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The Girl Who Fell in Love with the Moon on stage in Lancaster

The Girl Who Fell in Love with the Moon by the theatre ensemble Zoo Co will be performed in Lancaster.

Theatre and Comedy
Frank Turner, Lancaster Town Hall. Photo by Chris Dale Photography.

Review: Frank Turner, Lancaster Town Hall, January 21 2018

It was always going to be a special one this.

Music
Fairport Convention. Picture by Ben Nicholson.

Rock band Fairport Convention in Morecambe for show

Folk rock band Fairport Convention has been making music for more than 50 years – and now they are bringing their passion to Morecambe.

Music
Beats & Pieces Big Band

Beats & Pieces Big Band to play in Morecambe

Beats & Pieces Big Band will play in Morecambe this weekend.

Music
Faithful by Alice Hoffman

Book review: Faithful by Alice Hoffman

When a teenager escapes with her life in a tragic accident, instead of counting her blessings she embarks on a journey of self-destruction.

Arts
Beautiful Star & Other Stories by Andrew Swanston

Book review: Beautiful Star & Other Stories by Andrew Swanston

History isn’t just about the big names and the big battles… the past is littered with the little people who experience history as it happens.

Arts
The Chinese Emperors New Clothes by Ying Chang Compestine and David Roberts

Book reviews: A cunning emperor, two madcap pranksters and a neon chameleon

There’s laugh-out-loud fun, super space adventure and fantastic fairy tale twists in a dazzling collection of new children’s books to brighten up the January gloom.

Arts
Nucleus by Rory Clements

Book review: Nucleus by Rory Clements

It’s 1939 and maverick professor Tom Wilde is in a race against time to save the world from a deadly threat.

Arts
Photo: David Hurst
The League of Ghosts at the Splendid Day Out Festival, Morecambe

Steampunk festival to return to Morecambe

Grab your top hats and strap on those driving goggles – steampunk is back.

News
The Night Market by Jonathan Moore

Book review: The Night Market by Jonathan Moore

If you like your thrillers to come with a liberal helping of the macabre, then the murky, dystopian world of Jonathan Moore’s gripping new mystery will soon have you seeking out the back numbers in this top-notch series.

Arts
Michelle Young, whose story was featured in Millionaire Ex-Wives Club, battled her husband in the courts for 10 years

Millionaire Ex-Wives Club - A measure of sympathy for the devil?

It’s difficult to feel any sympathy for the mega-rich. There they go, swanning around in their Bentleys, insulated from the years of austerity everyone else has been forced to go through.

TV and Film
A WHOPPER: The Big Big Camera will be at The National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield.

How Ian Beesley used one of the world’s biggest cameras to take intimate portraits of former miners

It was while rooting around a storage room that Ian Beesley stumbled across the inspiration for his latest project – a giant camera, 8ft long and 5ft high, one that takes four people to move and which was built to use film that isn’t made anymore.

Arts
Kristina Rihanoff and Robin Windsor in Dance To The Music

Review: Dance to the music at Preston Guild Hall made me feel like dancing

It wasn’t all that long ago Strictly Come Dancing came live from Blackpool’s Tower Ballroom, but at the weekend local fans got their own little taste of dancing magic a little closer to home on stage at Preston’s Guild Hall.

Whats on
Mr Shiraz

Lancaster pub welcomes heavy mix of acts from the British Isles and beyond

The Bobbin in Lancaster has released a varied programme of live music taking things right through to April.

Music
Promethium.

New concept album from Lancaster metal band delves into the Many Faces of War

Lancaster five piece metal band Promethium launch their third album with a show at The Bobbin next month.

Music
Toff. Picture by ITV.

Queen of the Jungle Toff cancels Lancaster show

I’m A Celebrity star Georgia “Toff” Toffolo has cancelled her show in Lancaster on Saturday.

News
Oma Desala on stage at The Gregson Centre

Review - Oma Desala, Gregson Centre, January 13

Two Lancaster sixth formers left their audience in a trance at The Gregson Centre at the weekend with a haunting and original piece of music.

Music
Lancaster band, Greenheart with members of the choir who will be performing at the mental health awareness variety show.

Lancaster variety show to put mental health in spotlight

In the aftermath of Blue Monday, which is claimed to be the most depressing day of the year, reporter GEMMA SHERLOCK speaks to groups who are making a difference to people with mental health problems in the community.

News
Maximum Volume: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin (The Early Years 1926-1966) by Kenneth Womack

Book review: Maximum Volume: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin (The Early Years 1926-1966) by Kenneth Womack

Can you still remember that first record you bought?

Arts
Comedian Tadiwa Mahlunge at Spotlight, The Storey, Lancaster.

Lancaster Spotlight event

Lancaster’s Spotlight Club, a live-writing venue in the city, is holding its open mic night on Friday (January 19) at 7pm.

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