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Monday, 1 September 2014 - 5:00pm

Tuition for High Intermediate / Advanced & Junior students with fully qualified instructor Julie Carr. All experienced dancers are welcome to come along and join the fun.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014 - 7:00pm

In this unique film to mark the centenary of the First World War, the North West Film Archive opens its vaults to share compelling footage of life on the Home Front in North West England.

Film
Thursday, 4 September 2014 - 9:00pm

Preston's friendliest and best Open Mic Night! Free entry, all welcome.

Music
Friday, 5 September 2014 - 8:00pm

India Mill is a four-piece alternative indie-rock band with a hard, classic rock edge. They've drawn comparisons to current artists such as The National and The War on Drugs along with classic acts like Walking Papers, Jack White and The Black Keys. Catch them here with two more of the country's most exciting up-and-coming indie bands!

Music
Sunday, 7 September 2014 - 7:30pm

Sean Taylor has rapidly grown to be one of the hottest new names in the UK blues/acoustic scene, often compared to John Martyn and Tom Waits.

Music
Monday, 8 September 2014 - 5:00pm

Tuition for High Intermediate / Advanced & Junior students with fully qualified instructor Julie Carr. All experienced dancers are welcome to come along and join the fun.

Monday, 8 September 2014 - 7:30pm

September's book for discussion is 'The Library of Unrequited Love' by Sophie Divry.

Saturday, 13 September 2014 - 7:30pm

Burlesque is back! Crafty Vintage & Suzie Sequin present "The Looking Glass Burlesque" with another exquisite line-up of artistes from around the UK.

Music | Theatre
Monday, 15 September 2014 - 5:00pm

Tuition for High Intermediate / Advanced & Junior students with fully qualified instructor Julie Carr. All experienced dancers are welcome to come along and join the fun.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 - 6:30pm

A free film screening presented by Welsh Club Preston celebrating Owain Glyndŵr Day, as well as commemorating the centenary of the Great War.

Film
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 - 7:00pm

Come with Bingo Dragon Theatre Co. on a trip into Shakespeare’s joyful, anarchic woodland for a delirious celebration of love, freedom and horny shepherds.

Theatre | Literature
Saturday, 20 September 2014 - 9:15am

The Word festival is back and this year it’s bigger than ever. Previous festivals have had fantastic feedback from all the attendees and it’s become a firm fixture in the diary for many Lancashire writers. We're very proud to be welcoming the festival for the first time here at The Continental.

Monday, 22 September 2014 - 5:00pm

Tuition for High Intermediate / Advanced & Junior students with fully qualified instructor Julie Carr. All experienced dancers are welcome to come along and join the fun.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014 - 7:00pm

Nina, a young woman from Liverpool, is on a tube carriage when it suddenly shudders to a halt. Emotions run high. Trapped, Nina and her fellow passengers have to talk, with dramatic consequences. Pimento Theatre invite you to immerse yourself and experience the character’s external and internal thoughts and watch as their interlocking stories unravel.

Theatre
Sunday, 28 September 2014 - 1:30pm

This fine professional Jazz Orchestra is made up of leading North West musicians who collectively have vast experience in performing to audiences nationally and internationally.

Music
Monday, 29 September 2014 - 5:00pm

Tuition for High Intermediate / Advanced & Junior students with fully qualified instructor Julie Carr. All experienced dancers are welcome to come along and join the fun.

Monday, 29 September 2014 - 7:15pm

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. - PLEASE NOTE NO MEETING 25TH AUG DUE TO BANK HOLIDAY

Thursday, 2 October 2014 - 5:00pm

The date is set! Our legendary Beer Festival returns on Thursday 2nd October and runs until Saturday 4th.

Friday, 10 October 2014 - 8:00pm

As a solo artist Kris has toured the length and breadth of the UK & Europe, has released three critically acclaimed solo albums to date and will release a widely anticipated new album in 2014.

Music
Saturday, 11 October 2014 - 8:00pm

Revitalising the Ska and 2 Tone classics of The Specials, Madness, The Selecter, The Beat, Bad Manners and many others from the late 70s and early 80s, Ska Face isn't just a band; it's an experience.

Music
Sunday, 12 October 2014 - 7:30pm

"Absolutely gorgeous music. We've rarely had as big a reaction to any artist in recent years as the one we had for Lizanne Knott." Bob Harris: BBC Radio 2

Music
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 - 8:00pm

Conor McKee Productions returns to The Continental to celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday with a unique and thrilling production. In Shakespeare's Deadly Sins an ensemble of four of the North's finest actors takes you on an electrifying journey through gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, pride, lust and envy.

Theatre | Literature
Thursday, 16 October 2014 - 8:00pm

Conor McKee Productions returns to The Continental to celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday with a unique and thrilling production. In Shakespeare's Deadly Sins an ensemble of four of the North's finest actors takes you on an electrifying journey through gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, pride, lust and envy.

Theatre | Literature
Friday, 17 October 2014 - 7:30pm

Leeds based funk outfit play the music of James Brown & The JBs, emulating the original sound and energy of the Godfather of Soul, whilst hinting at contemporary influences throughout. Not to be missed!

Music
Sunday, 19 October 2014 - 7:30pm

Wille & the Bandits’ music covers a wide range of genres from rock to world music to blues and roots. With the versatility of Wille’s lap steel and guitar playing, the rhythmic diversity of percussionist Andrew Naumann and the sonic range of Matt Brooks’ upright bass and six string electric bass, they always keep audiences guessing.

Music
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 - 8:00pm

Our Friends, The Enemy is a four star play combining theatre and spoken word to capture the remarkable story of the Christmas truce from the First World War. Following sell out runs in Edinburgh and London, this year's First World War Centenary sees the show tour the UK and parts of Europe affected by the Great War.

Theatre
Thursday, 23 October 2014 - 8:00pm

Over a century after they were first published, the ghost stories of M R James retain their power to terrify and amuse. This gripping one man show retells two of the eeriest.

Theatre | Literature
Friday, 24 October 2014 - 7:30pm

Riverside Poetry presents a fabulous evening of wordplay with Manchester Poetry Prize winner Judy Brown and Poetry Business Competition winner Kim Moore.

Literature
Saturday, 25 October 2014 - 2:00pm

A comedy show by Dommy B (from BBC 'Rhyme Rocket') for children 5+ and their families. One by one, the birds and the animals are all mysteriously going missing... Nikki’s goldfish, Great Bumbleduke the Third, needs rescuing!

Theatre | Family
Thursday, 30 October 2014 - 8:00pm

Bantams has been commissioned from Rob Johnston by The Hyde Festival Theatre Company in partnership with Tameside Cultural Services to commemorate The Great War inspired by stories from The Manchester Regiment.

Theatre
Friday, 7 November 2014 - 8:00pm

Fiction is the second performance by Glen Neath and David Rosenberg using binaural sound and absolute darkness. It is an anxious journey through the sprawling architecture of our dreams and an exercise in empathy.

Theatre
Saturday, 8 November 2014 - 8:00pm

Fiction is the second performance by Glen Neath and David Rosenberg using binaural sound and absolute darkness. It is an anxious journey through the sprawling architecture of our dreams and an exercise in empathy.

Theatre
Friday, 14 November 2014 - 8:00pm

Anarcho-Punk legends the Subhumans return to The Continental!

Music
Sunday, 16 November 2014 - 1:30pm

Swingtime Big Band is a collection of the finest big band musicians in the North West who have come together to present the best in both classic swing standards and more modern repertoire.

Music
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 - 8:00pm

Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs.

Music
Thursday, 20 November 2014 - 7:00pm

The Ugly Girl by Deaf American writer Terry Galloway is a cross-cultural exploration of the disabled female body and queer disability given a wildly comic twist.A wildly comic twist on a queer, disabled, intellectual trouble-maker, full of slapstick, music and dark humour.

Theatre
Friday, 21 November 2014 - 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
Friday, 28 November 2014 - 7:00pm

International hip-hop collective Krip-Hop Nation return to the UK, uniquely blending lyricism, activism and breakbeats.

Music
Sunday, 7 December 2014 - 1:30pm

WYJO has received many national and international honours, most notably from the BBC Radio Big Band Competition, the Daily Telegraph Young Jazz Competition and the National Festival of Music for Youth.

Music
Sunday, 14 December 2014 - 7:30pm

The Continental proudly welcomes this exceptional Jazz trio from London. Formed in 2011, Preston-Glasgow-Lowe are a new dynamic group consisting of three of Jazz's most creative young instrumentalists.

Music
Tuesday, 30 December 2014 - 2:00pm

Horse + Bamboo bring a beautiful and mysterious version of the classic fairy tale. Using puppets, masks, music and film, it's a wonderful treat of a show for Christmas 2014. For adults and children 5+

Theatre | Family
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