SHOWS AT 2PM & 4.30PM. Horse + Bamboo bring a beautiful and mysterious version of the classic fairy tale. Using puppets, masks, music and film, it's a wonderful treat of a show for Christmas 2014. For adults and children 5+
Time to say goodbye to 2014 in style with The Funky Onion spinning that vinyl 'til late. Funk, soul, Northern Soul & more! Either book a meal from our NYE menu or just come along for a few bevvies and a bop to toast the turning of the year - entry is free.
September's book for discussion is 'The Library of Unrequited Love' by Sophie Divry.
@PrestonGeekUp is a social event held on the 3rd Monday of every month in the Snug. Anyone is welcome, whether interested in technology, computing, or cake.
ScRibble is a friendly group that meets once a month to share creative writing. They're a group of mixed abilities and experiences - some have had pieces published, some have done courses, others just have a go in their spare time.
To coincide with Hux Records’ release of Incredible String Band ‘Live at Fillmore East, 1968′ album, original ISB band member Mike Heron is teaming up with Trembling Bells to perform classic String Band material from their hugely influential first four albums. With support from Sweeney Astray, this show is unmissable for any fan of folk, classic rock, or just plain good music.
The Floyd Band touch down at The Continental to bring you two full classic Pink Floyd albums; “Wish You Were Here” and “Dark Side of the Moon”
Beatboxer, vocal sculptor and sound artist Jason Singh performs a live vocal score to John Grierson’s silent film Drifters from 1929. Using techniques of pre-recorded vocal sequences, live vocal processing and sampling, Jason will create a sonic backdrop of ambient textures, experimental atmospheres and rhythms created solely by the use of the voice to accompany the film.
Yet another legendary UK punk act pays a visit to The Continental! DISCHARGE are renowned for their heavy, distorted, and grinding guitar-driven sound, and raw, shouted vocals with lyrics on anarchist and pacifist themes.
A fabulous half-term treat for children aged 5+ and their families. One by one, the birds and the animals are all mysteriously going missing... Nikki’s goldfish, Great Bumbleduke the Third, needs rescuing!
Written to perform for friends in the years leading up to WW1, this pair of classic ghost stories have lost none of their power to terrify and amuse.
This thrilling one-man show introduces a magic lanternist and occult historian in 'Casting the Runes', while in the neglected masterpiece 'The Residence at Whitminster', a dark shadow looms over a peaceful English church.
Following on from the hugely popular ‘Declaration Tour 2014’, Mike Peters one man band 'Alarm' concept will present ‘Strength’ in a similar contemporary style featuring performance, stories and images to honour the legacy the album left on the decade it helped define and the continuing significance it holds for listeners who can still relate to its timeless themes of love, hope and strength.
The Continental welcomes back the one and only Lovely Eggs! The Eggs have a fierce punk rock ethos that music should have no rules. For Holly and David being in a band is a way of life.
The Muffin Men play their own interpretations of Zappa / Mothers / Beefheart material. No mean feat in itself! Expect versions of some classic songs and instrumentals, improvised solos and themes.
More Sunday Afternoon with the Big Bands with this fantastic ensemble - these one time BBC National Big Band Competition winners have performed in just about every major national venue in the country.
Singer. Musician. Movie star. TV presenter. Mr. Ed Tudor-Pole has done it all. Catch him at The Continental for a fabulously intimate live solo set.
Led by Paul J. Rigby, this eighteen strong Big Band Jazz ensemble has a huge repertoire, taking in everything from Herbie Hancock to Amy Winehouse.
Polly and the Billets Doux are something brilliantly different. Known for their flawless and energy-filled live performances, this genre-defying quartet boasts a genius blend of Folk, Pop, Rock N' Roll, Soul, Country, Blues and even Gospel. “An eclectic and inspired musical blend” The Guardian