Light Up Lancaster is a wonderful, family friendly light art festival in the centre of Lancaster. Come along on Friday and Saturday evenings (1st and 2nd November) to discover artworks, installations and performances, all with light at their heart and this year exploring the theme of Into the Skies to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing.
Saturday daytime will offer a host of workshops and activities to enjoy, then join us for the festival finale at 8pm – a spectacular firework display lighting up the skies of Lancaster!
When pioneers from the British Isles came to settle in the Appalachian Mountains they brought with them, in their invisible baggage, songs from “the old country” which took on a new life amidst the new land.
Join award winning Little Bulb Theatre as they weave a tapestry both historical and fantastical in an unforgettable evening of story and song. Told with sumptuous three-part harmonies and a foot stomping string band, we invite you on a journey of musical migration to the birth of what we now call “Country Music” and its impact on popular music today.
Told in exquisite three part harmony and featuring fiddle, bass, guitar, banjo and mandolin, join us for a theatrical feast, of tales and songs.
10 yrs +
Tickets £10/£8 (concession)
Presented by Avalon
We live in a divided world, and we want to cross that divide. But how can we be popular now ‘populist’ means ‘I’m a shit’? Answer: WE LOVE EVERYONE. Oh, except bastards. Everyone hates bastards, right? We agree.
Multi-award nominated musical-activist-comedians, Jonny & The Baptists, are sick of being political and divisive.
This show is about how everything is definitely fine. Let’s just get along!
Supporters £1 off
Presented in partnership with More Music and Lancaster Arts at Lancaster University, Dispatches on the Red Dress is an intimate and courageous new live show by twice BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winning songwriter Rowan Rheingans.
Adventurous new writing meets the warmth of a folk gig in this heartfelt and personal one woman show, uniquely weaving immersive storytelling with live fiddle, banjo and genre-melding original songs.
Unravelling the joy and pain from a story of her grandmother’s youth in 1940’s Germany, Rowan celebrates small acts of resistance and boldly asks a troubling question for our times: can hope for our future be found in the very darkest pockets of our history?
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life
Critics’ Circle Award winning company, Ballet Cymru, present an extraordinary adaptation of Shakespeare’s masterpiece “Romeo and Juliet”.
Intense fighting, passionate duets and universal themes echo through dramatic and lyrical choreography.
Exquisite costumes and extraordinary video projections create a world of danger and excitement where two young lovers are caught in an age old feud.
“Romeo and Juliet” is a dynamic and unique collaboration between 3 of Wales’ outstanding arts organisations; Ballet Cymru, Coreo Cymru and The Riverfront in Newport.
Full Price £18
Under 18s £14
Concessions £1.50 off
Supporters £1 off
Music for You
at The Platform, Morecambe
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 24th 2019 at 3pm
THOSE WERE THE DAYS
Those were the Days began life on the wireless, almost by
accident, but survived almost 40 years in one form or another!
Originally on the Forces Programme, it moved to the Light
programme and then Radio 2, and regularly ran for over 25
years as it played dance music from a huge repertoire, and for
23 years, performed by Harry Davidson and his Orchestra, and
succeeded by Sidney Davey. The PCO will relive a selection
from the original programmes covering the entire genre and
The Platform Box Office
£16 (£14 concessions)
accompanied child FREE
Plus support Lancashire Youth Vocal Ensemble
Hull-born soul singer and songwriter Charlotte is currently making waves throughout the industry. This hugely talented 21-year-old’s debut EP Nowhere To Hidesaw her work with world renowned producers Toby Gad, and The Orphanage (Kehlani, Alessia Cara and Demi Lovato).
Mesmerising songs such as Nervous, Somebody To Hold, I Tell Lies and Just Me showcase a truly unique talent that is already being tipped as one of the most exciting new artists of the year.
LYVE Lancashire Youth Vocal Ensemble make a creative fusion of mixing contemporary musical styles by bringing together a capella harmony singing, beatboxing, rapping and original songwriting.
Conducted by John Perrin, Lancaster & District Choral Society perform Handel’s Messiah.
Orchestra Leader: Jill Jackson
Soprano-Emily Robinson Mezzo Soprano- Anna Burford
Tenor- Christopher Steele Bass- Anthony Cunningham
Accompanied Schoolchildren 18 and under: Free. £12 Concessions for students and people in receipt of benefits with proof.
Presented by The Dukes
By Sally Cookson, Adam Peck and the original company
Directed by Sarah Punshon
Join us at The Dukes this Christmas for Cinderella: A Fairytale. Created by the team who brought you Aladdin and Peter Pan, it’s a classic story with a thoroughly modern twist – the perfect festive treat for all the family to enjoy.
Following the tragic death of her father, Ella is set to work by her stepmother and forced to sleep by the fireplace with the cinders. With no-one to turn to, her only way out lies with the magical birds she finds in the forest.
With the help of her feathered friends, Ella disobeys her stepmother and dons her best party frock and sparkling Doc Marten boots to sneak off to the Palace to dance the night away – including with a prince!
But when Ella gets the fright of her life and flees, leaving one solitary boot behind, will the prince ever find her again – and will the boot fit?
Cinderella: A Fairytale is the first new version of Sally Cookson and Adam Peck’s adaptation of this classic tale since its initial award-winning production by Tobacco Factory Theatre and Travelling Light in Bristol.
“This Cinderella is a treat.” The Independent ★★★★
Ground £13.50, Balcony £11.50 on
Tuesday 26 November – Friday 29 November
Monday 30 December – Saturday 11 January
Ground £18, Balcony £15 on
Saturday 30 November – Friday 6 December
Ground £22, Balcony £19 on
Saturday 7 December – Saturday 28 December