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September 2017

Popular local artists to raise funds for anti-fracking cause in landmark art exhibition & silent auction

Hornby Castle by Chas Jacobs
Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 19:58: Lancaster's Whale Tail Cafe will be hosting an art exhibition with a difference throughout October. 27 popular local artists have donated artworks for a silent auction to raise money for the anti-fracking campaign. The landmark exhibition has been organised by local group Lancaster Fights Fracking.

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Preston New Road in Fylde, where Cuadrilla are building an industrial-scale 'test-fracking' site
Although Lancashire County Council refused planning consent, the Secretary of State has permitted Cuadrilla to undertake hydraulic fracturing (fracking) at Preston New Road, East of Blackpool. There is considerable public opposition to this. (Series)

Orienteering for Families

satisfied customers
at Williamson Park, Lancaster

Lancaster Fun Palace at the Maritime Museum

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

Exhibition Launch Artist's Panel Discussion: Impermanent Durations

Impermanent Durations Image Courtesy of the Artists
at Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University LA1 4YW

The Upbeat Beatles in Concert

at The Platform, Morecambe LA4 4DB

Jacqui McShee's Pentangle in Concert

at The Platform, Morecambe LA4 4DB

Lancaster & District Homeless Action Service AGM

at LDHAS Centre, Lancaster LA1 1QH

Puppet State Theatre present JRR Tolkien’s 'Leaf by Niggle'

at Arnside Educational Institute, Church Hill, Arnside LA5 0DF

Be Charlotte in concert

at The Hothouse, Morecambe LA3 1QT

The West End Weekend

West End Weekend Poster
at West End, Morecambe LA3 1RG

Have a Wild West End Weekend in Morecambe

West End Weekend Poster
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 14:57: The West End Weekend is back on October 7 & 8 from 11am-4pm. It's a free festival celebrating West End wonderfulness, with a West End Street Market with crafts and performers, an Art Trail, a Song Trail, a picnic in the park, live music and even magic!

Bailrigg Garden Village Consultation Drop-In

at Lancaster Methodist Church, Scotforth Road, Lancaster LA1 4TE

Bailrigg Garden Village Consultation Drop-In

at Storey Centre, Lancaster LA1 1THL

Bailrigg Garden Village Consultation Drop-In

at Ellel Village Hall, Main Road, Galgate, LA2 0LQ

Bailrigg Garden Village Consultation Drop-In

at Lancaster House Hotel, Ellel, Lancaster LA1 4GJ

New CCTV brings mobile tip-offs

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 13:55: A new and improved state-of-the-art CCTV system is to be installed in Lancaster and Morecambe. The new system will replace the district’s existing CCTV cameras but will be more advanced, allowing secure remote viewing via any device connected to the internet.

Council backs bid to reduce plastic bottle pollution

A familiar site at the high tide mark - plastic bottle pollution
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 13:34: A motion to encourage more residents and businesses to reduce the number of plastic bottles ending up in landfill and the sea has been carried unanimously by Lancaster City Council at their meeting on Wednesday. About 35 million plastic bottles are used and discarded every day in the UK.

Embody Your Heartsong! 1 Day Workshop

at Friends Meeting House, Lancaster LA1 1TX

Dark Moon Lunar Samhain Heartsong

at Friends Meeting House, Lancaster LA1 1TX

Reiki Access Day

at Tara Centre, The Storey, Lancaster LA1 1HT

Paranormal Investigation

at The New Melbourne, 57 Slyne Rd, Lancaster LA1 2JH

80s Night

at Lancaster Cricket Club, Lune Rd, Lancaster LA1 5QU

Free talk: The Holistic Approach to Fibromyalgia

at Tara Centre, Storey Centre, Lancaster, LA1 1TH

Heartsong Vocal Improv

at Halton Mill, Mill Lane, Halton LA2 6ND

Just 2 votes in it: Labour win Halton-with-Aughton by-election

Cllr Kevin Frea - Halton-with-Aughton
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 01:20: Labour has gained a seat on Lancaster City Council following Thursday's Halton-with-Aughton ward by-election. While the turnout was much*+ lower than in the 2015 election, in which Labour came 4th, they nearly doubled their vote, giving Kevin Frea a majority of just 2 votes.

Lancaster City Council to bring museums back in-house

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 13:19: Lancaster City Council has agreed to issue notice to end the management agreement for Lancashire County Council to run its museums.

The world’s fastest cartoonist heads to Kendal for annual comics festival

Sergio Aragonés
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 10:32: Sergio Aragonés, the world’s fastest cartoonist, will be making a rare appearance as part of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival (13th – 15th October in Kendal, Cumbria).

Crafty Vintage Fair!

Crafty Vintage Fair at Lancaster Castle
at Lancaster Castle LA1 1YJ

Art a la Carte - 27th September 2017

Lancaster climate protestors cycle to Paris
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 15:50: Listings of some of the finest art events in Lancaster and round-about

Dukes Musical: How to Win Against History

Henry Cyril Paget, 5th Marquis of Anglesey
at The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QE

Peddle & Paddle, a film about storm Desmond

Lancaster climate protestors cycle to Paris
at The Dukes, Moor Lane Lancaster LA1 1QE

An Exhibition of Illustrated News

Photograph of The Storey in Lancaster
at The Storey Gallery, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1TH

Lancaster Historical Writing Festival

Photograph of The Storey in Lancaster
at The Storey, Meeting House Lane Lancaster LA1 1TH

An Evening with Beth & Steve Pipe - Authors of Trails with Tales

Cover of the book Trails with Tails
at Waterstones Bookshop, 2-8 King Street, Lancaster, LA1 1JN UK

£15,500 investigation clears Labour councillors after 'predetermination' complaint

Cllr Roger Sherlock &  Cllr Margaret Pattison
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 02:24: Seven Lancaster City councillors have been cleared by an independent investigation of breaching the council’s code of conduct during a 5-hour planning meeting on 6 March 2017 when one was alleged to have fallen asleep.

Celebrate your Local Library

Libraries Week 2017
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 12:12: Lancashire libraries will be taking part in a national week-long celebration of libraries from Monday 9 October to Saturday 14 October 2017

City gets ready for Lancaster Music Festival 2017!

Horse drawn & bicycle powered - the Horse Show Corner Stage at LMF 2016.
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 11:48: Lancaster is gearing up for the the ninth incarnation of the award-winning Lancaster Music Festival, running from Thursday 12 - Monday 16 October with the largest ever line-up of over 500 acts at more than 40 venues. New in are vintage shuttle buses, musical barges and a 3-day Party in the Park.

Corrosion A Very Goth New Years Eve Masquerade Ball

Corrosion, A Very Goth New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball
at Morecambe Winter Gardens LA4 4BU


at The Dukes, Lancaster LA1 1QE


at The Dukes, Lancaster LA1 1QE


at The Dukes, Lancaster LA1 1QE


at The Dukes, Lancaster LA1 1QE


at The Dukes, Lancaster LA1 1QE


at The Dukes, Lancaster LA1 1QE


at The Dukes, Lancaster LA1 1QE

CLOUD AGM - Bailrigg Garden Village Campaign Group

Bailrigg Garden Village proposed sites (click to enlarge)
at Boot & Shoe, 171 Scotforth Rd, Lancaster LA1 4PU