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The Lancaster and Morecambe area is where the coast meets the countryside and we have some of the best facilities and amenities in the country. Our theatres attract top international names and our annual ‘Play in The Park’, put on by The Dukes, is the only regular ‘Outdoor Theatre’ in the UK. Whatever you are looking for – theatres, cinemas, museums, restaurants, markets, days out, shopping, family and children - we have got them all. So for what’s on in Lancaster and surrounding areas visit thebestof Lancaster Local Events page first.

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Crafty Vintage at Lancaster Castle
  • Saturday 1st July - Until Sunday 2nd July
Crafty Vintage returns to the fantastic setting of Lancaster Castle to bring you more of its amazing blend of entertainment and unique traders. View event
Lancaster Words: Sleep and Sleeplessness in Jane Austen
  • Thursday 6th July 1:00pm until 2:00pm
Lancaster Words: Sleep and Sleeplessness in Jane Austen View event
Lancaster Words: Creating Characters for the 21st Century Young Adult Novel
  • Thursday 6th July 6:00pm until 7:00pm
Lancaster Words: Creating Characters for the 21st Century Young Adult Novel View event
Lancaster Words: Religion and literature: Run Away Tales: Reading the Parable of the Prodigal
  • Thursday 6th July 6:00pm until 7:00pm
Lancaster Words: Religion and literature: Run Away Tales: Reading the Parable of the Prodigal View event
Telling in Full Exhibition
  • Thursday 6th July 7:00pm until 8:00pm
An exhibition from a range of North West artists exploring the notion of creative translation; particularly the relationship between literature and the visual arts. View event
PJ Harvey and Paul Muldoon – A Conversation
  • Thursday 6th July 8:00pm until 9:00pm
PJ Harvey will join Paul Muldoon on stage at the Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster. The two will read from their poetry and explore, through conversation, its relationship to song lyrics. Books from both writers... View event
Women in White: a Cultural History of the White Dress in Gothic Literature and Film
  • Friday 7th July 1:00pm until 2:00pm
Dr Catherine Spooner, Senior Lecturer Lancaster University’s Department of English and Creative Writing, gives an engaging talk on the white dress in gothic literature and film. Please order free tickets... View event
Lancaster Words Short Film Competition screening
  • Friday 7th July 6:00pm until 7:00pm
Winners of the Lancaster Words Short Film Competition are screened. View event
In Conversation with Ian Martin
  • Friday 7th July 7:00pm until 8:00pm
Emmy Award-winning comedy writer, Ian Martin, talks about his career writing for series such as Veep and The Thick of It (he was official ‘swearing consultant’ on the latter). View event
New Writers' Showcase
  • Friday 7th July 8:30pm until 9:30pm
Up and coming writers from Lancaster University’s Creative Writing programme will be performing their work. View event
Open Mic Night: Live night of spoken word poetry and prose
  • Friday 7th July 9:30pm until 10:30pm
Open Mic Night Spoken Word poetry and Prose: join us for an evening of lively, engaging, moving poetry and prose. View event
The Witches Way 2017
  • Saturday 22nd July
The Witches Way 2017: Can you make it back to the castle before sunset? View event
Lancaster Ladies Charity Night in aid of St John's Hospice
  • Friday 22nd September, 7:00pm - Until Saturday 23rd September, 1:00am
A fabulous evening of Shopping, Dancing , food and wine ! View event
Crafty Vintage at Lancaster Castle
  • Saturday 30th September, 11:00am - Until Sunday 1st October, 4:00pm
Crafty Vintage's last visit of this year to Lancaster Castle, bringing all the usual array of brilliant attractions to this fantastic location. View event
Wedding Fayre at Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa - Lots of Wedding Ideas & Wedding Inspiration!
  • Sunday 29th October 12:00pm until 4:00pm
Wedding Fayre at Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa - Sunday 29th October, 12 - 4pm. Lots of Wedding Ideas & Wedding Inspiration! View event
Wedding Fayre at Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa, Liverpool Southport - Lots of Wedding Ideas & Inspiration
  • Sunday 18th February 12:00pm until 4:00pm
Wedding Fayre at Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa, Liverpool Southport - Lots of Wedding Ideas & Inspiration View event