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Here is the What's On Guide to local events for the week ahead.

Foster & Allen 

The renowned Irish musical duo bring their UK tour to the Lancaster, for their first show in three years. 

Wednesday, April 19, 7:30pm, Lancaster Grand


Linton Kwesi Johnson: Time Come 

In partnership with Lancaster Litfest, Lancaster Arts welcomes the legendary reggae poet, in conversation with writer, Jacqueline Crooks.

Thursday, April 20, 6pm, Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster University


Fleeting Rumours 

A set from the North’s premier tribute band to Fleetwood Mac. 

Thursday, April 20, 7:30pm, The Platform, Morecambe


Blast Fest 

An annual celebration and snapshot of new work created by artists from or with a strong connection to the region. A ‘pay what you decide’ event. 

Thursday, April 20, 7:30pm, The Dukes, Lancaster



The UK's only live tribute to the 90s and early 00s, with classics from the rock, metal and alternative scene. 

Friday, April 21, doors 7pm, Kanteena, Lancaster



The Beautiful South founder member Dave Hemingway returns with his new band, with a set of original songs with an Americana feel. 

Friday, April 21, 7:30pm, Lancaster Grand


Carl Hutchinson 

​The Geordie funnyman is back! Prepare to be dazzled by the UK comedy scene’s best kept secret. 

Friday, April 21, 7:30pm, The Dukes, Lancaster


Fool’s Gold 

Lancaster Playwriting Prize 2023 winner Matthew Gabrielli reads a comedy about economics, family and how thinking differently can change the world. 

Friday, April 21, 7:30pm, The Dukes, Lancaster


The Bon Jovi Experience  

The only Bon Jovi tribute band in the world to have performed live with Jon Bon Jovi. 18+.

Friday, April 21, 7:30pm, The Platform, Morecambe


Sense & Sensibility 

Jane Austen’s captivating story is brought to life on stage in this new version by Adrian Preater. 

Friday, April 21, 7:30pm, Heron Theatre, Beetham


Odyssey Pro Wrestling: War on the Shore 

The latest family friendly entertainment show that continues Morecambe's long-standing history of professional wrestling.

Saturday, April 22, 6:30pm, Alhambra, Morecambe



Peter Doherty: The Battered Songbook Tour 

The musician's first solo acoustic tour in 10 years, performing a selection of hits from his back catalogue, including classics from The Libertines, Babyshambles and solo projects. SOLD OUT but contact Kanteena for the waiting list. 

Saturday, April 22, doors 7pm, Kanteena, Lancaster


The Magic of the Beatles 

Come together right now to celebrate the music of one of the greatest bands of all time. 

Saturday, April 22, 7:30pm, Lancaster Grand


Tom Petty Legacy 

A full two hour show dedicated to the music of an American song writing icon and front man of the Heartbreakers.

Saturday, April 22, 7:30pm, The Platform, Morecambe


Sophie Duker: Hag 

The latest show from the British stand up comedian and Taskmaster star. SOLD OUT but contact Dukes to be added to a waiting list.

Saturday, April 22, 8pm, The Dukes, Lancaster


Jon Bowie 

An acoustic folk and blues set from the popular Cumbrian musician. 

Saturday, April 22, 8pm, Arnside Sailing Club


St John's Hospice Colour Dash, Kendal

The Colour Dash is a fun family event in which people run or walk a 3.1 mile route in white T-shirts, while being doused with packets of powder paint! The Dash will start from Kirkbie Kendal School at 11am, and there will be entertainment and the chance to buy accessories and individual paint packets from 10am. Details of how to register are at the St John's Hospice website.

Sunday April 23


Everybody Dance 2023 

Join the Paula Boscott School of Dance for their showcase of ballroom, Latin, freestyle and rock 'n’ roll dances. 

Sunday, April 23, 1:30pm and 6pm, Lancaster Grand

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