ASHOW by singer songwriter Julie Felix is one of the highlights of the new season at Oswaldtwistle Civic Arts Centre.

An Evening with Julie Felix will form part of the centre’s events marking International Women’s Week.

The show, on Friday, March 9, will see Julie take the audience on a journey through her music and personal experiences.

A performer since the 1960s, Julie has been a passionate campaigner for women’s rights who has worked with some huge names including Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix.

Hyndburn’s newest venue has a wide range of events planned for audiences of all ages over the coming weeks including a special production of The Vagina Monologues being performed as part of International Women’s Week.

The show, on Tuesday, March 6, will see a rehearsed reading performance of the bitter-sweet comedy given by members of the Hyndburn community.

Other drama to look forward to include a haunting play about someone detained under the mental health act – Next Swan Down the River Might Be Black – on Thursday, March 1 and Bullets and Daffodils on Wednesday, March 21, the first musical theatre production based on the life and work of war poet Wilfred Owen.

Young people from the centre perform Much Ado About Nothing on Thuesday, April 12 and Friday, April 13.

Monkeywood Theatre will be appearing on Saturday, April 21 when they perform Once in a House on Fire, based on the memoirs of Andrea Ashworth.

For younger theatregoers, the classic story of the little boy who never grew up, Peter Pan will be staged in the Civic Theatre on Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19.

St Patrick’s Day will be celebrated with the visit of traditional Irish ceilidh band Moon Coyn on Saturday, March 17 and folk musician Reg Meuross will be at the centre on Saturday, May 5.

The centenary of the sinking of the Titanic will be remembered with a concert by the East Lancashire Concert Band on Saturday, April 14 with proceeds going to the RNLI.

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