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Digital Art Commissioning Group

Find out how we created our digital commissioning group for our latest digital arts commission.

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The Spot On Automata

Find out where our latest commission – The Spot On Automata – will be heading this season.

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Hit The North – Tour Dates

Find out where you can view our latest digital arts commission as it tours to Spot On venues during the Autumn season.

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Hit The North – Performer Call Out

Matt J Wilkinson is creating poems and stories as he covers the length and breadth of Lancashire. Now he needs people with strong Lancashire accents to become part of his film – Hit The North

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Spot On Lancashire: Outdoor Arts Commission 2020

Spot On have secured funding from Arts Council England to commission an outdoor arts performance in 2020.

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Spot On Lancashire: 2019 Digital Commission

Spot On are calling on digital artists to create the first of a series of digital art commissions to be hosted on the Spot On website.

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The Rural Touring Dance Initiative brings Hansel & Gretel to Hoghton

Hansel & Gretel gets a modern dance makeover when Uchenna Dance visit St Joseph’s Parish Hall.

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An eye-popping dark comedy comes to The Harris, Preston

Champion storyteller and cancer survivor Stephanie Morin-Robert comes to The Harris in Preston for one night only.

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Joan & Jimmy – SOLD OUT SHOWS

A dynamic new play, exploring the relationship between revolutionary theatre director, Joan Littlewood and her one-time husband and partner Jimmy Miller (aka Ewan MacColl) toured to three Lancashire village halls last weekend. 

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Rabbit Girl Finds Wonder In Lancashire

The show makes you laugh, and smile and hopefully want to hug your loved ones too. There are sad moments, happy moments, silly ones and utterly beautiful ones. The show tells you stories from all around the world and we’ve loved finding more adventures in Lancashire along the way

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Journey to India this half term at Accrington Library

Mashi Theatre brings a brand new play filled with song, dance and puppetry to children aged 5+ and their grown ups in Accrington this half term.

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Get ready for a Spring Season to remember!

This season features work from both home and abroad with artists travelling from Canada, India and Africa to perform in Lancashire venues.

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#VillageHallsWeek: Borwick & Priest Hutton Memorial Hall

In our final Village Halls Week spotlights, we hear from Spot On Promoter Keith and Borwick & Priest Hutton Memorial Hall, about how the Village Hall plays a part in every part of life… Who are you and where’s your village hall? (How old is it? Any interesting facts to tell us?) Borwick & Priest […]

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#VillageHallsWeek: Fairhaven Lake Boathouse

Today we hear from one of our more unusual Spot On Venues. The Isaac Dixon Boathouse, which joined us for the first time in Autumn. We love working in unusual spaces, and seeing the possibilities within them, and so far The Boathouse has shaped up to be something really exciting! Find out more about the […]

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#VillageHallsWeek: Mellor Brook Community Centre

As Village Halls Week continues today we’re putting the Spot Light on Mellow Brook Community Centre! History of the Centre In 1890, Rev. Rawstorne decided that he would do something to alleviate the problem of boredom that was prevalent among the young men of the community. At his own expense, he purchased a two-room cottage […]

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#VillageHallsWeek: Longton VM Club

This week is National Village Halls Week and to celebrate we’re putting the spotlight on the wonderful Village Halls, and Community buildings that host our Spot On Events. Today we hear from Longton VM Club! Today we find out more about Longton Victory Memorial Club from Spot On Promoter Andrew… Who are you and where’s your […]

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Get Involved In The Great Austerity Debate

The Great Austerity Debate is coming to three Spot On venues in Lancashire this November. Part play, part political discussion, this show gives the audience the power to change the fate of a low income family after seeing how austerity has affected their lives.

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Why we love libraries…

This week is National Libraries Week. We’ve been working with Lancashire libraries for three years now, here director Rob tells us just why our love for the counties libraries is so strong… Illustration of Rob Gee performing ‘Forget Me Not’ in Poulton Library by Cath Ford I must admit, when we started our big library […]

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A Dickens of a story comes to Lancashire

This month, Kindred Theatre bring ‘The Haunted Man’ a brand new adaptation of a Dickens classic to audiences in Lancashire.

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The Spot On Teams Season Highlights: Co-director Rob

As we count down to the first show of Autumn we’re asking the Spot On team which shows they’re most looking forward to this season – and getting to know who they are and what they do a bit better! In our final highlights blog before the season kicks off this Saturday co-director Rob tells us […]

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Library apprentices help bring a modern twist to old fables

A new theatre show, commissioned by Spot On Lancashire with the help of library apprentices and reading hacks across the county, will see four venues bring a modern take on old fairy tales this month.

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French-Canadian folk trio Bon Débarras return to Lancashire

Folk trio, Bon Debarras, from Québéc will travel all the way from Canada to play in Longton and Borwick as part of their tour of rural Northern England, next month.

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The Spot On Teams Season Highlights: Creative Producer Stephie

As we count down to the first show of Autumn we’re asking the Spot On team which shows they’re most looking forward to this season – and getting to know who they are and what they do a bit better! This week we hear from our Creative Producer Stephie.

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Belthorn pub to become part of the ‘Inn Crowd’

On Saturday 6 October, Lancashire pub goers are invited to try something a little different alongside their usual pint as The Dog Inn, Belthorn hosts John Osborne’s show ‘Circled In The Radio Times.’

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The Spot On Teams Season Highlights: Scheme Manager Sue

As we count down to the first show of Autumn, each week we’re asking the Spot On team which shows they’re most looking forward to this season – and getting to know who they are and what they do a bit better! This week we hear from one of our directors!

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The Spot On Teams Season Highlights: Programmer Lyndsey

As we count down to the first show of Autumn, each week we’re asking the Spot On team which shows they’re most looking forward to this season – and getting to know who they are and what they do a bit better! This week we hear from Spot On Programmer, Lyndsey Wilson.

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Edinburgh Fringe – What we saw, who we loved and what to look out for in the future!

  Like most of the UK, here at Spot On HQ, we are wondering where on earth did summer go? Every year August flashes past in a blur of parcels, brochures and website tweaks as we get ready for Autumn and in between all of this we manage to squeeze in a trip to the […]

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It’s All Tickety Boo!

The brochures are out. The website listings are up, and you’ll be pleased to know that you’ll be able to purchase tickets for all of our shows online this season.

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The Autumn 2018 season is here!

From new spaces, new writers and new styles of performance we’ve curated a menu to excite, entice and enthrall you all!

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#ThanksToYou Spot On receives Arts Council funding

Did you know that the funding Spot On receives from the Arts Council to bring professional arts to Lancashire is National Lottery money?

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Become a Spot On Supporter

Make a one off payment of £40 for a season or £75 for the year and you can attend as many Spot On performances as you can fit in.

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Spot On partner up with the Rural Touring Dance Initiative

A whole host of dance treats from the Rural Dance Touring Initiative arrives at venues this Autumn and Spot On is very proud to be hosting Keira Martin’s show ‘Here Comes Trouble’ at The United Reform Church Hall in Read on Friday 20th October.

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Padiham Library hosts sell-out show!

Local residents in Padiham attended a sell-out show with Howard Haigh for the launch of the Spot On season.

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Drawing Stories – Adventures on Lancashire’s Mobile Libraries

Cath Ford is setting off on an adventure with the Lancashire County Council Mobile Library Service.

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