Plan Your First Weekend Back
2nd February 2017
Moss Wood reopens on Wednesday 1st March for 2017! While we have been busy over the Winter getting ready for the start of the new season, have you been planning for the year ahead? To help you get started, here are a few activities going on nearby during the first weekend back!
Hambleton Health Walk
A guided walk around Hambleton – a nice and easy way to get back into wandering the beautiful Lancashire countryside. The walk is graded as easy, on mostly level ground. In what may be the clincher – the walk starts and finishes at The Shovels Pub in Hambleton!
Call 01995 602125 for more information.
‘The Clouseau Crime Caper’ Murder Mystery night
A slightly different way to spend an evening – a drinks reception followed by 3 course meal and an enjoyable evening of murder mystery.
“When a rare pink diamond is stolen and the security guard ends up dead the owner calls on the finest detective in the land to investigate the problem …. unfortunately he wasn’t available and so Inspector Clouseau is on the case instead.
Prepare to become embroiled in a mess of minkies, bims and surprise attacks as the inept investigator attempts to solve the crime. Crooks never sleep and neither does Clouseau. Just remember he may look like he knows nothing – but he who don’t know nothing must know something, eh?”
The events starts at 7.00pm Friday at The Midland Hotel in Morecambe in the main lobby area, before moving into the Eric Gill Suite for a three course dinner. £38.50 per person. Call 01524 428370 for more information.
I Was A Wife
A highly rated play returns to the Dukes Theatre in Lancaster following popular demand.
“I Was A Wife is the true story of UK Theatre Awardwinning actor, Polly Lister and is a funny, powerful show for anyone who has ever loved, lost and who wants to love again. Set in various theatre dressing rooms, it blends songs with storytelling and high energy performance in an intimate exploration of love, loss and the search for answers.”
I Was A Wife has toured the country to high acclaim and standing ovations, and is returning to Lancaster – where the play opened in early 2016 – for its final showings over the first weekend of March. Should not be missed by any theatre fans!
Call 01524 598500 for more information.
Ultimate Earth, Wind & Fire
The iconic Guild Hall in Preston is undergoing a minor revolution at the moment, with the new owner pouring money into the building and the performances. In a performance fitting to the revival of this unique venue, this tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire will be bringing the city to life.
The band have an outstanding pedigree and have performed at the Martina Franca Music Festival in Italy, The Dubai International Jazz festival, Edinburgh’s famous New Years Eve ‘Hogmanay’ festival, plus private shows for Manchester United FC and the Sultan Of Brunei’s family. They have also appeared on the BBC and have recently completed a 27 date tour of the United Kingdom, regularly performing Summer Festivals with acts such as Rose Royce, Alexander O’Neal, Nick Kershaw, Shakatak, Boney M, Hot Chocolate, Heatwave, The Real Thing and many more!
The show is £25.50 per ticket and kicks off at 7pm on Friday. Call 01772 80 44 44 for more information.
The Music Of The Blues Brothers
The incredible Blues Brothers are brought to life in Blackpool by the UK’s leading tribute act to the legendary music act. The Music Of The Blues Brothers will be performing everyone’s favourite hits from the Blues Brothers shows down the years, including the fantastic film.
The music touches down Friday evening at 6pm at Viva in Blackpool, with tickets for £15 a piece. Call 01253 297 297 for more information.
Exhibition: Behind the Wall
For an intriguing and educational addition to your first weekend back at Moss Wood, you could head up to Lancaster Castle for the Behind the Wall exhibition. Behind The Wall explores and reveals the fascinating history and everyday world of the award-winning Standfast and Barracks site in Lancaster.
Mirador, a Lancaster-based arts and heritage company, has worked with some of the country’s most creative minds to bring the site’s hidden heritage to life – from its birth as a carriage and wagon works and its role as an internment camp in World War One to its nine decades as an international fabric printing company.
The exhibition is free entry and is open over the whole weekend. Call 01524 64998 with any questions and we’ll be happy to help!