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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
Tuesday, 30 August 2016 - 7:30pm

Grown-ups will need to leave the kids at home for this one. The Night Digger (AKA The Road Builder) is a lesser-known 1971 thriller adapted by Roald Dahl from a novel by Joy Cowley, and starring his then-wife Patricia Neal.

Film
Thursday, 1 September 2016 - 9:00pm

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

Music
Friday, 2 September 2016 - 7:30pm

FREE screening of four Roald Dahl-penned episodes of classic TV show Alfred Hitchcock Presents. These twisty tales of skulduggery are still every bit as entertaining as they were in the late fifties and early sixties - and who can forget that classic theme?

Film
Tuesday, 6 September 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
Monday, 12 September 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.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 - 8:00pm

A classic rock tribute show to one of the world’s most influential rock bands, featuring the Anglo-Spanish tribute 'Deeper Purple' are on the road as a “Highway Star’ and guaranteed to take you back to the classic 1970s with memories of a ‘Child in Time’. So, if you like your music loud and proud it’s time for a ‘Black Night’ at the Deeper Purple show.

Music
Thursday, 15 September 2016 - 8:00pm

You’re six years old. Mum’s in hospital. Dad says she’s ‘done something stupid’. She finds it hard to be happy.
So you start to make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world. Everything that’s worth living for.

Theatre
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
Tuesday, 20 September 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, 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
Saturday, 24 September 2016 - 8:00pm

THEY'RE BACK! Limehouse Lizzy keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and his band THIN LIZZY alive, well, and dominating stages worldwide!

Music
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 - 8:00pm

This is a tale of impossible, death defying love; a tale of this world and the underworld; a tale of soul music and late night karaoke

Music | Theatre
Friday, 30 September 2016 - 8:00pm

Another great show celebrating 40 Years of Punk! Abrasive Wheels are '77 punk originals, reformed, revitalised, re-invigorated, and in your face! Catch them here with Xtract and one more TBA...

Music
Tuesday, 4 October 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, 5 October 2016 - 8:00pm

Since their humble beginnings as a self proclaimed ‘folk noir’ outfit winning the Emerging Talent Competition in 2008, The Travelling Band have developed into one of the most exciting Americana artists in the UK. 3rd album ‘The Big Defreeze’ (2014) has been met with widespread critical acclaim. don't miss the chance to experience them LIVE.

Music
Thursday, 13 October 2016 - 8:00pm

Breathe Out Theatre’s stage production ‘That Golden Age’ tells how Mary Read, an English publican’s wife, and Anne Bonny, the daughter of an Irish lawyer, became two of the most infamous women in maritime history.

Theatre
Saturday, 15 October 2016 - 8:00pm

Back by popular demand! Essentially Wille and the Bandits is a classic blues rock three piece much in the vain of Cream or The Jimi Hendrix experience. But in a similar way to how these bands pushed the genre in their time, Wille and the Bandits try to take their sound beyond what is expected of such a traditional line up.

Music
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 - 8:00pm

The smell of Rock & Roll is stained within the denim and thick within the smoke. The music is loud, the drums, even louder! Rock & Roll will never die and we will be remembered.

Music | Theatre
Saturday, 22 October 2016 - 2:00pm

Two day literature festival organised by Preston's creative writing group. scRibble. Talks from authors Vincent Atherton, Margaret Elphinstone, Tom Hodgkinson, Inés Gregori Labarta & kate Versprill, a Story Slam and more tba...

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 - 8:00pm

Born in 1978, out of the ashes of the Sonic Assassins, Hawklords was the brainchild of the late, great Robert Calvert. Now it's the 21st century and after more than 25 years of social research Harvey Bainbridge, Jerry Richards, Ron Tree, Dave Pearce & Tom Ashurst have regrouped to bring Hawklords back to the people.

Music
Friday, 28 October 2016 - 6:15pm

Un-Peeled, Preston's annual tribute to the much missed Radio One DJ put together by Tuff Life Boogie returns again in 2016 for John Peel Day on Friday Oct 28th. There will be two stages in The Continental packed out with an awesome and diverse line-up of acts whose common denominator is that they either all recorded sessions for John Peel, or include members who did. Once more, the line-up contains some of Peel's very favourite acts. Appearing this year are The Nightingales, The Stupids, Eton Crop, Minny Pops, John Hyatt's Plastic Reality, Spread Eagle, Deutsche Ashram, a mystery band of local Peel vets and a rare and exclusive performance from the lauded Welsh act Datblygu.

Music
Friday, 4 November 2016 - 8:00pm

Taking you back to when music and style mattered, MOD FOR IT is the retro music event featuring two classic Mod bands at the top of their game.

Music
Wednesday, 9 November 2016 - 8:00pm

This is a show about girls and guns. It’s a show that asks two people to take to the stage and play out a film script in front of you. It wonders what the difference might be in watching something on screen and experiencing something live.

Film | Theatre
Thursday, 17 November 2016 - 8:00pm

Part stand up, part spoken word and part teenager in his room pretending he’s in a punk band, Get Yourself Together is new show from Royal Exchange supported artist, Josh Coates.

Theatre
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 - 8:00pm

When science offers you the chance to look into the future of your own health, or your family’s, would you always want to know?

Theatre
Sunday, 4 December 2016 - 7:00pm

With 2016 marking the Subs’ 40th anniversary; this legendary punk band continues to represent the true spirit of punk rock. Inspired by The Damned at the birth of British Punk, the now equally legendary Harper formed the Subs out of his then R&B outfit The Marauders, late in 1976.

Music
Thursday, 2 February 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.

Music
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