What’s on in Sep­tem­ber

Lancashire Life - - Arts & Events -

Our guide to the best events in and around Lan­cashire

THE­ATRE AND DANCE

1ST

WUTHERING HEIGHTS Join Heart­break Pro­duc­tions for this out­door adap­ta­tion of Emily Bronte’s clas­sic tale. Pack a chair or blan­ket, a pic­nic, and dress for the weather for this out­door the­atre pro­duc­tion.

Brock­holes Na­ture Re­serve, Sam­les­bury, brock­holes.org/ open-air-the­atre

7TH-14TH

THE UN­EX­PECTED GUEST

A clas­sic Agatha Christie mur­der mys­tery in which a stranger gets em­broiled in mur­der and fam­ily se­crets. Farn­worth

Lit­tle The­atre, Farn­worth, farn­worth­lit­tlethe­atre.co.uk

10TH SEPT – 12TH OCT &JULIET

&Juliet is the quirky and funlov­ing new mu­si­cal that asks: what if Juliet’s fa­mous end­ing was re­ally just her be­gin­ning? &Juliet fea­tures some of the big­gest pop an­thems ar­ranged by the Tony and Grammy Award-win­ning or­ches­tra­tor Bill Sher­man. Manch­ester Opera House, Manch­ester, at­gtick­ets. com

11TH SEPT-2ND OCT

NOT JUST BOL­LY­WOOD

Part of Cel­e­brat­ing Women in Global Cin­ema, this is a cel­e­bra­tion of con­tem­po­rary In­dian cul­ture. This puts a spot­light on some of the best ex­am­ples of In­dian in­de­pen­dent films directed by women. HOME, Manch­ester, homemcr.org 11TH-14TH

THE WO­MAN IN BLACK

Su­san Hill’s ac­claimed ghost story comes alive in Stephen Mal­la­tratt’s stage adap­ta­tion. Grand The­atre, Black­pool, black­pool­grand.co.uk

13TH

JUSTIN

MOOR­HOUSE: NORTH­ERN JOKER Lan­cashire Life colum­nist Justin Moor­house is tak­ing his comedic show on tour where he shares his un­cer­tainty with ev­ery­thing from his fam­ily grow­ing up to the cur­rent po­lit­i­cal cli­mate.

Muni The­atre, Colne,

the­muni.co.uk

13TH SEPT – 19TH OCT MAC­BETH

Pulling the au­di­ence into an un­set­tling world of power and de­sire, di­rec­tor Christo­pher Hay­don’s con­tem­po­rary ver­sion of Shake­speare’s Mac­beth sees ac­tor Lucy Ellinson take on the iconic ti­tle role. Royal Ex­change The­atre, Manch­ester, royalex­change. co.uk/whats-on-and-tick­ets/ mac­beth

14TH

THE FIRE OF OLYMPUS An op­er­atic take on the leg­ends of Prometheus and Pan­dora, us­ing the power of Greek myth to res­onate with the mod­ern world.

Burn­ley Me­chan­ics, Burn­ley, burn­leyme­chan­ics.co.uk

17TH-21ST

9 TO 5 THE MU­SI­CAL

The pop­u­lar mu­si­cal is back, telling the story of three work­mates pushed to the boil­ing point. The mu­si­cals fea­ture mu­sic by Dolly Par­ton and stars Louise Red­knapp

Palace The­atre, Manch­ester, at­gtick­ets.co.uk

28TH

DI­VER­SITY

Di­ver­sity’s UK tour, ‘Born Ready’ marks 10 years since they won the third series of Bri­tain’s Got Tal­ent.

Win­ter Gar­dens, Black­pool, win­ter­gar­dens­black­pool.co.uk/ whats-on/di­ver­sity

29TH

RUS­SELL KANE

Award win­ning co­me­dian Rus­sell Kane is back with a new tour show, dis­cussing love, fam­ily and life. King Ge­orge’s Hall, Black­burn, kingge­orge­shall. com

MU­SIC AND CON­CERTS

6TH

OPERA BOYS

The Opera Boys are back with a brand new show full of opera, clas­sics and west end per­for­mances.

Black­burn Em­pire The­atre, Black­burn, 0845 847 1664 7TH

TO­TALLY TINA

Tina Turner trib­ute act Jus­tine Rid­doch, per­forms some of the star’s big­gest hits.

Plat­form, More­cambe, uk.pa­tron­base.com/_ The­p­lat­form/pro­duc­tions/ Tina/per­for­mances

12TH

KELLY JONES

Fol­low­ing a sold-out run of solo shows; Stereo­phon­ics front-man, Kelly Jones has an­nounced fur­ther dates to his Don’t Let The Devil Take An­other Day tour. Black­pool Opera House, Black­pool, stereo­phon­ics.com/ Kel­ly­tour

13TH-15TH

THE BRI­TISH COUN­TRY MU­SIC FES­TI­VAL

Ward Thomas, Cather­ine Mcgrath and Sarah Dar­ling will head­line this new fes­ti­val which will in­clude per­for­mances across five stages. Win­ter Gar­dens, Black­pool, win­ter­gar­dens­black­pool.co.uk

21ST

PENRITH TOWN BAND To cel­e­brate Penrith Town Band’s 125th an­niver­sary year, award­win­ning Fo­den’s Band is set to put on a unique con­cert.

St An­drew’s Church, Penrith, pen­ritht­won­band.co.uk

21ST

LAST NIGHT OF THE RIB­BLE VAL­LEY PROMS Rais­ing money for St Michael and St Johns Church, this evening will fea­ture mu­sic from the Mu­si­cals with Cham­pi­onship Sec­tion Win­gates Band and a per­for­mance from so­prano Emma Rad­cliffe and oth­ers.

The Old School Rooms, Low­er­gate, Clitheroe,

01254 384893

26TH

DERVISH

Dervish have been bring­ing tra­di­tional Ir­ish mu­sic to the world for more than 29 years and con­tinue to put Ir­ish mu­sic on the map with their lat­est tour.

The Atkinson, South­port, the­atkin­son.co.uk

28TH

THE HALLE –

MOVIE CLAS­SICS

BBC pre­sen­ter Petroc Trelawny makes a wel­come re­turn to the Hallé to guide you through a night of movie clas­sics.

The Bridge­wa­ter Hall, Manch­ester, halle.co.uk 28TH

PIERJAM PART THREE An ex­cit­ing series of day­time club­bing events re­turns to Black­pool for the 2019 clos­ing party with MK and DJ EZ as their two head­lin­ers. North Pier, Black­pool, pierjam.com

COUNTY DAYS OUT

4TH-7TH

THE RAMSBOTTOM JIG­SAW FES­TI­VAL

In its sixth year, come and see hun­dreds of com­pleted jig­saws dis­played to­gether, all avail­able to buy. St Paul’s Church, Ramsbottom, 07870 951251

6TH-8TH

ROSSENDALE 60S FES­TI­VAL

Tak­ing you back to the 60s era, this fes­ti­val fea­tures over 40 dif­fer­ent venues that will be

putting on 60s themed vents across The Rossendale Val­ley in­clud­ing an an­nual shop win­dow dress­ing com­pe­ti­tion.

Var­i­ous venues, Rossendale Val­ley, 07954 294653

1ST

CLAS­SIC

CAR SHOW

Hoghton Tower’s lawns will be filled with clas­sic cars and bikes, with plenty of na­tional club stands and ex­hibitors to chat to. Ex­pect arena dis­plays as well as a va­ri­ety of trade stands and an auto jum­ble. Hoghton Tower, Pre­ston, mark­wood­ward­clas­sicevents. com

6TH-7TH

CONFESSION­AL FES­TI­VAL

Tak­ing place in a dis­used church, this mu­sic and arts fes­ti­val fea­tures a range of emerg­ing artists and will fea­ture live bands, DJS, spo­ken word, live art, cre­ative stalls and art in­stal­la­tions.

Holy Trin­ity Church, Black­burn, 07866 545964

8TH

LAN­CASTER

FESTA ITALIA

Lan­caster city cen­tre will be taken over with a cel­e­bra­tion of all things Ital­ian, in­clud­ing Ital­ian en­ter­tain­ment, food and drink, and a street mar­ket show­cas­ing top Ital­ian brands along­side ar­ti­san pro­duce.

Lan­caster City Cen­tre, vis­it­lancaster.org.uk/whats-on/ lan­caster-festa-italia

8TH

THE WORLD

BLACK PUD­DING THROW­ING CHAM­PI­ONSHIP

The an­nual com­pe­ti­tion which dates back to the 80s sees Black Pud­dings be­ing hurled at a pile of York­shire Pud­dings on a 20-foot high plinth.

The Oaks, Ramsbottom

14th-15th

STEAM RALLY

Tak­ing place at Lytham Hall with pro­ceeds go­ing to­wards Lytham Hall Restora­tion and Ro­tary char­i­ties, the week­end will fea­ture full size and minia­ture steam en­gines of var­i­ous ve­hi­cles, trade and craft stalls, and a dog agility demon­stra­tion. Lytham Hall, Lytham, lythamhall.org. uk

14TH-15TH

THE RHEGED

FOOD AND

DRINK SHOW

A new food and drink show, cel­e­brat­ing the finest pro­duc­ers in the North, pro­mot­ing lo­cal, sustainabl­e and au­then­tic food and drink. Vis­i­tors can en­joy a pro­gramme of free talks and hands-on demos from chefs and ex­perts. Rheged, Penrith, rheged.com/arts/food-drinkshow-2019/

26TH SEPT – 7TH OCT MANCH­ESTER

FOOD AND DRINK FES­TI­VAL

The Manch­ester Food and Drink Fes­ti­val is now a well-es­tab­lished na­tion­ally ac­claimed event.fes­ti­val e vents take place in venues across the city and at the Fes­ti­val Hub at Cathe­dral Gar­dens. Var­i­ous city cen­tre venues, Manch­ester, foodand­drink­fes­ti­val.com

27TH-29TH

BRI­TISH MU­SI­CAL FIRE­WORK CHAM­PI­ONSHIP

The Bri­tish Mu­si­cal Fire­works Cham­pi­onship is a py­ro­mu­si­cal fire­work com­pe­ti­tion across three nights, where com­peti­tors bat­tle it out to be crowned the win­ner. Vic­to­ria Park, South­port, vis­it­south­port.com/whats-on/ bri­tish-mu­si­cal-fire­workscham­pi­onship

EX­HI­BI­TIONS

UN­TIL 7TH

IN­SPIRED BY ALICE

Step into the im­mer­sive world of Alice, with art, col­lecta­bles and craft all in­spired by the legacy of Alice in Won­der­land, as this ex­hi­bi­tion ex­plores the ori­gins of Alice in Won­der­land and the cre­ativ­ity that Lewis Car­roll has sparked. The Atkinson, South­port, the­atkin­son.co.uk

12TH

CON­VER­SA­TION

WITH RUSKIN HIDEYUKI SOBUE

In con­junc­tion with his ex­hi­bi­tion, Ja­pa­nese artist Hideyuki Sobue will also give a talk ex­plor­ing the rel­e­vance of John Ruskin’s legacy shar­ing his per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ence of re­search .

Blue Gallery, Brant­wood, Con­is­ton, brant­wood.org.uk

18TH

THE UNITED NATIONS: Re­tired char­tered en­gi­neer Richard A Shire will be giv­ing a talk, cov­er­ing the found­ing of the United Nations and its role in cham­pi­oning global eco­log­i­cal stew­ard­ship and will fea­ture an over­view of re­cent UN work and pos­si­ble so­lu­tions to the cur­rent cli­mate.

Bolton School Girls’ Divi­sion, Bolton, bolton­school.org

ABOVE: Miriam Teak Lee stars in & Juliet at Manch­ester Opera House

Louise Red­knapp takes on the role of Vi­o­let New­stead in 9 To 5 The Mu­si­cal

To­tally Tina

ABOVE: The Clas­sic Car Show takes place at Hoghton Tower

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