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September 2016

Local Cinema Round-Up for the 28th September to 6th October 2016

For up to date local cinema links and day-by-day listings of what's showing on local screens every week visit the Virtual-Lancaster Cinema Page. Read on for the weekly round-up, and reviews. There are four new movies on offer during this period. There is Woody Allen's romantic comedy Cafe Society (12A); a drama based on the recent oil spillage in Deepwater Horizon (12A).

Could you be a Councillor and stand for what you believe in?

Lancashire County Council is asking people to consider if they could be a councillor ahead of next year's county elections - and had organised two events in Preston in October where anyone interested can fins out more about what's involved. Lancashire County Council is holding local elections in May 2017 and new candidates are needed to represent their areas.

Independent review confirms funding cuts will put Lancashire County Council in the red to meet legal provisions

Lancashire County Council has published an independent review of its finances which confirms that thanks to Tory government funding cuts, its long-term financial position is not sustainable, even if it makes significant further savings.

Local Cinema Round-Up for the 21st to 29th September 2016

For up to date local cinema links and day-by-day listings of what's showing on local screens every week visit the Virtual-Lancaster Cinema Page. Read on for the weekly round-up, and reviews. Four new movies have been released during this period.

Local Cinema Round-Up for the 14th to 22nd September 2016

For up to date local cinema links and day-by-day listings of what's showing on local screens every week visit the Virtual-Lancaster Cinema Page. Read on for the weekly round-up, and reviews. There are five new movies released during this period. We have the romantic comedy Bridget Jones's Baby (15). There are two powerful dramas with Julieta (15) and The Childhood of a Leader (15).

Will the trains run on time for "Lancashire Challenge" charity fund raiser?

On Friday 16th September 2016, local railway fan David Chandler will aim to travel by train to every railway station in the county of Lancashire, in under 24 hours, in aid of the Lancaster-based charitySt. John's Hospice. A journey of hundreds of miles; the “Lancashire Challenge” is David's latest fundraiser for St. John’s Hospice, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

Local Cinema Round-Up for the 7th to 15th September 2016

For up to date local cinema links and day-by-day listings of what's showing on local screens every week visit the Virtual-Lancaster Cinema Page. Read on for the weekly round-up, and reviews. There are six new films released during this period.

New Drama Sees Lancaster's Storm Memories Flooding Back

Photo: Cat Smith “The floods of December 2015 will go down in the collective memory of Lancaster as the days which brought the city together through adversity… Alternative Outcomes’ perspective on that night has come together in a creative expression of community.” Lancaster Fleetwood MP, Cat Smith When the lights went out all over Lancaster in December following Storm Desmond, it brought the...

Award-winning singer songwriter Jesse Terry heads for Glasson Dock

Jesse Terry. Photo: Eric Gerard After Jesse Terry's first visit to the UK in 2014, he's back and returns to Christ Church in Glasson Jesse is an internationally touring, award-winning singer-songwriter and road warrior. His music has been compared to the likes of Ryan Adams, Jackson Browne, Paul Simon and James Taylor.

Castle Hill inspires Dukes "Composite" Exhibition

Bonnie Craig and Jenny McCabe looking at some of their workImagery from Lancaster's Castle Hill has inspired the latest exhibition at The Dukes gallery. "Composite" is a collaborative exhibition by Lancaster-based printmakers, Jenny McCabe and Bonnie Craig.

Asterix and Tintin head for a clash of the Toon Titans at this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival in Kendal

TheLakes International Comic Art Festival, in partnership withLancaster University, has announcedfurther details of this year's Festival WeekendOpening Nightevent on Friday 14th October - "Clash of the Toon Titans", a battle between comic superstarsAsterixandTintinfor the hearts and minds of attending comic fans.

Lancaster War Mysteries: Whatever Happened to All Our Railings?

Donated for the war effort: Williamson Park's railings. Photo courtesy Andrew ReillyA tour around Lancaster, delving into its history, is always interesting - sometimes for what isn't there, rather than what is. A case in point is the many places where you'll see place where iron railings were once placed - but have now long gone, such asWilliamson Park.

Details for this year's Lancaster and Morecambe's Heritage Open Days announced

Local history and culture will come to life again this year when buildings of every age, style and function throw open their doors during this year's Heritage Open Days. Heritage Open Days are England’s largest heritage festival in celebrating diverse architecture, culture and history. This year there are an amazing array of exciting events running from 8th - 11th September.