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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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Sunday 5 May 2024Chorley 10K and 2KChorley Town Centre

The Chorley 10K and 2K Family Run returns to Chorley town centre on Sunday 5 May 2024.
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Wednesday 8 May - Saturday 11 May 2024ConstellationsChorley Theatre StudioWinner! 2012 Evening Standard Award for Best New Play Nominee: 2013 Olivier Award for Best New Play Imagine we live in a multiverse, a set of parallel existences containing infinite possibilities. Every possible event could happen, and every romance, every heartbreak, every happy ending is in one universe or another. If two people meet, they could fall in love or go their separate ways, marry other people, or spend their lifetimes together. Marianne and Roland meet at a party. They hit it off, or they don't. He breaks her heart, or she breaks his. Their love blossoms, or withers. This spellbing play about a possible romance between a beekeeper and a physicist explores how even the smallest change makes a difference and decides the course our lives take. A play about free will and friendship; it's about quantum multiverse theory, love and honey. One relationship. Infinite possibilities. All tickets £8 via
Sunday 12 May 2024Typist Artist Pirate KingChorley TheatreChorley Empire Cinema presents a British road trip with a difference. From acclaimed British filmmaker, Carol Morley, this dark and funny exploration of the growing friendship between two women as they hit the road in an electric car looking for reconciliation, is filled with adventure, humour and compassion. Inspired by her extensive archive of diaries, letters and art, the film weaves real events into an imagined journey as forgotten artist Audrey Amiss goes on a road trip with her psychiatric nurse. Tickets £5 via
Thursday 16 May 2024Ria Lina - RiawakeningChorley TheatreIn the aftermath of a global pandemic, comedian and scientist, Ria Lina has had a Riawakening and sees the world differently. In this, her highly anticipated debut tour, Ria tackles the issues of coming out of a global pandemic, the new normal, divorce, dating in a new digital world, motherhood and what it really means to be a woman today. Fearless, provocative, and very funny, Ria Lina is the only Filipina comedian in British stand-up and a hugely admired talent in the comedy industry. Her extensive list of credits includes Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News For You?, Mock the Week, Lovestruck High, Richard Hammond's Brain Reaction, Richard Osman's House of Games, The Last Leg and Celebrity Mastermind. Tickets £14 via
Saturday 18 May 2024Jessica Fostekew: MettleChorley TheatreA brand new stand-up show about passion, pace and purpose from the critically- acclaimed star of BBC's QI, Live at the Apollo and C4's Travel Man. Jess' son's joined a cult AND her cat's learnt to talk - but despite all that she's fine, actually. In fact she's hurtling faster and hustling harder than ever for the things that she wants and needs. Her last show Wench played a sold-out Edinburgh Fringe run and UK tour and is available now as a special. Her previous show Hench was nominated for Best Show at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards and won Best Show at the Chortle Awards where Jess also won Best Act. It's available to stream now on Amazon Prime. Jess is a regular co-host of The Guilty Feminist podcast, host and creator of her own podcast about eating, Hoovering, and star and writer of BBC Radio 4's Sturdy Girl Club. Jess has also appeared in the award-winning sitcom Motherland and most recently hugely-acclaimed feature film Scrapper which won the Grand Jury prize at the Sundance festival. She's also been on all your favourite panel shows from Celebrity Pointless to House of Games. Tickets £17/£15 via
Saturday 25 May - Sunday 26 May 2024Matt Philips and the DetroitsLancastrian suite

Experience the magic of Motown and soul music with a captivating evening featuring the incredible Matt Philips and The Detroits. This live band will transport you to a bygone era with their soulful tunes and timeless classics. Get ready for a night of smooth melodies, foot-tapping rhythms, and an unforgettable performance that will have you dancing the night away. Don't miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the soulful sounds of Matt Philips and The Detroits in a night filled with nostalgia and musical excellence.

Times: 8pm - 10:30pm

Sunday 26 May 2024Light Classics ConcertSt Laurence's ChurchEach month, on the last Sunday [apart from August], St Laurence's Church hosts a short musical concert with a variety of musicians offering their talents. This month, the Lynne Rogers Choir will be performing. Doors open at 2.15 for light refreshments, followed by the music at 3.00. Our gift shop is open before and after the concert, and you can browse our monthly art exhibition, too. Entrance is free, but donations of £5 towards the church funds are appreciated. For more details, follow our Facebook page, or phone 01257 231360
Sunday 26 May 2024Looking For Me Friend: The Music of Victoria WoodChorley Theatre"The most feel-good show in town"⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ (The Daily Mail) has spread nostalgia and laughter throughout the UK and has the seal of approval from Victoria's very own school- chums and colleagues. Featuring the star of BBC1's 'All Together Now', Paulus The Cabaret Geek "King of Cabaret" (The Stage) with Michael Roulston (Fascinating Aïda) on piano, it is an evening of pure joy filled with Victoria's best-loved songs, including the iconic 'Ballad of Barry & Freda' (Let's Do It) and the classic 'It Would Never Have Worked'. This show is for fans of Victoria and for those yet to discover her, to come together and relish her breathtaking wizardry with words. In telling Victoria's story, Paulus unfolds his own. A relatable story of a 1970s childhood and what it really means to find your tribe. So, pair your stilettos with an oven glove, zip up your cocktail slacks and get booking! "Vic would have loved this" Sue Devaney, dinnerladies. "We loved it!" Fascinating Aïda "Poignancy and heart" ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ The Scotsman. Tickets £20 via
Monday 27 May 2024Kiri Pritchard-Mclean - PeacockChorley TheatreStar of 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Have I Got News For You and QI Kiri Pritchard-McLean has had a busy few years. As well as hosting Live at the Apollo, fronting the Radio 4 panel show Best Medicine and starting a comedy school, she's become a foster parent. Didn't know that about her? Well, until now she hasn't been able to talk about it on stage, she hasn't even told the kids in her care that she's a comedian. Oh, and she uses a different name - she's the Bruce Wayne of comedy but without the mansions. However, this year something changed and after a couple of the eggiest gigs of her career in boardrooms to social workers a show about becoming a foster carer has been signed off! So, come and join "Louise" as she lifts the lid on social workers, first aid training and what not to do when a vicar searches for you on YouTube. Join the co-creator and co-host of cult hit podcast All Killa No Filla for a joyous and uplifting show from a comedian known for making "powerhouse stand-up from the thorniest of subjects" (The Guardian). Tickets £16/£14 via
Thursday 30 May 2024Fin Taylor: Ask Your MotherChorley TheatreFresh from the viral success of his hit web series Fin vs The Internet, that comedian your mother doesn't like you seeing shares a new hour of brutally funny stand-up for 2024. When he's not in a roll neck making influencers squirm, he's appeared on BBC's Live at the Apollo, Have I got News for You and The Mash Report, and Comedy Central's Roast Battle. Tickets £14 from "Gleefully provocative and packed with big, hard laughs" ★★★★ The Guardian
Thursday 30 May 2024Fun ThursdayMarket Walk, ChorleyLouby Lou the Clown will be back in Market Walk, 30 May, 10am - 4pm, for Fun Thursday this half term. Come and join the free entertainment!
Friday 31 May 2024Jonny & The BaptistsChorley TheatreA double bill of two shows in one night, from cult multi-award winning musical-comedians Jonny & The Baptists. A brand new hour of songs and stories about why we are (or are not) happy; and a retrospective of our first decade making riotous, satirical (and silly) "work". Tickets £16 from
Wednesday 28 February 2024 - Wednesday 24 Decmeber 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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