Bands ready to rock the square

Young bands take to the stage in Market Square
Young bands take to the stage in Market Square

Young people will be brought to the fore at the next First Friday event on Saturday, December 7.

For the first time since First Fridays were launched in October, events will run throughout the district as well as in Lancaster city centre.

There will be a musical start to events with Rock The Square from 4.30pm - 6.30pm when young singers and bands from DT3 in Lancaster and More Music in Morecambe will perform for free in Market Square.

From 6.30pm - 7.30pm, celebrate the 10th anniversary of Ludus Youth Dance Company with a Youth Dance Triple Bill at Ludus Dance Studio in King Street. This free event will be a showcase of work by an inspiring group of dancers aged 14 - 19 who are auditioned annually.

There will also be two First Friday events to enjoy outside of Lancaster.

There’s a free return bus from Lancaster to The Hothouse in Morecambe to see the Stages Live gig which runs from 7pm - 10.30pm.

Rae Morris, the teenage singer-songwriter who has just been signed to Atlantic Records, will be headlining the only UK gig on her European tour, and she will be supported by the district’s very own Katy Pickles.

For more information about the free bus and to book tickets for this gig, ring 01524 831997.

And if you fancy a trip out in to the Lune Valley to celebrate the achievements of young and aspiring artists from the district and beyond, Green Close Studios in Melling is hosting the 1625 launch which is a free event from 7.30pm.

First Fridays have been taking place since October and are organised to promote Lancaster Arts City. Every First Friday of the month, Lancaster Arts Partners aim to offer a range of mainly free events encouraging residents and visitors alike to see the area afresh.

For more on Lancaster Arts City and First Fridays visit www.artscity.co.uk.