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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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A Night of Theatre and Performance

Wednesday 24th July | 7.30-10pm

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Join local creative collective La Piece for a night of performance work from local creatives

Williamson’s Parklife: Morton Betts + more

Friday 26th July | 6.30pm Doors

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Live indie rock that sounds just like home. With Morton Betts, goodplan, the Limes + more

Qween UK

Saturday 27th July | 7pm

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

Childrens Workshop: Weave a Willow Star

Wed 31 July | 11.00am-12.30pm

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All the steps to create a willow star with Amy Gunawan Willow Weaving

The Wordarium Journal Launch Party

Wednesday 31st July | tbc

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Celebrate local poetry at The Wordarium Journal Launch

Kids Mushroom Growing

Tuesday 6th August 1-2.15pm

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

11+ Summer School with Tutor Doctor

12th-15th August | 9.30am-3.30pm daily

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For students taking the 11+ in September 2024

Childrens Workshop: Weave a Birdfeeder

Wed 14 Aug | 11.00am-12.30pm

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All the steps to create a willow birdfeeder with Amy Gunawan Willow Weaving

Lancaster Music Festival Academy

13th-15th August

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Lancaster Music Festival presents FREE workshops led by industry professionals

Open Mic

Friday 16th August | 6-8pm

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Open mic & karaoke night: open to all, and designed for adults with additional needs

Escape 2 Make Theatre Workshops

Tuesday 6th August 1-2.15pm

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Make a piece of theatre and have the chance to perform it at Escape 2 Make’s Green Festival! 

Scrumptious – Family Theatre

Saturday 24th August | 2.30-3.13pm

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Join Sylvie, the sweetshop owner and her friends from Storybook World as they try to make the world’s finest ice-cream.

Fiesta of Stories

Sunday 1st September | 2.30-3.30pm

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Family storytelling with international storyteller Cassandra Wye

“Lights That Lead Us There” – Song Workshop

Sat 7th September | 11am-1pm

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Join County of Song’s Loz Kaye for a free workshop exploring songs of love, longing and light to welcome autumn

Stained Glass Workshop

Sat 7th September 10am-4pm

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Make a stained glass window in a day

Harp & a Monkey: Lancashire Folk

Friday 13 September | Doors 8pm

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Award-winning folk songs and storytelling

Three Acres and a Cow

Wednesday 2nd October | 7-9.45pm

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A history of land rights and protest in folk song and story

Christmas Fused Glass

Sat 5th October 11am-3pm

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Learn how to make fused glass Christmas Decorations

Queer Boots Dance Night

Friday 16th August | 7.30pm-late

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Dance the night away with Queer Boots

Breath of Fresh Air Choir

Mondays 1.30-3pm

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

Zine Making Club

Mondays 6-8pm

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

Millenium Choir

Mondays 7.15-9.15pm

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The community choir with a difference

Scrabble Club

Mondays 6.30-9pm | Every 2 weeks

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Come and play Scrabble!

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

The Gregson Charity Quiz

Mondays 7-8.30 | Monthly - 1stMon of every month

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Support the Gregson at this fun, friendly charity quiz night

Feminist Movie Monday

Mondays 7pm | Monthly

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Screening with Feminist Movie Mondays, the free inclusive film club

Hidden Gems Film Club

Mondays 7.30pm | First Mon of each month

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Film screening with Hidden Gems Film Club

Northern Yarn Knitting Group

Mondays 7.30-9.30pm | Monthly

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

Pulsing Patterns: Improvised Percussion

Tuesdays 6-7pm, Wednesdays 2-3pm

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Explore rhythm and musical patterns, and make music together in a fun and inclusive environment

Vocal Improvisation

Mondays 5.30-7pm

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Using simple structures to make improvised music together

Stained Glass Course

Tuesdays 11am-1pm - dates coming soon

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Learn how to make stained glass

Adult Acting Classes

Mondays 7-8.30pm

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A fun, dynamic drama group with Three Left Feet

Baby Massage

Tuesdays 12.30-1.30pm (starts Sept 10th)

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Nurturing, friendly & supportive Baby Massage Classes with To The Moon & Back

Capoeira Angola

Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-7.15pm

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

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

Trad Irish Music in the Bar

Tuesdays 9-11pm

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Informal folk gathering

Felting Classes

Tuesdays 11am-12pm | Monthly

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Fun introduction to needle felting classes.

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

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

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

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

Eurodance

Tuesdays 8-10pm | Monthly

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Learn fun dances from across Europe to live music!

Namoss Social Cinema

Thursdays 6.30pm | Every two months

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Peace Film night – short films to inspire peace of mind

Ridge Community Choir

Wednesdays 10-11.30am

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Friendly, relaxed and welcoming community choir

Intro to Abstract Art

Weds 4th - 25th Sept | 2-4pm

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Explore, experiment and play enjoying abstract art making

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

Live Jazz

Wednesdays 7-9pm

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Live jazz music in the Gregson’s Cafe/Bar

Mindful Sewing

Wednesdays 7-9pm

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Enjoy the calming practice of hand sewing

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 7-9pm | Monthly

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A casual weekly LGBTQ+ social

Lancaster Lindy Circle

Thursdays 7.30-10.30pm

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Super relaxed dancing fun & good for the soul

The Thursday Folk Session

Thursdays 8.30-11pm

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Instrumental, folk, and early music from across the world

Improvisation

Thursdays 10.30am-12.30pm | every 2 weeks

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A relaxed and friendly approach to Improvisation for everyone

Brew & Banter

Fridays 11.15am-12.45pm

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Come and meet friendly folk over a cuppa

Little Owls Parent & Child Group

Fridays 12.30-2.30pm

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A place for children to play while adults chill

Junior Youth Group

Fridays 4-5.30pm

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A place for children to play while adults chill

Models for Heroes

Fridays 10.30am-1pm | Fortnightly

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Model-making for service people and veterans

Crafty Kids

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

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Craft sessions for under 12s

Big Sun Kids Film Club

Fridays 11am-12.30pm | every two weeks

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Fun family films for kids and their caregivers

French Cinema Series

Next: tbc | 6.30pm

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French Film screenings with discussion

Real Music Disco

Dates throughout the year

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

Pokemon Club

Saturdays 11am-12.30pm

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Free Pokémon Trading club for Kids

Trembling Images Film Club

tbc | 7-9pm

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Screenings of alternative films with Trembling Images film club

Georgian Harmony Singing

Saturdays 10.30am-12.30pm

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Unique and enchanting harmony singing from the Georgian Caucasus

Writing for Wellbeing

Sat 11am-1pm | Starts 6th July

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Four sessions using creative writing to enhance inner wellbeing.

Screenwriters Group

Sundays 11am-2pm | Monthly

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Free monthly community screenwriting session for all experience levels

Rock n Roll Dance

Sundays 6.30-7.30pm

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Learn to dance jive and stroll to rock n roll hits

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”

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

Language Cafe

Sunday 4-6pm | Monthly

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Practice Languages and Meet new people

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

Drink and Draw

Sundays 7-9pm | Monthly

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Life drawing class for artists of all abilities

Lancaster Jazz Scene

Regular gigs throughout the year

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Building a Jazz community in Lancaster

The Gold Dust – Sound Bath Sundays

Sundays 7-8:45pm | Every two weeks

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Sound Therapy | Meditation | Gong

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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We exist because of our community’s tenacity and strength. Believe in community? Get involved.

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