylor

Book review: The Snow Angel by Lulu Taylor

An illicit love affair is set to have consequences far beyond the walls of a smart town house in London’s Blackheath in 1962.

Esio Trot by Roald Dahl

Book review: Esio Trot by Roald Dahl

Esio Trot? A strange title for a book you might think, but the answer to the riddle lies in the inventive spirit of its famous creator.

Win book signed by Russell Brand

Win book signed by TV comedian Russell Brand

You could win one of two copies of ‘Trickster Tales: The Pied Piper of Hamelin’ personally signed by author and TV comedian Russell Brand.

Lancaster Castle will host a night of festive ghost story telling

Ghost story time at Lancaster Castle

The dungeons of Lancaster Castle will offer a fittingly haunting setting for a night of Christmas ghost stories.

Festive Fotos

Festive Fotos 2015

It’s that time of year again, families come together to celebrate the festive period with lots of food, drink, presents and smiling faces. These are lovely moments that you want to capture forever with a photograph, so why not share them with the Lancaster Guardian and Morecambe Visitor?

Killing for Keeps by Mari Hannah

Book review: Killing for Keeps by Mari Hannah

When the going gets tough, the tough get going… the old saying packs a powerful punch in murder chief DCI Kate Daniels’ most disturbing case yet.

The Child Bride by Cathy Glass

Ten top ebooks

We take a look at 10 of the newest additions to Lancashire Libraries’ ebook collection in this week’s chart.

Frozen Grave by Lee Weeks

Book review: Frozen Grave by Lee Weeks

As winter takes a hold, here’s a chilly thriller to keep you gripped to your cosy armchair.

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Many Kinds of Silence by Elizabeth Ashworth

Book review: Many Kinds of Silence by Elizabeth Ashworth

The glaring gaps in the records of William Shakespeare’s life have proved frustrating for historians… but fertile territory for novelists.

The Job by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

Book review: The Job by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

Crime, action, danger, a dash of romance and a big Christmas-size helping of wicked repartee… dynamic cop-and-robber duo Fox and O’Hare are back on a new assignment.

Author Peter Beere.

Lancaster author releases comeback novel

Writer Peter Beere has returned to his first love and is back in print.

Craft, colour and creatures with b small publishing

Book review: Craft, colour and creatures with b small publishing

Small is definitely beautiful when it comes to a vibrant children’s publishing outfit with big ideas.

Things We Couldnt Explain by Betsy Tobin

Book review: Things We Couldn’t Explain by Betsy Tobin

The small town of Jericho in Ohio has more than its fair share of devout Christians… but an immaculate conception and miraculous visions still arrive as a bolt from the celestial blue.

A Twist of the Knife by Peter James

Book Club competition winners

Congratulations to our winners of two copies of Peter James’short story collection,

The Darkest Hour by Tony Schumacher

Book review: The Darkest Hour by Tony Schumacher

Before the Second World War, London bobby John Rossett was a well-respected ‘thief-taker’ … in 1946, under Nazi occupation, he’s become a ruthlessly efficient ‘Jew-taker.’

Peter Andre.

Milby on Music column

Peter Andre is probably one of the nicest guys in showbiz.

Never Say Goodbye by Christie Cavendish.

Say hello to crime author Christie’s newest novel

The latest crime novel by local author Christie Cavendish has hit the shelves in time for Christmas.

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This week’s entertainment listings.

Christmas books for all the family

Book review: Christmas books for all the family

There’s a host of wonderful books on offer this Christmas to make the winter season a magical time for readers young and old.

Lancaster Library.

Short stories collection goes on show

Bare Writers have published a collection of short stories and poems, entitled High Tide.

The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley

Book review: The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley

Best-selling novelist Lucinda Riley likes nothing better than to transport her readers to exotic foreign climes and jewelled backdrops… but now she’s reaching for the stars.

Our sing a song for Christmas logo.

VIDEO: Sing a song for Christmas video

Morecambe Road School take over the third day of festive singing for sing a song for Christmas.

Sing a song for Christmas

VIDEO: Sing a song for Christmas video

Here is the second instalment of our sing a song for Christmas, over to you Gathered Voices.

Tsunami Kids by Paul Forkan and Rob Forkan

Book review: Tsunami Kids by Paul Forkan and Rob Forkan

Who can forget the terrible events of the Boxing Day Tsunami which brought death and devastation to the people of South Asia ten years ago?

Glitter, Gruffalos and a speedy Santa with Macmillan childrens books

Book review: Glitter, Gruffalos and a speedy Santa with Macmillan children’s books

Transport your child to a world of fun, fantasy and fairy tales this Christmas with a selection of Macmillan books simply overflowing with magic.

Our sing a song for Christmas logo.

VIDEO: Sing a song for Christmas video

The sing a song for Christmas has officially launched.

Author Andrew Fogarty

Lancashire author publishes debut novel

Author Andrew Fogarty is basking in Glory after publishing his debut novel.

The Balloonist by James Long

Book review: The Balloonist by James Long

If you thought that the First World War pilots who flew their flimsy planes over the Western Front had the most dangerous aerial job, James Long’s gripping novel will give cause for new reflection.

Rory Stamp, RNLI Senior Editor and author of RNLI children's festive book, 'The Big Christmas Rescue'.

RNLI book sends kids on mission to rescue Santa

A heart-warming new children’s Christmas book, which can be personalised to put young readers at the centre of a magical festive story, has been launched.

Book Cover Handout of Funny Girl by Nick Hornby.

Top 10 recently published books

This week’s top ten takes a look at ten recently published books that are proving popular, with something for everyone.

Grand  Theatre, Lancaster.

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This week’s entertainment listings.

Lamentation by C.J.Sansom

Book review: Lamentation by C.J.Sansom

Fear and suspicion are two of the most dangerous human emotions, and particularly when they are swirling in a poisonous mist around the court of the slowly, painfully dying King Henry VIII.

Sing a song for Christmas

Sing a song for Christmas

Calling all singers.

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