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September 2017

Meet the Makers: Blackout

Blackout poster
at The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QE

Dukes Stand-Up: You can't polish a nerd

Steve Mould, geek songstress Helen Arney and stand-up mathematician Matt Parker
at The Dukes, The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QE

With One Voice: Choral Singing with Beth De Lange

Community choir led by Beth de Lange
at The Hothouse, 13-17 Devonshire Rd, Morecambe LA3 1QT

More Music Present: Siobham Wilson

Singer Siobhan Wilson with guitar
at The Hall, 10-12 China Street Lancaster, LA1 1EX

Lancaster Jazz Festival: Dinosaur

at The Dukes, Lancaster LA1 1QE

Cat Smith MP backs campaign to scrap public sector pay cap for nurses

Cat Smith MP with RCN nurse Tracey Budding
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 14:52: Lancaster and Fleetwood MP, Cat Smith has backed the growing campaign for the Government to scrap the 1 per cent cap on public sector pay in the upcoming Budget. 451 nurses are affected by the pay cap in Lancaster and Fleetwood.

Haffner Orchestra concert

at Great Hall, Lancaster University LA1 4YW

Postbox Collection

Postbox Collection
at Lancaster Library, Market Square, Lancaster LA1 1HY

County to decide on another £45m in cuts

Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 18:33: Lancashire County Council's cabinet will consider further savings of more than £45m when it meets next Thursday. Roads, libraries and buses will all receive increased budgets but Adult Social Care faces an additional £5.5m cut - despite a council tax increase of 2% ring-fenced for the sector.

Review: Diverse Art Exhibition - Valerie Hall & Carol Gaston

Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 17:50: Peter Clarke reviews The 'Diverse', an exhibition at the Storey Gallery comprising a varied selection of works from two experienced and well known local artists and teachers from our region, Valerie Hall and Carol Gaston.

Green Party leader Caroline Lucas to speak in Lancaster public meeting

Caroline Lucas MP at the People's Climate March 2014
Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 16:38: Caroline Lucas MP, co-leader of the Green Party, and Danielle Paffard from will be speaking about fracking, energy security and climate breakdown, from political, economic and activist perspectives, at a public meeting on Monday 18 September at 7pm in Lancaster Town Hall.

Corrosion Goth & Alternative Night Live Band AUGER

Corrosion, Goth & Alt night with live Performance by Industrial Dynamic Darkwave Duo AUGER
at Parisian Bar, Morecambe Winter Gardens LA4 4BU

Balfour, May and the ‘Wrong Kind of Jews’

Palestine then and now
at The Cornerstone, Sulyard Stree, Dalton Square

Lancaster Arts helps local sisters turnaround magical performances

TurnAround Dance Theatre: The Thief, the Fox & the Phoenix
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 13:50: During August, Lancaster Arts has supported local dance company TurnAround Dance Theatre in developing their family-friendly production of ‘The Thief, the Fox and the Phoenix.’ You're invited to a free preview of this show at Lancaster University's Peter Scott Gallery next Thursday 14 Sept at 6.30pm

Free childcare hours for working parents

30 hours free childcare poster
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 13:24: Some working parents of 3-4yr-olds are now entitled to receive double the amount of free childcare. Parents can apply to use the hours at participating nurseries, playgroups, childminders and some schools. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply.

Charity Afternoon Tea for Bay Cat Rescue

Bay Cat Rescue
at Church of the Ascension, Torrisholme LA4 6RH

Information evening for potential foster carers

at County Hall, Fishergate, Preston PR1 8XJ

Defying Dementia Day - Public Talks & Discussions

at George Fox Building, Lancaster University, LA1 4YF

Lancaster District Pensioners’ Campaign Group Meeting

at Friends Meeting House, Lancaster LA1 1TX

Morecambe Festival Market Annual Fun Dog Show

at Festival Market, Morecambe LA4 4DW


at George & Dragon, Lancaster LA1 1RB

Jamie Smith's MABON

at The Platform, Morecambe LA4 4DB

The Gladly Solemn Sound in Concert

at Lancaster Priory, LA1 1YZ

Skerton West By-election Result: Labour holds

Jean Parr - elected to represent Skerton West on Lancaster City Council
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 11:21: Jean Parr has won the Skerton West by-election, polling 512 of the 833 votes cast and making the seat a Labour hold.

On Wednesdays, Women in White silently protest fracking at Cuadrilla's gate.

Women Wearing White on Wednesdays
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 10:31: On Wednesday morning, dressed in white, Lancaster women joined with locals in a silent procession and vigil at the gates of Cuadrilla's fracking site at Preston New Road, where Women's Wednesdays have become a regular event.

Orienteering for Families

Orienteering is a sport for everyone of whatever age or ability
at Happy Mount Park, Morecambe

Therapy study seeks over-60s living with Bipolar

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 22:56: The Spectrum Centre for Mental Health at Lancaster University is looking for volunteers to take part in a study which has adapted a therapy for older people living with Bipolar Disorder.

Lancaster Swapshop

An eclectic and fascinating virtual cash-free, car-boot blend of wants and offers guaranteed to empty / fill your house. It's a mailing list only. You get a weekly email with a list of items offered and wanted. 

Railways of Western Turkey - Illustrated Talk by Steve King

Turkish steam
at Carnforth Station Heritage Centre, Warton Road, Carnforth LA5 9TR

Art a la Carte - 6th September 2017

A Short Story by Bryn Trescatheric
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 17:12: Listings of some of the finest art events in Lancaster and round-about

The Young 'Uns Folk Concert

The Young 'Uns
at The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QD, UK

A Life More Ordinary Screening: Meet Me in St Louis (U)

at The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster LA1 1QD, UK

The Dukes Premieres Storm Desmond's Blackout: A Play

Blackout poster
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 15:59: A power cut of unprecedented proportions and duration sparked a new play at Lancaster’s Dukes theatre. Blackout, which runs from October 13-November 3 at The Dukes, is an original play inspired by testimony from residents, community organisations, emergency responders, sociologists and journalists.

A Short Story: Bryn Trescatheric Art Exhibition

A Short Story by Bryn Trescatheric
at Thomas Storey Gallery. The Storey, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1TH

Morecambe & Vice : Morecambe Crime Writing Festival

Morecambe and Vice, Morecambe Crime Writing Festival
at Morecambe Winter Gardens, LA4 4BU

Fundraiser '17 - M.A.R.T.H.A.'s Dream - Help our children

Gathering funds to support our own school in Africa, giving hope to more than 100 children.
at Jubilee Club, Slyne Road, Morecambe LA4 6NZ

Battleships at War 1914-1945 by John Fidler

Raise the Roof Appeal
at St Paul's Parish Hall, Scotforth Road, Lancaster LA1 4ST

Talk on Post Box Collection by David Chandler

Raise the Roof Appeal
at St Paul's Parish Hall, Scotforth, Lancaster LA1 4ST

Development of the Battleship 1820-1906 by John Fidler

Raise the Roof Appeal
at St Paul's Parish Hall, Scotforth, Lancaster LA1 4ST

Miss Whalley's Field Heritage Open Day

at Gregson Centre, 33 Moorgate, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 3PY

Lancaster Jazz Festival Binge

at Gregson Centre, 33 Moorgate, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 3PY

Cake, Book, and Toy Sale - Gregson Bonfire Fundraiser

at Gregson Centre, 33 Moorgate, Moor Lane, Lancaster LA1 3PY

And Finally - Phil Collins Tribute

at The Platform, Station Buildings, Marine Rd West, Morecambe LA4 4DB

April Poets

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

Lancaster Jazz Festival: Youth Jazz Night

at Lancaster Brewery, Lancaster Leisure Park, Wyresdale Road, Lancaster LA1 3LA

Mindful Writing with Tom George

Mindful writing
at Tara Centre, The Storey, Lancaster LA1 1HT