Weekend events in Preston, 22 – 24 November

Posted on - 21st November, 2019 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
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Looking for something to do this weekend? See our list below for what’s on in and around Preston.


Friday 22 November

Ladies Business Networking Preston
Cotton Court Business Centre, Church Street, PR1 3BY
9.30am – 11.30am
The Pink Link Preston event at Cotton Court is an opportunity to meet like-minded women in business in a friendly, supportive and pro-active group. Booking is essential. First visit is free, £20 inc VAT when you book direct.

Hunkydory Box Making with Jane Hewins
Inspirations Craft Superstore, The Capitol Centre, PR5 4AW
10am – 4pm
Create special boxes for festive and birthday gifts using Adorable Scorable cardstock.

Edible Painting Messy Play
Go Create, 3 Bridge Court, Liverpool New Road, PR4 5BF
10.15am – 11.15am
Bookings are now being taken for another fun and unique baby messy play session at Go Create. This week it is edible painting week. Maximum 10 spaces available each day.

Nativity Crib Festival
Covenant Books Preston, Holy Family Church, The Pastoral Centre, 34 Whitby Ave, PR2 3YP
10.30am – 3.30pm
Go along and see different types of Nativity cribs until 24 November.

Rebecca Chesney book launch
Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Market Square, PR1 2PP
12pm – 2pm
Go along to the launch of Searching the Shadows, a new publication documenting the artwork of Rebecca Chesney. The book looks at Chesney’s installations, exhibitions, objects, drawings and maps from 2000 to 2019. Works by the artist held in the Harris’ collection will be exhibited for view.

Music and Memories at Sharoe Green
Sharoe Green Library, 8 Sharoe Green Lane, PR2 8ED
2.30pm – 3.30pm
A dementia friendly sing-a-long. Sing, socialise and take a trip down memory lane. Singing for all but especially for people with dementia and memory loss and for their carers. All welcome, no booking required.

Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip
New Continental, South Meadow Lane, PR1 8JP
7pm – 10pm
Mik Artistik spouts lyrics, throws straws, and generally amuses himself, over the top of an exquisite layer of rock, soul, and punk created by partner in crime Jonny Flockton on guitar, a drum machine and one of a crack squad of bass players. The cult band have delighted and unnerved Glastonbury audiences for over ten years gaining more devoted followers each time they play, and are proving to be one of the most interesting, unpredictable and exciting acts on the circuit. Doors are at 8pm, tickets are £10 advance (£12 on the door).

Preston Swing’s Fall off a log, with Sunday Best
Preston Masonic Hall, Ashlar House, 2 Saul St, PR1 2QU
7.30pm – 11.30pm
Preston Swing runs Lindy Hop classes in Preston, and this Friday are having their first big social at the Masonic Hall. Dancers are coming from Lancaster and Manchester to dance and a jazz band will be playing. Go along and dance, or just relax and enjoy the music. Tickets on the door. £10 or £8 for NUS

Saturday 23 November

Leyland Christmas Festival
Hough Lane, Leyland
Leyland Town Team working together with South Ribble Borough Council and Leyland and Farington Neighbourhood Forum to put together this event.
8.30am – 4pm Shop local: market stalls trading with all the essentials
12pm – 4pm Children’s craft in the Market Hall: create wooden keyrings and fridge magnets
12pm – 6.30pm All the fun of the fair: children’s rides, games and treats
1.30pm – 5.30pm Visit the grotto: meet Santa and his friendly elf
1.30pm – 6.30pm Marquee stalls trading: Christmas gift ideas for all the family
1.30pm – 6.30pm Live entertainment on the stage
1.30pm – 6.30pm Street food from around the world

Fulwood Farmers’ Market and Eco Fair
Fulwood Methodist Church, Watling Street Road, PR2 8EA
9.30am – 1pm
Running alongside their next Farmers’ Market, the Eco Fair aims to provide lots of information and ideas for action, and the opportunity to talk to volunteers from organisations that work to protect our planet. Shop at all the usual stalls for locally produced and Fairtrade items – for every day and for Christmas. Then relax over a drink and a snack. There will also be Recycling for Charity – so take your foreign and UK coins and stamps, old mobiles, ring pulls from drinks cans, plus crisp packets to the collection point at the market.

Santa’s Post Box
Brockholes, Preston New Road, PR5 0AG
10am – 1.30pm
Write your letter to Santa at Brockholes before heading off on a winter walk to Santa’s Post Box! Once you’ve posted your letter, enjoy a hot chocolate by the fire in the Kestrel Kitchen.

Christmas Fair at Samlesbury Hall
Samlesbury Hall, PR5 0UP
10am – 4pm
Wander around the Hall and have a look at the different stalls displaying local products made across our beautiful county! Entry is free.

Supported Living Christmas Fayre
Caritas Care, 218 Tulketh Road, PR2 1ES
11am – 2pm
Join Supported Living Services for this year’s Christmas Fayre. Lots of fun and entertainment to be had with Tombola, Bric a Brac stall, cakes, hot dogs and a special guest appearance from Santa.

Soy candle making workshop experience
Pilates and Wellness, 67a High Street, PR3 0YB
12.30pm – 2.30pm
Go along and meet Kirsty the founder of Blenheim Candles. She will host a personal and interactive workshop where you will pour your very own soy wax candle/ You will enjoy a complimentary glass of fizz on arrival and some coffee and cake during the workshop, £35 a ticket.

Preston Christmas Lights Switch On
The Flag Market, PR1 2JA
5.30pm – 7.45pm
Featuring a packed bill of performers, the event will include something for all the family, before the switching on of the lights at around 7.45pm. The show will include an exclusive performance from stars of the hit PJ Masks series, ‘Boyz on Block’, Chloe Rose, Harvey Brittain, Ska Face and American Soul and RnB sensation Alexander O’Neal.
Prior to their appearance on the Switch On stage, individual characters from PJ Masks will also be making appearances at:
Fishergate Shopping Centre, OWLETTE, 12.30pm – 1.10pm
St George’s Shopping Centre, CATBOY, 2.00pm – 2.40pm
PJ MASKS TRIO, Flag Market, 4.45pm – 5.15pm

Read more: Christmas Lights Switch On date announced

The Well-Dressed Gentlemen
Penwortham Arts Centre ‘The Venue’, Liverpool Road, PR1 9XE
7pm – 10pm
The Well-Dressed Gentlemen take expertly crafted songs from 1920s and 1930s and interpret them in a unique way.

Baker Street Preston
Baker Street Preston, Avenham Street
7:30pm – 5am
A full 90 minutes of performance of Boyz On Block, including a whole host of old favourites and some new surprises. They are at Baker Street after the Preston city light switch on.

CASH: Full Band Tribute to Johnny Cash
New Continental, South Meadow Lane, PR1 8JP
8pm – 11pm
Ben Welburn, has effortlessly recreated the sound, vibe and appeal of the master himself. Tickets are £10 advance (£12 on the door).

Sunday 24 November

Indoor Table Top Sale
Preston City Trampoline Club, Lane Ends Trading Estate, Blackpool Road, PR2 2DS
9am – 1pm
Pitches for the Table Top Sale are £10 each and £20 for a business pitch, to be paid at time of booking to secure your place. Take your own table. Hot beverages and snacks available plus games, teddy tombola, lucky dip and Christmas crafts and cards. To book email

Doggie Sundays
Town House Coffee and Brew Bar, 62 Friargate, PR1 2AT
10am – 4pm
Grab a hot drink, slice of cake and a Purrfect Pupcake for your dog for £7.

Preston Craft and Gift Market
Catherine Beckett Community Centre, Deepdale Road, PR1 5
10am – 3pm
Showcasing crafts, gifts and artwork from small local businesses. To book a stall at this event please contact Geoff at or call 07928991147

Free tours with the Ghost of Goodwife Agnes
Samlesbury Hall, PR5 0UP
Free guided tours with the Ghost of Goodwife Agnes, whose love of sharing tales, intrigue and gossip from the Hall in Tudor times is far stronger than her desire to depart the earth… Tours begin in the Great Hall and there is no need to book. Entry to the Hall is free, but donations are always welcome.

A Christmas Carol
Preston Playhouse Theatre, Market Street West, PR1 2HB
2.30pm – 4.30pm and 7.30pm – 9.30pm
It’s Christmas Eve and four spirits visit Marley’s erstwhile business partner, the miserly and miserable Ebenezer Scrooge, to show him the error of his ways. They take him on a journey to the past, the present and the future.  But will Ebenezer learn from his mistakes and change his ways? ‘A Christmas Carol’ performed by Charles Dickens’ great-great-grandson, Gerald Dickens. The show is also fundraiser for PIES. PIES is a small North West based Registered charity.They operate 2 care centres and provide a Meal a Day and basic education for vulnerable children and child headed households in Mbabane, Swaziland. Tickets are available by calling 07801 446099.

Read more: Dickens returns to Preston for one night only

Vinyl Tap Comedy Club
Vinyl Tap Preston, 28-30 Adelphi Street, PR1 7BE
Nominated for the Best Open Mic Award at the Northern Comedy Awards. A whole stage full of acts, all held together by the irrepressible Barrie Heap of Cheshire Cat Comedy. Admission is free.

Read more: What’s On in Preston

Are you going to any exciting events this weekend? Let us know in the comments below.

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