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Event Date(s): Thu 23/02/2017 - Sun 25/06/2017 (Ends in -393 days)

Location: Lancashire Region Blackburn

~Taking place now until the height of summer ( Sunday 25th June) are  a series of live performances including dance, music, food and unique theatrical pieces.

Spot on Lancashire showcases high quality live arts events across the North West region. There are, in total over 200 willing volunteers who perform their craft in over 50 different community based locations throughout the year.

Now entering it’s spring season and having already started at the end of February this year ( 2017 ) it’s looks like it’s going to be another  exciting season of ‘must - see’ performances.

Here are the complete listings of events scheduled to conclude on 25th June 2017 :-

*Live music and dance fusion from Canadian company Les Bordéliques. They bring “Blind Date” to Goosnargh and Barnoldswick (15 March)

*France-based, Churchfitters, bring their array of instruments, many entirely home-made, to St. Anne’s, Melling and Belthorn (23-25 March), and Scottish singer-songwriter Elsa Jean McTaggart travels to Morecambe, Nelson, Tarleton and Samlesbury (19-22 April).

*Two of Canada’s finest musical exports tour the county. Firstly, guitar ensemble, Montreal Guitar Trio, play in Arkholme, Croston and Clitheroe (6-9 May), before The Fitzgerald Family Band (above), perform in Colne, Bleasdale and Clayton Green (30 May-1 June).

*Food and performance with Creative Scene’s “Dough!”, a fun show for ages 3 to 8 and their grown ups, coming to Chorley, Burnley and Arkholme (5-7 April)

*The Fabularium bring “Reynard The Fox” to Barnoldswick and Blackburn (12 & 13 April), with three shows a day, all performed upon their traditional wooden cart, for a truly original family experience.

*Lightning Under Their Skirts”, written by former Cheshire Poet Laureate, Joy Winkler, is set in the monochrome 50’s as they were pushed aside by a bright new world. The play will visit St. Anne’s, Edgworth and Calder Vale.

*The final show of the season, “The Last Supper” from Reckless Sleepers (above), a performance centred around food, heads to Halton Mill for one-night only. This immersive performance piece, invites the audience to dinner and features the last words of the famous, not-so-famous, criminals, victims, heroes and heroines (Halton Mill - 25 June).

*Throughout the season, there will also be a number of live screenings of National Theatre productions at Parbold Village Hall. The programme includes “Hedda Gabler” and “Saint Joan” (9 & 28 March), and a recorded screening of The Australian Ballet’s “Coppelia” in April.

Spot On is delivered by Blackburn-based Culturapedia, as part of the Cheshire Lancashire Touring Partnership with Lancashire County Council and Cheshire Rural Touring Arts.

All shows have been brought to the county by Spot On Lancashire, supported with funding from Arts Council England and Lancashire County Council.

For more information about any of the shows call Sue Robinson on 01254 660360 or email hello@spotonlancashire.co.uk.

See the full spring 2017 season and details on how to get tickets at www.spotonlancashire.co.uk.

Get locked in and spot on to Lancashire this Spring 2017

^Alex Ashworth