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Thursday, 6 August 2015 - 9:00pm

Preston's friendliest and best Open Mic Night just goes from strength to strength. Free entry, all welcome!

Music
Friday, 7 August 2015 - 8:00pm

Other Worlds: Festival of Experimental Music & Sound Art returns with FRET! and their unique brand of surf guitar inflected noise rock, along with sonic investigations from Stuart Chalmers and Imponderable Sound.

Music
Monday, 10 August 2015 - 7:30pm

The Continental Book Club meets on the 2nd Monday of every month in the Snug. All are welcomed and entry is free. August's book for discussion is 'How to be Both' by Ali Smith.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 - 7:00pm

They Eat Culture present their fortnightly film club - a place for the film fanatics of Preston to share in the joyous experience of watching great cinema. Keep an eye on their Twitter account @CinemaATC for weekly clues and hints about the next film to be screened.

Film
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 - 8:00pm

After their exceptional sell out show with Mike Heron this past January, the mighty Trembling Bells return on tour with new album The Sovereign Self, joined on the bill by Scotland's finest singer of traditional songs, Alasdair Roberts.

Music
Friday, 21 August 2015 - 7:30pm

Cinema around the Corner in collaboration with Cinema for All and The Foxton Centre bring you a mini season of films programmed by the people that use The Foxton Centre.

Film
Friday, 21 August 2015 - 8:00pm

The latest punk legends to visit The Continental! THE VIBRATORS have been punk pioneers since 1976.

Music
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 - 7:00pm

They Eat Culture present their fortnightly film club - a place for the film fanatics of Preston to share in the joyous experience of watching great cinema. Keep an eye on their Twitter account @CinemaATC for weekly clues and hints about the next film to be screened.

Film
Friday, 11 September 2015 - 8:00pm

Rescheduled from 18/07. After their sell out show here in January, The Floyd Band touch down at The Continental again on 11th September to bring you two full classic Pink Floyd albums, Wish You Were Here and Dark Side of the Moon, with some highlights from The Wall.

Music
Sunday, 13 September 2015 - 8:00pm

Greg Spero is one of the most revered and in demand musicians on the modern jazz scene. Winner of the 2013 Chicago Music Award for Best Jazz Entertainer, Spero has performed with acclaimed musicians such as Arturo Sandoval, Corey Wilkes, and Robert Irving III.

Music
Friday, 18 September 2015 - 8:00pm

“Britain’s premier Yes tribute band” (Classic Rock Magazine). Concentrating on the British Prog Rock gods' golden 1970-79 period, this show will be dedicated to the memory of legendary YES bassist and founder member Chris Squire (1948-2015).

Music
Sunday, 20 September 2015 - 1:30pm

A new and exciting Wigan-based Big Band. It comprises some of the best up and coming musicians from around the North West, and even some stragglers from the Midlands. Playing everything from Goodman to Goodwin, The Infinity Jazz Orchestra ensures that every performance is infinitely fun and energising.

Music
Sunday, 4 October 2015 - 7:30pm

The John Bailey Quintet features John Bailey (nylon string guitars), Richard Iles (flugelhorn), Tim France (sax), Gavin Barras (double bass) and Steve Hanley (drums). Their critically acclaimed new album, 'Black Ship, Bright Sea', draws on influences from 20th Century Classical music and European Jazz.

Music
Saturday, 10 October 2015 - 8:00pm

Nik Turner, one time front person and founder member of Hawkwind, has been an innovative, spiritual and hugely entertaining performer in a number of classic bands. Here with the Space Gypsy band, he performs a collection of music from all the bands he has played with, including Hawkwind, Inner City Unit and Space Ritual.

Music
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 - 8:00pm

Andy Smith & Fuel present a new piece of theatre telling a story from The North. The story of an ordinary life in extraordinary circumstances, or the story of an extraordinary life in ordinary circumstances. The story of a life. The story of our lives. You can decide.

Theatre
Thursday, 15 October 2015 - 8:00pm

Andy Smith & Fuel present a new piece of theatre telling a story from The North. The story of an ordinary life in extraordinary circumstances, or the story of an extraordinary life in ordinary circumstances. The story of a life. The story of our lives. You can decide.

Theatre
Friday, 16 October 2015 - 8:00pm

Club night, theme night and tribute to the iconic movie. Expect live music from The Atlantics and more, DJs and the movie on the big screen. Quadrophenia - it's a way of life!

Music | Film
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 - 8:00pm

Andy Smith & Fuel present a new piece of theatre telling a story from The North. The story of an ordinary life in extraordinary circumstances, or the story of an extraordinary life in ordinary circumstances. The story of a life. The story of our lives. You can decide.

Theatre
Thursday, 22 October 2015 - 8:00pm

Andy Smith & Fuel present a new piece of theatre telling a story from The North. The story of an ordinary life in extraordinary circumstances, or the story of an extraordinary life in ordinary circumstances. The story of a life. The story of our lives. You can decide.

Theatre
Friday, 23 October 2015 - 7:30pm

Charity fundraiser folk music evening with London-based folk band ‘Steffi & Jack’(Featuring Henry Webster). Hope for Justice is an international human rights organisation dedicated to combating all forms of human trafficking.

Music
Saturday, 24 October 2015 - 8:00pm

Back by popular demand! Wille & the Bandits is a classic blues rock three piece much in the vein of Cream or The Jimi Hendrix Experience. But in a similar way to how these bands pushed the genre in their time, they try to take their sound beyond what is expected of such a traditional line up. "Wille is a superb slide player, I love what these guys are doing" - Joe Bonamassa.

Music
Thursday, 29 October 2015 - 7:30pm

A hopeless manager, a desperate double act and a not-so-convincing male impersonator attempt an audacious and illegal stunt to save their theatre from closure. Will anyone believe they are the real Marx Brothers?

Theatre
Friday, 30 October 2015 - 8:00pm

I Am Kloot's singer songwriter John Bramwell returns to the stage this autumn 2015, armed with his first set of brand new songs since Top Ten album 'Let It All In'.

Music
Friday, 6 November 2015 - 8:00pm

Apocalyptic carnival rock n' roll. Tankus the Henge is a six piece powerhouse of a band drawing visual and musical influences from old time Fairgrounds to modern day Circus; The Beatles to Tom Waits and Gogol Bordello to Radiohead, they embody a look and a sound that lies somewhere between their South East London home and the carnival town of New Orleans.

Music
Friday, 13 November 2015 - 8:00pm

Ska Face keep it real and enjoy every minute with an infectious stage show of power, energy and damn good tunes that you just have to dance to. There is no better remedy to a stressful week than a few cheeky drinks and dancing like a loon... and that's just the band!

Music
Sunday, 15 November 2015 - 7:30pm

This fantastic show sees French/American chanteuse Marianne Dissard and her band make their Preston début, with strong support from acclaimed 'folktronica' duo The Dirty Tactics and one more act TBC.

Music
Friday, 20 November 2015 - 8:00pm

The Muffin Men is a British band based in Liverpool which primarily plays the music of Frank Zappa. Rather than play pieces note-for-note, the band plays Zappa's material working to the strengths of the current line-up, often giving the music a different slant to the original versions.

Music
Saturday, 21 November 2015 - 8:00pm

Bringing diverse musical tastes to the band, all six members of London’s Galley Beggar converge on the folk fusion of the late 1960s and early 1970s. The Fates were put together in '85 by The Fall legend Una Baines to record a pagan feminist folk album inspired by Robert Graves and Nico; reissued recently, to great acclaim, by Finders Keepers records. Catch both here on one amazing bill!

Music
Sunday, 29 November 2015 - 8:00pm

Led by Chico Pere, this exciting band play a mix of authentic, traditional and contemporary flamenco. Calaita Flamenco Son have achieved their own individual style and bring a fresh new sound to the world music scene.

Music
Friday, 4 December 2015 - 8:00pm

Ben Welburn and co. are back with their brilliant full-band celebration of the music of Johnny Cash, plus support TBC. Payin' respect to the man in black.

Music
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