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Mix master DJ Scruff will be spinning the platters

Mr Scruff has helped shape the foundations of Manchester music, but when we chat on the phone from Scruff HQ he says he is just pottering before rolling up his sleeves for a marathon, five hour DJ set at The Grand, Clitheroe, on Friday, March 3rd, writes Tony Dewhurst.

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The last performance of Mack and Mabel is tonight, Saturday.

Team effort pulls off a great production

I have enjoyed several of Clitheroe Parish Church Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society’s productions and I was keen to see Mack and Mabel, a musical I have not seen before.

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The cast of The Chef Show. (s)

The Chef Show; Dunsop Bridge Village Hall

Ragged Edge Productions is serving up a delicious slice of theatre, mixed in with a cookery demonstration.

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Polly Lister in 'I was a Wife' which is returning to The Dukes.

Polly returns with her failed marriage show to Lancaster

An actress who turned the story of her shortlived marriage into a popular one-woman show returns with it to The Dukes, Lancaster where it premiered early last year.

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The impressive cast of "Kiss Me Like You Mean It"

Tears and laughter abound in Players' bittersweet tale

Northern Soul, sex and a sprinkling of “colourful” language are the ingredients that make “Kiss Me Like You Mean It” possibly the most daring production ever undertaken by the Rossendale Players.

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The International Festival of Working and Assistance Dogs, Blackpool

Top things to do at the weekend (February 3 to 5)

Here is a list of fun events coming up this weekend.
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David Mynne will be performing his adapted show, The Odyssey (Greek Stuff!).

Ancient Greece comes to Clitheroe

A single performer will play a cast of thousands in a humourous adaptation of Homer's Ancient Greek epic poem The Odyssey in Clitheroe this month.

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The Odyssey (Greek Stuff!) presented by Rabbit Theatres David Mynne. (s)

The Odyssey (Greek Stuff!); Clitheroe Library, Mellor Brook Community Centre

One man paints a thousand extraordinary lives in this humorous adaptation of one of history’s oldest tales.

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Ribble Valley Punk Festival

Punk festival captures people’s imagination

Ruts DC will provide the big headline act for Clitheroe’s third punk and new wave festival, Into the Valley, next spring.
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Travel and Leisure Show

Top things to do in Lancashire this weekend (January 27 to 29)

Here is a list of upcoming events this weekend.
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Educating Rita. Photo: Richard Davenport

Educating Rita at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton

It takes writing and acting of the highest calibre to sustain a play that has only two players.

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Burnley Mechanics

"Beauty And The Beast", Burnley Mechanics

There is no entertainment quite like pantomime.

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Mack and Mabel cast flash mob in Clitheroe town centre. (s)

Mack and Mabel mob

Members of Clitheroe Parish Church Operatic and Dramatic Society found a novel way to promote their new musical offering, Mack and Mabel, when they took to the streets to perform as a flash mob.

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Theatre praised for screening compelling and emotive drama

The screening of an award-winning film in Clitheroe that highlights the “brutal inhumanity” of the benefits system has been welcomed by a local advice charity.

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The cast of Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk, Colne Muni

Christmas may be just a happy memory now, but the festive fun continues with a capital F in Colne for the next two weeks. Yes, it's panto time as Jack and his magic Beanstalk and all his friends are in town bringing traditional entertainment that never ceases to please.
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The cast of pantomime Beauty and the Beast. (s)

A spell of seasonal magic

Burnley Pantomime Society will transform the Mechanics stage into the magical world of Beauty and the Beast.

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The cast of Aladdin, to be presented by Greenbrook Pantomime Society. (s)

Classic panto opens tonight

Greenbrook Pantomime Society is kicking off the panto season with a twist on a classic tale.

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Michael Portillo.

Former MP turned railway enthusiast talks at the Grand

Michael Portillo, the former Conservative MP turned railway enthusiast, will add some extra sparkle to the Grand’s 2017 spring season, writes Tony Dewhurst.

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The interior of the Empire Theatre, Burnley

Empire fights back as 2017 looks set to be its year

2017 looks set to be the year to bring Lancashire's only grade two listed theatre, which is in Burnley,  back to life.

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The cast of Horrible Histories. Photo by Ian Tilton.

Horrible Histories Horrible Christmas Show, The Lowry, Salford

What a cracking show this is! Educational, but hilariously funny too and one not to miss before the festive season grinds to a halt at the beginning of January.

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