Looking for something to do this weekend? See our list below for things to do in Preston.Advertisement
Friday 6 March
Book of the Month Coffee Morning
Sharoe Green Library, 8 Sharoe Green Lane Fulwood, PR2 8ED
10am – 12pm
Browse books whilst you treat yourself to a hot drink at the coffee morning.
Kev Jameson Live At The Hunters
The Hunters, Hennel Lane, Walton Park, PR5 5UL
Musician Kevin Jameson returns for another entertaining evening at the Hunters.
March Knit, Natter… or Knot Meeting
BonBons Coffee Bar, 44 Liverpool Road, Penwortham, PR1 0DQ
7.30pm – 10.30pm
Drop in for the this month’s Knit and Natter. It’s not just for knitters… you can join in with any craft or simply just for some company and a chat.
The Balkanics – Banging Balkan & Klezmer Tunes
New Continental, South Meadow Lane, PR1 8JP
8pm – 11pm
Six-piece Lancastrian band The Balkanics formed for an impromptu gig in 2007 and enjoyed it so much they’ve been playing ever since. Their focus upon instrumental music encompasses elements of the various musical traditions of the British Isles, and looks beyond with Klezmer and Balkan tunes sitting alongside Breton, French-Canadian and original pieces. Tickets are £4 advance, or £6 on the night.
Amused Live at Baker Street
Baker Street, 30-34 Avenham Street, PR1 3BN
9pm – 11pm
Three guys who love sound production and playing Muse will be performing songs across all eight Muse albums. In addition, expect hits from The Killers, The Darkness, Queen, Blur, Kings of Leon, Bon Jovi and many more.
Read more: New stylish spot for drinks in Preston as Baker Street opens after £1m refurb
Saturday 7 March
WomanKind North 2020
Ivory Tower, The Corn Exchange, Lune Street, PR1 2NN
9am – 5pm
The WKN International Women’s Day festival is a celebration of power, grit and northern pride. Share and celebrate in the stories of inspirational women in our communities who have taken their space and are making space for others.
Read more: Preston bar to champion female brewers for International Women’s Day
Barton Doll and Teddy Fair
Barton Village Hall, Garstang, Barton, PR3 5AA
10am – 3.30pm
Vintage and antique dolls, teddies, dollhouse miniatures and other toys. Cafe, entry £1.
Myerscough College Farmers Market and Crafts Stalls
Myerscough College, St Michael’s Road, PR3 0RY
10am – 2pm
Monthly event including homegrown vegetables, handmade jewellery, homemade pies and handmade scented candles.
Ukulele Strummers at Preston Markets
Preston Markets, Earl Street, PR1 2JA
11am – 1pm
To celebrate Preston Markets’ second birthday, the Preston Ukulele Strummers Society will be performing in the Market Hall.
Recovery College: Nature to Nurture
Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston New Rd, Samlesbury, PR5 0AG
1pm – 3.30pm
This session will introduce the natural wonders of Brockholes Nature Reserve and offer an opportunity to try bushcraft, building fires and wildlife spotting. It’s the perfect antidote for anyone who feels the modern increase in digital technology is impacting their wellbeing. It’s part of the Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust’s ‘Recovery College’ prospectus, which is designed to improve the health and wellbeing of the local community.
Creative Workshop: Pattern Design with artist Bonnie Craig
Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library, Market Square, PR1 2PP
1pm – 5pm
Learn how to make your own repeat pattern designs based on sketches you make of the Harris building and its collection in this creative workshop. Tickets for this afternoon workshop are £20. This includes a tea or coffee in the Harris cafe, all tuition and materials.
Preston Wild – Meet the Photographer – Exhibition Opening
The Larder, 50 Lancaster Road, PR1 1DD
2pm – 4pm
An opportunity to chat informally and find out more about how to create great wildlife shots with photographer Jason Newman. Jason said: “Preston is full of wildlife – animals and plants co-exist with us on a daily basis – sometimes without us even knowing. These pictures are just a small sample of the amazing animals that live with us in and around Preston – they will probably try to avoid you, but keep an eye out for them as the emotional reward for spotting a Woodpecker or a Butterfly is tremendous.”
Preston North End v QPR
Deepdale Stadium, Sir Tom Finney Way, PR1 6RU
3pm – 5pm
Adult pricing from £24 to £30, Junior pricing from £6 to £9, Senior Citizen pricing from £16 to £23, Under 11 pricing from £1 to £2 and Young Adult pricing from £15 to £21.
Penwortham Arts Centre ‘The Venue’, Liverpool Road, PR1 9XE
7pm – 11pm
John Bramwell (solo singer songwriter and formerly of I Am Kloot) will be appearing at The Venue.
New Continental, South Meadow Lane, PR1 8JP
8pm – 11pm
Deep Cabaret is the culmination of bandleader Steve Lewis’ life’s work: to make a band that curates all the musics that fascinate him – jazz, improv, African, folk and leftfield pop. Tickets are £10 or £8 concessions and are available online from SEE Tickets, WeGotTickets and Skiddle.
Bit Of Both, 235 Aqueduct Street, PR1 7JN
The delightful and charming Karma Violets will provide the LGTBQ entertainment for the night. Sing alongs, games and plenty of dance moves to be seen on the dance floor.
Read more: New LGBTQ club night launches in Aqueduct Street venue
Sunday 8 March
Edith Rigby Guided Trail: International Women’s Day
Winckley Square Gardens, Winckley Square, PR1 3JJ
10.30am – 12.30pm
Take a stroll with a difference around Winckley Square and beyond on Internatioal Women’s Day. Discover more about the life of Edith Rigby, Preston’s most famous suffragette with Judy, a Friend of Winckley Square Tour Guide, for a guided walk for £4.
Roots of Life Spring Health and Wellbeing (MBS) Event
Garstang Country House Hotel & Golf Club, PR3 1YE
10.30am – 4.30pm
Exhibitors offering a range of complementary therapies, healing, retail stands and professional readers offer a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. Entry is £5, concessions £3 and children are free. Parking free all day.
Boutique Baby Sale
Ashton Community Science College, PR2 1SL
11am – 12.30pm
Bargains for little ones with over 30 stalls of quality pre-loved baby and children’s items such as toys, clothes, prams, high chairs, equipment and more. Entrance is £2 per adult and children are free.
Read more: Preston woman expands successful online business with children’s boutique in Lane Ends
Ingol Social Club Whitby Avenue, Ingol, PR2 3YP
12pm – 3pm
Find furniture, home decor and personalised gifts at this pop up event.
Deep Listening: Field Lines Cartographer / Lo Five / Spaceship
PLAU, 115 Friargate, PR1 2EE
2pm – 5pm
The March edition of Deep Listening is an afternoon of immersive experimental and electronic music in the intimate confines of PLAU’s vault bar.
Guild Ale House, 56 Lancaster Road, PR1 1DD
5pm – 7pm
Joe’s Sunday session has old school country along with his own originals.
Sundays Live with Hush
The Black Horse, Gregson Lane, PR5 0ED
6.30pm – 9pm
See Hush band play a wide variety of pop, rock and indie covers.
Are you going to any exciting events this weekend? Let us know in the comments below.