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SCAN’s Run-down of all things culture happening in Lancaster this term!

Week 2

Lancaster Flash Journal & Writers Society Present: ‘Flash Floods’ A creative writing workshop and open mic in response to the floods which affected Lancaster so massively at the end of last year When Thursday Where Campus in the City

Captain America: Civil War The latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe sees Earth’s mightiest heroes pitted against each other following political interference When Released Friday Where Vue and Reel

Stuart Maconie: The Pie at Night Writer and broadcaster Stuart Maconie takes you on a nocturnal trip through Britain in search of fun. When Saturday Where The Dukes

Roses Fest: 29th April – 1st May 

Venue Name Friday Saturday Sunday
Nuffield Theatre “Making the Roses Move” Dance Collaboration   6-10pm
County Bar Live at County 9-11pm 4pm-Midnight
Costa Culture Café 1pm-Midnight
Furness Snow Sports Apres Bar 8-11pm 5-11pm
Pendle Pendle Rock 7-11pm 7-11pm 7-9pm
Lonsdale Sounds in South West 10pm-Midnight 10pm-Midnight  

Week 3

Terry Eagleton & Paul Muldoon Terry Eagleton will be reading from his play Saint Oscar and Paul Muldoon will engage in a dialogue of poems with Paul Farley, fellow Lancaster poet and presenter of BBC R4’s The Echo Chamber. When Tuesday Where Lancaster Arts 

With a Little Bit of Luck Original play presented by by Paines Plough and Lattitude Festival. It’s 2001, and Nadia is swept up in one hot summer’s night of love that promises endless possibilities. Drinking, dancing, hope, ambition, lust, greed… and decisions that will determine the rest of her life.  When Wednesday Where The Dukes

Florence Foster Jenkins The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice. Stars Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant When Released Friday Where Vue and Reel

Egg and Spoon When Original play by Marcello Chiarenza. Percy and April get you settled on our comfortable cushions and introduce you to Birdy, still hiding in his glowing egg. When Saturday Where The Dukes

Week 4

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Tina Fey, Martin Freeman, and Margot Robbie star in this comedy about a journalist recounting her wartime coverage in Afghanistan When Released Friday Where Vue and Reel

Decolonising The Campus/Decolonising the Arts This event broadly aims to investigate what it means to create an ethnically diverse culturally rich programme – considering tokenism and, where possible, responding to the following statement with proposed action: ‘temporary projects by well-meaning white institutions do not go far enough to extend arts access to all’  When Thursday Where Lancaster Arts

Hamlet at the Tobacco Factory Hamlet turns a new face to every decade. So many elements – realpolitik, madness, sex, murder – are all brought together in a drama that is both a thriller and the profoundest meditation on our human condition. Directed by Andrew Hilton. When Tuesday – Saturday Where The Dukes

All’s Well That Ends Well at the Tobacco Factory A young woman, using skills bequeathed her by her father, saves the French King’s life and is rewarded with the right to choose her own husband. But what if the chosen one won’t play the game? How can she win him to her? How can she get him into bed? When Friday and Saturday Where The Dukes

Week 5

X-Men: Apocalypse Marvel’s mutants return as they unite against the world’s first mutant – Apocalypse When Released Wednesday Where Vue and Reel

NT Encore: A View from the Bridge Following its smash-hit original broadcast, the Young Vic’s astonishing production returns to cinema. When Thursday Where The Dukes

Week 6

Robots Rule the World by Shattering Images Shattering Images zoom into the future to imagine a brave new world. What happens when care packages become a commodity? Why bother with learning when your robot can do it quicker, smarter and faster? And what happens if your robot comes between you and your friends? Come and find out. When Wednesday and Thursday Where The Dukes

Alice Through the Looking Glass Alice returns to the whimsical world of Wonderland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. Starring Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, and the late Alan Rickman When Released Friday Where Vue and Reel

Rob Auton: The Water Show A comedy/theatre/talking show about water by award winning writer and performer Rob Auton When Saturday Where The Dukes

Week 7

The Nice Guys Shane Black (Iron Man 3) directs the story of a private eye investigating the apparent suicide of a fading porn star in 1970s Los Angeles. Stars Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe, and Kim Bassinger When Released Friday Where Vue and Reel

Hal Cruttenden Host of Live At The Apollo and star of Radio 4, the great Hal is back ranting about the real evils of the modern world – over sharing on social media and the 5:2 diet.  The more he complains the funnier he gets. Book Early When Thursday Where Lancaster Grand Theatre

Week 8

Alice in Wonderland Join Stage Truck Theatre For All for a magical and musical journey through Wonderland. Meet the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts and all the other famous characters of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale When Wednesday – Saturday Where Lancaster Grand Theatre

RSC Live: Hamlet Simon Godwin (The Two Gentlemen of Verona 2014) directs Paapa Essiedu as Hamlet in Shakespeare’s searing tragedy. When Wednesday Where The Dukes

The Boss A titan of industry is sent to prison after she’s caught insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget. Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell and Peter Dinklage star When Released Friday Where Vue and Reel

Week 9

The Kilkennys The Kilkennys, Ireland’s newest balladeers come from a city steeped in music, history and folk culture. With passion and pride, The Kilkennys play old Irish folk songs and new songs of their own When Wednesday Where Lancaster Grand Theatre

The Secret Life of Pets From the Studio behind Despicable Me and Minions comes this animation comedy about pet dog Max, whose life is turned upside down following the arrival of a sloppy mongrel called Duke. Stars Kevin Hart, Louis CK, and Ellie Kemper When Released Saturday Where Vue and Reel

The Killkennys come to the Lancaster Grand Theatre Photo Courtesy of The Kilkennys
The Killkennys come to the Lancaster Grand Theatre in Week 9 Photo Courtesy of The Kilkennys

Week 10

Elvis and Nixon The untold true story behind the meeting between the King of Rock ‘n Roll and President Nixon, resulting in this revealing, yet humorous moment immortalized in the most requested photograph in the National Archives. When Released Friday When Vue and Reel

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