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Art a la Carte - 13th August 2017


Creative writers giving an interview
Naomi Kruger and Yvonne Battle-Felton
Peter Clarke

Listings of some of the finest art events in Lancaster and round-about

Interview with Naomi Kruger and Yvonne Battle-Felton

These writers and lecturers have been very pro-active in organising various literary events within Lancaster including 'Stories at the Story'. They give their view on building on their successes, a plans to offer writing workshops, and a discussion of the literary life.

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BOHEMIA Exhibition @ GALLERY 23

11th May to 7th October 2017

An eclectic mix of paintings and artifacts reflecting the bohemian lifestyle.

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30 x 30

28th June to 13th August 2017

Photographs celebrating the long running Dukes park shows. These capture both the fun of the events and some of the 'behind the scenes' activities.

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Boomtown - From Front Line to White Lund

28th June to 12th November 2017

A fascinating exhibition hosted at the Lancaster City Museum, that marks the centenary of a devastating explosions at White Lund National Filling Factory that was manufacturing munitions for the first world war. The museum is closed on Mondays.

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Coming of Age: Ruskin's Drawings from the 1840-41 Tour

28th June to 1st September 2017

An exhibition of Ruskins drawings as he travelled through France and Italy.

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Treasure Island

4th July to 19 August 2017

A new twist to Robert Louis Stevensons classic novel. The audience meet Jem Hawkins, a girl with a plan – to escape her troubles, travel the world and make a new life for herself. This is family entertainment at its best. The performance has been extended for another week due to popular demand.

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The Comedy of Errors

Sunday 13th August 2017

The bard’s shortest, funniest and most rumbustious comedy, set in the delightful surroundings of Lancasters Williamson Park. A great night out.

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Spotlight: Lancaster`s Literary Salon

Friday 18th August 2017 at 19:00

Live cabaret, comedy and poetry with an open mic session in the Storey auditorium

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 'The Lost World'

Tuesday 22 August 2017

Dinosaur adventures set in Williamson's Park, Lancaster.

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Poetry reading by Graham Mort: 'Black Shiver Moss'

Friday 25th August from 19:30 to 21:00

Waterstones Bookshop, King Street, Lancaster

Come and join us for an evening with Graham Mort who will be reading from and discussing his latest collection of poems, Black Shiver Moss

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Stories at the Story

31st August from 19:00 to 20:00

A chance to hear local writers reading their short works amongst a friendly audience. This monthly event is one of the storytelling highlights of Lancaster literature. This month the theme is 'Family'

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Thanks For The Morecambe Memories: a collection of movie footage from the past 100 years

Thursday 31st August at 20:00

The Platform in Morecambe. Tickets are priced £7.50/£6.50 concessions.

There are repeat showing of this event at The Dukes on 1st and 11th September 2017

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Art Exhibition by Grace Joyram

Saturday 2nd September to 7th September 2017

Thomas Storey Room at the Storey

Grace Joyram is an A-level student studying both Art and Textiles at Queen Elizabeth School, Kirkby Lonsdale. She is particularly interested in manipulating photographs to produce a range of mixed media patterns.

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Art Exhibition, Diverse by Carol Gaston and Valerie Hall

Monday 4th September to 16th September 2017

The Gallery at the Storey

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Who Wants To Live Forever?: Theatre

Thursday, 14th September 2017 at 19:30

As part of its commitment to new work, The Dukes is hosting two shows where the audience are invited to make a donation afterwards, based on their enjoyment.

Who Wants To Live Forever?, a work in progress performed on September 14, is about one woman’s life-long love for Billie Holiday’s music, for the stars and for her lost baby brother.

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Morale is High (since we gave up hope): Theatre

Saturday, 23rd September 2017 at 20:00

As part of its commitment to new work, The Dukes is hosting two shows where the audience are invited to make a donation afterwards, based on their enjoyment.

Morale Is High(Since we gave up hope) will be performed by Powder Keg, winners of the Royal Exchange Theatre’s Hodgkiss Award 2016. It explores the effects of popular culture, political policy and inane day-to-day actions on who we choose to vote for.

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Shop for a prop

The Dukes is selling off a unique prop from the current outdoor walkabout production of Treasure Island. A shark puppet currently appearing in Treasure Island in Lancaster’s Williamson Park could be yours after the show ends on August 19.

Produced by the critically acclaimed Dick George Creatives, leading film, tv and live events propmakers, the shark is for sale on Ebay. All proceeds from the sale will be donated to The Dukes which is a registered charity.

The shark features aluminium lightweight poles for manual operation of the body and a movable jaw which can be operated from the head rod of the body. The puppet is a whole piece and does not come apart.

The shark would be available from August 20 when the successful owner would be required to collect it from The Dukes in Moor Lane.

Anyone interested in bidding for the shark has until August 18 to do

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