Events Guide - October

Lancaster Music Festival celebrates its fourth year in October and will have more than 200 performances from local, national and international acts from classical to punk, electronica to blue grass. The year of events to commemorate the Lancashire Witches will also come to a close with a Witches and Guy Fawkes Festival. Taking place throughout Lancaster, the event spans the half-term holidays, finishing in November with the annual Fireworks Spectacular.

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

3: Free Lunchtime Organ Concert by Charles Edmondson – Ashton Hall, Lancaster. 12.40pm. 07901 825762

5: King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys – The Platform, Morecambe. 01524 582808 Details TBC

6: Ralph McTell – The Platform, Morecambe. 01524 582808 Details TBC

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

6: Eric’s Morecambe Guided Walk Meet Eric Morecambe Statue, Morecambe. 2pm £2.50. 01524 420905

10: Dark History Tours – Lancaster Castle (over 15 only) £6. 01524 64998 www.lancastercastle.com

12-14: Lancaster Music Festival. Various venues. 01524 582394 www.lancastermusicfestival.com

12 and 13: Calendar Girls presented by Lancaster Footlights at The Grand, Lancaster. 01524 845230 www.lancastergrand.co.uk

13: ‘The Train Now Standing’ Guided Walk – Meet at The Platform, Morecambe. 2pm £2.50. 01524 420905

16 – 20: Calendar Girls presented by Lancaster Footlights at The Grand, Lancaster. 01524 64695 www.lancastergrand.co.uk

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

19 and 20: Ghostly Tales – Lancaster Castle (unsuitable for anyone under 12). 01524 64998 www.lancastercastle.com

20: Poulton le Sands and Old Morecambe Guided Walk – Meet The Police Station, Poulton Square, Morecambe. 2pm £2.50. 01524 420905

23: ‘The Lake District and its Birdlife’ Talk and Meal – RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, Silverdale. 7pm - 9.30pm. £16 booking & payment in advance essential. (RSPB members £14) 01524 701601 www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/l/leightonmoss

24: Free Lunchtime Organ Concert by Ian Pattinson – Ashton Hall, Lancaster. 12.40pm. 07901 825762

27: Echoes of Art Deco Guided Walk – Meet at The Platform, Morecambe. 2pm - £2.50. 01524 420905

27: Darkside (Pink Floyd Tribute) – The Platform, Morecambe. 01524 582808 Details TBC

27and 28: Binocular and Telescope Weekend – RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve Silverdale. 10.30am – 4pm. Free. 01524 701601 www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/l/leightonmoss

28: Halloween Spooktacular – Morecambe’s Festival Market. Pumpkin Carving and lantern parade. 01524 414251 www.lancaster.gov.uk/festivalmarket

29: Bird Cake Animal Sculptures RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve Pop in Anytime. 1pm-4pm. Children £1.50/RSPB members £1. 01524 701601 www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/l/leightonmoss

30: ‘Walk on the Wildside’ RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve Silverdale. 10.30am – 12.30pm. RSPB Members: £2 adults/£1children/£4 family. Non Members: £5 adults/£2 children/£10 family. 01524 701601 www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/l/leightonmoss

31: Free Lunchtime Organ Concert by Peter Entwistle – Ashton Hall, Lancaster. 12.40pm. 07901 825762

31: Halloween at Happy Mount Park Café, Morecambe. 01524 582808

31: Halloween at the Winter Gardens, Morecambe. 01524 582808

31: Halloween Tours – Adult tours (over 15s only) 7pm; 7.30pm; 8pm £6. Children’s tours 5pm; 5.30pm; 6pm; 6.30pm £5. 01524 64998 www.lancastercastle.com

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