Events Guide - August

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August

If you’re staying close to home during the summer, but still looking for a few days out with the family, here are a few ideas. As well as enjoying Morecambe’s sandy beaches, rolling countryside of the Lune Valley and culture and shopping in Lancaster, there are plenty of events to enjoy. The Sunday brass band concerts in Happy Mount Park are not to be missed. Why not take a picnic and let the kids enjoy the Splash Park and adventure play park? There are also beach games in Half Moon Bay and Morecambe Live will see the return of the popular Motown Magic and BeachBash events.

Event Highlights

Up to 11 November – ‘Witch Hunts Then and Now. Lancaster 1612 – Nigeria 2012’ Multi Media Exhibition – Ashton Memorial in Williamson Park, Lancaster. 10am Free entry – 01524 582394

1: Wednesday Walkabout : Sensational Summer Wildlife 10.30am – 12.30pm RSPB members: £2.50. Non-members £5. 01524 701601 www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/l/leightonmoss

1-2: Henry V – Outdoor theatre at Williamson Park, 7.30pm. 01524 33318 www.lancaster.gov.uk/williamsonpark

1 & 22: Fellsman Steam Train Settle to Carlisle line via Ribblehead. Depart Lancaster 08.05 Return 20.20 Pre-booking essential. 0845 310 2458 or 2489 www.statesmanrail.com

2: ‘Pendle Witch Trail’ Guided Walk meet at Lancaster Castle Gates. 7.30pm. £4/£1 01524 792089 www.catwalks-lancaster.co.uk

5: The Morecambe Bay Open Water Swim – All swimmers to register at Morecambe Yacht club on morning of swim. www.epicevents.org/section.php/38/1/-the-morecambe-bay-mile-august-5th-2012

5: Free Brass Band Concert – Happy Mount Park Morecambe 2.30pm. 01524 582808 www.lancaster.gov.uk/happymountpark

6: Beach Fun and Games – Half Moon Bay, Heysham. 10am -12 noon. 01524 855030 Booking essential. www.lancswt.org.uk

7-8: Roald Dahl - The Twits. Outdoor theatre at Williamson Park, 7.30pm. 01524 33318 www.lancaster.gov.uk/williamsonpark

8: Free Lunchtime Organ Concert by Colin Porter Ashton Hall, Town Hall, Lancaster. 12.40pm. 07901 825762

10-12: Motown Magic – Top DJs spin the classics, along with live music and song. 01524 582808 www.morecambelive.com

11: ‘In Search of Turner’s View’ Guided Walk – Meet bus turnaround, Main Street, Heysham. 7.30pm.£2.50. 01524 420905

11: All the Fun of the Fair – Happy Mount Park, Morecambe. 12 noon. 01524 582808

12: Free Brass Band Concert – Happy Mount Park, Morecambe 2.30pm. 01524 582808 www.lancaster.gov.uk/happymountpark

12: Carnforth and District Art Society Exhibition and Sale – RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, Silverdale. 10am–5pm Free. 01524 701601 www.rspb.org/reserves/guide/l/leightonmoss

12: Gilbert & Sullivan - HMS Pinafore. Outdoor theatre at Williamson Park. 01524 33318 www.lancaster.gov.uk/williamsonpark

15: Slave Traders Trail Guided walk Meet at Lancaster Castle Gates. 7.30pm £4/£1 01524 792089 www.catwalks-lancaster.co.uk

15-16: Edith Nesbit - The Railway Children. Outdoor theatre at Williamson Park. 01524 33318 www.lancaster.gov.uk/williamsonpark

18 & 19: Railway Model Weekend Carnforth Visitor Centre. 10am – 4pm Carnforth Railway Station. 01524 735165 / 735894 www.carnforthstation.co.uk

19: ‘Pendle Witch Trail’. Guided Walk. £4/£1 Meet at Lancaster Castle Gates, 7.30pm 01524 792089 www.catwalks-lancaster.co.uk

19: Free Brass Band Concert – Happy Mount Park Morecambe. 2.30pm.01524 582808 www.lancaster.gov.uk/happymountpark

21-22: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Outdoor theatre at Williamson Park. 01524 33318 www.lancaster.gov.uk/williamsonpark

25 – 27: BeachBash Music from the 60s 70s 80s etc. The Platform, Morecambe. noon til 5pm and 7pm til midnight. 01524 582808 www.morecambelive.com

26: Free Brass Band Concert – Happy Mount Park Morecambe. 2.30pm. 01524 582808 www.lancaster.gov.uk/happymountpark

29: Heritage Trail Guided Walk £4/£1 children Meet at Lancaster Castle Gates. 7.30pm. 01524 792089 www.catwalks-lancaster.co.uk

31: Deer Watch - RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, Silverdale. 7pm – 9.30pm. 01524 701601 www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/l/leightonmoss

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