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The Grand Theatre, Lancaster

St Leonardsgate, Lancaster, LA1 1NL. Tel. 01524 64695 Box Office open Monday - Saturday 10am - 3pm. The Grand offers an extensive range of theatre, film and live entertainment. Tours of the exuberant Edwardian interior may include a glimpse of actress Mrs Sarah Siddons, the Ghost-in-Residence.

The Centre @ Halton

A vibrant and welcoming community centre in the heart of Halton, offering indoor and outdoor facilities, with a fantastic skate park. We have a huge number of classes and activities, from sports and exercise to community activities and events for all ages. We also have a friendly and popular cafe.

Virtual-Lancaster.Net Newsletter: Friday 12 December 2014

The Virtual-Lancaster newsletter email comes out fortnightly to subscribers and contains the past fortnight's news headlines and all the next fortnight's events, as HTML links. It's quite long - the event listings are at the end - but it's the best and easiest way to keep up to date and ahead of what's happening in the Lancaster Morecambe area. Subscribe here.

Everything's coming up Roses at Williamson Park

Everything will be coming up 'Roses' at Lancaster's Williamson Park this summer when the 2012 Roses Historic Vehicle Run heads to the park. The 12th Historic Vehicle Run will leave Bradford on Sunday 1st July and make its way via Halifax, Todmordon, Burnley, Clitheroe and through the Trough of Bowland before ending its journey at the park.

Vintage car rally to visit Williamson Park

Lancaster's Williamson Park will be welcoming members of the Roses Run Vintage Car Rally on Sunday 5th July.

Greens launch bid for Lancaster and Fleetwood seat

(Updated 28/3/10): Green Party general election candidate Gina Dowding will launch her campaign to win the Lancaster and Fleetwood Constituency next week with a screening of her new campaign video.

Doctor Who's Brief Encounter in Carnforth

Colin Baker, who played the Sixth Doctor Who in the 1980s, is visiting Carnforth, Lancashire for a special bank holiday event. Colin will meet and greet fans of the series at Carnforth Station's Doctor Who-themed shop 'The Tardis' on Monday, 25th August.

Cycle away the school holidays

With the summer holidays fast approaching, Lancaster City Council is encouraging youngsters to get out on their bikes with a range of fun training sessions for all ages and abilities. Cycling is healthy and fun, but it’s best to learn how to do it safely.

Hala Estate to get a makeover, Open Day announced

A possible design for a new play area which Hala Community Group will be on hand to tell residents more about at a planned Open Day. More designs on the group's Facebook pageLancaster City Council and its partner contractor Forrest will be carrying out major improvement work on Lancaster's Hala Estate, and will be holding an open day for residents to find out more.

Charity Chamber Music Concert at the Priory

A concert of chamber music to raise money for the Doublejoy Orphanage Kenya will take place at Lancaster Priory on Saturday 9th January, opening with a performance of Haydn’s string quartet in G op. 77 No.1 by a group of Lancaster’s rising musical talents.

Transition Cafe challenges the Politics of Food

Do you know where your food comes from or how it got to your plate? The next Transition Cafe event at Lancaster's Gregson Centre next month challenges you to find out about the role food production plays in the hot issues of today: climate change, oil use and poverty. The politics of food is hidden in every mouthful we eat.

Lancaster Steiner School May Fair Carnival and Maypole Dancing

Photo courtesy Lancaster Steiner SchoolLancaster Steiner School’s annual May Fair will be held at the school on Lune Road, on Sunday 12th May at 11am – 4.00pm. There will be a range of activities for children, including craft stalls, carnival entertainment and traditional may pole dancing. For adults there will be a cafe with delicious cakes and savouries. Entry is just 50p.

Kenny Ball, Slade and More in Morecambe

The new season at Morecambe's Platform kicks off with top traditional jazz star Kenny Ball and his band on their 50th Anniversary Tour on Saturday 5th September - just one of many acts at The Platform and the Dome this Autumn.

Lancaster celebrates 'Lino King's'; generosity and Cycling Link

Lancaster City Council will be celebrating the centenaries of Lancaster Town Hall and the Ashton Memorial over the weekend of 26th- 27th September.

Co-op looks to the future as Movement regains strength

A talk on the future of the Co-op Movement by a local author takes place next week, organsed by Lancaster Green Party.

Ambleside Allotments 'Incredible Edibles' Awards date set

The presntation of the 'Incredible Edibles' awards will take place on Sunday 10th July, 2.00 until 5.00pm at Ambleside Road allotments. As well as awards in a number of pre-judged categories there will also be prizes on offer for the best 'miniature garden' and 'wobbly vegetables and funny fruit' brought along on the day.

Velika Novica! Slovenian Band to rock Lancaster's Yorkshire House

The last time Janez Skaza came to Lancaster, he was with a choir which sang at the Gregson alongside the Lancaster Singers - and later went on to win the prestigious Slovenia's got Talent. He liked the area so much that he decided to come back with his rock band Pet Sto Metrov (which for non-Slovenian speakers translates as 500 Metres).

Theatre, dance and comedy a-plenty coming to The Dukes

New drama set on Morecambe Bay, a heart-warming musical play, and the 25th anniversary of its outdoor shows in Lancaster’s Williamson Park are highlights of a celebratory spring/summer season at The Dukes.

Plenty to do for kids across the Lancaster district this summer

A day of fun, free activities brought hundreds of children to Williamson Park on Wednesday, as Lancaster City Council celebrated National Playday.   Children took part in den and fire building, face painting, arts and crafts and water slides. Lancaster City Council’s Play Rangers were also on hand to teach circus skills and host the brand new ‘Play schemes got Talent’ competition.

Basil of the Caribbean!

Everyone's favourite fox, Basil Brush will be taking to the high seas when he returns to Lancaster City Council`s Morecambe Dome on Friday 22nd February. Basil and his friends will go on a swashbuckling boom-tastic adventure on the deserted tropical island of Coco-Loco to search for the precious lost treasure 'The Golden Jelly Baby'.