COUNTY DAYS OUT

Lancashire Life - - ARTS & CULTURE -

1st

HOGHTON TOWER GHOST TOUR

Ex­plore the third most haunted house in Britain where you will en­counter spec­tres from the past and learn about the ghostly hap­pen­ings across the cen­turies. The tour also in­cludes a twocourse meal.

Hoghton Tower, Pre­ston, www. hoghton­tower.co.uk

1st-3rd

CIR­CUS FUNTASIA

This live show goes beyond all your ex­pec­ta­tions, and proves that the cir­cus isn’t just for kids. Ex­pect spec­tac­u­lar aeri­al­ists fly­ing through the Big Top, Wheel of Death acro­bats that leap dizzy­ing heights, fear­less fire eaters, gym­nasts and ef­fort­less comic moments.

Carr Road, Nelson, www.cir­cus­fun­ta­sia.co.uk

8th-17th

WORDS BY THE WA­TER

The­atre by the Lake will play

host to hun­dreds of au­thors and speak­ers dis­cussing a di­verse and in­trigu­ing range of sub­jects. This years line up in­cludes Bake Off’s Prue Leith dis­cussing her life and cook­ing, John Simp­son re­veal­ing the murky realms of Russia, and Alan John­son tak­ing a tour of the records of his youth.

The­atre By the Lake, Keswick, www.the­atre­bythe­lake.com

8th-9th

ELLESMERE PORT COM­EDY FES­TI­VAL

Some of the na­tion’s fun­ni­est men and women will de­scend on the town’s Civic Hall, from newly-dis­cov­ered tal­ent from the Ed­in­burgh Fringe to house­hold names on tour, in­clud­ing El­liot Steel and Nina Gilligan. Ellesmere Port Civic

Hall, Ellesmere Port, www. tick­et­source.co.uk/brioleisur­e

9th-10th

LIVER­POOL COMIC CON

Ex­pect high pro­file guests, full size props, a big­ger stage with Q&A ses­sions, retro ar­cade cabs and more for cos­play enthusiast­s, sci-fi fans, anime devo­tees and comic book afi­ciona­dos. Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre

Liver­pool, Liver­pool, www. ex­hi­bi­tion­cen­tre­liv­er­pool.com

10th

WITCH TOURS WITH JANEY

Join in the hi­lar­i­ous “Janey” as she tells the grue­some tales of Sam­les­bury - great for all the fam­ily. Sam­les­bury Hall, Sam­les­bury, 01254 812010

16th

CHAR­ITY AND COM­MU­NITY FAIR

Stalls and ac­tiv­i­ties will be pro­vided by char­i­ties and com­mu­nity groups. This event will pro­vide vis­i­tors with in­for­ma­tion about these or­gan­i­sa­tions in­clud­ing vol­un­teer­ing opportunit­ies, how to access ser­vices as well as fam­ily en­ter­tain­ment through­out the day.

Ac­cring­ton Town Square, Ac­cring­ton

22nd-30th

THE AN­GEL FIELD FES­TI­VAL

A new ad­di­tion to Liver­pool’s cul­tural cal­en­dar - an in­ter­na­tional, com­bined arts fes­ti­val which sets out to de­light and chal­lenge with its con­tent and events. It will fea­ture mu­sic, the­atre, dance, film, and vis­ual art from around the world as well as that found much closer to home and look at our ma­jor his­toric events.

Liver­pool Hope Uni­ver­sity, Liver­pool, www. the­cap­stonethe­atre.com/ an­gelfield­fes­ti­val

ABOVE: An ex­am­ple of Leonardo da Vinci’s art show­cased at The Walker Art Gallery

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