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February 2018

Lancashire Business Expo 2018

at Preston Guild Hall, Lancaster Rd, Preston PR1 1HT

Lancaster Arts Partners Gathering

at The Storey, Lancaster LA1 1TH

Easy Chinese and Travel in China

Chinese house
at Halton Mill, LA2 6ND

Introduction to Arabic Rhythms

Steve Burnett
at Halton Mill, LA2 6ND

Holiday German

A German town
at Halton Mill, LA2 6ND

Only rain should go down outdoor drains please

Only rain down the drain
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 21:06: LOVEmyBEACH are campaigning to remind people that outdoor drains operate very differently from those connected to inside people’s homes, with outdoor drains usually running directly to the nearest river or stream - and NOT to the local water treatment works.

Community Litterpick: Ryelands Park

Great British Spring Clean
at Ryelands Park, Lancaster LA1 2LN

Community Litterpick: Greaves Park

Great British Spring Clean
at Greaves Park, Lancaster LA1 3AH

Community Litterpick: Happy Mount Park

Great British Spring Clean
at Happy Mount Park, Morecambe LA4 5AQ

Community Litterpick: Regent Park

Great British Spring Clean
at Regent Park, Morecambe LA3 1AF

Help keep the Lancaster district clean this spring

Great British Spring Clean
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 20:30: As part of Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean campaign, Lancaster City Council is holding a series of community spring-cleaning sessions at local parks next weekend 2 - 4 March, all equipment provided. And if you'd like to organise a litter pick of your own they'll help you!

Stargazing Evening

Lancaster and Morecambe Astronomical Society
at Williamson Park, Lancaster LA1 1UX

Theatre Premiere: 666 Comments

at The Storey, Lancaster LA1 1TH

Plan to transform Lancaster’s food culture wins funding

Lancaster's Seasonal Markets 2018
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 18:55: The Sustainable Food Cities Network has awarded Sustainable Food City Lancaster a £10,000 grant to support their efforts to make local, healthy and sustainable food available to everyone in Lancaster. LESS, a Lancaster based community organisation is matching this with £10,000 of its own money too.

Lancaster premieres new show from the dark heart of the internet

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 18:29: Aliki Chapple's new show, premiering on 10 March at the Storey, takes a brilliant and unusual form: the staging of a viral online comment thread. In the aftermath of the #MeToo movement, '666 Comments' could not be more timely and makes a vivid contribution to the ongoing conversation

Humanist Celebrants

Humanist Celebrants are ready to deliver non-religious ceremonies in your area! A humanist celebrant is a formally trained and assessed person who can plan, write and deliver a range of events/ceremonies to help other Humanists mark life events i.e. Weddings, Partnerships, Namings, Funerals.  

Grace Igoe Artist Talk

at King Street Studios, 5a King Street, Lancaster LA1 1JN

Wildlife Trust sets out Urban Planning Guidelines for sustainable development

Connecting with nature
Monday, February 19, 2018 - 16:05: Is short-sighted urban planning driving us to extinction? As the government makes plans for the building of 300,000 new homes a year in the UK — with 12,000 new homes planned for the Lancaster area — the Wildlife Trust has published new guidelines for urban development that we ignore at our peril.

Dukes Movie: Downsizing

at The Dukes, Lancaster LA1 1QE

Litfest: Debs Newbold `Lost in Blue`

Welcome to Litfest 2018
at The Storey, Lancaster LA1 1TH

CodeUp Lancaster

CodeUp Lancaster: Free & Friendly Adult Coding Tuition
at Lancaster and Morecambe Makers, Unit 5, Sharpes Mill, White Cross Industrial Estate

8 Shields Nature Connection Free Training Day

at Christ Church Hall, Wyresdale Road, Lancaster, LA1 3EA

Creative Writing (WW1) Workshops. 11am + 1.30pm

at Lancaster Library & The Storey

Lancaster's fracking protesters fined. Please give generously!

Police attempting to cut through car lock-on on 27 July 2018
Friday, February 16, 2018 - 14:02: Both the Lancaster defendents from the 27 July two-car lock-on blockade at Cuadrilla's Preston new Road fracking site were found guilty of Obstruction of the Highway in Blackpool Magistrates' Court on Wednesday. They have £1,124 to pay and there is a fund-raising campaign to help them

University staff to strike over pension cuts plan

Lancaster University: Strike Posters & a Pint
Friday, February 16, 2018 - 13:22: As part of a national dispute over a staff pension scheme, the University and College Union (UCU) will call on its members to take strike action on 14 days between 22 February and 16 March. The impact of the strike is likely to vary in different parts of the University and picket lines are expected.

Stories at the Storey True Story Open Mic Night

at The Storey, Lecture Theatre

Williamson Park welcomes two new furry friends

Marmosets in Williamson Park
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 14:06: Two common marmosets have joined the small animal zoo family at Williamson Park.

Storytelling Performance: Where we land

Woman reading a book
at Halton Mill, Mill Lane, Halton, Lancaster, LA2 6ND

Psychovertical: A Higher Education. Four decades of climbing

Climber on a snowbound summit
at The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QE

Council asks for comments on Local Plan

Lancaster Plan Key Diagram. Click to enlarge
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 17:04: Lancaster City Council has formally published its new Local Plan and is seeking public opinion on whether it is ‘legally compliant and sound’. The deadline for responses is 5pm on Friday April 6.

Lancaster University: Strike Posters & a Pint

Lancaster University: Strike Posters & a Pint
at 75 Church Street Lancaster

The splendid years of British Steam

at Royal Station Hotel, Carnforth

Social enterprise launches to grow local electric car charging points

Charging a car
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 15:56: Lancaster residents aiming to switch to electric vehicles are being hampered by a lack of local charging points. On Saturday 24 Feb at the Ashton Memorial, there will be a lunchtime launch of Charge my Street's new, volunteer-led project to install chargepoints around Lancaster and Cumbria

Launch of local electric car-charging points social enterprise

Charging a car
at Ashton Memorial, Williamson Park, Lancaster LA1 1UX

Mandala Making Workshop

at Halton Mill, LA2 6ND

Public Lecture - Sir Ian McKellen (Sold out)

at Great Hall, Lancaster University LA1 4YW

LitFest 2018 Programme - Wizards at the Castle and a Bedroom in Arles

Welcome to Litfest 2018
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 14:16: Lancaster Litfest has published its exciting new programme of events for LitFest 2018. Running through March with a storytelling warm-up on 19 Feb, they bring you novelists, poets, short story writers, spoken word artists, illustrators, nature writers, vloggers, podcasters and storytellers

Family Fun Day & Disco

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

Cancelled: World Sound Healing Day Meditation

at Friends Meeting House, Lancaster LA1 1TX

Coffee Concerts: Burst Horns

at Lancaster Priory LA1 1YZ

The Last Snowflake - 30min Sensory Adventures

at The Exchange, 13 West Street, Morecambe LA3 1RB

A heart-warming play with a serving of Northern sole and chips

Josh Moran, Julie Edwards, Jessica Forrest & Mark Newsome
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 12:58: Box of Tricks will bring their acclaimed production of Chip Shop Chips to the Dukes & the Platform on 23 + 24 Feb, featuring Josh Moran (Gunpowder and Peter Kay’s Car Share), Jessica Forrest (Hollyoaks and Coronation Street) and Mark Newsome (Early Doors). It's a show, quiz and a dinner all in one!