January 2012

Heres a run down of our cultural picks for January. Its not an exhaustive list and if you think something should be on here that we’ve missed give us a shout. Fancy writing for us? as well as having your work online you’ll get free entry to gigs and events. So get in touch!


Oxheys Winter Exhibition – The Winter exhibition is on until 27th January 2012 open 11am -4pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Other times by appointment only please. Contact via Twitter @oxheys or by email. Oxheys

A Private Affair: Personal Collections of Contemporary Art  –  The exhibition highlights a strong interest in supporting artists and the fascinating journeys undertaken by the collectors from the North of England. 28th January – 5th May. Free. The Harris

Makeshift – MA Fine Art Interim show 2012 – Recent work by MA students at The University of Central Lancashire. Private view Thursday 2nd  February 5.30pm – 8pm. Show runs from 30th January – 1oth February, Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm. PR1 Gallery, Victoria bldg, UCLAN. PR1 2HE

Sound & Music

Purson, Stitchthread + more tbc – 70s progressive and heavy rock conjuring visions of Hammer horror and pagan rituals all in a catchy pop balloon. Tuesday 10th Jan 8pm, £5 adv, £6 door. more info/tickets at  The Continental

Bird Records ShowcaseJane Weaver, Emma Tricca, Paper dollhouse, The Chanteuse and Crippled Claw – unmissable femme folk: psych, west coast vibes and gothic ambience. Saturday 14th January. £6 adv, £7.50 door. The Continental

Adam Ant + The Good, The Mad & The Lovely Posse The Dandy Highwayman and his posse. Friday 20th January 7pm – 11pm. £22.50 adv. 53 degrees

Denis Jones – beat-box rhythms, multi-layered vocals and other-wordly sounds which veer from subtle heart-wrenching folk and blues to heavy bass-driven electronica. Friday 20th January. 8pm. Free entry. The Mad Ferret
The Factory presents Bass Cave
– An evening of Drum & Bass + Dubstep. Friday 27th January, 10.30pm – 3.30pm. The Bears Paw

Catfish & The Bottlemen, Flight Of Arrows, The Escobars + The Smitten Ones  – Infectious rock and roll. Friday 27th January, 8pm – Free Entry. The Mad Ferret

Stuart McCallum (of The Cinematic Orchestra) – “everything that is exciting about new British jazz” – Jazz times . Sunday 29th January 8pm, £10  The Continental

Francois and The Atlas Mountains – African rhythms, rich piano chords, shimmering electric guitars and an all-female polyphonic vocal group.Tuesday 31st January, 8pm £5 adv £6 door.  The Continental

Theatre & Performance

PanTheatre – A week of performances, workshops and conferences. Week commencing 9th January. UCLAN – various venues. more details to follow soon.

2012 – Year of The Dragon – a fantastic a show of traditional dance, folk music, singing and theatricality. The Beijing Normal University Performance Troupe fuses Kung Fu, Tai –Chi, poetry, traditional Chinese music, song and dance. 27th January. The Guildhall


Organised Mike – electic mix of comedy, music, magic and poetry . Saturday 4th february, 8.30pm – 10.30pm. organised by Project Korova at The Adelphi.

Events and Talks

Spotlight on Preston Women – Join Laura Briggs, Assistant Keeper of History, to find out about some of the influential women from the Preston area set to feature in the new history gallery. Thursday 19 January 2012, 1-1.30pm, Fine Art gallery.FREE. The Harris

UCLan Confucius Institute Chinese cultural workshops – A day filled with activities free and suitable for all ages including making your very own paper lantern . 21st January, 11am – 4pm. The Harris

Ashish Gupta: Catwalk King – A chance to hear up-and-coming designer Ashish Gupta talk about life in the fast-paced world of fashion. 25th January 1pm. The Harris