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The Levellers announced as Ramsbottom Festival headline act

Lancashire Telegraph: Big names appearing at this year’s Ramsbottom Festival include The Levellers

11:28am Thursday 10th April 2014

LEGENDARY folk rockers The Levellers will kick off the 2014 Ramsbottom Festival, headlining the popular Friday night slot.

Country star Suzy Bogguss enjoys our country

Lancashire Telegraph: Suzy Bogguss is appearing at Bury Met

3:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

ONE of the most influential female artists of the ‘new wave’ country music in the Nineties will be making a special appearance in the North West next week as part of a brief UK tour.

‘Queen’ tribute act back for a royal encore in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: The Bohemians and, inset, Rob in action

2:00pm Thursday 10th April 2014

ONE of the UK’s leading Queen tribute bands start their UK tour this month, stopping off in East Lanacshire with their brand new show.

Back to future for sci-fi popsters the Rezillos

Lancashire Telegraph: The Rezillos today

12:13pm Thursday 10th April 2014

FAST, flash, sci-fi styled and on another planet, the Rezillos flew into punk’s slipstream like a flying saucer from a faraway universe.

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.

Setting the record straight about music pioneer Chris Hewitt

Lancashire Telegraph: Martin Hannett

11:42am Thursday 10th April 2014

THE austere words etched on Martin Hannett’s headstone read, ‘The Creator of the Manchester Sound.’ Two decades after his death, the mysterious and extraordinarily prolific Factory Records producer is to be remembered with a book, documentary and exhibition about his life.

Delta man Corey mixes it up in Clitheroe

Lancashire Telegraph: Delta man Corey mixes it up in Clitheroe

11:40am Thursday 10th April 2014

LEADING Delta blues musician Corey Harris will be making a rare visit to the UK in May including a date in the Ribble Valley.

Free tickets for Blackburn nightlife revival

Lancashire Telegraph: East Lancs band India Mill

11:31am Thursday 10th April 2014

FRIDAY night live, an initiative to reinvigorate Blackburn’s night- time economy, gets under way on April 25 with a host of bands and solo artists playing in venues around the town centre.

Eric Burdon headlining 25th anniversary Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival in Colne

Lancashire Telegraph: Eric Burdon will top the bill at the festival

3:53pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

ROCK legend Eric Burdon will headline the 25th anniversary Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival in Colne over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

The hits Selected for their longevity

Lancashire Telegraph: Pauline Black and The Selecter

3:43pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

PAULINE Black remains as passionate an advocate for social justice and music’s power to both entertain and carry a message as she was when The Selecter were at the forefront of the Two Tone movement in the early Eighties.

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.

Blackburn actor Peter Gunn on Miley Cyrus and life on the Corrie cobbles

Lancashire Telegraph: Peter Gunn

3:33pm Monday 7th April 2014

BEING recognised for his role in Coronation Street is a regular occurrence for East Lancashire actor, Peter Gunn, who recently left the cobbles after a three year stint.

Blackburn Drama Club: Duets by Peter Quilter

2:42pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

Blackburn Drama Club launches its new season tomorrow night with a reading of Duets by Peter Quilter.

Diamonds Are Forever: The Royal Court Theatre, Bacup

2:40pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

Diamonds Are Forever for one night only at the Royal Court Theatre, Bacup, this weekend.

Broadway Lights and West End Nights: Burnley Light Opera Society

Lancashire Telegraph: Society members in rehearsal

2:38pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

Take a trip to the heart of theatreland with Burnley Light Opera Society this week.

Visiting Hours: New Millennium Theatre, Waterfoot

Lancashire Telegraph: Maureen Jackson, Ian Pickup, Tony McDonagh, Helen Lockett and John Spencer serve up the laughs.

2:36pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

ACTORS hope to have their audiences in stitches at the New Millennium Theatre from Saturday with a medical comedy triple bill.

20th century classic looks at society

4:05pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

THE mass-hysteria of the Salem witch trials of 1692 is being recreated in The Garrick’s production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, running at The ACE Centre from tonight until Saturday.

Confusions will reign

4:04pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

Relationships and communication breakdowns underpin the themes of Stage Two Downham’s spring production – Alan Ayckbourn’s series of five short plays Confusions, at the village hall on Wednesday to Saturday, April 2 to 5, 7.30pm.

Well-known story being set on stage

4:02pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

THE first rehearsal for Pendle Hippodrome Theatre Company’s ‘mystery’ autumn musical takes place on Thursday.

Former Accrington and Rossendale College goes back to his own uni days

Lancashire Telegraph: Former Accrington and Rossendale College goes back to his own uni days

4:01pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

MEMBERS of a new theatre company will relive the hangovers and headaches of student life in a play written by their artistic director.


Lancashire Telegraph: Rod Stewart on song

5:40pm Saturday 22nd March 2014

ROCK legend Rod Stewart has finally hung up his football boots at the age of 69 – so he can avoid getting injured before his Lancashire concert this summer!

From Sweeney to Boycie, what a life!

Lancashire Telegraph: John Challis was part of TV gold

3:10pm Friday 21st March 2014

We’re The Sweeney, son, and we haven’t had any dinner.’ Mention the phrase in Britain now and some people — not all just men of a certain age — will immediately know you’re talking about the dynamic 1970s’ cops and robbers show.

Searchers found lifetime of fame

Lancashire Telegraph: The Searchers with John McNally

2:34pm Friday 21st March 2014

THE end of a Searchers concert will invariably see a small collection of teenage musicians hanging back as John McNally and the band sign autographs and chat to their fans.

Funnyman Jimmy Cricket tops Blackburn variety bill

Lancashire Telegraph: Jimmy Cricket

3:26pm Friday 21st March 2014

TOP TV comic Jimmy Cricket will be the headline act for the first of a new monthly series of Alf Wright’s Afternoon Variety Shows at King George’s Hall, Blackburn.

Web made Andy McKee a guitar star

Lancashire Telegraph: PLUCKY: Andy McKee. Picture: Christine Porubsky

3:23pm Friday 21st March 2014

AMERICAN acoustic guitarist Andy McKee was catapulted to stardom when his signature song Drifting landed 80 million internet hits.

TV joker Joel Dommett promises a live show that’s full of surprises

Lancashire Telegraph: Joel Dommett

3:19pm Friday 21st March 2014

One of the rising stars of the stand-up scene, Joel Dommett comes to Burnley Mechanics next week. Here he answers a few questions.

Blackburn's star guest is Smiths star Mike Joyce

3:14pm Friday 21st March 2014

FORMER Smiths drummer turned broadcaster Mike Joyce will be the guest DJ at a special music night at King George’s Hall, Blackburn, in May.

Band’s invitation to would-be musicians

Lancashire Telegraph: BLOWING HARD Nelson Brass Band is appealing for new members

3:00pm Friday 21st March 2014

NELSON Brass Band is holding two open days to give would-be musicians the chance to try out for the band.

Easter panto comes to Manchester

2:53pm Friday 21st March 2014

A SPECIAL family pantomime for Easter comes to Manchester Opera House next month.

Laughter set to take over the world

2:47pm Friday 21st March 2014

DATES have been announced for the next World of Comedy gigs in Blackburn and Darwen.

James Walsh plays new album

2:11pm Friday 21st March 2014

STARSAILOR frontman James Walsh will be playing a date in the intimate surroundings of Manchester’s Deaf Institute next month to promote his debut solo album.

Make a date with The Enemy in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: The Enemy

2:08pm Friday 21st March 2014

THE Enemy have announced a Blackburn date as part of a UK tour.

What Kate Rusby did next...

Lancashire Telegraph: Kate Rusby

2:06pm Friday 21st March 2014

SHE'S one of Britain’s finest folk voices and next week Kate Rusby returns to Burnley Mechanics. JOHN ANSON caught up with her ahead of the show for a quick chat Where have you been Kate? we’ve missed you on the live circuit I have been touring here and there and making albums, and having babies, all the normal stuff!

Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra in Blackburn

3:04pm Friday 21st March 2014

THE newly-formed Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra will be the main attraction at Blackburn Music Society’s spring concert at Blackburn Cathedral on Saturday night.

Bible gets the stripped-down comedy treatment

Lancashire Telegraph: The Reduced Shakespeare Company tackle the greatest story ever parodied

3:00pm Thursday 13th March 2014

IN the beginning was the word — but now it’s just got funnier.

All venues great and small for Matt Woosey

Lancashire Telegraph: Matt Woosey sings the blues

3:00pm Thursday 13th March 2014

BEING on the road has become a way of life for blues artist Matt Woosey, who comes to Owaldtwistle Civic Arts Centre next weekend.

Bruce Foxton hasn’t closed the door on reunion with Weller

Lancashire Telegraph: Bruce Foxton with from The Jam

1:00pm Thursday 13th March 2014

BRUCE Foxton has kept the door ajar for a Jam re-union.

Bandsman back on bass after hand injury

Lancashire Telegraph: Fairport convention

11:48am Thursday 13th March 2014

FOLK legends Fairport Convention will be back on the road this spring with their semi-acoustic show and will be welcoming back a familiar face.

Country rebel’s legacy lives on

Lancashire Telegraph: Ronnie J Moran as Waylon Jennings

6:00pm Thursday 13th March 2014

THE rebel spirit of country music comes to Blackburn’s Thwaites Empire Theatre next Friday when Ronnie J Moran and his band Luckenbach present the Ultimate Waylon Jennings tribute show.

Long live the Feelgood factor

Lancashire Telegraph: Dr Feelgood  on stage

1:40pm Thursday 13th March 2014

IF punk was the anarchy and chaos of the rebellious 1970s, then Dr Feelgood was the adrenalin shot that pushed it into the spotlight with raw-edged classics like Milk and Alcohol.

The South heads North

Lancashire Telegraph: The South’s current line-up

12:14pm Thursday 13th March 2014

FOLLOWING a hugely successful winter tour, The South have announced a new series of dates for 2014 including one at Preston’s 53 Degrees.

MOBO-winner on Ribble Valley bill

12:03pm Thursday 13th March 2014

ONE of the brightest stars of the jazz world is heading to the Ribble Valley in June.

Show puts life into Hancock

11:51am Thursday 13th March 2014

A UNIQUE stage show celebrating the genius of one Britain’s greatest comedians comes to Burnley Mechanics next week.

Step back to the 60s with soul in Burnley

11:50am Thursday 13th March 2014

A SOUL night featuring six top DJs will recreate the halcyon days of the Burnley Bank Hall Miners Club in June.

Cop a load of Coronation Street cobbles

Lancashire Telegraph: Julie Goodyear (Bet Lynch) returns to her street of fame

11:39am Thursday 13th March 2014

CORONATION Street fans can now get a taste of life on TV’s most cobbles.

The Crucible: Garrick theatre

2:56pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

TICKETS are now limited availability for performances of The Crucible later this month.

Broken Glass: Blackburn Arts Club

Lancashire Telegraph: From left, Lisa-Marie Hunt, Zoe Tompkins and Sara Ashton

2:55pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

A RARE work by one of the 20th Century’s greatest playwrights is being brought to the stage from tonight by Blackburn Arts Club.

Happy Mondays to headline Ribble Valley Beat-Herder festival

Lancashire Telegraph: Happy Mondays to headline Ribble Valley Beat-Herder festival

10:41am Monday 10th March 2014

MADCHESTER legends The Happy Mondays have been announced as headliners for this year’s Beat-Herder Festival in the Ribble Valley.

Hitmakers Toploader are back for second taste of success

Lancashire Telegraph: Toploader as they are today

10:25am Monday 10th March 2014

THE arrival of a new millennium saw a bunch of lads from Eastbourne become one of the hottest bands in the country.


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