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Il Destino to hit right notes at music festival

The Ribble Valley is fortunate to have more live music per capita than most cities in Britain, and events that cater for a wide range of tastes in music.

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Soweto Kinch.

Festival will celebrate music from from all over the world

British saxophonist, rapper and MC Soweto Kinch will headline a new festival in the county this month.

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Stepsisters Amy J Payne and Sky Ingram are pictured  with their father played by Henry Waddington. Photo by Alastair Muir

Theatre review: Opera North: Cinderella/ La Cenerentola – The Lowry, Salford

If you are like me and love the idea of opera and just wish it was made a bit more easier to understand – then look no further than Opera North’s thoroughly modern and uplifting performance of Cinderella.
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Cast members of the Rabbits of Sandleford Warren at Ribfest 2016.

Ribchester set to stage a return of popular music and drama festival

RibFest is back for 2017! - The team organising last year’s successful event says it is delighted to inform ‘friends, supporters, sponsors and all local culture vultures’ that the dates for this year are July 17-23.

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Christian Edwards as Cyrano and Sharon Singh at Roxane.

Romantic comedy and musketeers set for Lancaster stage

Northern Broadsides return to The Dukes this month celebrating their 25th anniversary with a new version of classic romantic comedy, Cyrano de Bergerac.

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Goldilocks brought to life by ballet company at Blackpool’s Grand Theatre

After great successes with The Elves and The Shoemaker and Madame Butterfly, Northern Ballet Theatre return to the Grand Theatre, Blackpool, stage this spring.

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The Pajama Game cast

Love is in the air at Pendle Hippodrome

Love blossoms in the air at the Pendle Hippodrome for the company’s latest production.

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Les Bordeliques who will be staging 'Blind Date'.

French-Canadians set to take village stage in Goosnargh

A French-Canadian company, featuring former Cirque du Soleil performers, are staging their new show in Goosnargh this weekend.

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DJ Scruff will be spinning the platters at The Grand in Clitheroe.

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

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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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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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