Day of great performances in Lancaster

Goodbye Gunther.
Goodbye Gunther.

Live music, sculpture, drama, dance and storytelling will take place in venues across Lancaster this Friday.

First Friday is Lancaster Arts City’s monthly mini-festival of the arts.

It begins at Lancaster City Museum at 2pm with an art demo from Julie Miles, an artist with The King of the Cats touring exhibition. She will share the techniques she uses to create ceramic sculptures.

Following this, the plinth in Market Square will host music from 4pm to 8pm, with a line-up of local talent programmed by Lancaster Music Festival and More Music.

A unique performance featuring a collaboration between Nordic musicians brought over by the Scandimoot Festival and dancers from Ludus will take place at Ludus Dance at 6.30pm.

There is a chance to see more dance at the Dukes Centre for Creative Learning at 7pm. ‘Spring Forward’ features dancers from Ludus Stage Dance classes and the Adult Performance Company joined by Ludus Artistic Producer Ant Briggs.

Described as a life-affirming show about death, ‘Goodbye Gunther’ at the Dukes at 8pm is full of physical comedy, pathos and joy.

‘666 Comments’ at the Storey Auditorium from 9.15pm features a brand new piece of drama written in reaction to online trolling in comment forums and the way people communicate from behind the safety of their computer screens.

‘Story Slam’ at the Dukes at 7pm is the chance for you to win two free Dukes cinema tickets by telling an original story based on real events, go head to head against other writers to win a prize.

There’s even more happenings across Lancaster during the day and into the evening. Full details of this month’s First Friday can be found online at