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August 2008

Brian Kennedy returns to The Platform

Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 15:08: Brian Kennedy, one of Ireland's most successful ambassadors of music, will make a welcome return to The Platform in Morecambe on Friday 19 September. Brian, whose most recent album, Interpretations, was released in March, is a prolific songwriter and a master interpreter of lyrics and audiences around the world continue to praise his vocal talent.

High Tea on St. Leonard's gate!

Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 10:08: Lancaster' Carnival of Culture grroup is inviting locals to High Tea on the "lawns of St. Leonard's Gate," Lancaster, as part of its ongoing campaign to highlight alternatives to Centros Miller's plans to turn the area into a huge shopping area that will inevitably suck the life and business from the town's existing town centre.

A Brief Encounter with Doctor Who

Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 09:55: 200 science fiction fans enjoyed a "Brief Encounter" with Doctor Who star Colin Baker on Bank Holiday Monday (25 August 2008) on Carnforth railway station. When the event sold out - surprising even the organisers, Carnforth's new TARDIS shop - Colin's question and answer session had to take place on the platform of the famous station itself.

On Yer Bike (For Free!)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008 - 18:00: Fancy taking up cycling but don't have a bike? Then Lancaster City Council's Cycling Demonstration Town Project Team might just have the solution for you. In partnership with two local bike hire organisations - Sunshine Cycles in Morecambe and Leisure Lakes in Lancaster - the council is offering two lucky people the chance to try out a bike for a couple of weeks for free.

Compensate Residents for Traffic Chaos, says Councillor

Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - 18:35: As thousands of commuters have been left fuming in traffic with the closure of of Back Caton Road as part of the work on the Kingsway development, local residents haven't had it easy, either.

Carnforth Swimming Pool Coses for Improvements

Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - 18:25: Carnforth Community Swimming Pool is to undergo improvement works and as a result the swimming pool will close on Monday 25th August 25 for two weeks, reopening at 6.30am on 8th September. The improvements, which will cost some £44,000, include the re-grouting of the pool and installation of new equipment in the plant room, leading to improved water quality.

Folk at the Gillow: September Dates

Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - 18:15: ((with thanks to Tony Cooke): Here's the line up for folk events at the Robert Gillow on Upper Market Street, Lancaster, for September: Thursday 4 September: 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...

Doctor Who's Brief Encounter in Carnforth

Friday, August 8, 2008 - 14:17: 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.