Mix of artforms back on the menu for monthly sessions

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Lancaster is the place to be on September 6 if you want to start your weekend with an eclectic mix of theatre, dance, art, music and storytelling.

For these are all on the menu this First Friday thanks to the Lancaster Arts Partners initiative which is rapidly growing momentum.

Among the theatrical highlights to enjoy on September 6 are a free season showcase at The Dukes including a production preview and plenty of backstage gossip about the forthcoming romantic comedy No Fat Juliets from 6.30pm (reservations advised); a final chance to catch the comic play Cissie and Ada – An Hysterical Rectomy featuring Coronation Street favourites Steven Arnold (Ashley Peacock) and Eric Potts (Diggory Compton) at The Grand Theatre (tickets £15/£13) at 7.30pm; and Uncanny Corner, a silent, movement-based piece, at The Gregson from 8pm (tickets £5/£3).

The family fun continues with Wonderlore’s Travelling Story Shop calling into Lancaster Library from 4-6pm.

Presented by Litfest, this is a free drop-in storymaking activity for families led by Miss Wonderlore and her blue suitcase full of tales.

Music fans are spoilt for choice with free gigs by the Groove Cutters at the Stonewell Tavern and President Roots at The Penny Bank both from 9.30pm.