What’s On this Weekend in Lancashire.

Here’s a few of the fantastic things going on this weekend in Lancashire.

Lancashire Encounter Festival
21 September - 23 September
Preston City Centre
Spread over three days, Encounter promises not to disappoint with each day offering something new. Check out the Harris filled with exciting workshops, performances and installations - all inspired by the Harris’ Lancashire collections and stories. Or why not visit the recently restored Winckley Square Gardens and take in one of the amazing outdoor performances?
https://www.visitlancashire.com/whats-on/lancashire-encounter-festival-p790510

Common Lore
21 September
Burnley Youth Theatre
A new gig-style theatre experience for inspired by Angela Carter's Fairy Tales, where traditional folk tales from all over the world collide with the modern life in an exciting mix of rap, spoken word, projections live music and theatre - Think Kate Tempest meets 'Into The Woods'.
https://www.visitlancashire.com/whats-on/common-lore-p929390

World Fireworks Championship Blackpool
21 September
Tower Festival Headland, Blackpool
The event will gather together the crème de la crème of the world’s firework elite and promises a mouth-watering series of shows with jaw-dropping entertainment for all the family - a great opportunity for visitors to take an extended weekend break. Top class teams from France, Romania and Canada will compete for the coveted title.
https://www.visitlancashire.com/whats-on/world-fireworks-championship-blackpool-p45090

Cocktails, Dining and Live Music at Mitton Hall
21 September
Mitton Hall
Mitton Hall presents, Cocktails, Dining and Live Music. This week’s music act is Lucy Hopkins. All cocktails served between 7.15pm and 8.15pm come with complimentary canapes.
https://www.visitlancashire.com/whats-on/cocktails-dining-and-live-music-at-mitton-hall-p929610

Animal Magic
22 - 23 September
WWT Martin Mere
Working with Exotic Zoo, regularly featured on Blue Peter, meet an armadillo, go on a donkey ride, see meerkats, hug a greyhound, visit a petting zoo, watch Asian short-clawed otters play, get close to a variety of birds of prey or be scared by lots of reptiles and insects. Most of the displays will be indoors so whatever the weather you are guaranteed a great day out.
https://www.visitlancashire.com/whats-on/animal-magic-p930470

Autumn Diesel Gala
22 - 23 September
East Lancashire Railway
GOING ALL OUT FOR AUTUMN
What better way for a diesel devotee to end a cracking year of events? Join the East Lancashire Railway for the third and final large-scale diesel gala of 2018.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?
Locomotives from the ELR's home fleet, as well as guests, will run intensive passenger services on an all diesel timetable all weekend, an ideal opportunity to ride behind one of your favourites or take a few photos.

https://www.visitlancashire.com/whats-on/autumn-diesel-gala-p905190

Bongo's Bingo
22 September
Preston Guild Hall
Expect big cash prizes, awkward dance offs, rave intervals and much more. Tickets are already selling fast so get one quick before they're a full house!
https://www.visitlancashire.com/whats-on/bongos-bingo-p928970

Late Night Riding and Fireworks at Blackpool Pleasure Beach
22 September
Enjoy the fantastic atmosphere as the park sparkles and shines in the dark! Ride into the night on the UK’s tallest rollercoaster, the Big One, check out the twists and turns of Infusion at twilight, enjoy a night race on the Grand National and take a night flight into dusk on the Red Arrows Skyforce.
https://www.visitlancashire.com/whats-on/late-night-riding-and-fireworks-at-blackpool-pleasure-beach-p908600

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Lancashire Encounter Festival
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Lancashire Encounter Festival

21 - 23 Sept - will see Preston city centre be transformed into a vibrant hub of activity as Lancashire Encounters provide a weekend of fun.

Common Lore
Theatre Show
Common Lore

An inventive, fast-paced reinvention of traditional theatre, technology and spoken word – all performed by one woman (and her mobile phone!) Meet Scarlet, as she reinvents the childhood stories told to her by her nan, makes sense of a difficult world and shapes her future path in her own unique way.

World Fireworks Championship Blackpool
Performance
World Fireworks Championship Blackpool

World Fireworks Championship will light up the skies above Blackpool.

Cocktails, Dining and Live Music at Mitton Hall
Food & Drink Event
Cocktails, Dining and Live Music at Mitton Hall

Mitton Hall presents, Cocktails, Dining and Live Music starting in September. They have three dates available, with each a different live music act. First up they have David John Jaggs on 7 September, next is Lucy Hopkins on the 21 September, and last but in no means least they have Hannah Rose playing on 5 October.

Animal Magic
Animal
Animal Magic

WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is flying open it's doors on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September for the annual wildlife spectacular: Animal Magic.

Autumn Diesel Gala
Show / Display
Autumn Diesel Gala

What better way for a diesel devotee to end a cracking year of events? Join the East Lancashire Railway for the third and final large scale diesel gala of 2018.

Bongo's Bingo
Special Events
Bongo's Bingo

Bongo's Bingo return to Preston Guild Hall on Saturday 22 September! Expect big cash prizes, awkward dance offs, rave intervals and much more. Tickets are already selling fast so get one quick before they're a full house!

Late Night Riding and Fireworks at Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Participatory Event
Late Night Riding and Fireworks at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Enjoy the fantastic atmosphere as the park sparkles and shines in the dark! Ride into the night on the UK’s tallest rollercoaster, the Big One, check out the twists and turns of Infusion at twilight, enjoy a night race on the Grand National and take a night flight into dusk on the Red Arrows Skyforce.

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