Events Guide - September

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Summer might be almost over, but the events don’t stop once we reach September. One of Morecambe’s biggest events of the year, the Seaside Festival, hits town on September 1 and 2. Expect a feast of fly-overs, music, fireworks and fun during this two-day event. Heritage Open Days on September 6 to the 9 see the return of the Bradford to Morecambe vehicle run. Many local attractions will be throwing open their doors for free so check out what’s open near you for a fabulous free weekend.

Event Highlights

Up to 11 November: ‘Witch Hunts Then and Now. Lancaster 1612 – Nigeria 2012’ Multi Media Exhibition – Ashton Memorial in Williamson Park, Lancaster. 10am Free entry. 01524 582394

1: ‘Lancaster’s Time Tour’ Guided Walk – Meet Priory Church, Lancaster, 2pm, £2.50 01524 420905

1 & 2: Morecambe Seaside Festival – Annual celebration of the sea. Including music air displays, daytime music and fireworks display on Saturday off the Stone Jetty. 01524 582808 – www.lancaster.gov.uk/seaside

2: ‘Pendle Witch Trail’. Guided Walk. £4/£1 Meet at Lancaster Castle Gates. 7.30pm. 01524 792089 www.catwalks-lancaster.co.uk

2: Free Brass Band Concert – Happy Mount Park. Morecambe. 2.30pm. 01524 582808 www.lancaster.gov.uk/happymountpark

5: Free Lunchtime Organ Concert by Dr Colin Parsons MBE. Ashton Hall, Town Hall, Lancaster. 12.40pm. 07901 825762

6-9: Heritage Open Days – Celebrating the districts heritage of fine buildings and hidden gems. 01524 582394 / 582808 www.lancaster.gov.uk/heritageopendays

7: Last Night of the Proms – The Platform, Morecambe. 01524 582808. Details TBC

9: Bradford to Morecambe Vintage Vehicle Rally – Morecambe. 01524 582808

9: Free Brass Band Concert – Happy Mount Park Morecambe. 2.30pm.01524 582808 www.lancaster.gov.uk/happymountpark

10- 14: Morecambe Bay Golf Festival – Morecambe Lancaster and Heysham Golf Clubs. R Kavanagh 853116 / 07880 764243 info@morecambebaygolffestival.co.uk

12: Free Lunchtime Organ Concert by Paul Gregson Ashton Hall, Town Hall, Lancaster. 12.40pm. 07901 825762

15: ‘Mawsons Garden Village’ Guided Walk at Hest Bank. Meet at level crossing at Hest Bank, Morecambe. 2pm £2.50. 01524 420905

16: Free guided tour of Lancaster Cemetery by Lancaster Civic Society. 2pm Main Gates, Lancaster Cemetery, Quernmore Road, Lancaster.

17: Free Health Walks RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve Silverdale.

11am-12noon. 01524701413 www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/l/leightonmoss

19: Sept – 30 Nov – The Human Element Exhibition – Carnforth Station.

01524 735165 / 735894 www.carnforthstation.co.uk

20: Blues Band – The Platform, Morecambe. 8pm. £16. 01524 582808

22: Small Mammal Event – Heysham Nature Reserve. 8am-12 noon.

Adults £2/Children Free. Booking essential.01524 855030 www.lancswt.org.uk

22: Lancaster’s Victorian men of Science Guided Walk – Meet at Queen Victoria’s Statue, Dalton Square, Lancaster. 2pm £2.50. 01524 420905

23: Railwayana Fair – Carnforth Heritage Centre, Carnforth Railway Station.

01524 735165 / 735894 www.carnforthstation.co.uk

26: Free Lunchtime Organ Concert by Keith Moxon – Ashton Hall, Lancaster. 12.40pm. 07901 825762

29: ‘Puttin on the Ritz’ – An Art Deco Guided Walk – Meet at The Broadway Hotel, Morecambe. 7.30pm. £2.50. 01524 420905

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