Elvis In The House At The Corner Stone Bacup

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Steve Storm, alias Elvis Presley, will be in the house at Bacup’s CornerStone
on Saturday 5th August 2017. Steve Storm is one of the UK’s finest tributes to the King of Rock ‘N’ Roll himself, Mr Elvis Presley. He has left audiences gasping throughout the length and breadth of the UK and beyond. With his powerful voice he performs Elvis with electrifying precision from the G.I. years, the 1968 Comeback and the 1970’s Elvis on tour eras. This is definitely one not to be missed.

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Ee By Gum We ‘Ad Some Reet Good Cheer At The Rawtenstall Annual Fair

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I think it’s fair to say that The Rawtenstall Annual Fair at The Whitaker this weekend surpassed all expectations. It really did have that Traditional Fair atmosphere. The Lancashire Society, led by Chairman Sid Calderbank, had a significant influence on the entertainment for the weekend which kept it typically traditional Lancashire with dialect songs and poetry delivered by a number of artists. Saturday brought the clog market, a clog dancing workshop, a Punch & Judy show, a space hopper race and other garden games. Sunday offered more dialect songs and poetry and contemporary mid 18th Century music performed by local Lumb based choir The Larks of Dean Quire. Traditional Brass band music was provided by the prize winning Haslingden & Helmshore Brass band who treated the audience to two performances of their brilliant programme.

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Hundreds of visitors were blown away by this new Rawtenstall Annual Fair format and organisers at the Whitaker have lots of ideas for next year’s Fair and plan to introducing further traditional 19th century elements including fairground rides.

 

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New Club Could Be A ‘Corner Stone’ Of Bacup’s Future

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The Corner Stone Club in Bacup, formerly the Bacup Conservative Club, was taken over by Katrina Morrison  in June 2017, and she has plans to make it a great success. Katrina says “ I want to bring vibrant nights back into Bacup, by having various exciting local artist performing on a regular basis “

The Corner Stone is expanding its programme of entertainment, with a variety of live performances from Thursdays through to Sundays. Expect to see everything from Bingo and karaoke to fundraisers and live music from both established and up-and-coming bands. Some of the acts coming to the corner stone in the next couple of weeks include:

  • Francesca
  • Jade Lea
  • Chilly Red

The venue also boasts an extensive gaming area, featuring full size snooker and pool table and various gaming machines, and is also available to hire for events such as christenings, wedding receptions and funerals.

 

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An Invisible Sheep Dog Trial? Only At The Rawtenstall Annual Fair

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On the weekend of 8th and 9th July, The Rawtenstall Annual Fair will be returning to The Whitaker for what promises to be a Truly Traditional Rossendale experience.

On Saturday 8th July from 12.00-5.00pm, Were will be beginners Clog Dancing Workshops, Garden Games, a Punch & Judy and Bob Dobson’s famous book stall. Sid Calderbank will be leading a plethora of traditional song, dialect and dance with members of the Lancashire Society plus performing both inside the Museum and in the courtyard . You will also be treated to an appearance of the now famous Clog Market, providing lots of amazing stalls for your perusal.

Sunday 9th July from 2.00-5.00pm, there will be further renditions of poetry, stories and song from Sid Calderbank, Richard Moss, Joy Hunter and Julie Proctor plus many more.  CP Lee will be offering an insight into northern humour through his presentation ‘Northern Comedy – From George Formby to Peter Kay’. There will also be a performance from The Larks of Dean Quire and two performances  ‘Brass on the Grass’ featuring the prize winning Haslingden & Helmshore Band fresh from there success at the recent Veterans & Voices Concert at St Mary’s Church

There is also an invisible Sheep Dog Trail. I haven’t a clue! you’ll have to go and find out.

The weekend will be a real family occasion and a look back at the traditions Lancashire and Rossendale are so famous for. AND IT’S ALL FREE

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What A Flobberdobber Of A Flower Pot Festival!

This weekends launch of the Bacup Flower pot Festival was a massive success. There were a number of workshops offered to help with ideas and construction and what resulted were achieved. As part of the Festival, The organisers created a trail that maps out where all of the brilliant flowerpot figures can be found. the following are photos of the exhibits along with their location.Why not check them out

The Trail Started at the Wall of History Garden, at the bottom of Todmorden Rd, there was this interesting example

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The next is at the Bacup Natural History Museum

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The Bacup Cricket Club has this shining example at the gate

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Number 2 Clover St, had this superhero

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The post Office didn’t want to be left out

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What a selection at the Scout Hall

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Who says that pots don’t grow on trees at the Underbank,

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No 52 Gordon St, has a fine offer

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Bertie is displayed in the window of Kandy Corner

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see the Coconutters at Red

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You will be amazed at the collection in Trinity Baptist Church Garden, so much so that I have given it a seperate blog

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Forget Me Nots Florist didn’t forget

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Beauty Culture provides a great window display

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Bacup Royal Court theatre weren’t being left out

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Check to St George and the Dragon at the George and Dragon

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A couple of nasty’s behind the gate at No 98 Rochdale Rd

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Number 7 Hoghton Avenue has the biggest arachnid you’ve ever seem

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Barker Court’s ‘Couple with dog on a Bench’ looks the part

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That’s it for now folks but there will be more next week when I get my breath back.

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Trinity Baptist Church Garden Awash With Fabulous Flower Pot Figures

I went along to Trinity Baptist Church Garden to take photos of their contribution to the Flower Pot Festival and was completely blown away by the number and the quality of the figures and felt that they deserves their own blog. So here goes.

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The figures were created by members of the 42nd Rossendale Cub and Scout Group as well as members of Trinity Baptist Church.Impressive or What!

This is just a small selection of what has been produced Bacup wide and beyond and there will be more photographs of all the contributions to follow

 

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The Rawtenstall Annual Fair – The Whitaker’s Traditional Weekend

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On the weekend of 8th and 9th July, The Rawtenstall Annual Fair will be returning to The Whitaker for what promises to be a Truly Traditional Rossendale experience.

On Saturday 8th July from 12.00-5.00pm, Were will be beginners Clog Dancing Workshops, Garden Games, a Punch & Judy and Bob Dobson’s famous book stall. Sid Calderbank will be leading a plethora of traditional song, dialect and dance with members of the Lancashire Society plus performing both inside the Museum and in the courtyard . You will also be treated to an appearance of the now famous Clog Market, providing lots of amazing stalls for your perusal.

Sunday 9th July from 2.00-5.00pm, there will be further renditions of poetry, stories and song from Sid Calderbank, Richard Moss, Joy Hunter and Julie Proctor plus many more.  CP Lee will be offering an insight into northern humour through his presentation ‘Northern Comedy – From George Formby to Peter Kay’. There will also be a performance from The Larks of Dean Quire and two performances  ‘Brass on the Grass’ featuring the prize winning Haslingden & Helmshore Band fresh from there success at the recent Veterans & Voices Concert at St Mary’s Church

The weekend will be a real family occasion and a look back at the traditions Lancashire and Rossendale are so famous for. AND IT’S ALL FREE

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