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Spring-Summer 2018 Menu

Barney Farmer - Drunken Baker

Whether you became au fait with Barney Farmer's prattle through social media Circle of Hell Twitter, or the pages of VIZ and other lesser publications, it will have been with some dismay you learned he had decided to embark on a literary career. He's here on 21 June to read from his new Preston-inspired novel Drunken Baker and attempt to explain himself... Read more
 

London Calling

LONDON CALLING, The UK’s Premier Tribute to THE CLASH, play 1978 album 'Give 'em Enough Rope' in full! They will then go on and play the best of the rest including all the hit singles and more: “Should I Stay or Should I Go”, “Rock the Casbah”, “I Fought the Law”, “White Man in Hammersmith Palais”, and of course “London Calling”!
 

Sick Sick Sick 

SICK SICK SICK is a Queens of the Stone Age tribute band playing the best of their 21 year, 7 album back catalogue. Variety is the spice of rock - and the set transports you from angular robot riff rock to crushing heavy fuzz driven anthems, via catchy hook-ridden pop classics.
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Gigs at a Glance

 

World Cup 2018 at The Continental

Every England game shown live on our massive screen. We'll also show other high-profile games - keep an eye on this page and our social media!
 

BwD Big Band

Led by experienced jazzer Paul Rigby, The BWD BIG BAND is a modern youthful twist on the big band tradition. Aiming to bring the big band sound to the masses, with repertoire ranging from Miller to Mars… They’re a band for all ages! Read more
 

Walking in Others Footsteps

5th July: A FREE screening of rarely seen archive film of Lancaster, Preston and Barrow accompanied by a newly commissioned film ‘give me today, anytime’ by Jonny Randall & Tom Diffenthal. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Dr Elizabeth Roberts, who created the pioneering Elizabeth Roberts Working Class Oral History Archive.
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World Music Club

New for 2018: A World of Music at The Continental. So far we've had Sierra Leonean Palmwine Music with PAPASAM ALAFIA, Klezmer and Tangos with KLEZMER-ISH and some sizzling Salsa with JULY JULAY & THE MAMBO KINGS. If you missed out on any of these fantastic shows, then don't despair. There's plenty more on the way, with more still to be announced... Get the lowdown here

 
 

 

 

 

 

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