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Show brings Bill Oddie back to roots

Lancashire Telegraph: BIRD TALK: Bill Oddie will be at the Regent Centre next month with fellow naturalist Stephen Moss

3:25pm Thursday 10th July 2014

BRITAIN’S most favourite ‘twitcher’ Bill Oddie will be making a flying visit to the Ribble Valley this autumn when Clitheroe’s Grand Theatre hosts an evening with the popular broadcaster on October 15.

Gunn’s a big shot in theatre

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:12pm Thursday 10th July 2014

RIBBLE VALLEY crooner Nicholas James Gunn is shooting for the stars after collecting a top am-dram gong.

High hopes as metal heroes I.C.O.N. sign to new label

Lancashire Telegraph: I.C.O.N.

2:33pm Thursday 10th July 2014

BURNLEY metal band I.C.O.N. have signed to Burning Halo Records — independent specialists intent on releasing high quality recordings from rising rock and metal bands.

From a building site to a glittering career as Freddie

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:25pm Thursday 10th July 2014

SCOTT Maley was labouring on a Black Country building site when he left school, dreaming of a life of rock and roll stardom.

Gary Numan’s new album brings out his passion for music

Lancashire Telegraph: Gary Numan

3:02pm Thursday 26th June 2014

OVER three decades at the forefront of electronic sound, Gary Numan remains passionate and motivated to the musical cause, and is finally getting the recognition he deserves.

BGT favourites line-up for Live! festival

3:27pm Thursday 26th June 2014

COLLABRO – the group who stormed to success in the Britain’s Got Talent finals – are visiting Lytham Hall as part of Lytham Live! on August 23.

Sooty ready for fun in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Richard Cadell and his puppet friends in the Sooty Show

3:31pm Thursday 19th June 2014

HE maybe 65-years-old, but Sooty isn’t about to take his pension, for he will be appearing in a live UK tour coming to King George’s Hall on June 29.

Oh no, don’t say it’s Hue again!

Lancashire Telegraph: Headline act . . . Eighties’ favourites Hue and Cry — brothers Pat and Greg Kane

3:00pm Thursday 19th June 2014

GLASWEGIAN brothers Pat and Greg Kane have been creating their indie-jazz for more or less 30 years now.

Musical: The High Life to play at Oswaldtwistle Civic Theatre

Lancashire Telegraph: Musical: The High Life to play at Oswaldtwistle Civic Theatre

3:04pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

YOUNG theatre enthusiasts are heading back to school after hours next week in their latest musical production.

Bright new show set for East Lancs premiere staging

Lancashire Telegraph: From left, Laura Schofield, Cathryn Osborne, Jade Brett, Jess Balderstone and Maria Masterman

2:28pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

PERFORMERS are stepping back in time to the 60s in a musical debut for East Lancashire.

Taste of a classic for Rebecca Ryan

Lancashire Telegraph: STAGE STARS Rebecca Ryan and Lekan Lawal in A Taste of Honey.

3:07pm Monday 9th June 2014

IN the words of Michael Caine “not a lot of people know that”, but Shameless and Waterloo Road actress Rebecca Ryan was once a world-ranking Irish dancing champion.

Frank Skinner heads back to East Lancashire

Lancashire Telegraph: Frank Skinner

2:20pm Thursday 5th June 2014

FRANK Skinner is heading back to East Lancashire for the first time in seven years.

Boney M star re-creates the sound at Beat-Herder Festival

Lancashire Telegraph: Maizie, back, with the new line-up

2:16pm Thursday 5th June 2014

THE longest survivor of one of the world’s most influential and iconic bands is ready to boogie on down in the Ribble Valley at this year’s Beat-Herder Festival.

Duo set to direct Duets for their debut at Blackburn Drama Club

Lancashire Telegraph: Preview: Corsham Film Festival, The Pound Arts Centre

2:53pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

DRAMATIC duo Patrick Walsh and Claire St Pierre are ready to cast couples for their directorial debut.

Musical maestro sets foot on stage and says ‘Allo to audiences at Pendle Hippodrome Theatre

Lancashire Telegraph: The cast of ‘Allo ‘Allo ‘listens very carefully’ to Joe Winkley’s music

2:52pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

WHILE he may be a familiar face to members of Pendle Hippodrome Theatre Company, ‘Uncle’ Joe Winkley will not be so well recognised by audiences at the Colne theatre.

The Rutles spreading a little silliness along the way

Lancashire Telegraph: The Rutles as they are now

4:11pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

NEIL Innes is convinced that too many people involved in the music business are far too serious.

Soul veterans The Drifters bring a roll-call of smash hits to Blackpool

Lancashire Telegraph: The Drifters

4:40pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

FOLLOWING on from the success of the 60th anniversary Diamond Dynasty World Tour, The Drifters bring their Optimum Tour, to Blackpool.

Artists line up in Nelson to aid children's Make A Wish Foundation

Lancashire Telegraph: l Blues singer Lucy Zirins, who is coming to Keighley, was named Best Newcomer     Pictures: Kelsey Pie Photography

4:39pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

A CHARITY gig being held in aid of children with terminal illnesses is taking place in Pendle at the end of this month with some award-winning artists shining on stage.

Going wild in the country at Cloudspotting family festival

Lancashire Telegraph: Melt Yourself Down

4:34pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

MELT Yourself Down will be turning up the heat when they headline Friday’s slot at the Ribble Valley’s hippest family festival, Cloudspotting this summer.

Afternoon of Jimmy Cricket at Thwaites Empire Theatre

Lancashire Telegraph: Jimmy Cricket at Floral Pavilion on Thursday afternoon

4:23pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

COMEDIAN Jimmy Cricket is presenting his own version of a music hall with a comedy twist at Blackburn’s Thwaites Empire Theatre.

Look and learn magic of Vienna Festival Ballet in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Vienna Festival Ballet's production of Cinderella at the Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham

4:21pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

CELEBRATING their 34th Anniversary, the Vienna Festival Ballet is presenting its new spring ballet for this year – the classic tale of Cinderella.

Why Scots heroes Big Country adopted Clitheroe as second home

Lancashire Telegraph: Why Scots heroes Big Country adopted Clitheroe as second home

2:27pm Thursday 15th May 2014

BIG COUNTRY’S rousing Caledonian sound has spun them across the globe, but Clitheroe is fast becoming their second home.

Teenage kicks for Accrington star Reece Bibby

Lancashire Telegraph: Teenage kicks for Accrington star Reece Bibby

2:17pm Thursday 15th May 2014

LIAM Gallagher once told him to believe in himself.

Interview: Half Man Half Biscuit

Lancashire Telegraph: Interview: Half Man Half Biscuit

2:46pm Thursday 15th May 2014

THERE will be a familiar face in the line-up when cult band Half Man Half Biscuit play King George’s Hall, Blackburn, later this month.

Echoing to the sound of Simon and Garfunkel with Burnley gig

Lancashire Telegraph: Echoing to the sound of Simon and Garfunkel with Burnley gig

A SHOW which was 18 months in the planning is heading to Burnley Mechanics on Saturday and one of its stars believes the scale of it will take the audience by surprise.

New season is time for a party

Lancashire Telegraph: webpix entertainment theatre

2:38pm Tuesday 13th May 2014

COLNE Dramatic Society has packed its Baggage for 2013-14, and is now inviting would-be actors to a party for its next season of plays.

Bike star Ned Boulting sparked a chain reaction

Lancashire Telegraph: Ned Boulting

1:00pm Thursday 8th May 2014

NED Boulting has covered every Tour de France since 2003 and, with the world’s most famous cycle race passing the edge of the county in July, many Lancashire cycle enthusiasts will be gearing up to cross the border to see cycling’s biggest stars ride through Skipton and the Yorkshire Dales.

Laughter is a goal for Mick Miller

Lancashire Telegraph: Mick Miller

12:00pm Thursday 8th May 2014

FOR a former goalkeeper who was denied a place in an England youth squad by Peter Shilton, Mick Miller hasn’t done too badly with his second career in comedy.

Magic man Paul Daniels up to his tricks

Lancashire Telegraph: Paul Daniels and his wife Debbie McGee

10:51am Thursday 8th May 2014

TV’S most successful magician Paul Daniels has announced he is to bring his From Legend to Leg-End show to Blackburn in September, The show will see him performing some of his favourite magic tricks plus some new ones which have never been performed in public before.

The Clone Roses make their way to Burnley

Lancashire Telegraph: The Clone Roses

10:49am Thursday 8th May 2014

THE sound of two of the biggest bands of the Nineties will be coming to Burnley Mechanics next week.

Player set for debut as director

Lancashire Telegraph: Youth Theatre

2:47pm Tuesday 6th May 2014

BLACKBURN Arts Club has announced its programme for 2014-15.

Blackburn Musical Theatre Company celebrates award

Lancashire Telegraph: Neston Players in running for three NODA awards

2:44pm Tuesday 6th May 2014

CRAZY celebrations were had by Blackburn Musical Theatre Company at the North West amateur theatre world’s ‘Oscars’.

Reidy’s Talent Contest champs Good Foxy prepare for ‘biggest show yet’

Lancashire Telegraph: Reidy’s Talent Contest champs Good Foxy prepare for ‘biggest show yet’

10:45am Thursday 1st May 2014

IT’S been a few months to remember for Ribble Valley outfit Good Foxy.

Tickle tonic on menu for Ken Dodd

Lancashire Telegraph: Ken Dodd

10:52am Thursday 1st May 2014

IT’S clear Ken Dodd has had enough of being interviewed by journalists, who more often than not ask him the same old questions.

Line up: Burnley Rock and Blues Festival

Lancashire Telegraph: The Hoax are back to headline Burnley Rock and Blues Festival

10:29am Thursday 1st May 2014

Full line-up for big blues weekend

Broadway fable for Burnley Light Opera Society’s 80th anniversary production

3:16pm Tuesday 29th April 2014

THE first get-together for Burnley Light Opera Society’s 80th anniversary production takes place tomorrow.

Couple thrown together by a case of some confusion in Colne Dramatic Society’s latest work

Lancashire Telegraph: The cast of Colne Dramatic Society’s play Baggage

3:15pm Tuesday 29th April 2014

TWO complex singletons are thrown together in Colne Dramatic Society’s latest work.

Damsels in Distress: Flat out farce for Blackburn Drama Club

Lancashire Telegraph: Damsels in Distress: Flat out farce for Blackburn Drama Club

3:14pm Tuesday 29th April 2014

MIS-MATCHED lovers Julie-Ann and Justin are set to introduce their families in their London apartment, in the ‘hilarious’ comedy being staged by Blackburn Drama Club this week.

Blackpool's Four Seasons’ magic sounds live again

1:09pm Thursday 24th April 2014

THE sounds of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons will be heard at the Grand Theatre Blackpool over the summer.

Now Snake’s a real sax symbol

Lancashire Telegraph: Now Snake’s a real sax symbol

1:03pm Thursday 24th April 2014

SNAKE Davis’ winding musical voyage has propelled him from Clitheroe’s Rolling Thunder Club a quarter of a century ago through to a burgeoning CV that reads like a Who’s Who of 20th century pop music.

Still chance to see comic Sarah Millican’s show

Lancashire Telegraph: Sarah Millican

1:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A LIMITED number of tickets are still available for top comedian Sarah Millican’s show at King George’s Hall, Blackburn, on Wednesday.

Folk star Sam Lee tastes life on wildside

Lancashire Telegraph: Sam Lee is keeping a tradition alive

11:59am Thursday 24th April 2014

ACTION man Sam Lee is on a musical mission of discovery.

Political animal Bez is ready for DJ party

Lancashire Telegraph: Bez – real name Mark Berry – joins anti-fracking campaigners at Barton Moss.

10:14am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

HAPPY Monday’s freaky dancer Bez has revealed plans to run for MP in next year’s general election... But he will be standing in Rawtensall first.

Winning ways of Geordie Joe McElderry

Lancashire Telegraph: Winning ways of Geordie Joe McElderry

9:55am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

WHEN it comes to winning TV shows, Joe McElderry is the man to turn to.

Oswaldtwistle Players’ to stage Wyrd Sisters

Lancashire Telegraph: Erinn Bâtard, Gayle Knight and, Rachel Bamford as the witches

2:20pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AUDIENCES are being urged to get in the ‘spirit’ for Oswaldtwistle Players’ production.

Katherine Jenkins plans for a perfect summer evening

Lancashire Telegraph: Katherine Jenkins has a rosy glow

10:27am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

OPERA star Katherine Jenkins is doing her bit to encourage youngsters to enjoy classical music.

Brian Conley talks about his new live show

Lancashire Telegraph: Brian Conley

11:18am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

IT’S been a long journey for one of Britain’s best loved comic entertainers, Brian Conley.

Forecast for the season is fun at The Grand, Clitheroe

12:20pm Thursday 10th April 2014

CLITHEROE’S Grand Theatre has announced its summer season with Scots’ rockers Big Country and singer songwriter Thea Gilmore topping the bill.

A taste of ballet for youngsters in Manchester

11:50am Thursday 10th April 2014

A BALLET designed for young audiences comes to Manchester’s Palace Theatre at the end of the month.

Valley Academy to perform Grease

Lancashire Telegraph: Emma Hitchon and Sam Newsham, centre, as Sandy and Danny and the Valley Academy cast of Grease

2:52pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

GREASE is the word for 60 young performers taking to the stage this week.



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