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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.

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.

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.

National Trailboat Festival on Lancaster Canal this weekend

Image: The Inland Waterways Association The Inland Waterways Association's 2015 National Trailboat Festivaltakes place this weekend (30th May - 1st June)at the Westmorland Show Ground, Crooklands, Cumbria, on the northern reaches of the Lancaster Canal.

Lancaster Castle

Lancaster Castle, Castle Parade, Lancaster, LA1 1YJ  Tel (01524) 64998. Approaching 1,000 years old in parts, as well as being a major tourist attraction, with regular tours throughout the season, be prepared, this working castle is no ruin.

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.

Lancaster Beekeepers buzz back with Annual Show

Image: Dave Hamilton Lancaster Beekeepers will be holding their Annual Honey Show on Saturday 12th October from 2.00 to 4.00pm in Hest Bank Memorial Hall. The event includes free honey tasting and local honey for sale. Other delights include hand crafted honey, the sale beeswax products and tombola. Tea, coffee and homemade cakes are available.

Ghost stories and ghastly tales at the Ashton Memorial

Join the staff of Williamson Park (if you dare!) for a spine-chilling evening full of shocks and scares, ghost stories and local scary tales on Saturday 20th December, with a performance of the play The Ghost Writer.

Saheli brings local people together

Saheli women's group preparing card-making activity which they will run together with Lancashire Adult Learning at their Community Party on 9th July 2011, at Lancaster Boys and Girls Club.

Corrie comes to Morecambe for Charity event

Famous faces from the world of TV soaps are ready to show off their soccer skills in Morecambe later this month. Soap fans will get the chance to see their favourite stars at Morecambe Football Club when a team drawn from Coronation Street and one or two other famous soaps play in a charity football match.

Peace Campaigner to Speak in Lancaster

When the “Free Gaza” ship recently broke through Israel’s blockade of Gaza to deliver much needed medical aid, the passengers included committed activists of all ages, nationalities and professions.

Midge Ure returns to the Platform

One of the UK’s finest vocalists, Midge Ure, will make a welcome return to Morecambe next month. Midge will be playing at the Platform in Morecambe, on Thursday 7 February as part of his European tour, performing a solo acoustic show. Midge has scooped both an Ivor Novello and a Grammy award amid a glittering career of achievements as a writer, singer and record producer.

Lancaster Castle gets set to host a Lancashire Witches Weekend

A weekend of events at Lancaster Castle will mark the 401st anniversary of the Lancashire Witch Trials, during which 19 people went on trial for their lives at Lancaster Castle. The events, which take place over the weekend of 16 - 18th August, will commemorate the 10 men and women who were hanged in the summer of 1612.

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.

North Rises with John Robb Event

Local performance and visual arts group Totally Wired have announced a special Spoken Word Event with author John Robb at The Book Room, Lancaster on Monday 6th July 2009.

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.

Folk Music at the Robert Gillow: June 2008

Here's the Robert Gillow folk listings for June 2008 Thursday 5 June: Hard Times Hard Times comprises Andrew Service (bass), Gordon Johnston (banjo, mandolin, guitar) and Laurie Johnston (everything) – all superb musicians playing a mixture of traditional and modern tunes and songs from the UK, the USA and...

Dine in - at Lancaster Castle

You can take an enthralling peek into Lancaster Castle’s fascinating history - and enjoy a delicious meal - at a special tour and dinner package on Friday 5th July. The castle’s popular tours, run by Lancashire County Council Museums Service, offer an intriguing insight into the significant role the castle has played in the country’s crime and punishment heritage.

Beyond the Castle - Share your stories and explore the space

People are again being asked to share stories about a historic part of Lancaster to help shape plans for a new public space. The second series of events has been announced for Beyond the Castle - a project that will involve local people in shaping the future of the site on Lancaster's Castle Hill. Everyone is invited to imagine and design new possibilities.