Events Guide - June

With three Bank Holidays to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Olympic Torch Relay passing through the district, Lancaster Unlocked and the return of the popular Sandcastle Festival, there’s so much on offer in June that you’ll be spoilt for choice. Other highlights include Country Kickback, the Blueswater festival, the Bare Village Festival, the Nice N Sleazy punk festival and Sabbat at The Dukes.

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 – 3: Nice N Sleazy Punk Festival – The Trimpell Club, Morecambe. 01524 582808 www.nicensleazy.co.uk

1 – 3: Country Kickback Festival - Smokey O’Connor’s Morecambe – 7pm until midnight. 01524 582808 www.morecambelive.com

2: Wildlife Explorers Club RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, Silverdale. 10am - 12 noon. £1 Wildlife Explorer Members £2 non-members. 07968 537 998 www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/l/leightonmoss

2 – 3: Red Deer ‘Date with Nature’ Family Fun Weekend. RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, Silverdale. 1pm - 4pm. RSPB members free/Families £10. 01524 701601 www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/l/leightonmoss

2-6: Lancaster Unlocked – Events around Lancaster with a Royal theme. 01524 582394

3: Diamond Jubilee Street Party on Morecambe promenade – The Big Lunch – part of the national event . 01524 582808

3: Richard Digance – The Grand, Lancaster. £15/£13. 01524 64695 www.lancastergrand.co.uk

3: Free Brass Band Concert Series – Happy Mount Park, Morecambe. 2.30pm. 01524 582808

3-8: Morecambe Bowling Festival – Regent Park, Morecambe. 01524 582808

4: Community Celebration of Diamond Jubilee – Carnforth High School, Carnforth. 8pm. 01524 01524 582808

5: Heysham Village Diamond Jubilee Event. www.heyshamonline.co.uk

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

7 – 16: Sabbat – The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster. £5 to £18.50 (all concessions £2 off) www.dukes-lancaster.org

8: Broadway and Beyond – The Grand, Lancaster. 7.30pm Tickets £14/ £13/ £10. 01524 64695 www.lancastergrand.co.uk

8: Gerry Cross The Mersey – The Platform, Morecambe. 01524 582808 www.lancaster.gov.uk/platform

9: Eric’s Morecambe Guided Walk – Meet Eric Morecambe statue Morecambe. 2pm. £2.50. 01524 420905

9: Bare Village Festival. 01524 582808

9: Nick Ross Orchestra – The Grand, Lancaster. 7.30pm. £17/£16. 01524 64695 www.lancastergrand.co.uk

9 & 10: Sandcastle Festival, Morecambe. – leading up to the super sandcastle competition on the Sunday. 01524 582808 www.lancaster.gov.uk/sandcastle

10: ‘A Date with Dame Thora’ – A Guided Walk. Meet The Post Office, corner of Victoria Street and Market Street, Morecambe. 2pm. £2.50. 01524 420905

10: Free Brass Band Concert – Happy Mount Park, Morecambe. 2.30pm. 01524 582808

11: ‘Child Migrants in the British Empire’ – Talk by Prof. Stephen Constantine. Maritime Museum, St George’s Quay, Lancaster. 1pm. Free. 01524 64637 www.lancashire.gov.uk/museums

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

13: Free Lunchtime Organ Concert by Paul Greenhaulgh – Ashton Hall, Lancaster 12.4pm to 1.30pm. Collection for the Ashton Hall Organ Restoration Project . 07901 825762

14: Pendle Witch Trail Guided Walk Meet at Lancaster Castle Gates. 7.30pm. 01524 792089 www.catwalks-lancaster.co.uk

16: The Real Thing – The Grand, Lancaster. 8pm. 011524 64695 www.lancastergrand.co.uk

16: Glow Worms, Bats and Creatures of the Night – Arnside Knott. 9.30pm – 11.30pm. £2 booking essential. 01524 855030 www.lancswt.org.uk

17: Free Guided Tour of Lancaster Cemetery – Lancaster Civic Society. 2pm. Meet at the main gates Lancaster Cemetery, Quernmore Road, Lancaster

17: Free Brass Band Concert – Happy Mount Park, Morecambe. 2.30pm. 01524 582808

20 - 23: MADOS presents The Sound of Music – The Grand, Lancaster.7.15pm. 01524 64695 www.lancastergrand.co.uk

22: Olympic Torch Relay – Carnforth, Bolton le Sands, Hest Bank, Morecambe and Lancaster. 01524 582808 / 582394

22 – 24: Blueswater Festival, The Platform, Morecambe. 01524 582808 www.morecambelive.com

23: Haffner Orchestra Concert – Ashton Hall, Town Hall, Lancaster. 7.30pm. 01524 582394/582808

23: Torrisholme Folk Festival – More Music, Morecambe. 01524 582808

24: Railwayana Fair – Carnforth Heritage Centre, Carnforth Railway Station. 01524 735165/735894 www.carnforthstation.co.uk

24: Free Brass Band Concert – Happy Mount Park, Morecambe. 2.30pm. 01524 582808

25: ‘The Duchy’ A talk by Sue Seddon – Lancaster City Museum Meeting Room. 1pm. Free. 01524 64637 www.lancashire.gov.uk/museums

26: ‘Puttin’ on the Ritz’ – Art Deco Guided Walk. Meet The Broadway Hotel, Morecambe. 7.30pm. 01524 420905

29 – 1 July: Silverdale & Arnside Art & Craft Trail – Open studios workshops throughout an area of outstanding natural beauty. 5pm – 8pm. www.silverdalearttrail.co.uk

30: Pirate’s Day – Happy Mount Park Cafe, Morecambe. 12noon. 01524 582808

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