Arts & Screen

Guardian Recommends...Top things to do this week

Here is a list of events coming up this week in Chorley and Leyland.

Howick Park House

Halloween events across Lancashire


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Winter Gardens in Blackpool

The roaring 40s return to Winter Gardens

Blackpool Winter Gardens will be transported back to the 1940s for an event to celebrate the range, versatility and power of black actors on film and TV.

T-Rex invasion

Top 10 things to do at the weekend in Lancashire

Here is a list of fun events coming up this weekend.
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Fionn Whitehead stars as the nameless Him in the new ITV drama of the same name, which started this week

HIM review - Carrie for the millennials leaves me unconvinced

It can be tough being a teenager – raging hormones, acne, exams, the pressures of social media, nosebleeds, telekinesis...

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MASTER CRAFTSMAN: Stonemason Kenneth Proud has died

Stonemason behind Lancashire’s iconic buildings dies age 77

A stonemason who sculpted some of the county’s most iconic structures has died.

The Reading Room ebook series set for launch

The Reading Room ebook series set for launch

It’s all systems go at publishers Quercus as they gear up for the unveiling of The Reading Group, an exciting new ebook series by Della Parker, a novelist, short story writer and the agony aunt for Writers’ Forum magazine.

The Chelsea Strangler bySusanna Gregory

Book reviews: The Chelsea Strangler by Susanna Gregory

The Plague is rampant in the summer heat of London in 1665 and the king has fled the city… but royal spy Thomas Chaloner has murder on his mind.

The Longest Winter byKevin Sullivan

Book review: The Longest Winter by Kevin Sullivan

The Siege of Sarajevo, which lasted 1,425 days from April 1992 to February 1996, was the longest siege of a capital city in the history of modern warfare and one of the cruellest events in the vicious war in Bosnia…

Dan Whiston as the magician in Intimissimi on Ice

Dan Whiston’s magical show with Andrea Bocelli in Italy

Blackpool’s ice skating ace Dan Whiston has been wowing thousands of people in Italy in a show starring international opera star Andrea Bocelli.

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Betrayal byMartina Cole

Book review: Betrayal by Martina Cole

Twenty-three novels in and this lady is not for turning… soft!

Tom Hanks reprises his role as Dr. Robert Langdon

Inferno: More like damp matchstick

Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones jog around Florence in a bid to stop half the world getting killed by Dante- obsessed nutty Billionaire Bertrand Zobrist`s plague-virus.

Royal Renegades: The Children of Charles I and the English Civil Wars byLinda Porter

Book reviews: Royal Renegades: The Children of Charles I and the English Civil Wars by Linda Porter

When King Charles I was executed in January 1649, it ended seven years of bitter civil war and led to a new era of English parliamentary government.

A promise between friends

Book review: A Promise Between Friends by Carol Rivers

Life in post-war 1950s London is full of hope and promise for two East End girls… but there are dark forces at large which threaten to destroy their new beginnings.

Royal rabbits, natural wonders and amazing creatures

Book reviews: Royal rabbits, natural wonders and amazing creatures

Children are spoilt for choice this autumn with a selection of wonderful books that take us from the world’s highest mountains and strangest animals to extraordinary rabbit warrens hidden deep below the teeming city of London.

Treason byJames Jackson

Book review: Treason by James Jackson

Remember, remember, the Fifth of November…
The Mistress of Windfell Manor byDiane Allen

Book review: The Mistress of Windfell Manor by Diane Allen

The green valleys and rugged limestone outcrops of the Yorkshire Dales form the stunning backdrop to a beautiful tale of family ties, love, hope and hardship from popular storyteller Diane Allen.

The Russian State Ballet of Siberia present The Nutcracker

You wait for a ballet and then tu come along

Blackpool’s Grand Theatre is offering a double treat for ballet fans.

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Jeff Kinney with main character Greg

‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ author comes to Blackpool

The best-selling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series will be coming to Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

Oasis in 1996.

Oasis exhibtion - Supersonic Success

Oasis - Chasing the Sun, Old Granada Studios, Manchester

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