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Events announced for festival celebrating 50 years ago in Lancaster

A line-up of events has been announced for a nostalgic festival celebrating the people, music and history of Lancaster in 1972.

The Lancaster Rewind Festival 1972, organised by Lancaster Business Improvement District (BID), takes place in September and will reflect on how the city has changed over the past half a century.

Events include:

August 22 to September 4

Keegan's Keepie-Uppies Competition on Facebook - go to @LoveLancasterBID for a chance to win 2 x VIP tickets to 'An Interview With Kevin Keegan' with meet and greet, at The Grand Theatre on Saturday September 16.


Sundays September 11 and 18

Square Screenings - outdoor cinema screenings of 1972 classic 'Cabaret' starring Liza Minnelli, presented by The Dukes Theatre. To book your tickets, go to https://dukeslancaster.org/.../square-cinema-cabaret-15


September 15 to 28

Rewind Exhibition curated by HPA Architects - at Lancaster City Museum. An exhibition of images of Lancaster from 1972 alongside photos which recapture the same view today.

Related Story: Share your memories of Lancaster in 1972 for new photo exhibition - Beyond Radio


Saturday September 17

70s Night at The Pub, China Street, Lancaster
Begins with Q&A with Barry Lucas

Barry is the former entertainments manager of Lancaster University who booked some of the biggest names in music to play at The Great Hall, including in 1972, and has some amazing stories to share! It was also the year when he founded Ear 'Ere Records in the city centre and he will be talking about this too, in conversation with Beyond Radio's Greg Lambert.

Followed by:
1972 Quiz Night hosted by Kriss Foster and 1970s Disco hosted by DJ Dandy Diamond

Doors open upstairs at 6.45pm.
Tickets can be booked here: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/554784

Plus Walking Tours curated by Lancaster Walks, Talks & Tours - ticket link coming soon


Sunday September 18

Free live musical entertainment 1970s style in Market Square from 11am to 5.30pm, including:
Melodrome Stage - live music with a jam packed line-up of '70s tributes and classics
Street Entertainers and Flash Mob
1970s Fairground and Arcade Games
Candy Floss

Plus Walking Tours curated by Lancaster Walks, Talks & Tours - ticket link coming soon


Related Story: Travel back to 1972 with the Lancaster Rewind Festival - Beyond Radio


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