Weekend events in Preston, 17 January – 19 January

Posted on - 16th January, 2020 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
Brockholes stillness captured by Paul Melling
Brockholes will host a stargazing event on Friday Pic: Paul Melling

Looking for something to do this weekend? See our list below for what’s on in Preston.


Friday 17 January

Dementia shopping hours
Age Concern shops
(including Bamber Bridge, Lostock Hall, Plungington and Preston City Centre)
9am – 10am
Every Friday all Age Concern shops are adapted to create a less stressful environment for those who live with dementia, enabling them to have a positive shopping experience and build confidence when out in the community.

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Denis Jones (Live), Polypores, LaFrench, Joshua Horsley
The Ferret, 55 Fylde Road, PR1 2XQ
Denis Jones (Live) is described as experimental loop station blues,
Polypores as cosmic sleep music, La French as ambient, electronic music and Josh Horsley as ambient compositions. Free entry.

Stargazing at Brockholes
Brockholes, Preston New Road, PR5 0AG
7.30pm – 9pm
This event includes an astronomy-related presentation or talk, and will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting. This event is only suitable for children aged 8+ and the ticket price includes free parking and hot drinks and biscuits. Advanced booking is required.

Preston Swing’s Woolly Jumper
Preston Masonic Hall, Ashlar House, 2 Saul St, PR1 2QU
8pm – 11.30pm
January can be a miserable month so Preston Swing want to warm you up at their Woolly Jumper social. £10 admission, NUS £8.


Connor Banks Live
Taps and Wine Bar, 2 Chorley Rd, Walton Le Dale, PR5 4JA
Local solo singer-songwriter Connor performs hits for all ages using an acoustic guitar and keyboard. Free admission, no ticket needed.

Bad Mama Jammers
Vinyl Tap Preston, 28-30 Adelphi Street, PR1 7BE
Featuring the voice of Louise Spiteri, backed up by the combination of Norm Helm (bass), John Macalpine (guitar), and Matt McNicholas (drums), the band will be playing some funky versions of favourite songs. Admission is free.

Dog and Partridge, 44 Friargate, PR1 2AT
Marauder return after nearly two years. An experienced four-piece, they are described as a hard-hitting covers band specialising in “kick ass hard rock and metal covers”.

Saturday 18 January

Baby and Child First Aid Workshop
The Space Centre, 10 Pedders Lane, PR2 2TH
9.30am – 11.30am
Go along to this award-winning baby and child first aid workshop to learn lifesaving skills. Taught in a relaxed and informal manner, you will learn about CPR, choking, burns and breaks, bumps and bleeds, febrile convulsions and Meningitis awareness for £20. Everyone receives a first aid booklet and handouts, and has the opportunity to top up on first aid items. Email or call 07917 154554 to book.

Parchment Craft – Linda Page
Inspirations Craft Superstore, The Capitol Centre, PR5 4AW
10am – 4pm
The project will include elements for the beginner as well as the expert, with two versions of the same parchment card available to create. Cost is £20.

Try Something New at Clayton Green
Clayton Green Library, Clayton Green Business Park, Library Rd, PR6 7EN
11am – 12pm
There will be poetry, rhymes and jokes. Find out about the Lancashire Reading Trail and make one of the characters. Try your hand at the Reading Trail circuit and join in the scavenger hunt. Accompanied children aged four and over welcome.

Life Drawing at the Harris
The Harris, Market Square, PR1 2PP
12pm – 3pm
The popular life drawing sessions take place in the beautiful fine art galleries. All abilities are welcome. This session is open to over 18s only.

Family Film Event
St Cuthberts Church Fulwood, Lytham Road, PR2 3AR
3pm – 5pm
A free family film event with hot dogs and drinks to follow after the film. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Preston North End v Charlton Athletic
Deepdale Stadium, Sir Tom Finney Way, PR1 6RU

PNE will be hoping to end a run of six games without a win as they face a Charlton side who have fallen considerably since an impressive start to their first season back in the Championship.

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Snug Sofa Session: Gary Boyle Band
New Continental, South Meadow Lane, PR1 8JP
8pm – 11pm
Join virtuoso jazz guitarist Gary and his band for a super-intimate Snug Sofa Session by the fire. Entry is free.

The Sacred Woods
Ribble Lodge, 199-201 Ribbleton Avenue, PR2 6RD
The Sacred Woods return to the Ribble Lodge to bring their stripped back rock pop and blues acoustic covers and originals.

The Marching Bones
Dog and Partridge, 44 Friargate, PR1 2AT
Back with their inimitable brand of high energy, high tempo “festival rock”, The Marching Bones will bring you two hours of exhilarating tunes.

Sunday 19 January

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Farmers’ Market at Hoghton Tower
Hoghton Tower, PR5 0SH
10am – 2pm
A celebration of fresh ingredients grown or reared locally. Farmers and growers are joined by bakers, confectioners and craftsmen and women to make it a great day out. £2 per car, £1 for pedestrians.

Silencing the Inner Critic
Vajravarahi Kadampa Meditation Centre, 38 West Cliff, Preston, PR1 8HU
10pm – 4.30pm
This course will explain how to develop a positive self-image but without ignoring areas where we need to grow and improve and in this way, develop a balanced and realistic view of ourself. Priced at £20, with a vegetarian/vegan lunch included.

Wedding Open Day
Charnock Farm Weddings, Wigan Road, PR25 5DA
12pm – 4pm
The venue will be dressed in glistening golds and greens, with suppliers and staff on hand to help create a dream day.

Wedding Open Day
Bartle Hall Hotel, Lea Lane, Bartle, Preston, PR4 0HA
12pm – 3pm
Recommended suppliers will be there to inspire you, with roaming models from Lottie’s Bridal Boutique, beauty demos from Wedlocks Bridal Hair and Sonara Parker Makeup Artist and cake samples from The Cake House. Pre-register to secure your space, food and drink.

Fire Skill, Bushcraft Session
Highgate Wood, Fulwood, Preston
1.30pm – 3.30pm
Fire is one of the most captivating and inspiring tools in bushcraft and being able to harness its power can mean the difference between life and death in survival situations. There is a minimum age of eight, with all under 18s requiring an accompanying adult (accompanying adults may attend free of charge, but will not be participating unless paying to do so). £10 per participant.

Walx Preston – Luminous Birds Pub Walk
Winckley Square, Preston
4.30pm – 8.30pm
The walking group will head to view Luminous Birds as night falls, then go for a wander and stop for a pint. They will then return to see the Luminous Birds once again in the pitch dark for a slightly different experience before heading off to The Otters Pocket for a pint and a pie. This event is free to monthly members. If you are new to Walx Preston, or if you have any questions contact Matt on 07530 813225.

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Catch a Fox
Guild Ale House, 56 Lancaster Road, PR1 1DD
5pm – 7pm
A duo delivering soul, blues and rock covers, as well as their own originals.

Winter Birdwatch Walk
Cuerden Valley Park, The Visitor Centre, Berkeley Drive, PR5 6BY
1pm – 3pm
A guided walk to spy on the birds that visit the park in winter, followed by warm drinks. Adults priced at £5, Friends of Cuerden Valley Park £4, accompanied children £2.

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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