Events Guide - May

May marks the start of the festival season with highlights over the month including the Morecambe Live Weekender, the Catch the Wind Kite Festival and the North Lancashire Soul Festival. There’s also the start of the new season of Witch Walks around Lancaster – for those interested in finding out more about the events of 1612 – and a host of famous names are set to appear at Lancaster Grand Theatre and The Platform in Morecambe.

Event Highlights

1-7: Wray Scarecrow Festival, Wray. 015242 22311 www.wrayvillage.co.uk/scarecrows.htm

4: Talon 15th Anniversary Tour at The Platform, Morecambe. 8pm. 01524 582808 www.lancaster.gov.uk/platform/

4: An evening with Stuart Maconie – Comedy at the Dukes, Lancaster. 8pm. 01524 598500 www.dukes-lancaster.org

4: Magic: Queen Tribute - Lancaster Grand Theatre, Lancaster. 7.30pm. 01524 64695 www.lancastergrand.co.uk

5: Olde England Day, Happy Mount Park, Morecambe. 11am. 01524 582808

5–7: Morecambe Live Weekender The Platform, www.morecambelive.com

6: Brass Band Concert in Happy Mount Park, Morecambe. 2.30pm. 01524 582808

6: Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust Vintage Buses Display Morecambe. 01524 582808 www.rvpt.org

6: La Fille mal Gardeé – Apollo Cinema, Morecambe, 7.15pm. 0871 220 6000 www.apollocinemas.com

6-7: Lancaster Food and Drink Festival – Lancaster Leisure Park.   01524 68444

8-12: LADOS present Guys and Dolls: Lancaster Grand Theatre. 7.30pm. 01524 64695 www.lancastergrand.co.uk

11: Real Diamond – The Platform, Morecambe, 7.30pm. 01524 582808, www.lancaster.gov.uk/platform

11: The Visitor’s Sunshine Ball, Midland Hotel, Morecambe, 7pm. Cath Worrall on 01524 834014

12: Pendle Witch Trial Mystery - Lancaster Castle. 01524 64998, www.lancastercastle.com

12: Moonlight Serenade Orchestra – The Platform, Morecambe, 7.30pm. 01524 582808, www.lancaster.gov.uk/platform

12: Live XWA Wrestling, The Carleton, Morecambe, 7pm. www.xwawrestling.com

12: The Visitor’s Morecambe Day - Arndale Centre, Morecambe

13: ‘Catch the Wind’ Kite Festival 2012 Morecambe. 01524 831997 www.moremusic.org.uk

13: Frankenstein - Lancaster Grand Theatre. 7.30pm. 01524 64695 www.lancastergrand.co.uk

13: Brass Band Concert in Happy Mount Park Morecambe. 2.30pm. 01524 582808

16: La Fille mal Gardee – Apollo Cinema, Morecambe, 7.15pm. 0871 220 6000 www.apollocinemas.com

16: Lunchtime Organ Concert by Joan Johnson - Ashton Hall, Lancaster. 12.40pm. 07901 825762

17: ‘Pendle Witch Trail’. Guided Walk around Lancaster, meet Lancaster Castle gates. 7.30pm. 01524 792089 www.catwalks-lancaster.co.uk

19: The Magnets (A capella Group) The Platform, Morecambe. 7.30pm. 01524 582808 www.lancaster.gov.uk/platform/

19: ‘Brief Encounter’ Steam Special Rail Trip from Carnforth to York - Carnforth Station Visitor Centre. 01524 735165

20: Tall Stories - The Snail and the Whale - Lancaster Grand Theatre. 1pm and 3.30pm. 01524 64695 www.lancastergrand.co.uk

20: Brass Band Concert in Happy Mount Park Morecambe. 2.30pm. 01524 582808

20: The Carpenters’ Story – The Platform, Morecambe, 01524 582808, www.lancaster.gov.uk/platform

21: ‘Preston-All stations to Longridge’- Talk by David Hindle. Judges’ Lodgings Museum, Lancaster. 1pm. 01524 64637 www.lancashire.gov.uk/museums

24: Rich Hall – Lancaster Grand Theatre. 8pm. 01524 64695 www.lancastergrand.co.uk

25: Showaddywaddy - The Platform, Morecambe. 7.30pm. 01524 582808 www.lancaster.gov.uk/platform/

25-26: Ludus Dance presents Lancashire Youth Dance Festival – Dance at The Dukes, Lancaster. 01524 598500, www.dukes-lancaster.org

25-27: North Lancashire Soul Festival Weekend, Morecambe. 01524 582808 www.northlancssoulfestival.co.uk

26: ‘Puttin’ on the Ritz’ - An Art Deco Walk Meet: The Broadway Hotel, Morecambe. 2pm. 01524 420905

26: Joe Longthorne - Lancaster Grand Theatre. 7.30pm. 01524 64695, www.lancastergrand.co.uk

26: Teddy Bears Picnic, Happy Mount Park, Morecambe. 11am. 01524 582808

27: Promenade Concert Orchestra presents’ The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert’ The Platform, Morecambe. 3pm. 01524 582808, www.lancaster.gov.uk/platform/

27: ‘The Pendle Witch Trail’ Guided Walk. Meet at Lancaster Castle gates. 7.30pm. 01524 792089, www.catwalks-lancaster.co.uk

27: Brass Band Concert in Happy Mount Park Morecambe. 2.30pm. 01524 582808

30: Free Lunchtime Organ Concert by Dr Colin Parsons MBE - Ashton Hall, Lancaster. 12.40pm. 07901 825762

31: ‘Pendle Witch Trail’. Guided Walk. Meet at Lancaster Castle gates. 7.30pm. 01524 792089 www.catwalks-lancaster.co.uk

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