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Thursday, 21 November 2019 - 8:00pm

Experience a different classic vinyl LP every month through a high-end audio system provided by our friends at Richer Sounds. Hear them as they're meant to be heard with equipment from some of the world's leading manufacturers! Records from Action Records. This month is the turn of Pink Floyd's immortal rock-opera classic - THE WALL.

Friday, 22 November 2019 - 7:30pm

The surreal and beautiful beast that is Mik Artistik's Ego Trip are on their 2019 'World Tour' ...and it promises to be an 'exotic' adventure. Mik Artistik spouts lyrics, throws straws, and generally amuses himself, over the top of an exquisite layer of rock, soul, and punk created by partner in crime Jonny Flockton on guitar, a drum machine ,and one of a crack squad of bass players. This cult band has delighted and unnerved Glastonbury audiences for over ten years gaining more devoted followers each time they play.

Saturday, 23 November 2019 - 8:00pm

Payin' respect to the Man in Black. Ben Welburn and company (collectively known as CASH) return to the Conti for their annual bash. A brilliant full-band celebration of the music of Johnny Cash, plus support from WEST ON COLFAX.

Monday, 25 November 2019 - 7:30pm

LAST MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH. ScRibble is a friendly group that meets once a month to share creative writing. They're a group of mixed abilities and experiences - some have had pieces published, some have done courses, others just have a go in their spare time.

Tuesday, 26 November 2019 - 7:30pm

Love is more than just a game for two. Especially when there’s an elephant in the room. A tender, funny, lyrical play about finding love and holding onto it with everything you’ve got. I WANNA BE YOURS is the debut play from Zia Ahmed.

Wednesday, 27 November 2019 - 7:30pm

Damson Poets is a monthly poetry event featuring an open mic, guests poets, and themed evenings. Every last Wednesday of the Month.

Saturday, 30 November 2019 - 8:00pm

Singer. Musician. Movie star. TV presenter. Mr. Ed Tudor-Pole has done it all. From performing Who Killed Bambi? and The Great Rock n’ Roll Swindle on the film of the same name, through appearing in the likes of Game of Thrones and Harry Potter, to storming the charts with his band Tenpole Tudor.
Catch him here at The Continental for a fabulously intimate live solo set, with special guest supports.

Sunday, 1 December 2019 - 2:45pm

A Free Film Screening presented by Welsh Club Preston. When a Victorian travelling circus visits Tregaron in Ceredigion, they offer much more than entertainment for Sara, a young girl who is trapped by her grieving father’s strict rules and religion in a village seeped in superstition. Welsh language with English subtitles.

Film | Family
Thursday, 5 December 2019 - 6:30pm

We are delighted to have Top Rope coming down to The Continental for a Meet the Brewer night where we will have a range of their beers in keg, cask and can. The guys will be available to discuss their beers, future direction and the wrestling inspiration behind their beers. Join us for what promises to be a great night of beer! Entry is free.

Thursday, 5 December 2019 - 8:30pm

Whether you sing, play guitar, or do stand-up or spoken word, come along and pick up the mic at the friendliest and best Open Mic Night in town. Or simply come along and sample some of the finest underground talent that Preston has to offer.

Friday, 6 December 2019 - 8:00pm

It's an XMAS PUNK ATTACK! Two of the original '77 PUNK bands - 999 and THE LURKERS - form a titanic double bill, with special guests TBA... come and find PUNK alive and kicking at The Conti!

Saturday, 7 December 2019 - 7:30pm

Since forming in 2006, The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican have played almost 900 side-splitting shows to date, and have brought smiles and belly-laughs to audiences across the UK; from Barnsley to Barnstaple, from Glasgow to Glastonbury.

Friday, 13 December 2019 - 8:00pm

A Christmas Party with a difference! BLACK AND GOLD have been performing together for over ten years and they pack a punch.Covering some of the greatest SOUL, NORTHERN SOUL & MOTOWN music ever created from artists such as Al Wilson, Dusty Springfield, Wilson Pickett, Rufus Thomas, Dobie Gray, Bill Withers, Aretha Franklin and many more. A night to remember, so put on your dancing shoes and enjoy the music!

Thursday, 19 December 2019 - 8:00pm

MOBIUS LOOP create gloriously eccentric and philosophical folk stories, fusing world music and conscious rap with eruptions of free-form dance charged with an intimately powerful and intense energetic live performance.

Friday, 20 December 2019 - 8:00pm

Make a festive date with THE HELLFIRE PREACHERS to hear BEATLES classics given their inimitable dark southern-fried country sound, played on authentic instruments... All you need is love - and a banjo!

Saturday, 21 December 2019 - 8:00pm

Blues Harvest are returning to The Continental on Saturday December 21st 2019 for their 4th annual ‘Blues Harvest Holiday Special’. Get your Christmas jumpers ready and save the date - this show sells out!
Special guests to be announced.

Sunday, 22 December 2019 - 8:30pm

In what has become a much-loved Continental tradition, St Stephen’s Choir join us once again for an evening of Carol Singing. If there’s a better way to get fully into the Christmas spirit, then we don’t know what it is!

Music | Family
Saturday, 1 February 2020 - 8:00pm

BLACK SABBATH are without a doubt the creators, the pinnacle ... the GODFATHERS of heavy rock, and JACK SABBATH have come together to emulate their greatness, and bring it to the masses! Plus classic Ozzy solo tracks!

Thursday, 6 February 2020 - 8:00pm

Two chilling and thrilling tales from M R James, the master of the English ghost story. In A View from a Hill a pair of old binoculars reveal the grisly history of an idyllic stretch of English landscape. In The Treasure of Abbot Thomas a treasure-seeker comes face to face with unspeakable horror at the bottom of ancient well. “Wonderful, magical storytelling…” Daily Mail

Theatre | Literature
Sunday, 16 February 2020 - 1:30pm

Led by experienced jazzer Paul Rigby, The BwD Big Band is a modern youthful twist on the big band tradition. Aiming to bring the big band sound to the masses, with repertoire ranging from Miller to Mars…

Music | Family
Saturday, 22 February 2020 - 7:30pm

THE BIG CUBAN SOCIAL comes to Preston with Afro Cuban duo SON Y RUMBA taking you on a Cuban musical journey to the sounds of traditional Afro Cuban rumba, son, bolero, cha cha cha & salsa descargas. The night features a pre-party Cuban dance class (beginners welcome), live Cuban drumming with the audience followed by dancing to the finest Cuban Son, Cha Cha Cha, Timba & Salsa with DJ IRMITA.

Friday, 28 February 2020 - 8:00pm

JAMES tribute LAID have hit the scene with lightning pace, receiving high praise everywhere they play. Bookings all over the country are coming in thick and fast and the band have marked their territory as the leading tribute to one of the best bands to come out of Manchester.

Friday, 13 March 2020 - 8:00pm

PULP FRICTION is the world's best Quentin Tarantino live tribute band! Bringing a unique cocktail of singing, dancing & theatrical performance using the effortless stylised themes from the films of Quentin Tarantino.

Friday, 17 April 2020 - 8:00pm

Established in 1977, THE MEMBERS' eclectic Mix of Punk, Reggae, Surf, and Pop, and anthemic songs including the million-selling SOUND OF THE SUBURBS and OFFSHORE BANKING BUSINESS are part of the Great British Alternative Hymn Book. Catch the legends right here, with special guests XTRACT and ARTISIAN.