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Tuesday, 27 September 2016 - 8:00pm

Presented with a specially-made, exclusive introduction from director Ben Wheatley! DOWN TERRACE (2009) sees a Brighton crime family looking to unmask the police informant in their midst. It's about to kick off!

Film
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 - 8:00pm

This is a tale of impossible, death defying love; a tale of this world and the underworld; a tale of soul music and late night karaoke...

Music | Theatre
Friday, 30 September 2016 - 8:00pm

Another great show celebrating 40 Years of Punk! Abrasive Wheels are '77 punk originals, reformed, revitalised, re-invigorated, and in your face! Catch them here with Xtract and Rats from a Sinking a Ship!

Music
Tuesday, 4 October 2016 - 7:00pm

They Eat Culture present their fortnightly film club - a place for the film fanatics of Preston to share in the joyous experience of watching great cinema. Keep an eye on their Twitter account @CinemaATC for weekly clues and hints about the next film to be screened.

Film
Wednesday, 5 October 2016 - 8:00pm

Since their humble beginnings as a self proclaimed ‘folk noir’ outfit winning the Emerging Talent Competition in 2008, The Travelling Band have developed into one of the most exciting Americana artists in the UK. 3rd album ‘The Big Defreeze’ (2014) has been met with widespread critical acclaim. don't miss the chance to experience them LIVE.

Music
Thursday, 6 October 2016 - 9:00pm

Preston's friendliest and best Open Mic Night just goes from strength to strength. Free entry, all welcome!

Music
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 - 7:00pm

Followed by Q&A with Writer/Director Helen Walsh, Producer David A. Hughes, Actor Brogan Ellis.

Novelist Helen Walsh's first feature sees her write & direct a northern story, set and made in the North West.When Shelly meets Rachel, two dysfunctional girls from radically opposed backgrounds set off on a collision course that will leave one of them shattered, the other reborn.

Thursday, 13 October 2016 - 8:00pm

Breathe Out Theatre’s stage production ‘That Golden Age’ tells how Mary Read, an English publican’s wife, and Anne Bonny, the daughter of an Irish lawyer, became two of the most infamous women in maritime history.

Theatre
Saturday, 15 October 2016 - 8:00pm

Back by popular demand! Essentially Wille and the Bandits is a classic blues rock three piece much in the vein of Cream or The Jimi Hendrix experience. But in a similar way to how these bands pushed the genre in their time, Wille and the Bandits try to take their sound beyond what is expected of such a traditional line up.

Music
Tuesday, 18 October 2016 - 7:00pm

They Eat Culture present their fortnightly film club - a place for the film fanatics of Preston to share in the joyous experience of watching great cinema. Keep an eye on their Twitter account @CinemaATC for weekly clues and hints about the next film to be screened.

Film
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 - 8:00pm

The smell of Rock & Roll is stained within the denim and thick within the smoke. The music is loud, the drums, even louder! Rock & Roll will never die and we will be remembered.

Music | Theatre
Thursday, 20 October 2016 - 8:00pm

Australian slacker-grunge-pop icons led by scuzz legend Craig Dermody, rightly compared to Pavement, The Go-Betweens, Jonathan Richman and Lemonheads. Catch them right here on your doorstep!

Music
Saturday, 22 October 2016 - 2:00pm

Two day literature festival organised by Preston's creative writing group. scRibble. Talks from authors Vincent Atherton, Margaret Elphinstone, Tom Hodgkinson, Inés Gregori Labarta & kate Versprill, a Story Slam and more tba...

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 - 7:00pm

Stephen Grew's Quartet comes to Preston for one night only, organised by UCLan as part of a Jazz North 'Northern Line' tour.

Music
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 - 8:00pm

Born in 1978, out of the ashes of the Sonic Assassins, Hawklords was the brainchild of the late, great Robert Calvert. Now it's the 21st century and after more than 25 years of social research Harvey Bainbridge, Jerry Richards, Ron Tree, Dave Pearce & Tom Ashurst have regrouped to bring Hawklords back to the people.

Music
Friday, 28 October 2016 - 6:15pm

Un-Peeled, Preston's annual tribute to the much missed Radio One DJ put together by Tuff Life Boogie returns again in 2016 for John Peel Day on Friday Oct 28th. There will be two stages in The Continental packed out with an awesome and diverse line-up of acts whose common denominator is that they either all recorded sessions for John Peel, or include members who did. Once more, the line-up contains some of Peel's very favourite acts. Appearing this year are The Nightingales, The Stupids, Eton Crop, Minny Pops, John Hyatt's Plastic Reality, Spread Eagle, Deutsche Ashram, a mystery band of local Peel vets and a rare and exclusive performance from the lauded Welsh act Datblygu.

Music
Saturday, 29 October 2016 - 8:00pm

After selling out two back-to-back shows here over one weekend in May, The Floyd Band touch down once again at The Continental on 29th October to bring you two full classic Pink Floyd albums, Wish You Were Here and Dark Side of the Moon, with some highlights from The Wall - LIVE.

Music
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 - 7:00pm

They Eat Culture present their fortnightly film club - a place for the film fanatics of Preston to share in the joyous experience of watching great cinema. Keep an eye on their Twitter account @CinemaATC for weekly clues and hints about the next film to be screened.

Film
Friday, 4 November 2016 - 8:00pm

Taking you back to when music and style mattered, MOD FOR IT is the retro music event featuring two classic Mod bands at the top of their game.

Music
Wednesday, 9 November 2016 - 8:00pm

‘All you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun’ // JEAN-LUC GODARD
This is a show about girls and guns. It’s a show that asks two people to take to the stage and play out a film script in front of you. It wonders what the difference might be in watching something on screen and experiencing something live.

Film | Theatre
Tuesday, 15 November 2016 - 7:00pm

They Eat Culture present their fortnightly film club - a place for the film fanatics of Preston to share in the joyous experience of watching great cinema. Keep an eye on their Twitter account @CinemaATC for weekly clues and hints about the next film to be screened.

Film
Thursday, 17 November 2016 - 8:00pm

Part stand up, part spoken word and part teenager in his room pretending he’s in a punk band, Get Yourself Together is new show from Royal Exchange supported artist, Josh Coates.

Theatre
Friday, 18 November 2016 - 8:00pm

William D Drake, ex-Cardiacs Keyboard genius and prolific composer brings his crack team of musicians to the Continental for an evening of eclectic delights. Expect a journey through Neo-Jacobean dischord, to prog-psych, sea shanties and beautiful melodies with a large dollop of cardiacs-esque eccentricity thrown in for good measure.

Music
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 - 8:00pm

When science offers you the chance to look into the future of your own health, or your family’s, would you always want to know?

Theatre
Thursday, 24 November 2016 - 7:30pm

Hailing from the North West of England, The AC/DC Experience perform classics from both the Bon Scott and Brian Johnson eras such as "Highway To Hell", "Shoot To Thrill", "Back In Black", "Whole Lotta Rosie", and many, many more - The AC/DC Experience provide a live show second only to the legends themselves!

Music
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 - 7:00pm

They Eat Culture present their fortnightly film club - a place for the film fanatics of Preston to share in the joyous experience of watching great cinema. Keep an eye on their Twitter account @CinemaATC for weekly clues and hints about the next film to be screened.

Film
Saturday, 3 December 2016 - 6:30pm

Awesome Un-Peeled Xmas Special featuring three legendary acts that recorded sessions for the late great John Peel.

Music
Sunday, 4 December 2016 - 7:00pm

With 2016 marking the Subs’ 40th anniversary; this legendary punk band continues to represent the true spirit of punk rock. Inspired by The Damned at the birth of British Punk, the now equally legendary Harper formed the Subs out of his then R&B outfit The Marauders, late in 1976.

Music
Thursday, 2 February 2017 - 8:00pm

NME claimed that ‘Peter Bruntnell's records should be taught in schools’ and if you ask the likes of Rumer, Peter Buck, Scott Mccaughey, Willy Vlautin, Jay Farrar, John Murry or Kathleen Edwards they’ll all agree that Peter Bruntnell is a writer with rare and mysterious qualities. A uniquely British artist, Peter has toured extensively with Son Volt, Kathleen Edwards and Richmond Fontaine.

Music
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