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Our mission is for people to be in the driving seat of their community events and cultural experiences
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What's On

The Long Walk – Workshop

Wednesday 15th May / 29th May | 7.30-9.30pm

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A workshop from The Long Walk exploring global folk music

Queer Boots Dance Night

Friday 24th May | 7.30pm-late

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Queer Boots presents: Sparkling Spring Spectacular

Lecture & workshop: On Sin, Forgiveness and Revenge

Wed 29th May | 5-7pm

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Half-Term Notebook Workshop

Wes 29th May 12-1pm & 1.30-2.30pm

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Learn bookmaking and print techniques

Half-Term Basket Making Workshop

Thurs 30th May | 10-11.30am

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Make a willow basket in a fun and supportive space this half-term

Willow weaving – Make a driftwood wall hanging

Thurs 30th May | 7.30-9.30pm

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Weave a wall hanging with Amy Gunawan Willow Weaving

Children’s mushroom growing workshop

Fri 31 May | 1-2.15pm

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 Fun filled workshop – play games, learn mushroom facts and make a grow kit to take home!

Stained Glass Workshop

Sat 1st June 10am-4pm

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Make a stained glass window in a day

Space to Fail

Saturday 8th June | 12-4pm

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A space to discuss your ideas and showcase your performance work with La Piece

Chapped: a Pride Drag Show

Friday 21st June | 7.30pm

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Drag cabaret to kick off Lancaster Pride!

I, Spie – The Telling

Sat 15th June | 7.30 - 9pm

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A spellbinding concert-play of plots, spies, music and Elizabethan England

Qween UK

Saturday 27th July | 7pm

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Join Qween UK – one of Europe’s premier Queen Tribute bands

Harp & a Monkey: Lancashire Folk

Friday 13 September | Doors 8pm

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Award-winning folk songs and storytelling

Craft and Chat

Mondays 11am-12pm | Monthly

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Craft and socialise with local folk

The Gregson Book Group

Mondays 11.15am-12.30pm | Monthly

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A friendly, relaxed book group in the Gregson’s Cafe Bar

Breath of Fresh Air Choir

Mondays 1.30-3pm

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Singing for lung health: Feel great, socialise, harmonise!

Millenium Choir

Mondays 7-9.30pm

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The community choir with a difference

The Gregson Fundraiser Quiz

Mondays 7-8.30 | Monthly

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Support the Gregson at this fun, friendly charity quiz night

Adult Acting Classes

Mondays 7-8.30pm

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A fun, dynamic drama group with Three Left Feet

Hidden Gems Film Club

Mondays 7.30pm | First Mon of each month

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Film screening with Hidden Gems Film Club

Scrabble Club

Mondays 6.30-9pm | Every 2 weeks

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Come and play Scrabble!

Zine Making Club

Mondays 6-8pm

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Relax in our Bar and add to Lancaster and Morecambe’s Zine Library

The Writers Cafe

Tuesdays 7.30-9.30pm | Monthly - last of the month

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Write and share ideas with other local creative writers

Northern Yarn Knitting Group

Mondays 7.30-9.30pm | Monthly

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Friendly and supportive knitting & crochet group for all wool lovers!

Namoss Social Cinema

Thursdays 6.30pm | Every two months

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Peace Film night – short films to inspire peace of mind

Feminist Movie Monday

Mondays 7pm | Monthly

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Screening with Feminist Movie Mondays, the free inclusive film club

Vocal Improvisation

Mondays 5.30-7pm

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Using simple structures to make improvised music together

Stained Glass Course

Tuesdays 10am-12pm

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Learn how to make stained glass

Folk Art Painting

Tuesdays 10am-12pm (starts 2nd April)

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Learn how to paint beautiful folk art creations

55+ Contemporary Dance

Tuesdays 3-4pm

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Dance, learn, grow and have fun – for over 55s

Capoeira Angola

Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-7.15pm

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An afro-brasilian art-form: dance, music and corporal expression

Felting Classes

Tuesdays 11am-12pm | Monthly

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Fun introduction to needle felting classes.

Adult Ballet

Tuesday 6-7:15pm

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Weekly classes with Zoey Jones

Trad Irish Music in the Bar

Tuesdays 9-11pm

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Informal folk gathering

Lancaster Chess Academy

Tuesdays 6.30-9pm

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Chess as Playing Culture, Art, and Critical Life Skills

Dot Crotchet’s Choir

Tuesdays 7.30-9pm

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Female acapella choir, laughing & singing through life

Eurodance

Tuesdays 8-10pm | Monthly

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Learn fun dances from across Europe to live music!

Un-named Book Club

Tuesdays 7.30pm | 4th Tues of every month

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Discuss social and environmental issues with Sewing Cafe Lancaster and FoodFutures

Adventure Film Club

Tuesdays 7.30pm | 4th Tues of every month

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Watch films from the highest mountains to the fastest rivers

Many Worlds on Film

Tuesdays 7pm | Monthly

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Screenings with Many Worlds, the free international social justice film club

Silent and Classic Film Club

Third Tuesday of every month | 7.30pm

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Classic film screening with Lancaster Silent & Classic Film Club

Mindful Sewing

Wednesdays 7-9pm

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Enjoy the calming practice of hand sewing

Live Jazz

Wednesdays 7-9pm

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Live jazz music in the Gregson’s Cafe/Bar

Ridge Community Choir

Wednesdays 10-11.30am

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Friendly, relaxed and welcoming community choir

Julie’s Art Hub

Wednesdays 2-5pm

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Come and create in your own way whilst chatting and chilling out with a brew from the bar!

Weekly Writing Retreat

Wednesdays 5.30-7pm

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Community writing group, open to all

The Thursday Folk Session

Thursdays 8.30-11pm

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Instrumental, folk, and early music from across the world

Nature and Folklore Ink-painting

Thursdays and Saturdays 3-5pm

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East Asian traditional image workshop

RetroSpective

Thursdays 6-7:15pm

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A community dance group with a difference

Board Game Club

Thursdays 6.30-8.30pm

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New adventures every week at board game club!

ThursGAY- Social

Thursdays 6-8pm | Monthly

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A casual weekly LGBTQ+ social

Improvisation

Thursdays 10.30am-12.30pm | every 2 weeks

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A relaxed and friendly approach to Improvisation for everyone

Lancaster Lindy Circle

Thursdays 7.30-10.30pm

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Super relaxed dancing fun & good for the soul

Mindful Drama

Saturdays 10.30-12pm | every two weeks

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A space to be ourselves

Models for Heroes

Fridays 10.30am-1pm | Fortnightly

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Model-making for service people and veterans

Big Sun Kids Film Club

Fridays 11am-12.30pm | every two weeks

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Fun family films for kids and their caregivers

Brew & Banter

Fridays 11.15am-12.45pm

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Come and meet friendly folk over a cuppa

Crafty Kids

Fridays 11am-12.30pm | Monthly - first Fri of each month

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Craft sessions for under 12s

Junior Youth Group

Fridays 4-5.30pm

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A place for children to play while adults chill

Little Owls Parent & Child Group

Fridays 12.30-2.30pm

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A place for children to play while adults chill

Real Music Disco

Dates throughout the year

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You should be dancing, yeah. Disco hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s.

French Cinema Series

Next: Fri 17th May | 6.30pm

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French Film screenings with discussion

Pokemon Club

Saturdays 11am-12.30pm

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Free Pokémon Trading club for Kids

Georgian Harmony Singing

Saturdays 10.30am-12.30pm

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Unique and enchanting harmony singing from the Georgian Caucasus

Trembling Images Film Club

Sat 25th May | 7-9pm

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Screenings of alternative films with Trembling Images film club

Rock n Roll Dance

Sundays 6.30-7.30pm

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Learn to dance jive and stroll to rock n roll hits

The Gold Dust – Sound Bath Sundays

Sundays 7-8:45pm | Monthly - last Sun of each month

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Sound Therapy | Meditation | Gong

Sacred Circle Meditation

Sundays 2-4pm | Monthly - last Sun of each month

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Healing Sacred Space for women to be themselves

Gregson Family Quiz

Sundays 4-6pm | Monthly - first Sun of each month

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Monthly family friendly cafe bar quiz

Queer By Gum – Book Club

Sundays 5-6pm | Monthly - first Sun of each month

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A book club centred around current and historic queer experiences

Queer by Gum Craft Club

Sundays 6-9pm

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A creative collective of northern queers

Salsa Sundays

Sundays 7.30-9.30pm

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LA and Cuban Salsa Dance Classes with “Vintage Salsa”

Lancaster Jazz Scene

Regular gigs throughout the year

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Building a Jazz community in Lancaster

Drink and Draw

Sundays 7-9pm | Monthly

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Life drawing class for artists of all abilities

Language Cafe

Sunday 4-6pm | Monthly

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Practice Languages and Meet new people

Tai Chi

Multiple sessions through the week

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Maintaining the integrity of authentic Tai Chi

Bar Exhibitions

Ongoing

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Local art by extraordinary people

Zine Library

Ongoing

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Relax in our bar and add to the Morecambe & Lancaster Zine Library!

Our Spaces

Cafe and Bar

Lancaster’s only community run cafe bar

Make yourself at home in Lancaster’s living room. A cultural hub in its own right which regularly hosts live music, games nights and more.  The cafe bar offers quality draught beers and cask ales, and stocks excellent wines and spirits, teas and barista coffee.

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The Hall

You’ll love our largest room (170 max capacity), with its high vaulted ceiling, wooden sprung dance floor and light and airy feel. 

The Hall can be enjoyed as is, or with just a small amount of decoration can be completely transformed. Its projector, PA system and lighting rig add to the Hall’s versatility – its perfect for gigs, parties, performances, dance classes and more!

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Olive Bar

Large windows with views over Lancaster let in heaps of natural light into this room, which has both a stage and a bar.

With capacity for 90 people, this room can be split down the middle into two smaller spaces or enjoyed as it is.

With PA and projection facilities, and even a piano, it’s perfect for celebrations, business meetings or as an intimate performance venue.

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Secret Cinema

Shhh.. 

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the centre – this is the perfect cinema space for 24 people.

Grab a drink  from the bar, pick a movie and sit back in our vintage cinema seats. 

Perfect for movie marathons, parties,  talks, as a teaching room and for small performances/readings. 

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Meeting Room

Looking for a smaller space?  The Meeting Room is perfect for meetings, workshops or an intimate performance.

What’s more, it’s our most affordable space at just £10 an hour, and still has room for up to 45 people.

 

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