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Sunset Screenings In The Park

15/6/12: The Dukes will be presenting cinema under the stars this summer. After decades of taking theatre outdoors, The Dukes returns to Lancaster’s Williamson Park in July for an exciting new venture – Sunset Screenings - a season of outdoor films.

National Family Week - fun in the Parks

25/5/12: Lancaster City Council is encouraging families to get together to celebrate National Family Week. There are lots of things to do for all the family from 30 May until 5 June at council parks and facilities in Lancaster and Morecambe. Williamson Park, Lancaster is already running lots of additional sessions as part of the ‘Love your Zoo’ campaign.

Railway Children and Midsummer Fairies set to entertain in the Park

4/5/12: Lancaster's Williamson Park is providing the backdrop this summer for a packed programme of outdoor theatre productions. Throughout August there will be adaptations of Shakespeare’s Henry V and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Roald Dahl’s The Twits, Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore and E. Nesbitt’s The Railway Children.

Everything's coming up Roses at Williamson Park

26/4/12: 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.

Action packed activities planned for Williamson Park

31/3/12: Lancaster's Williamson Park is preparing for its biggest year yet. Following on from England Tourism Week, the park will continue offering great events and activities for all the family throughout the year. Keep the kids busy this Easter with one of the great activities. Be a Zoo Keeper – learn to look after their animals and be brave and handle some of the mini beasts.

Join the Big Bird Watch at Williamson Park

27/1/12: Blackbird image courtesy gallery.nen.gov.uk There's an opportunity for Lancaster bird lovers to join the world’s biggest wildlife survey alongside local volunteers who are participating in the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch in Williamson Park.

Firework Spectacular a record success, say Council

8/11/11: (Updated 1633 8/11/11) Record numbers turned out to enjoy Lancaster's Firework Spectacular on Saturday, 5th November - which perhaps contributed to some considerable disappointment about the management of event, noted in our review earlier this week ("Kettled on Quay Meadow: City Fireworks spark health and safety overkill").

Wi-fi at Williamson Park

29/9/11: Customers of the Pavilion Café at Williamson Park can now surf the internet over a cappuccino following the installation of a new wireless access point. If you fancy getting out of the office, you can now tweet and email from the beautiful surroundings of the Park cafe, whilst tucking in to some great food using locally sourced ingredients.

Blight puts part of Williamson Park out of bounds

5/9/11: Urgent work is being carried out in The Dell in Lancaster's Williamson Park in a race to preserve woodland around the park. The Dell has been blighted with diseased Rhododendron bushes and Lancaster City Council says the area will be inaccessible to the general public until they are removed. It is necessary to remove the diseased plants to prevent further infection.

Greenfingers Research Project launched at Williamson Park

1/9/11: Volunteers with green fingers and an interest in conservation are needed to take part in a research project at Williamson Park by the University of Cumbria and Lancaster City Council. The ‘Greenfingers Research Project’ aims to encourage community involvement in green projects at Williamson Park.

Gifts galore and so much more at Williamson Park store

16/8/11: The gift shop at Williamson Park in Lancaster has undergone an amazing transformation. Lancaster City Council gathered together an expert team consisting of members of the Visitor Information Centres, Customer Services and Williamson Park staff to redecorate the shop, whilst introducing new stock and raising the standards of customer service.

Dukes says goodbye to 'sparkling' Merlin

9/8/11: Alsas! Alack! There’s just a few days to go before Merlin the wizard casts his final spell over Williamson Park in Lancaster. The Dukes very successful 25th anniversary season of walkabout shows ends on 20th August – after extending its run for a week. Merlin and the Legend of King Arthur has received 4-star reviews in the national press and proved a bit hit with audiences too.

Tickets go on sale for summer theatre in Williamson Park

6/6/11: Lancaster's Williamson Park is providing the backdrop this summer for two top quality outdoor theatre productions by award winning Illyria Theatre Company. The first play will take place on Friday 24th June when Illyria will perform William Shakespeare’s comedy classic ‘Twelfth Night’ on a stage exactly the same as those used by medieval touring troupes.

'As You Like It' Competition Winners

6/6/11: Photo courtesy the Globe TheatreThe lucky winners of our recent competition to win tickets to 'As You Like It' in Williamson Park were Kate Newey from Portland Street, Lancaster and James Palmer from Cleveleys Avenue.

Win tickets for As You Like It in Williamson Park

20/5/11: Photo courtesy the Globe Theatre The world renowned Globe Theatre will be bringing to life one of Shakespeare’s greatest romantic comedies 'As You Like It' in the beautiful grounds of Williamson Park, Lancaster next month - and virtual-lancaster.net has two pairs of tickets to give away.

Williamson Park seeks friends

22/4/11: Lancaster City Council is inviting you to become a Friend of Williamson Park. Does Williamson Park hold a special place in your heart? If so, perhaps you’d like to be involved in making it a memorable place to be for others too!

Admission fees for pools and parks set to rise from Monday

4/3/11: New fees and charges for the use of Lancaster City Council-run leisure facilities will come into effect on Monday 7th March. The decision made by Cabinet to increase the prices charged at Salt Ayre Sports Centre, community pools, Williamson Park, parks and recreation grounds and the Platform takes account of the rise in inflation and the implications of the increase in VAT.

Conservative councillors condemn Council's plan to raise Pool and other admission charges

22/2/11: (Updated 23/2/11): Conservative councillors have hit out at a decision by Lancaster's Cabinet to raise the fees and charges for a range of services, saying they are excessive and unnecessary - and are challenging the decision.

Dukes hits the big 4-0 in 2011

4/1/11: Lancaster's The Dukes arts venue will be celebrating a silver anniversary and milestone birthday in 2011. This year will see The Dukes mark the 25th anniversary of its shows in Williamson Park during the summer and the 40th birthday of the Lancaster theatre as a whole.

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