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REVIEW: Lowes, The Glow Rooms, Lancaster

You could be forgiven for thinking you weren’t in Lancaster when Lowes took over a city nightclub this week for their debut headline show.

Ride the Lights in Blackpool is just one of the free events you could try

SPECIAL REPORT: Free events will keep youngsters entertained

For kids the summer holidays stretch out before them in a golden haze. But for parents this time of year can be fraught with the difficulties of what to do to keep them entertained without breaking the bank. NAOMI MOON has put together the pick of events that can be enjoyed for free across the county this summer.

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Rock Back the Clock takes place at the Platform in Morecambe.

Big rock ‘n’ roll weekend in Morecambe

Five groups from the rocking 1960s will perform at a two-day event at the Platform this weekend.

Join Mole in Preston's Avenham Park this summer

Preston parks are setting for family theatre

What better way to celebrate the school holidays and having the children at home than heading of to Avenham and Miller Park every Friday for live family theatre in the open air?

Theatre and Comedy
Crowds at Kendal Calling

Latest on Kendal Calling line-up

The final line-up for Kendal Calling Festival has been released.

Rebecca Ferguson is heading to Preston

Rebecca Ferguson is coming to Preston

X Factor favourite Rebecca Ferguson will be performing live in concert at Preston Guild Hall on Saturday, February 10 next year.

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The BetVictor PDC World Matchplay Darts tournament is being held in Blackpool

Things to do (July 22 and 26)

Lancashire is a hotbed of events over the coming days...
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Lancaster Castle will host Lancashire Witches Weekend to remember the events which took place in 1612.

Step back in time to witch trials at Lancaster Castle

The 405th anniversary of the arrest, trial and execution of the Lancashire Witches will be commemorated in a new festival.

Travel, trivia and walks on the wild side

Book reviews: Travel, trivia and walks on the wild side

As the school holidays take off, get ready for summer fun with a galaxy of gorgeous new children’s books.

The Fourth Monkey by J. D. Barker

Book review: The Fourth Monkey by J. D. Barker

Bone-chilling, ingenious and gut-wrenching, this stunning crime thriller should come with a warning… the author has a track record for graphic horror!


Interview: Martine McCutcheon shares childhood memories of Morecambe

GREG LAMBERT talks to MARTINE McCUTCHEON who will sing at Morecambe Carnival next month.
Organisers of Kendal Calling have issued advice ahead of the event.

Extra security should not alarm Kendal Calling festival-goers

Festival organisers have issued safety advice for those travelling to Kendal Calling next week.

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An almond for a parrot

Book review: An Almond for a Parrot by Wray Delaney

Meet the amazing Tully Truegood, captivating courtesan, purveyor of dark magic… and currently only a heartbeat away from the gallows.
Modfest At The Beach held at the Winter Gardens in Morecambe.

‘Brilliant’ Mod music night at Morecambe Winter Gardens

The Mods were on the march in Morecambe at the weekend and the Winter Gardens was the perfect stage.

50 Years of Rolling Stone: The Music, Politics and People that Changed Our Culture by Rolling Stone and Jann S. Wenner

Book review: 50 Years of Rolling Stone: The Music, Politics and People that Changed Our Culture by Rolling Stone and Jann S. Wenner

No stone has been left unturned in celebrating the landmark anniversary of a magazine which has covered and – some devotees would say – helped to shape the world around it.
Baybeat Street Band at More Music's West End Festival 2017. Photo by Johnny Bean (

PICTURES: West End Festival

Despite the rain the West End was a wash of colour as hundreds turned out to celebrate the area.

A scene from Jailhouse Rock. Picture by Ronald Grant Archive.

Elvis film screened at Lancaster theatre

There will be a rock and roll theme to the next Dukes film screening for people with dementia, their friends and family.

The organisers of Bard at the Beach.

Shakespeare festival returns to Morecambe

Once more unto the beach, dear friends for the return of the town’s Shakespeare extravaganza.

Theatre and Comedy
The One Man Band shebang comes to Morecambe this July. Picture by Graham Wynne.

One man bands take over Morecambe prom

A one man band shebang will converge on Morecambe promenade for a day of musical mayhem.

The Rome Affair by Karen Swan

Book review: The Rome Affair by Karen Swan

If your secret desire is for a travelling companion who promises mystery, drama and passion, then head off to the Eternal City with master storyteller Karen Swan.

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