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April events

Please note: some of the events listed here are not organised by Chorley Council. If you need more information about any of these events please contact the event organiser.

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Date of eventEvent titleEvent LocationMore information
Thursday 4 April 2024Fun Thursday in Market WalkChorley CouncilVisit Market Walk, Chorley, 10am - 4pm on Thursday 4 April 2024 for a day of dinosaur appearances,  arts and crafts and dino dig with Ranger Mike's Baby Dinosaurs.
Thursday 11 April 2024Fun Thursday in Market WalkChorley CouncilJoin Lancashire Ice Queen Events in Market Walk in Chorley on Thursday 11 April 2024, 10am - 4pm, for Easter crafts, card making, and entertainment from Alice in Wonderland, including a live sing a long, games and party dances.
Thursday 11 April 2024Chorley Branch Lancashire Family History SocietyPrimrose Gardens, Fleet StreetDNA Testing Friend or Foe An open discussion Have you done your DNA? If so what was your experience? Where do you go from here? 7:30pm - 9:30pm.
Friday 12 April 2024Phil Ellis's Excellent Comedy ShowChorley TheatreDo you like comedy? Do you like shows? What are your thoughts on excellence? If you like all three, then Edinburgh Award-nominated Phil Ellis's Excellent Comedy Show is the excellent comedy show for you. One of the top 20 best-reviewed shows of The Fringe, this is an hour and a bit of hilarious stand-up and fun from the North West's most punctual working-class comedian. Nominee: Best Comedy Show - Edinburgh Comedy Awards Winner: The Malcom Hardee Award for Comic Originality Tickets £15 Book via
Monday 15 April 2024 - Saturday 20 April 2024Agatha Christie's A Murder is AnnouncedChorley TheatreWritten by Agatha Christie Directed by Ellie Brown A classic murder mystery from the mind of Agatha Christie When the local paper prints the announcement of a murder, specifying the time and place, it sets of a chain of events full of mixed motives, fake identities and danger behind every door. As the suspects gather, and the bodies pile up, a determined Inspector is thwarted at every turn. Luckily, the famed amateur detective Miss Marple is on hand to find the solution... but at what risk to herself? Tickets £10 via
Saturday 20 April 2024Day of Dance 2024Chorley town centreTraditional English dancing in Chorley town centre to celebrate St George's Day. Follow the Day of Dance Facebook page to find out more.
Wednesday 24 April 2024Central Lancashire on FilmChorley TheatreThe North West Film Archive presents Central Lancashire on Film. A chance to see further examples drawn from the archives collections of film and video from the last 120 years showing the area's industries, traditions and customs. Presented once again by a member of the archive's staff, this selection of cinema newsreels promotional and advertising films, as well as home movies and regional television programs, is always a hit and is sure to be of interest to all with a love of history from the local area. Tickets £10 (Cinema Loyalty Card Holders £8) Book via
Friday 26 April 2024Ray Bradshaw: DoppelgingerChorley TheatreMulti award winning comedian Ray Bradshaw is forever being told "you look just like my mate..." where ever he goes. It's been happening for years and he's worried about it. Either someone is cloning generic bald men or, there's a ginger bearded bald man out there who's doing a bad job of stalking Ray. In his brand-new show Doppelginger, Ray is going to use the latest in genetic research (the internet) to try and put an end to this once and for all. He's on a quest to find the person who looks most like him. Doppelginger is a funny heartwarming comedy show about a silly search for a man with an orange beard who's follicly challenged. If you have a bald, ginger bearded friend in their 30s (true at time of writing), then bring them along. You never know - they could be The One. Ray's last show Deaf Com One was a huge success and sold out theatres across the world. The show was all about growing up with deaf parents and as a result every show of Doppelginger will have a BSL interpreter. Ray has previously supported John Bishop on his UK arena tour after John described him as 'one of the best comedians in the country'. Tickets £16.50/£14.50 via
Sunday 28 April 2024Lagan's Cycle ChallengeRivington and Blackrod High School

Join us on Sunday 28th April for our 9th annual Cycle Challenge! This event tackles the challenging inclines along the way and enjoys the fabulous views to North Wales, Cheshire and Blackpool. Now with Chip Timing! Not for the faint-hearted - don't be fooled by the distances, take a look at the inclines! If you are training for a bigger event this will be a fantastic challenge to start the spring with. We will once again be offering 3 routes to choose from allowing all abilities to come along and take part. Every cyclist who completes their selected route will receive a medal and certificate with special trophies going to the first cyclist back on each route. Light refreshments will be available at the end of the ride. MAX TIME: 5 Hours - sweeper vehicle will be in operation to collect any riders that are unable to complete the route in that time. Over 16's only, all riders must wear a helmet, no helmet no participation. For more information please visit:

Time - 8:45am - 2pm

Sunday 28 April 2024Past LivesChorley TheatreChorley Empire Cinema present the acclaimed romantic drama, nominated for Best Picture and Best Screenplay at this year's Oscars. Nora and Hae Sung, two deeply connected childhood friends, are wrested apart after Nora's family emigrates from South Korea. Twenty years later, they are reunited for one fateful week in New York as they confront notions of love and destiny. Tickets £5 via
Wednesday 28 February 2024 - Wednesday  24 December 2025Big C CafeSt Laurence's ChurchOn the last Wednesday of every month, St Laurence's Church hosts the Big C Cafe. This is a friendly, safe space where cancer sufferers can drop in, between 13.30 and 15.00, to chat, share experiences or ask questions. For more information, please contact our parish office on 01257 231360.

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