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July 2017

Corrosion Pirate Night

Corrosion, Goth & Alternative Night, Pirate Theme Night at Morecambe Winter Gardens.
at Morecambe Winter Gardens, Parisian Bar, LA4 4BU

King Street Art Gallery and Artist Studios

Artist Studio Spaces Lancaster
King Street Studios have two gallery spaces with a regular changeover of exhibitions. We are located upstairs at 5a King Street, opp Waterstones in Lancaster City Centre. We also have a regular programme of workshops and events featuring artist talks, drawing, writing & painting. 

Festive 4K Fun Run

Festive Funrun
at Salt Ayre Leisure Centre, Lancaster LA1 5JS

Morecambe Warblers presents “Half A Sixpence”

Half A Sixpence 3rd-7th October Lancaster Grand Theatre
at Grand Theatre, St Leonardgate, Lancaster LA1 1NL

Make My Day Festival Coming to Morecambe

Make My Day! Festival poster
Friday, July 28, 2017 - 15:16: Make My Day! is a FREE festival jam-packed with creative activities in the West End Gardens on Morecambe’s beautiful promenade, on Sunday 6 August from 12noon ’til 5pm. Make stuff - with a duo of dancing jellyfish, Lancashire Cloggers & an orchestra of flutes - or tackle the Great Deckchair Challenge.

Summer Holiday Wild Fun Day

Pond dipping
at Heysham Nature Reserve, Money Close Lane, Heysham LA3 2UW

Ghost Hunt!

at Alhambra Carleton, 56 Marine Rd W, Morecambe LA4 4EU

Fun Dog Show and Family Day

at Hydropaws, Unit 7 Whitefield Place, Morecambe LA3 3EA

County Council 'considers action' against Cuadrilla traffic plan breech. But can it cope while its Leader is under police investigation?

Truck surfing protester delays Cuadrilla fracking equipment for third day at Preston New Road
Friday, July 28, 2017 - 11:16: Cuadrilla committed a serious breech of their Traffic Management Plan yesterday, with the help of police, who are alleged to have claimed they had Council consent. Lancs County Council have denied consenting and are 'considering action'. But LCC is stuck in turmoil over bailed Leader Geoff Driver.

Skerton Labour selects Jean Parr for by-election candidate

Jean Parr
Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 21:05: A mum of two has been chosen by the Skerton Labour Party to fight the upcoming Skerton West by-election on Thursday 7 September. Jean Parr (65), of Birkdale Close, is bidding to hold the seat for Labour and help the party to maintain its small majority on Lancaster City Council.

Stuart's Karaoke Disco

at Stonewell Tavern, 8-10 Church St, Lancaster LA1 1NP

Open Mic Night

at Stonewell Tavern, 8-10 Church St, Lancaster LA1 1NP

From Junk Modelling to Trench Art

at Lancaster Maritime Museum, St George's Quay, Lancaster LA1 1RB

Pirate School

at Lancaster Maritime Museum, St George's Quay, Lancaster LA1 1RB

Pirate Day at the Maritime Museum

at Lancaster Maritime Museum

Pirate hats and hooks at Lancaster Maritime Museum

at Lancaster Maritime Museum, St George's Quay, Lancaster LA1 1RB

Summer Swing Dance Taster Sessions

at Trinity UR Church, High Street, Lancaster LA1 1LA

Barton Rd Community Choir

at Barton Road Centre, Barton Road, Lancaster LA1 4ER

Police appeal after service station carjackings

A black Volkswagon Polo similar to the stolen car
Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 12:58: Police are appealing for witnesses after two incidents at service stations in Forton & Carnforth. In both incidents a man got into a car being parked by a woman driver. The stolen car has now been found in Ulverston after being involved in a collision with a cyclist whose condition is now critical.

Art a la Carte - 26 July 2017

Paintings from previous exhibitions
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 19:23: Here's a list of some of the exciting art events taking place within our vibrant region.

Vintage by the Sea Festival, Morecambe

Vintage by the Sea Festival, 2-3 September, Morecambe
at Morecambe Promenade, The Platform, The Midland

Lancaster Samaritans want you to Shush! and Listen

Lancaster Samaritans premises at 21 Sun Street
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 19:47: Every six seconds, someone in the UK and Ireland contacts Samaritans, and every 90 minutes in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, someone takes their own life. Samaritans are encouraging people people to improve their listening skills by following these simple SHUSH! listening tips.

Wild Pirates and Magical Mermaids

at Heysham Nature Reserve, Money Close Lane, Heysham LA3 2UW

Plans underway for £1m boost to Lancashire's buses

Axed Bus Montage. Original image via Stagecoach (Mash-Up via Internet)
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 16:29: Lancashire County Council will this week take a major step towards improving the county's bus network, with councillors due to meet to discuss where investment is most needed.

Wild Family Survival Skills

at Heysham Nature Reserve

Life on the Shore at Half Moon Bay

at Half Moon Bay, car parking off Smithy Lane, above Half Moon Bay, Heysham. SD 408 607.

Paul Woodruff leaves Lancaster City Council

Paul Woodruff
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 13:09: Councillor Paul Woodruff has resigned as a member of Lancaster City Council.

Lancaster Uni graduates first ever doctors with a Lancaster medical degree

Lancaster Medical School Class of 2017
Friday, July 21, 2017 - 16:48: The CEO of Health Education England, Prof Ian Cumming, has congratulated Lancaster Medical School on becoming fully accredited by the GMC. 41 medical graduates have gained a Lancaster medical degree this year. In previous years 266 Lancaster-trained doctors graduated with a Liverpool degree.

Lancaster City Council takes action after flash floods

Flooding on Caton Road, Lancaster UK. 19 July 2017
Friday, July 21, 2017 - 15:30: Lancaster City Council officers have been working hard to clear debris and help businesses affected by Wednesday’s flash floods.They undertook a clean-up operation early Thursday morning and removed damaged carpets and fittings for affected properties in Stonewell. More resilience measures planned.

Shoresearch Survey with the Wildlife Trust

Shoresearchers find a crab
at Half Moon Bay, Smithy Ln,, Heysham LA3 2QH

Make a Pledge to the Sea for National Marine Week

Shoresearchers find a crab
Friday, July 21, 2017 - 14:30: National Marine Week runs from Saturday 29 July to Sunday 13 August (yes that's a fortnight). Lancs Wildlife Trust will be celebrating it with local events about the Irish Sea and the amazing wildlife round our coast. They want people to make a pledge to the sea - and give up single use plastics.

Back to Love Conscious Dance Party

at Halton Mill, Mill Lane, Halton LA2 6ND

City of Sanctuary People's Cafe

at Marsh Community Centre, Willow Lane, Lancaster LA1 5PP

Storey Garden Open Day

at Storey Centre, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1TH

Kollega debut gig

at Yorkshire House, 2 Parliament St, Lancaster, LA1 1DB

Torrential rain lifts the tarmac in Lancaster

Flash-flooding at Stonewell in Lancaster on 19 July 2017
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 21:22: Torrential rain hit Lancaster yesterday and left a right mess in its wake as floodwater gushed down streets, lifting tarmac and manhole covers and inundating Stonewell. Parts of Willow Lane, St George's Quay, Caton Road and Torrisholme Road were also flooded. But when the going gets tough....

Apoth-A-Kids invites families for free school holiday lunchtime meals and activities

Apoth-A-Kids school holiday lunchtime activities programme
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 19:57: As the summer holidays quickly approach us, the Apothecary Bar & Lounge would like to invite you and your family to join them for a free lunch and a schedule of family-friendly activities from 12-2pm on weekdays from 24 July - 1 September.

Marvellous Mosaic

at Lancaster City Museum

Marvellous Mosaic

at Lancaster City Museum

Real Old Ore – Young Archaeologists

at Lancaster City Museum

Lancaster Jazz Quintet (LJQ)

at Thurnham Hall, Lancaster

Lancaster Jazz Quintet (LJQ)

at The Apothecary Bar, Penny Street, Lancaster

Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce choose LDHAS for Charity Of The Year

Lancaster & District Homeless Action Centre
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 21:03: Each year Lancaster and District Chamber of Commerce chooses a charity to support as their Chamber Of The Year. This year the chosen charity is Lancaster and District Homeless Action Service Ltd. (LDHAS).

Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

photograph of Liverpool Philharmonic youth orchestra
at The Great Hall, Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster, LA1 4YW,

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 'The Lost World'

Poster advertising outdoor theatre
at Williamson Park, Quernmore Rd, Lancaster LA1 1UX

The Comedy of Errors

Poster advertising outdoor theatre
at Williamson Park, Quernmore Rd, Lancaster LA1 1UX

Lancashire Witch Trial Weekend

Witch Trail Weekend
at Lancaster Castle

Wizard Academy

Wizard Academy
at Leighton Hall, Carnforth LA5 9ST

St John's Hospice Defy you to Beat the Drop at Gravity

at Salt Ayre Leisure Centre, Lancaster