Do you fancy visiting a museum or art gallery, joining a guided walk, discovering some Amazing Women by Rail, catching some organ music, sampling local ales or ‘Making a Beeline for the Station’? Then look no further.
Every Tuesday – Clitheroe Country Market, in the United Reformed Church Hall on Moor Lane, Clitheroe BB7 1AZ, 09:30 – 12:00 – a country market with quality home baked, hand made and home grown produce. A wide selection of goods from a co-operative of local producers. Home made cakes, pies and jams also handicraft items such as cards, knits and textile gifts. More details on https://www.facebook.com/Clitheroe-Country-Market-307301586087846/
Third Saturday of every month – Clitheroe Piano Meet Up, would you like to meet fellow players, share knowledge and develop your skills on a Bechstein grand piano? All abilities and styles welcome, no experience required, no pressure to play or just come along to listen! These are free events held in Clitheroe Library between 13:00 – 15:30.
Last weekend of every month – Ormskirk Speciality Markets, great family days out with free entertainment, activities and demonstrations – visit www.chapelgallery.org.uk for full details. Fancy a stall at one of the events then ring 01695 571328 or email email@example.com to book a space.
Now and going forward for 2019 – The Longitude Gallery Clitheroe, The 45s, a new gallery concept for 2019 and beyond. A showcase of great North-Western artistic talent each displaying two pieces of work exactly 45cm by 45cm when framed – more details on http://thelongitudegallery.co.uk/
Now and until Thursday 30th May 2019 – Artists at The Larder, an exhibition by local artist Norman Long, Local Colours, Culinary Still Life, Preston Landscapes & Cafe Scenes visit www.larder.org.uk for more details of this social enterprise cafe in Preston and check the Facebook page for events https://www.facebook.com/TheLarderLancashire/
Now and until Saturday 8th June 2019 – Blackburn Artists’ Society Open Exhibition 2019, Blackburn Museum hosts the annual exhibition and this will open at 14:00. Full details on https://blackburnmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/blackburn-artists-society-open-exhibition-2019/
Saturday 18th May 2019 – Colne Farmer’s Market, A small monthly farmers market which runs alongside the main town market. 09:00 – 14:00 Market Street, Colne.
Sunday 19th May 2019 – DalesRail, the 2019 season starts with four guided walks – full details of this iconic service on www.dalesrail.com.
Tuesday 21st May 2019 – CRL Guided Walk, an easy 8 mile walk starting at Bamber Bridge (10:09) and finishing at Pleasington. Full details of the route etc. can be found on Community Rail Lancashire Guided Walks
Wednesday 22nd May 2019 – Lunchtime Organ Recital, Blackburn Cathedral hosts Peter Morris (organ & piano) and Jane Eminson (flute) who will be giving a recital. Entry is free but a donation of £3.50 is welcomed to cover costs. 13:00 – 14:00.
Click the link above to see a host of interesting places to visit that are close to CRL’s community rail stations.
Make a Beeline for the Station
‘Make a Beeline for the Station!’ is a community marketing project, that combined the vital elements of local education and wider group engagement with tourism attractions and professional marketing. The project, funded by an Arriva Rail North Seedcorn grant, is designed to encourage use of Northern’s hourly weekday service from Preston to Ormskirk and then on into Liverpool using Merseyrail services.
The project is supported by a video that can be seen on this link: Make a Beeline for the Station and a leaflet that can be downloaded here: Beeline Leaflet
Discover Amazing Women by Rail
Discover Amazing Women by Rail is a project initiated by the Mid Cheshire Line CRP and invites people to leave their car at home and use the train (along with buses and trams) to explore the fascinating, and often hidden, histories of women who lived and worked in areas along the Mid Cheshire and Calder Valley railway lines, including the Blackburn to Manchester via Todmorden route.
The project is supported with a website (www.amazingwomenbyrail.org.uk) by an A5 booklet available from local stations, tourist information offices and libraries. The booklet can also be downloaded using this link: Amazing Women by Rail