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What’s on in Clitheroe, Lancashire, this spring

Whether you want to let loose at a big bingo bash with craft beers and gourmet burgers, get your culture fix at a rip-roaring jazz and blues festival, get creative with some life drawing or reminisce over David Bowie’s greatest hits, there’s something for everyone in Clitheroe.

Written by Rachael Nichol
Published 08.04.2022

Heather Small ­– The Voice of M People

When: Friday 15th April 2022 (7pm)

Where: King George’s Hall, Northgate, Ewood, Blackburn BB2 1AA

Price: £32.00

What have you done today to make you feel proud? Yes, the iconic Heather Small –best known as the lead singer of M People, who had huge hits with ‘Moving On Up’, ‘One Night In Heaven’ and ‘Search For The Hero’ – is visiting Blackburn. Don’t miss her!

 

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Beer, Burger, Bingo! – Easter Edition

When: Sunday 17th April (7pm)

Where: Holmes Mill, Greenacre Street, Clitheroe BB7 1EB

Price: £29.50

Enjoy an unmissable Bank Holiday Sunday of beer, burgers and bingo hosted by the hilarious Danny Finn and DJ Martyn. You’ll be treated to a dreamy gourmet burger buffet before you enjoy a night full of fun, wacky prizes and plenty of drinks.

 

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The Swing Commanders 

When: Friday 22nd April (7pm)

Where: The Grand, 18 York Street, Clitheroe BB7 2DL

Price: £13.50

This vibrant quintet performs ‘40s swing and western swing at its very best. With endless talent, the continuous swapping of instruments and melodies bursting with energy, it’s little wonder The Swing Commanders receive standing ovations everywhere they perform. Just remember to bring your dancing shoes…

 

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Meet the Brewer: Beatnikz Republic

When: Thursday 28th April (7pm)

Where: Holmes Mill, Greenacre Street, Clitheroe BB7 1EB

Price: £20.00

Beatnikz Republic is an award-winning craft brewery based in Manchester’s Green Quarter, who operate on three simple tenets: Create. Refine. Repeat. They create the beers that they want to drink. They refine the recipes over time. They repeat the process until they’re happy.

Pop along to Holmes Mill’s Chimney Room to meet brewer Paul Greetham himself, take part in beer tasting, get all your burning beer questions answered in a live Q&A, and indulge in a selection of Beer Hall nibbles.

 

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Jason Manford – Like Me

When: Fri 29th April 2022 (7:30pm)

Where: King George’s Hall, Northgate, Ewood, Blackburn BB2 1AA

Price: £31.50

He’s back. It’s been a busy few years for Jason since his last smash-hit stand up show, but fans of his Absolute Radio show will know this nationally acclaimed comedian hasn’t changed a bit. Like Me is Jason’s latest comic offering to hit the road and is sure to be expert observational comedy mixed with comic gold at its best.

 

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Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues Fest 2022

When: Friday 29th April – Monday 1st May (12pm)

Where: The Grand, 18 York Street, Clitheroe BB7 2DL

Price: U25s: £15.00; members: £45.00; standard: £55.00

The rip-roaring, toe-tapping, street-swinging Jazz & Blues Fest returns to the Ribble Valley to bring jazz and blues-filled beauty to music, theatre, comedy, cinema screenings and family performances for everybody to enjoy.

It all begins with award-winning Scottish vocalist Georgia Cécile, followed by Alison Rayner Quintet and K.O.G (Kweku of Ghana) on International Jazz Day, finished off with the Northern Jazz Orchestra. The full line up will be announced soon.

 

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Jack Dee ­– Off The Telly

When: Sat 30th April 2022 (8pm)

Where: King George’s Hall, Northgate, Ewood, Blackburn BB2 1AA

Price: £24.50

Join Jack Dee for an evening of entertainment in his new hilarious stand-up tour. Star of TV sitcoms Bad Move, Lead Balloon and Josh, Jack also hosts the legendary Radio 4 show I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue. Come on, you already know he’ll crack you up.

 

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Saturday Session #6 – Life drawing and Portraiture with Richard Cross

When: Saturday 7th May 2022 (10am-12pm)

Where: The Longitude Gallery, Off Castle Gate, Clitheroe BB7 1AZ

Price: £26.50

Fine artist and private art tutor Richard Cross will deliver a life drawing class this May, giving you an unrivalled opportunity to learn from one of the best in the business. After all, Richard has exhibited in the BP Portrait Award, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and Royal Institute of Oil Painters – so he’ll have plenty of tips and tricks to pass along.

 

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Absolute Bowie – Legacy Tour

When: Saturday 7th May 2022 (7pm)

Where: The Grand, 18 York Street, Clitheroe BB7 2DL

Price: £18.50

Absolute Bowie celebrates the life and music of the Starman in one spectacular show, uniting Bowie fans all across the UK. The Legacy Tour takes us on a musical journey of non-stop hits through the iconic singer’s ever-changing personas – from Heroes and The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust through Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps), right the way to Black Star. So, let’s dance.

 

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Sarah Millican ­– Bobby Dazzler

When: Thursday 26th May 2022 (8pm)

Where: King George’s Hall, Northgate, Ewood, Blackburn BB2 1AA

Price: £29.00

The hilarious Sarah Millican is back on tour with a Bobby Dazzler of a new stand-up show. In this, her sixth international tour, you’ll learn about what happens when your mouth seals shut, all about a surprisingly funny smear test, and how truly awful a floatation tank can actually be…

 

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