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Our pick of the best events over the com­ing weeks . . .

The People's Friend Special - - THINGS TO DO -

Light Fan­tas­tic

The Black­pool Il­lu­mi­na­tions are de­scribed as the great­est free light show on earth. The an­nual Fes­ti­val of Light has been switch­ing on since 1879 and this year’s show is al­ready de­light­ing the crowds. Head along to the prom­e­nade to see the spec­ta­cle and sur­round­ing en­ter­tain­ments.

The lights will be twin­kling un­til Novem­ber 4.

De­sign De­ci­sions

In­vest­ing in qual­ity brushes lets you use cheaper paint and still get a great fin­ish. That’s one of the bud­get-con­scious tips DIY ex­pert Ju­lia Kendell, spokesper­son for The Lon­don Home­build­ing & Ren­o­vat­ing Show, has shared be­fore the show on Sep­tem­ber 21-23. If you’re dec­o­rat­ing or ren­o­vat­ing, head to Ex­CeL, Lon­don for ideas, ex­pert talks and ex­hibitors ga­lore. Find tick­ets and book­ing info at http://lon­don. home­build­ing­show.co.uk or call 01527 834402.

Comic Cap­i­tal

To mark the eight­i­eth birth­day of “Beano”, the Bash Street Kids have taken over Dundee’s

Mc­Manus Art Gallery & Mu­seum with some of our most loved comic char­ac­ters.

“Bash Street’s Back At The McMe­nace” is a fun and re­bel­lious look at “Beano” at eighty. The show takes in the his­tory of pub­lisher D.C. Thom­son as well as the story of print­ing and the birth of “Beano”. The ex­hi­bi­tion runs un­til Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 21, 2018, and en­try to the gallery and the ex­hi­bi­tion is free.

It’s a great day out for kids of all ages!

Find out more at www.mc­manus.co.uk.

Ted­dies On Trains

Sep­tem­ber 15 and 16 is Teddy Bear week­end at the Welsh­pool & Llan­fair Light Rail­way. Pas­sen­gers are urged to bring their ted­dies along for the ride. There are ted­dies to spot and boxes to tick along the line, and a chance to meet Big Ted at Llan­fair, with treats for the younger pas­sen­gers. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion and book­ing, visit www.wllr.org.uk or call 01938 810441.

Beau­ti­ful Beaches

The Na­tional Trust, in con­junc­tion with the Ma­rine Con­ser­va­tion So­ci­ety, is look­ing for vol­un­teers to help with the an­nual clean-up of the shore­line at Mur­lough Na­tional Na­ture Re­serve in County Down on Sep­tem­ber 15. More de­tails at www.na­tion­al­trust.org.uk/ mur­lough-na­tional-na­ture-re­serve or call 028 4375 1467.

Welsh­pool & Llan­fair Light Rail­way Preser­va­tion Co Ltd.

© Na­tional Trust/ Joe Cor­nish.

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