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Saturday, 28 May 2016 - 8:00pm

FREE ENTRY! Last Saturday of every month brings diverse vinyl loveliness to our Snug - funk, jazz, lounge, hip hop, house, soul and anything else that fits Snugly.

Music
Saturday, 28 May 2016 - 8:00pm

After their two sell out shows here last year, The Floyd Band touch down once again at The Continental on 28th May 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.
Sat 28th's show is now SOLD OUT but extra date announced Sunday 29th!

Music
Sunday, 29 May 2016 - 8:00pm

Due to THE FLOYD BAND's show on Sat 28th May selling out so quickly, they're coming back to play an extra show on the Sunday! Book now before this one sells out too...

Music
Monday, 30 May 2016 - 8:00pm

Heavy, ritualistic, psychedelic music pitched to a place between folk, rock and... somewhere else. Fresh from Raw Power Festival and a British tour, catch this Irish force of nature before they return to their native land...

Music
Tuesday, 31 May 2016 - 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, 1 June 2016 - 7:30pm

Continen-tales is a new open mic event for up and coming authors and poets to tell a story from their real or fictional lives, read or recite their work to an audience. Organised by Preston writer’s group scRibble.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016 - 8:00pm

In this contemporary exploration of The Odyssey we meet Tilly, a young girl on a fantastical quest to find her father. We are treated to a feast of words, light and movement as we follow Tilly on her journey. This dark and humorous tale will delight, surprise and move you.

Theatre
Thursday, 2 June 2016 - 9:00pm

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

Music
Friday, 3 June 2016 - 8:00pm

High Energy Traditional Irish Music from the Heart of Lancashire! DTF is a four piece vocal and instrumental group based in Clitheroe. Firmly rooted in the traditional music and songs of Ireland but also taking from Scotland and Lancashire, the band continue to build a reputation for their mighty live performances.

Music
Saturday, 4 June 2016 - 8:00pm

Martin Bramah’s decision to reform Blue Orchids in September 2012 was eagerly welcomed by the band’s legion of fans.
Originally formed in 1979, after Bramah had departed The Fall, Blue Orchids is viewed, by many commentators, as one of a handful of post-punk outfits that delivered quality material with great songs and a mesmerising live act, and which has consequently stood the test of time.

Music
Monday, 6 June 2016 - 7:30pm

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.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016 - 8:00pm

Nominated for Best Drama and Best New Writing at the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival, The Stars Are Made of Concrete shows the people behind the statistics and how they try to carry on with grace, humour... and ladyboys.

Theatre
Thursday, 9 June 2016 - 8:00pm

Nominated for Best Drama and Best New Writing at the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival, The Stars Are Made of Concrete shows the people behind the statistics and how they try to carry on with grace, humour... and ladyboys.

Theatre
Friday, 10 June 2016 - 8:00pm

The Sex Pistols Experience are the World's leading tribute to the pioneering punks of '77. With a Worldwide reputation built from almost 2000 live shows which include extensive tours of the USA, Europe, and South America. This ain't no Swindle!

Music
Monday, 13 June 2016 - 7:30pm

The Continental Book Club meets on the 2nd Monday of every month in the Snug. All are welcomed and entry is free. June's book for discussion is 'The Last Pilot' by Benjamin Johncock.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 - 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, 15 June 2016 - 6:00pm

A free guided meditation and talk organised by Vajravaradi Kadampa Buddhist Centre. Everyone welcome!

Friday, 17 June 2016 - 8:00pm

Making his name early on as an icon with the 6 piece R&B the Southside Stompers, Big Boy Bloater has proven himself to be one of the finest guitarist and performers of his generation and has drawn praise from his contemporaries for his powerful voice and dynamic and instantly recognisable guitar style.

Music
Monday, 20 June 2016 - 7:30pm

@PrestonGeekUp is a social event held on the 3rd Monday of every month in the Snug. Anyone is welcome, whether interested in technology, computing, or cake.

Thursday, 23 June 2016 - 5:00pm

Preston’s Biggest and Best Beer Festival is Back! Come spend your Summer Solstice with us here at The Continental’s legendary Beer Festival on 23rd-26th June.

If you’ve been before you’ll know what to expect: over 150 cask beers, specialist keg, craft beers, ciders and perrys, the Smokehouse Chefs from The Ferret serving up a BBQ Bonanza in their own unique smokehouse style, and live music and DJs across the long weekend to keep you moving.

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 - 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, 1 July 2016 - 8:00pm

Explosive double-header celebrates 40 years of PUNK! The Members' 'Sound of the Suburbs' is one of the biggest punk anthems ever and TV Smith rose to fame as founder member and singer/songwriter of The Adverts. The brilliant Mardi Gras Bombers round off an amazing night of punk rock.

Music
Wednesday, 6 July 2016 - 6:00pm

A free guided meditation and talk organised by Vajravaradi Kadampa Buddhist Centre. Everyone welcome!

Friday, 8 July 2016 - 8:00pm

Brilliant summer double bill of ska with Holland's Bang the Skillet and Glasgow's finest export Esperanza. A heady mix of great music that'll get you dancing all night long!

Music
Tuesday, 12 July 2016 - 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, 15 July 2016 - 8:00pm

Newly signed to Nuclear Blast records and with a new LP on the way, we welcome back the definitive crust/anarcho-punk pioneers - the one and only Discharge! Please note date change from June 25th.

Music
Saturday, 16 July 2016 - 2:00pm

A fundraiser for the leader of Cardiacs, Tim Smith. Brilliant all-dayer with the Scaramanga 6, Trojan Horse, Sweet Deals on Surgery, Adam Shaw and many more giving up their time for the cause. All this plus DJs and free goodie bags for the first 50 ticket holders!

Music
Tuesday, 26 July 2016 - 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
Thursday, 18 August 2016 - 7:00pm

Inner City Unit were formed in 1979 by Nik Turner following his departure from Hawkwind.Krankschaft are turning heads with their incendiary mix of psychedelic wig outs, pop songs and no frills power trio telepathy. Expect an evening of Punky Psychedelia, Acid Rock at its finest!

Music
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 - 7:30pm

Ezra Furman is an American alternative and indie singer, songwriter and musician, the frontman of the bands Ezra Furman & the Boy-Friends, and Ezra Furman and the Harpoons, hailing from Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Don't miss the chance to catch this incredible performer here at The Continental!

Music
Saturday, 27 August 2016 - 8:00pm

Lioness provide an authentic tribute to Amy's precocious talent, featuring TV’s ‘Stars in The Eyes’ finalist Emma Wright as Amy Winehouse with a full five piece backing band to recreate the authentic sound of this heady mix of jazz, soul and pop.

Music
Friday, 16 September 2016 - 8:00pm

Glaxo Babies are the greatest UK post-punk band you've never heard. Formed in Bristol in late 1977 and named after the British pharmaceutical giant who allegedly inoculated thousands with a toxic vaccine, the band's pioneering mix of metallic guitar, dubbed-out rhythms and shamanistic chants found its way into the bloodlines of generations on both sides of the pond.

Music
Friday, 23 September 2016 - 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
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