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Art Display

Date: 01 December 2014 - 31 December 2014

Every day

Location: Bacup Library

Cost: Free

Bacup Library will be hosting a display or artwork created by pupils of Fearns Community Sports College.

 

The artwork can be viewed during normal library opening hours.


Happening Today, 20 December 2014

Art Display

Date: 01 December 2014 - 31 December 2014

Every day

Location: Bacup Library

Cost: Free

Bacup Library will be hosting a display or artwork created by pupils of Fearns Community Sports College.

 

The artwork can be viewed during normal library opening hours.

Children's Christmas Wishing Tree

Date: 01 December 2014 - 31 December 2014

Every day

Location: Mather Gallery

Cost: Free

All through December there will be a Children's Christmas Wishing Tree at The Mather Gallery in Rawtenstall.

 

Contact: 01706 561430 or mathergallery@gmail.com

Different Moons Exhibition

Date: 15 November 2014 - 28 December 2014

Every day

Location: The Whitaker

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Cost: Free

Different Moons is an arts and heritage project, devised by Horse + Bamboo, to celebrate the local South Asian community.

DIFFERENT MOONS (this is an ongoing umbrella project under which the individual events fall).

 It’s aim is to rediscover the stories of the first migrants before they are lost, and then use them as a creative springboard to encourage new writing and art.

• DIFFERENT MOONS EXHIBITION

Saturday 15 November to Sunday 28 December 

Every Tues-Sat

10am-4pm

FREE

The Whitaker, Whitaker Park, Rawtenstall BB4 6RE

Different Moons is an arts and heritage project, devised by Horse + Bamboo, to celebrate the local South Asian community, rediscovering the stories of the first migrants.

The Different Moons exhibition opens on Saturday 15 November at The Whitaker in Rawtenstall. Using poetry, recordings, installations, paper-cut art and animation, it tells the stories of those who came to Britain from Pakistan and Bangladesh to work in the Rossendale Valley from the 1950s onwards.

 The exhibition will also have a number of parallel festival events running alongside it during November including a mela, theatre show, bazaar and mushaira (poetry reading).

See www.thewhitaker.org/eventsDifferent Moons 2014/different-moons/ for more info

East Lancashire Concert Band

Date: 06 September 2014 - 01 October 2016

Every week

Location: Civic Arts Centre, Union Road, Oswaldtwistle, BB4 3HZ

Time: 10:00 - 12:00

Cost: Free

East Lancashire Concert Band Community wide band, originally the 1914 Accrington Pals Band, the players are of all ages and abilities across Lancashire. New member are welcome without audition.

For more information please visit their website www.eastlancsconcertband.org

ELR Santa Specials

Date: 29 November 2014 - 24 December 2014

Every day

Location: East Lancashire Railway, Rawtenstall

Cost: Various

East Lancashire Railway is again running their very successful Santa Specials on 29th&30th Nov and from 6th to 24th Dec, giving you a brilliant opportunity to experience ‘Christmas in Rossendale'

 

East Lancashire Railway is again running their very successful Santa Specials on 29th and 30th November and from 6th to 24th December, which gives you a brilliant opportunity to experience ‘Christmas in Rossendale’, with its markets, music and independent  shopping.

ELR will be decking Bury station and the vintage carriages with beautiful decorations, setting the perfect scene for a winter adventure, complete with hundreds of fairy lights and dozens of lit up Christmas trees.

You can relax as the steam train pulls you through rolling rural Lancashire and bands of colourful costumed characters keep you and your family entertained. There will be carol singing and a brass band touring the train (feel free to join in).  For further information on Santa Specials, go to:

http://www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk/whats-on/elr-events/santaspecials/

Forget-Me-Not Display

Date: 03 November 2014 - 31 December 2014

Every day

Location: Bacup Library

Cost: Free

Beautiful forget-me-not display on at Bacup Library to mark the centenary of World War One and local soldier's.

Daily at the library, during normal opening hours.

To commemorate the centenary of the First World War we are creating a 'forget-me-not' display in the library. A 'forget-me-not' will be added to the display on the anniversary of a local soldiers death, from details in the Bacup Times.

If you would like a 'forget-me-not' adding to the display in remembrance of someone who died in the war please let a member of staff know.

Owd Bacup Week 1914/18

Date: 17 November 2014 - 31 December 2014

Every day

Location: Various

Cost: Free

The Bacup Townscape Heritage Initiative Communications & Engagement Group has put together a programme of events and activities to commemorate and highlight life in Bacup during World War One.

 

Owd Bacup 1914/18

The programme includes exhibitions, talks, genealogy, food tastings and a play that depicts life in the trenches. Many of the events are interactive and therefore the Group encourages you to bring your own stories, artifacts, recipes and documents with you. The journey promises to be a surprising and enlightening experience

The Programme:

10th November, 4:30pm at Bacup Library: Your World War One Ancestor: where to Begin – there will be a talk by Fiona McIntyre from the Community Heritage Team on how you can research your family history from the wealth of freely accessible information available in libraries, museums and the Lancashire archives. Contact Bacup Library to book a place – in person, by phone 0300 123 6703 or email bacup.library@lancashire.gov.uk

11th November at The Boo Theatre- The Muddy Choir – there will be a special schools performance of the acclaimed play The Muddy Choir. The play aims to provide an insight into the experience of three boys in WW1.

12th November at Bacup Library WW1 Family History Drop-in – following on from the talk on by Fiona McIntyre, the Community Heritage Team is providing the facilities and support for you to research your own family members back to WW1 and beyond between 10am and 4pm in the Library. Contact Bacup Library to book a half hour session to look at the resources freely available with expert assistance from the Community Heritage Team – in person, by phone 0300 123 6703 or email bacup.library@lancashire.gov.uk

13th November on the streets of Bacup – Crime Walk PC Neil Gregson will be leading a crime walk around Bacup, and will be looking at the more famous cases. The walk will be happening on meeting at Bacup Police office, Union Square, Bacup at approximately 5:45pm to set off at 6pm. The walk should take about an hour to an hour and a half. The plan is to finish at the Nat on Todmorden Road for its opening at 7:30pm. Torch advisable.

1st December at Bacup Nat– there will be a travelling exhibition and talk entitled ‘World War One Shared Histories’ which looks at experiences of other countries during WW1 and focuses on the British Indian Army. This is an interactive event with opportunities to handle some of the exhibits, and wear uniform of the period. This event will run from 2pm to 5pm

13th December at Bacup Nat – there is an open day and an opportunity to experience Christmas in 1914 and a detailed reconstruction of a Fernhill Hospital ward from World War One

15th December at Bacup Library- 5pm-6:30pm- Steven Illingworth will present a talk on Conscientious Objectors in the First World War, highlighting the experiences of people in the local and regional contexts. Contact Bacup Library to book a place – in person, by phone 0300 123 6703 or email bacup.library@lancashire.gov.uk

November-December – there will be a display of photographs, facts and stories displayed in various venues throughout the event.

 

In 2015 we'll be time-travelling to Bacup in the 1930s and 40s.  What would you like to do on that journey?

Find out more at www.bacuptimetravel.org

Or www.bacupthi.org.uk

Or e-mail thi@rossendalebc.gov.uk for further information

Recon Laser Tag Pay & Play

Date: 11 January 2014 - 31 January 2015

Every week

Location: Haslingden Sports Centre

Time: 13:15 - 17:00

Cost: Varied

Laser Tag is the 21st Century Laser Quest, utilising the latest in wireless laser tag equipment & the Sports Centre’s brand new laser tag zone. Laser tag is completely safe and fun combat based game

 

Birthday parties and Corporate functions available.

For times and prices http://www.reconlasertag.co.uk/#!price-list/c1t95

Contact for further information 01706 227016

 

Souk Community Cafe

Date: 04 January 2014 - 03 January 2015

Every fortnight

Location: Positive Start, 4 Bury Road, Rawtenstall

Time: 10:00 - 13:00

Cost: Free

Run by Positive Start this cafe is open to everyone. Free refreshment, mingle with new people and enjoy lots of gup shup (chit chat)!

The Souk Community Cafe is on the first and third Saturday of every month.

THE HOUGHTON WEAVERS CHRISTMAS SHOW

Date: 20 December 2014

Location: Edenfield Parish Church, Market Street, Edenfield

Time: 19:30 - 22:00

Cost: £12.50

The Houghton Weavers return to Edenfield with their Christmas Show.

A welcome return to the area for the ever-popular Lancashire lads who always 'Keep Folk Smiling'. Tickets are available, priced £12.50 each, from David Foster on 01706 825648

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