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Things to do (May 25 - 29)

Take your pick of these great events happening over the Bank Holiday weekend:

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The crowd and the Ashton Memorial from backstage during Cast's performance at Highest Point

Success as thousands attend Lancaster’s Highest Point festival

Organisers of the Highest Point festival held at Williamson Park over the weekend have hailed the event a big success.

Business
Five Years From Now by Paige Toon

Book review: Five Years From Now by Paige Toon

Are you looking for the perfect summer read… a story to make you laugh, cry and wish that the journey from first page to last didn’t have to end?

Arts
All About Families by Felicity Brooks and Mar Ferrero

Book review: A sparkling selection of sunshine reads from Usborne

The joys of family life, a classic tale for horse lovers, an exotic Indian adventure and the inside story of how a tree grows take star billing in a wonderful array of new books from world-class children’s publisher Usborne.
Arts
Poldark: The Angry Tide by Winston Graham

Book review: Poldark: The Angry Tide by Winston Graham

As the BBC’s lavish production of Poldark gets set to hit our screens again for the much-anticipated fourth series, enjoy a second helping of this dazzling Cornish drama by reading Winston Graham’s universally loved original novels.

Arts
The Falcon of Sparta by Conn Iggulden

Book review: The Falcon of Sparta by Conn Iggulden

Bestselling author Conn Iggulden likes a big stage for his novels… and they don’t come bigger than the Persian Empire in the fourth century BC.

Arts
Country pub

Where are the best pubs to drop by during a walk in Lancashire?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.

News
Ashley Walters and Noel Clarke star in Sky One's new cop drama, Bulletproof

Buddy-cop drama Bulletproof misses the target

I blame Guy Ritchie. He’s the one who thought reviving the spirit of The Sweeney, and the gangsters of Kray-era London was a good idea.]
Arts
Craige Els prepares to take to the stage as Miss Trunchbull in Matilda - The Musical

Miss Trunchbull is set to teach north west kids a lesson in Matilda - The Musical

The RSC’s acclaimed production of Matilda is heading to Manchester in the autumn with tickets selling fast. Katy Wheeler chats to Craige Els, aka the dreaded Trunchbull
Theatre and Comedy
Preston's College students prepare for their Hippodrome Festival

Support the future at Preston's College Hippodrome Festival

Keen students at Preston’s College will be hoping the theatre gods will be looking favourably down on them as they prepare for an open air concert on Tuesday, May 22.

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Catch Bing Live! at Preston Guild Hall

CBeebies favourite Bing takes to the stage in Preston... and you could be a winner

Calling all Bingsters! Don’t forget, Bing and his friends are going on tour in the first ever Bing stage show.

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Brent Lees. Photo by Fiona Kennaugh.

Dad-of-two is Lancaster memorial’s shining light in dark times

The man behind the illumination of the Ashton Memorial is putting in many hours of his own time in a bid to raise awareness of worthy causes.

Theatre and Comedy
The Ferret is playing host to The Common Cold on Saturday

Catch The Common Cold in Preston

After a long hiatus, The Bad Apple Club is making a welcome return to Preston this weekend.

Music
Witch Janey will take you on a guided tour of Samlesbury Hall

Things to do (May 18 to 20)

The weather is forecast to be good, so there's no excuse not to get out for these events happening in Lancashire over the weekend.
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Michael C Hall (centre) and Marc Warren (right) star in Safe

Safe - A propulsive plot will keep you watching

Gates are useful things, aren’t they? They can keep valuable things in, or keep undesirable elements out.
Arts
Image submitted to Samuel Battersby, Chief Censor for the North West during Second World War to remove umbrella so enemy did not learn about weather

Lancashire's pioneers of photography

Keri Nicholson, archivist at Lancashire Archives, reveals some of the fascinating treasures held by the county ahead of a talk on the history of photography and the Red Rose pioneers of the printed image

Lifestyle
Eddi Reader is heading to Lancaster

Eddi Reader interview ahead of Lancaster gig

Former Fairground Attraction vocalist Eddi Reader is bringing her silky tones and songwriting skills to Lancaster for a special gig at the Grand Theatre.

Whats on

SLIDESHOW: Lancaster food and drink fiesta success

Waistbands weren’t the only thing increasing at Lancaster’s food and drink festival.
Whats on

SLIDESHOW: Scorton village festival was a scorcher

The Scorton village “Bikes and Barrows” Festival over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend was a great success undoubtedly helped by the weather.

News
Louis Bennett in his studio.

Joint art exhibitions in Lancaster

Two arts organisations have co-ordinated their opening events to give everyone a chance to see two exhibitions in one night.

Arts
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