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Our new Virtual-Lancaster website is live!

Virtual Lancaster has finally achieved the goal we've been aiming for for 15 years; an interactive website with a content management system that the whole community can access and edit - that is flexible enough to reflect and respond to the diverse interests and needs of local people.
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Local Cinema Round-Up for the 22nd February to 2nd March 2017

Peter Clarke's weekly round up of local cinema screenings with day-by-day listings of what's showing on our local screens.

Morecambe Comic-Con announced for Easter

Morecambe will play host to a Comic Con this Easter, with Sixth Doctor Who Colin Baker, leading a (so far) TV and film guest-focused line-up. Other announced guests are Paul Blake, who played Greedo in Star Wars and James Mackenzie, who presents children’s game show Raven. The event is being organised by the Gary Jones and Mark Longman as part of Geek Comic Cons.

Welcome to the new, interactive Virtual-Lancaster website

We are delighted to bring you our new, user-friendly website, thanks to Lancaster web-designer Andrew Baxter. We hope you enjoy the new layout and features. To add your content, please create a login (it only takes a few seconds) or you can log in with facebook, and then you are all set to add your own news, events, listings and comments. The old website is archived at http://archive.virtual-lancaster.net

Recent news

Shakespeare Returns to Lancaster Castle, call goes out for actors from Attic Door Productions

When Demi Paradise retired from performing Shakespeare after 16 years and 10 phenomenal performances at Lancaster Castle, it looked like the Bard would no longer be leading audiences around the historic courts and keeps of Lancaster’s historic Castle. Enter Stage Right!

Lancaster Litfest 2017 makes March bigger on the inside

Lancaster LitFest 2017 celebrates its 38th year throughout March with a fabulously varied programme of events celebrating writers and writing - and you can download the programme here. The first weekend (March 4 + 5)starts off bigger on the inside with a fantastic Doctor Who-flavoured event (cosp

'One Day Without Us' Lunch Celebrates Migrants' Contribution to Lancaster

Lancastrians enjoyed a special lunch at the Dukes today as part of a national celebration of the contribution migrants make to the UK.

Cat Smith MP backs breathing space for families in problem debt

Cat Smith MP Lancaster FleetwoodCat Smith MP has backed calls for a new scheme to help thousands of families regain control of their finances as data from the Bank of England shows unsecured household debt rising at its fastest rate since the financial crisis.

Local Cinema Round-Up for the 15th to 23rd February 2017

For up to date local cinema links and day-by-day listings of what's showing on local screens every week visit the Virtual-Lancaster Cinema Page. Read on for the weekly round-up, and reviews. Three new releases make it to the local screens this period.

Local Cinema Round-Up for the 8th to 16th February 2017

For up to date local cinema links and day-by-day listings of what's showing on local screens every week visit the Virtual-Lancaster Cinema Page. Read on for the weekly round-up, and reviews. There are five new releases in local cinemas during this period.

Events Calendar

The Faces Behind Our Food Exhibition. Lancaster University

24/02/2017 -

10:00 to 16:00
at Various locations, Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster, LA1 4YW

Stress release and relaxation class. Scotforth

24/02/2017 -

11:30 to 12:30
at St Paul's Parish Hall (opp church), Scotforth Road, Lancaster, LA1 4ST

Critical Mass Bike Ride from Dalton Square

24/02/2017 -

18:30 to 19:30
at Dalton Square, Lancaster, LA1 1PJ

Community Choir meets. Barton Road CC

24/02/2017 -

19:00 to 20:30
at Barton Road Centre, Barton Road, Scotforth, Lancaster, LA1 4ER

Duplicate Bridge with Lancaster Bridge Club

24/02/2017 -

19:00 to 22:00
at Lancaster Bridge Club

Community Choir meets. Barton Road CC

24/02/2017 -

19:00 to 20:30
at Barton Road Centre, Barton Road, Scotforth, Lancaster, LA1 4ER

Lune Valley Ocean Wavers Square Dancing. Plus level. Caton

24/02/2017 -

19:30 to 22:00
at Victoria Institute, Brookhouse Road, Caton, LA2 9QT

Lune Valley Ocean Wavers Square Dancing. Plus level. Caton

24/02/2017 -

19:30 to 22:00
at Victoria Institute, Brookhouse Road, Caton, LA2 9QT

Lancaster Millenium Choir present 'Frankenstein Returns!'. Gregson

24/02/2017 -

20:00 to 22:00
at Gregson Centre, 33 Moorgate, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 3PY

Lancaster Ramblers walk at High Stephen's Head, Bowland

25/02/2017 -

08:30 to 16:30
at Riverside Car Park, opposite PC World , Lancaster, LA1 1BS

Lancaster Charter Market. Lancaster City Centre

25/02/2017 -

09:00 to 16:00
at Market Square, Lancaster, LA1 1HY

Lancaster Community Music Centre.

25/02/2017 -

09:00 to 13:30
at Lancaster Royal Grammar School, East Road, Lancaster LA1 3EF

Lancaster Community Music Centre.

25/02/2017 -

09:00 to 13:30
at Lancaster Royal Grammar School, East Road, Lancaster LA1 3EF

Lancaster Charter Market. Lancaster City Centre

25/02/2017 -

09:00 to 16:00
at Market Square, Lancaster, LA1 1HY

Magic Islands of Music Early Residency. Free fun sessions for babies and toddlers at the Hothouse

25/02/2017 -

09:30 to 14:45
at More Music The Hothouse 13-17 Devonshire Road Morecambe LA3 1QT

The Faces Behind Our Food Exhibition. Lancaster University

25/02/2017 -

10:00 to 16:00
at Various locations, Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster, LA1 4YW

Discover Shamanism Workshop. FMH

25/02/2017 -

10:00 to 17:00
at Lancaster Friends Meeting House

Family Fun Night at Halton Centre

25/02/2017 -

18:30 to 23:00
at The Centre @Halton, Low Road, Halton, LA2 6NB

Magic Islands of Music Early Residency. Free fun sessions for babies and toddlers at the Hothouse

26/02/2017 -

09:30 to 14:45
at More Music The Hothouse 13-17 Devonshire Road Morecambe LA3 1QT

The Faces Behind Our Food Exhibition. Lancaster University

26/02/2017 -

10:00 to 16:00
at Various locations, Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster, LA1 4YW

Lancaster and Morecambe Boardgamers at The Apothecary

26/02/2017 -

13:00 to 18:00
at The Apothecary, 87 Penny St, Lancaster LA1 1XN

Afternoon Blues with Losing Game at the Britannia

26/02/2017 -

13:00 to 15:00
at The Britannia