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Exhibitions Painting with Rainbows - A Michael Foreman Exhibition
Michael Foreman has been creating well-loved children's books, as both illustrator and author, for over 50 years. This popular exhibition makes a perfect family day out in Preston. You can enjoy original artworks, playful props, films, books and family activities that will encourage the whole family to become part of Michael's magical storytelling world.

This event is FREE.

On: 10am Mon 11th Jul 2016
Until: 5pm Sun 6th Nov 2016
Address: Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Market St, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2PP
Contact name: Harris Museum and Art Gallery
Phone number: 01772 258248
Contact email: email
Website: http://www.harrismuseum.org.uk/exhibitions/1049-painting-with-rainbows-michael-foreman
National Archaeology Festival
South Ribble Museum & Exhibition Centre,
The Old Grammar School,
Church Road,
Leyland,
PR25 3FJ

On: 11:00AM Sat 16th Jul 2016
Until: Sun 31st Jul 2016
Address: Come along to the South Ribble Museum & Exhibition Centre - National Archaeology Festival - July 16th - 31st 2016, Saturday 16th July 2016 at 11am - Illustrated talk by Prof Bill Brierley - "The Somme:Bamber Bridge and Lostock Hall men at war", Saturday 23rd July 2016 at 11am - Fieldwork report and short Walk - with David Hunt - "The Hey-Ashmore surveys of Leyland Old church Yard 1932 & 2016, Saturday 30th July 2016 at 11 am - illustrated lecture "Achaeology in the North West" - Dr Rachel Newman, Director, Oxford Archaeology North, Sunday 31st July 2016 at 2 pm - Archaeology Walk the discovery of the Cuerdale Hoard - 3 miles with David Hunt and Dr Fiona Edmunds (Deparment of Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and celtic Studies University of Cambridge - St Leonard's Church, Cuerdale Lane, Walton le Dale, All are welcome and for any further information please contact the Museum on 01772 422041.
Contact name: South Ribble Museum & Exhibition Centre
Phone number: 01772 422041
Blackburn Mega Value Fun Park
A new fun park is coming to Blackburn to kick start the school holiday’s when Mega Value Fun Park makes its debut in the town from Thursday 21st until Sunday 31st July at Witton Country Park.

With a mass of white knuckle and family rides on offer organisers are promising the best value event ever to feature in the town at an unbelievable price.

Imported from Spain will be the Tagada, which is pure jumping madness while the Superstar is a high speed thrill ride which spins riders upside down in suspended seats. All the favourites will be in attendance too such as the Waltzer’s, the Beach Party, the Sizzler, Drop Zone, Rage Cage and the Dodgems and there are lots of rides for the kids too - but best of all is the price! Admission to the fun park which is security controlled includes free rides for 1 session for a fantastic price of just £5 for up to three hours on all the large rides and children’s rides if they arrive at the start of a session. There are three sessions daily from 1-4pm, 3-6pm and 6-9pm. The earlier you arrive the more rides you get.

The fun park is a security controlled enclosure, creating a safe, family friendly environment. Litter patrols will keep the site clean and tidy and there are seating areas, and on site toilet facilities.

A wide variety of food will be available, as well as an arcade, various games, Fun House, Bungee Trampolines and Water Walkerz. These attractions are all pay as you go.

Everyday there will be different character mascots in attendance too for the kids to meet and greet with lots of photo opportunities.

On: 13:00 Thu 21st Jul 2016
Until: 21:00 Sun 31st Jul 2016
Address: Witton Country Park, Preston Old Road, Blackburn, BB2 2TP
Outdoor Events Burnley Parkrun
Parkrun is a timed 5km run every Saturday morning at 9.00am in Towneley Park. Organised by volunteers it is totally free of charge, however you must register online first by going to http://www.parkrun.org.uk/burnley/. Parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.

On: 9.00am Sat 23rd Jul 2016
Repeating: Every Saturday
Address: Towneley Park, Burnley, BB11 3RQ
Contact name: Burnley Leisure
Phone number: 664444
Contact email: email
Website: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/burnley/
Outdoor Events Super Saturday
Come and play tennis! All ages and abilities. Parents can join in on court.
£2 per child. LTA Coaches on hand , All equipment provided.
VENUE Burnley Tennis Club

On: 10am - 11am Sat 23rd Jul 2016
Repeating: Every Saturday
Address: Burnley Tennis Club BB10 4BW
Contact name: DAVID WOOLSTENCROFT
Phone number: 07976256490
Contact email: email
Website: http://www.tennisaces.co.uk
Couch2 5K
Designed to get just about anyone off the couch and running 5K in nine weeks. this running plan is developed to help absolute beginners to get into running.

On: 10am Sat 23rd Jul 2016
Repeating: Every Saturday
Address: Towneley Park
Whalley & District Lions Club/Charity Race Night
Whalley & District Lions Club/Charity Race Night
Proceeds in aid of Whalley Community Sports Park

Saturday 23rd July - 8pm (doors open 7.30pm) at Billington & Whalley Brass Band Club
https://www.facebook.com/events/990087671068422/

Ticket price £10.00 (which includes one £2.00 race bet and potato pie supper)

Contact: Whalley & District Lions for tickets on whalleylions@gmail.com or tickets also available from Billington and Whalley Brass Band Club

OR

Get your business name promoted at our charity fundraising event for the Whalley Community Sports Park.

What do i need to do?
Offer a reasonable raffle prize. This will go to the winner of the owners horse who wins your sponsored race. Horses are bought on the night in a raffle style draw.

Do you want to present the prize to the winning horse owner? Well why not upgrade your sponsorship for £25. This get you 4 free guest tickets, each getting a free £2 bet for one race and a potato pie supper for 4. Want to invite more guests, they are entitled to the same treatment for £10 each.

This event is being arranged by the Whalley & District Lions Club, and all proceeds made on the night will go to aid the Whalley Community Sports Park with the planned improvements to the sporting facilities at the QE2 playing fields and the sports pavilion.

Contact: Whalley & District Lions for Sponsorship offers on whalleylions@gmail.com

On: 8pm Sat 23rd Jul 2016
Address: Billington & Whalley Brass Band Club, 1 Abbey Mews, Billington, Near Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 9NR
Live Music live music
Uptown band , excellent music ,always good ,come and dance the night away at the legion with family and friends, 🎤🍻🍷

On: 8.30 Sat 23rd Jul 2016
Address: Colne legion, Keighley rd, colne lancs. Bb8osl
Contact name: Carol Barker
Phone number: 01282716291
Live Music Live Music at The Talbot
Something for everyone this Saturday night with the brilliant Barry Garlow - B52s, Billy Idol, Blondie, Deep Blue Something, Dire Straits, Human League, Spandau Ballet, The Knack and many more.
Free entry. Fine selection of cask ales available.

On: 9.30 pm Sat 23rd Jul 2016
Address: The Talbot Hotel, 65 Church Street, Burnley, Lancs, BB11 2RS
Website: http://www.talbotburnley.co.uk
Outdoor Events Blackburn Canal Festival!
In its fourth year, the Blackburn Canal Festival in 2016 will be celebrating the Leeds Liverpool Canal’s bicentenary! The family fun weekend being held 23rd and 24th July will celebrate the history of the canal and the importance that Eanam Wharf played in the development of Blackburn.

The weekend will be packed full of the traditional and modern dance, music, games and much more! Join us to see:
Traditional and modern dance
Live music,
The Kennet historical barge,
Drama performances,
Face painting,
Bouncy castle,
Stalls selling cakes sweets etc.
Food hawkers,
Canal boat trips,
Traditional and artisan market stalls,
Classical summer evening concert,
Traditional canal songs and poems performed by DAPA
Blackburn & District Camera Club print exhibition of local area,
The Kathleen Ferrier, Blackburn's first lady of song exhibition, and much much more.

On: 10AM Sat 23rd Jul 2016
Until: 5PM Sun 24th Jul 2016
Address: EANAM WHARF, OLD EANAM ROAD, BLACKBURN, BB1 5BY
Website: http://www.blackburncanalfest.btck.co.uk/
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