26th March 2014
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The Gig of the Year is promised this April First Friday and with Greek philosophy, storytelling and children’s ballet also lined up, you’d be a fool to miss it! 

Lancaster’s Gregson Centre is the place to be on April 4 for what’s being billed as the Gig of the Year to celebrate humorist Pascal Desmond’s 50th birthday. The cabaret which runs from 8-10pm features music, comedy and dance. Tickets are £3-£4. 

If you prefer a thoughtful way to spend a Friday night why not try one of two storytelling options? 

Litfest present Eros and Psyche by performance storyteller Sally Pomme Clayton from 8-9pm at The Storey in Lancaster. Merging myth, fairytale, and raucous Greek philosophy, Sally welcomes Aphrodite, Eros and Socrates all under one roof for a battle of hearts and minds. Tickets are £8-10. 

Meanwhile, over at Lancaster’s Dukes gallery, Life’s A Stage is a free event for anyone aged 16+. Join members of The Dukes and LDHAS Homeless Action Drama Group for an intimate evening of storytelling. Listen to stories based on life experiences and maybe even share your own happy childhood memory or tale of a dramatic event. The event runs from 6-8pm. 

Also at The Dukes, earlier in the day, children can have their first experience of ballet when Northern Ballet present Three Little Pigs. Three 45 minute performances take place at 12.15pm, 2pm and 4pm and are especially designed for tots. Tickets are £5-£6. 

There’s another First Friday treat for youngsters over at The Platform in Morecambe on April 4. Big Red Bath is a humorous adaptation of Julia Jarman and Adrian Reynolds’ popular children’s book. Celebrating all things bath time, the show takes place from 12pm-1.30pm and tickets are £6-£7(family ticket £24).

Completing the First Friday line-up this April, there’s Art and Music at Nice and The Jazz Mansion at Forrest Hills. 

From 5.30-9pm, there’s free live music from local musician Stephen Grew in the Nice Bar at The Storey which is also continuing to show an exhibition of paintings by Jessica Holmes. 

And live jazz, big band and swing bands combine with a three course meal at The Jazz Mansion from 8pm. Tickets are £15. 

First Fridays promote Lancaster Arts City by encouraging residents and visitors to try something new on the district’s cultural scene on the First Friday of each month. 

For more information on Lancaster Arts City, First Fridays and the free ‘what’s on’ app, visit

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