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Monday, 16 January 2017 - 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. Yes, cake.

Friday, 20 January 2017 - 8:00pm

We're delighted to present a genuine cult figure, Rose McDowall (ex Strawberry Switchblade) in Preston for the first time. Rose will be playing with a full band and they will be doing some old numbers, some new ones and a fair few in-between!

Music
Tuesday, 24 January 2017 - 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, 26 January 2017 - 8:00pm

This screening is part of the BFI’s BLACK STAR season, taking place UK-wide. BFI Black Star is the UK’s biggest ever season of film dedicated to celebrating the range, versatility and power of black actors in some of the finest performances ever committed to film.

Film
Monday, 30 January 2017 - 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.

Thursday, 2 February 2017 - 9:00pm

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

Music
Saturday, 4 February 2017 - 7:30pm

The Three Johns specialize in abrasive, politically charged, danceable rock - a silly-serious bunch of political and cultural provocateurs! Yes, it's another incredible Tuff Life Boogie bill!

Music
Tuesday, 7 February 2017 - 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
Monday, 13 February 2017 - 7:30pm

The Continental Book Club meets on the 2nd Monday of every month in the Snug. All are welcomed and entry is free.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 - 7:45pm

A great warm-up event to get you all fired up for the Orchids/Chesterfields/Suncharms gig coming on Friday 17th!
My Secret World: The Story Of Sarah Records is the first feature length documentary to explore this influential and often misunderstood label.

Music | Film
Friday, 17 February 2017 - 8:00pm

Tuff Life Boogie & They Eat Culture present a hand-picked selection of classic indie-pop and shoegaze from three great bands of the 80s and 90s, including a mega rare set from Sarah Records favourites The Orchids!

Music
Sunday, 19 February 2017 - 7:00pm

Rich and Tom talk you through their recent travels on a unique tandem as they bike-pack their way through France, a journey of 3,200Km. The film for their other adventures has just won best adventure film at the Kendal Adventure Film Festival.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 - 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, 24 February 2017 - 8:00pm

THE SMITHS UTD is a Lincoln-based The Smiths tribute act. The classic four-piece Smiths lineup is paid homage to by four Smiths-mad lads from the flatlands! All the classic hits and more.

Music
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 - 8:00pm

A special film screening organised by Preston & South Ribble Fairtrade Group. Connected by Coffee is an inspiring and thought-provoking documentary about the lives and history of the people who grow the coffee we drink.

Film
Friday, 3 March 2017 - 6:30pm

Vernal Equinox - an exciting new festival in Preston pulling together divergent strands of underground music - folk / psych / wyrd. Trembling Bells, Galley Beggar, Mike Heron (Incredible String Band), Mugstar, Alasdair Roberts and many more will be performing at this incredible three day event!

Music
Tuesday, 7 March 2017 - 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, 9 March 2017 - 8:00pm

NME claimed that ‘Peter Bruntnell's records should be taught in schools’ and if you ask the likes of Rumer, Peter Buck, Scott Mccaughey, Willy Vlautin, Jay Farrar, John Murry or Kathleen Edwards they’ll all agree that Peter Bruntnell is a writer with rare and mysterious qualities. A uniquely British artist, Peter has toured extensively with Son Volt, Kathleen Edwards and Richmond Fontaine. *Rescheduled from Feb 2nd due to unforeseen circumstances

Music
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 - 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
Saturday, 25 March 2017 - 8:00pm

With a blistering set consisting of all the classics the Anglo-Spanish tribute band Deeper Purple feature the best reproduction of the Deep Purple live sound you’re ever likely to hear, delivering the ultimate rock experience.

Music
Thursday, 30 March 2017 - 8:00pm

Avant-rock jazz-blues from the classic albums of the legendary Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band. Not really a “tribute band” - tunes from most of the Captain’s albums are interpreted as instrumentals with room for improvisation. Not too many liberties are taken so as not to disappoint Beefheart aficionados!

Music
Thursday, 6 April 2017 - 7:30pm

Celebrating 26 years on the road around Europe, The Muffin Men have played nearly 2000 dates, often featuring ex-Zappa alumni. The band play their own arrangements of Frank Zappa material, along with some note-for-note versions of old favourites. Here they are again, this time with legendary Zappa & Beefheart sideman DENNY WALLEY!

Music
Saturday, 8 April 2017 - 8:00pm

Tuff Life Boogie and They Eat Culture are delighted to present this magnificent double-header featuring super-rare shows from two of the finest acts on legendary indie label Creation Records.

Music
Thursday, 20 April 2017 - 7:00pm

With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on 6Music and Radio 2, a five star live review and feature in The Guardian, O’Hooley & Tidow are regarded as ‘one of British folk’s mightiest combinations’ (Mojo). Their latest album, Shadows, is the follow up to their groundbreaking album The Hum, which earned them a place in Mojo’s Top 10 Folk Albums of 2014 and a nomination for ‘Best Duo’ in last year’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

Music
Friday, 21 April 2017 - 8:00pm

Manière des Bohémiens play energetic and improvised Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli influenced Gypsy Jazz and Eastern European Swing. They are the most debauched, ecstatic and downright amazing live band you will have seen for a long while.

Music
Saturday, 22 April 2017 - 8:00pm

British folk-punk for a summer's afternoon, a sound forged in festivals and bonfires, with fiddle-driven rabble rousers and songs that stir the soul. With a fiercely loyal and ever-growing fan base, The Leylines are guaranteed to have you up on your feet – and they will be having as much fun as you while they're doing it!

Music
Thursday, 27 April 2017 - 7:30pm

The musical collaboration of Michael Chapman and Ehud Banai may not seem like an obvious coupling, except for the fact that Michael Chapman has for some years now been pushing his musical envelope in all directions, embracing many genres of music, some for the first time, and Ehud Banai cut his musical teeth back in the 70’s listening to Michael Chapman, in the valley of Rosh Pina in Upper Galilee.

Music
Thursday, 4 May 2017 - 8:00pm

Hailing from the North West of England, The AC/DC Experience perform classics from both the Bon Scott and Brian Johnson eras such as "Highway To Hell", "Shoot To Thrill", "Back In Black", "Whole Lotta Rosie", and many, many more - The AC/DC Experience provide a live show second only to the legends themselves!

Music
Saturday, 6 May 2017 - 8:00pm

In 2017, 40 years after the historic 'White Riot' tour, London Calling, the UK’s premier THE CLASH tribute act will be paying homage to this epic event by playing shows throughout the UK, including here at The Continental . Playing a retrospective of that legendary first album they will then go on to perform the best of the rest including all the hit singles and more.

Music
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