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Friday 28 February
Battle of the Bands: Raise the Roof for St. Catherine’s Hospice
The Roper Hall, Friargate, Preston, PR1 2EE
7pm – 11pm
Three of Preston’s ‘finest’ bands will be going head to head in a Battle of the Bands to raise money for St. Catherine’s Hospice.
Local firms Harrison Drury, RSM and SHP Valuers will all be competing to be crowned Preston’s best in-house rock band at the iconic Roper Hall.
The event will be held in the Dark Room at Roper Hall in Preston and is open to the public to come along and enjoy the evening.
Doors open at 7pm with the entertainment starting at 8pm. Tickets are £10 each and can be booked online or paid by cash on the door. All proceeds from the evening will go towards St. Catherine’s Hospice.
Ben Lee Smith Live
White Bull at Alston, Preston Rd, Preston, PR3 3BJ
7pm – 9pm
Ben is live at the White Bull on Friday.
Table Reservations still available, but you’ll need to be quick!
Preston Comedy Club
Baluga Bar & Club, 11-14 Miller Arcade, Preston, PR1 2QY
7.30pm – 10.30pm
The opening act Paul Mccaffrey was on this season’s Live at the Apollo and is widely regarded as one of the best comics working in the UK.
Headliner is Christian Reilly and the middle act is Simon Wozniak.
Simon Cafferty Mind Sleuth presents Dear Insanity
The Stanley Arms, 24 Lancaster Road, Preston, PR1 1DA
7:30pm – 8:30pm
A unique brand of mystery entertainment, which utilizes psychology, memory, thought reading and intuition to connect with, investigate and show the power of the mind. Tickets are £6.
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Harry Potter Quiz
Ribble Pilot, Mariners Way, Preston, PR2 2YN
8pm – 10pm
Think you know all there is to know about Harry Potter? Why not put your knowledge to the test!
Saturday 29 February
Black Library Celebration 2020
Warhammer – Preston, 46 Lune Street, Preston, PR1 2NN
10am – 5:30pm
Share your love of Warhammer fiction with a day of brilliant books, amazing merchandise and great giveaways!
Preston & District Model Railway Exhibition
Preston’s College, St Vincents Road, Preston, PR2 8UR
10am – 4pm
Preston Model Railway Exhibition is organised by Preston and District Model Railway Society.Taking place on both Saturday 29 February and Sunday 1 March 2020.
The Spire Wedding Fair
The Spire Venue, Church Street, Kirkham, Preston, PR4 2SE
11am – 3pm
Meet a wide range of local suppliers to help you organise your special day.
Suppliers include photographers, florists, make-up artists, wedding décor and more.
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Chadwick’s Family Fun Fair
Ancient Oak, Merrytrees Lane, Preston, PR4 0NZ
12pm – 6pm
Due to having to close midweek because of the bad weather the fair has been extended to cover an extra weekend! Opened both Saturday and Sunday, 12-6pm, £5.99 for unlimited rides.
Stay and Play 0-7 years
The Space Centre, 10 Pedders Lane, Preston, PR2 2TH
2:30pm – 3:30pm
£5 per baby/child & £2 per adult. Parents must supervise their children in the sensory room at all times. Please arrive at 14:25 for H&S briefing. Limited spaces available for this session so please ring 01772 760403 to book.
Choir, Cuppa & Cakes
Fulwood Lawn Tennis Club, Highgate Ave, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 8DY
3pm – 5pm
An informal afternoon with ShowChoirUK. A 40 minute gig followed by an Afternoon Tea. Tickets are priced at £5.00
Sister Circle ‘Release & Receive’
Chakra Wellbeing Studio, 62A Liverpool Road, Preston, PR1 0DQ
6:30pm – 9:30pm
A three-hour fully immersive sister circle ready to manifest your true hearts desire, set in a beautiful and magical environment. This gathering is for all women. £35.00 or £50.00 for two tickets.
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Tim Critchley Acoustic Live
Taps & Wine Bar, 2 Chorley Rd, Walton Le Dale, Preston, PR5 4JA
Tim takes to the stage with his acoustic Guitar and will keep you in the mood to dance all night! No ticket required.
Ribble Lodge, 199-201 Ribbleton Avenue, Preston, PR2 6RD
Enjoy a great night of karaoke.
Sunday 01 March
Rainbow Hub Workout-athon 2020
Preston North End Football Club, Sir Tom Finney Way, Preston, PR1 6RU
10am – 1pm
Make every move count by joining the Rainbow Hub 3 hour Workoutathon. Take part in back to back exercise classes delivered by qualified instructors who are giving their time free of charge all in aid of a great cause. Do as much or as little of the 3 hours as you wish. Sign up in advance for £10 or join in on the day for £15 on the door price.
Make Do Drink; Knot
Cafuné, 35 Market Place, Preston, PR1 2AR
11am – 1pm
A relaxed workshop to knot, hitch and wrap your way through the art of macramé – enjoy a cheeky mojito and create a hanging plant holder all your own!
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Lancashire Archives is 80
Lancashire County Council, Bow Lane, Preston, PR1 8RL
11am – 3pm
The 80th anniversary of Lancashire County Council’s archive service will be celebrated on Sunday 1 March. Free activities, on a family and local history theme, are planned to mark the celebration.
Budding ancestry researchers will also be able to take part in short beginner’s workshops.
Free tours with King Henry VIII
Samlesbury Hall, Preston, PR5 0UP
Watch your heads as the King of England takes you on a guided tour of the Hall!
Tours begin in the Great Hall at 11am and 2pm.
There is no need to book and the tours are free, but donations are welcome!
Monthly Pioneer Tournament
Harlequins Preston, 52 Manchester Road, Preston, PR1 3YH
11:30am – 10:30pm
This is a Harlequins Preston Magic the Gathering Tournament.
Cash prizes to be won, the more players the more prizes.
Cake & coffee afternoon for cancer research
St.Christopher’s Lea, 851 Blackpool Road, Preston, PR2 1QS
12:30pm – 4:30pm
Charity event for cancer research, sure to be a fantastic afternoon with lots of cake!
Read more: What’s On in Preston
Are you going to any exciting events this weekend? Let us know in the comments below.