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Bacup Natural History Society

01706 870260http://www.bacupnaturalhistorysociety.co.uk/Visit website

The Bacup Natural History Society & Museum was established in 1878, we have a collection of over 4,000 photographs and slides along with various historical documents on the Bacup and Stacksteads areas. Our museum, displays various domestic and military artefacts and we also hold one of the oldest flint & fossil collections in Lancashire.

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Bacup Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI)

01706 252477http://www.bacupthi.org.uk/Visit website

The Bacup Townscape Heritage Initiative is a bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund for £2 million to refurbish historical buildings in Bacup, Lancashire, to provide training in traditional building skills and to facilitate activities and events for local people.

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Blackburn Arts Club

01254 52910http://www.blackburnartsclub.co.ukVisit website

Blackburn Arts Club are an amateur dramatic society based in Blackburn, Lancashire.

We present four productions each season from September/October to April/May at our theatre on Gibraltar Street in Blackburn.

We have presented over 200 productions over the last 60 years ranging from plays by Shakespeare, Pantomimes, Musicals, Gilbert & (...)

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CAST Heritage Listing Project

01706 875371http://www.communityasset.orgVisit website

The aim of the CAST Heritage Listing Project is to identify and list heritage assets throughout Rossendale from plaques and windows to walls and buildings (Valley Heritage will support regarding buildings at risk).

Rossendale will be divided into ten areas for this project. The project team will work in each (...)

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Choir @ Newchurch Methodist

07903 751414

The Choir @ Newchurch Methodist is a Choir for all abilities. A fun session where you can have a good sing plus a chat over a brew!  No experience necessary.

Sessions are on Thursdays, 10.30 – 11.30am during term time (arrival and brews from 10am) and cost £4.

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Community Assets Standing Tall (CAST)

01706 875371http://www.communityasset.org/Visit website

Community Assets Standing Tall (CAST) is a Community Interest Organisation (CIO) having charitable Status, Register No. 1153512 and run by a Board of Trustees made up from the local community.

Community Assets Standing Tall (CAST) was formed on 6th June 2013 when the need to identify and help protect community assets (...)

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Creative Community Hub

(01706) 833180http://www.veteransincommunities.org/creative-community-hub.htmlVisit website

The Art group was one of the first activities developed by VIC and through Darren Horsnell’s own experience of using art for its therapeutic benefits at Combat Stress; it was decided to set up a weekly group in Bacup in 2011.  The group has developed into one of our (...)

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Dansworks Dance Academy of Performing Arts CIC Ltd

(01706) 559671https://www.dansworks.co.uk/Visit website

Dansworks Dance Academy of Performing Arts is a place where you can learn to dance, sing, perform or act in a friendly and caring environment where every individual is treated with respect.  We respect individuality, so whatever you’re trying to achieve and whatever you’re capable of, we’ll make sure (...)

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Drystone Walling Association of Great Britain (Mid Lancs)

01925 721288http://www.dswa.org.uk/Visit website

The Drystone Walling Association of Great Britain (Mid Lancs) aims to teach and practice the art of dry stone walling in the countryside.

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East Lancashire CAMRA

http://www.eastlancscamra.org.uk/files/index.phpVisit website

East Lancashire CAMRA is the local organisation of the Campaign for Real Ale. The branch was set up in 1974 to pursue CAMRA’s objectives at local level. This involves the promotion of real ale and publicising where it may be enjoyed.  We are also interested in preserving the character of (...)

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East Lancashire Railway

0161 764 7790http://www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk/Visit website

The history of the East Lancashire Railway is the story of a heroic struggle to keep a dying part of Britain’s heritage alive, a struggle that still goes on today.

The Railway’s past is inextricably linked to that of the area’s industry. The railways provided industries with a vital (...)

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Fifty-Something Theatre Company

01282 771242http://fifty-somethingtheatrecompany.weebly.com/Visit website

The Fifty-Something Theatre Company are a community theatre company based in Burnley, Lancashire, who perform for various organisations in the local area, including community centres and retirement homes. Our actitivies include acting and singing as well as writing our own sketches and poems.

If you live in the area and (...)

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Friends of Helmshore Mills Textile Museum

(01706) 226459http://friendsofhelmshore.co.uk/Visit website

The aim of the Friends is to promote, support, assist and generally further the purpose of the Helmshore Mills Textile Museum by voluntary action and fund raising activities.

The museum itself consists of two mills; the Higher Mill which is a woollen fulling mill built in 1789 and driven by (...)

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Friends of Whitworth Library Group (FOWLG)

The Friends of Whitworth Library Group (FOWLG) has been set up as a response to LCC making cuts to library services.

The non-party, apolitical group believes that the loss of this community hub, which offers a variety of activities in addition to the usual book lending and IT facilities, (...)

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Hasiwriters

07522 979791https://hasiwriters.wordpress.comVisit website

Hasiwriters are a writing group based in Haslingden, Rossendale. The group was set up in 1998 under the auspices of Project One-O-One. In times past it has met at the Trades Hall as well as the Royal British Legion in Haslingden, and currently meets in Haslingden Library, where is has been since (...)

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