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Friday, 23 November 2018 - 8:00pm

Earth's primary exponents of cosmic dross. The mighty HENGE beam down to The Continental for one night only, in the Name of Rave. Combining earth-made instruments such as drums, guitar, keys with more ethereal sounds and instruments HENGE have created a dance music sound as infectious as a heavy dose of Ebola.

Saturday, 24 November 2018 - 8:00pm

The 80's are back! Relax and Choose Life! Time to party like it’s 1985. Go grab your WHAM! cutoff, apply your make-up on and break out the backcomb as we enjoy a night of retro fun with SMASH HITS from the 1980s with Elektrik Dreams. Classic hits featuring the best in 80’s electro-pop. Guaranteed a fabulous night of retro fun, this is a band that you will not want to miss.

Monday, 26 November 2018 - 7:30pm

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.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018 - 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.

Wednesday, 28 November 2018 - 7:30pm

Damson Poets is a monthly poetry event featuring an open mic, guests poets, and themed evenings. This edition sees the launch of 'Bluebells in Winter' by Dorothy Nelson and open mic. Free entry - all warmly welcomed.

Thursday, 29 November 2018 - 8:00pm

Sadly this great theatre show has had to be postponed for now. Keep your eyes peeled for a new date announcement in 2019...

Friday, 30 November 2018 - 7:30pm

The music of not one, but two of Britain's greatest rock bands, Status Quo and Queen, will be celebrated on the evening of Friday 30th November at The Continental, as tribute bands Quotation UK and QueenEsque take to the stage to faithfully recreate some of classic rock's greatest live hits.

Saturday, 1 December 2018 - 8:00pm

Ben Welburn and company (collectively known as CASH) return to the Conti for their annual bash. A brilliant full-band celebration of the music of Johnny Cash, plus support TBC. CASH - payin' respect to the Man in Black.

Wednesday, 5 December 2018 - 7:30pm

An explosive one-woman show, celebrating the centenary of women first winning the right to vote. Told through the eyes of unsung Lancashire suffragette, Edith Rigby, a mild-mannered doctor’s wife with a secret identity - arsonist, bomber and militant suffragette. Woman On Fire takes you into the blistering core of the UK suffrage movement - from Preston to Manchester, London to Glasgow and back. Terrorist or impassioned freedom fighter? This dynamic solo-performance lets you decide.

Saturday, 8 December 2018 - 7:30pm

Since forming in 2006, The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican have played almost 900 side-splitting shows to date, and have brought smiles and belly-laughs to audiences across the UK; from Barnsley to Barnstaple, from Glasgow to Glastonbury.

Monday, 10 December 2018 - 7:30pm

The Continental Book Club meets on the 2nd Monday of every month in the Snug. All are welcomed and entry is free.

Saturday, 15 December 2018 - 7:30pm

The Floyd Band touch down at The Continental for the final timen after a string of sell-out shows. A unique experience for Floyd fans and general music lovers alike.
Tickets for this event are now completely SOLD OUT.

Saturday, 22 December 2018 - 8:00pm

Cult comic book and Sci-Fi movie themed band BLUES HARVEST return to The Continental in Preston for their annual ‘Holiday Special’ (borrowing the event title from the ill-fated 1978 Star Wars TV special). This year POP-UP PUPPET CINEMA also return with their new show ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ alongside the acclaimed THE DARK ROOM from comedian John Robertson.

Sunday, 23 December 2018 - 8:30pm

In what has become a Continental tradition, St Stephen’s Choir join us once again for an evening of Carol Singing. If there’s a better way to get fully into the Christmas spirit, then we don’t know what it is!

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Friday, 1 February 2019 - 8:00pm

Legendary punk rock act PENETRATION return to The Continental! Fronted by the always-amazing Pauline Murray, their debut single, "Don't Dictate", is now acknowledged as a classic punk rock single and their debut album, Moving Targets (1978), is still widely admired. The current line-up of the band is Pauline Murray, Robert Blamire, John Maher (ex-Buzzcocks drummer), Paul Harvey and Steve Wallace.

Saturday, 2 February 2019 - 8:00pm

You asked for it - they're back! MOTHERSHIP is a Led Zeppelin covers band - actually more homage than tribute - that exists to celebrate the music of the best rock band the world has ever seen. The music is the message: so no costumes, no wigs, no nonsense... just great music, well played!

Saturday, 9 February 2019 - 11:00am

Grassroots education conference, with guest speakers Ros Wilson and Chris Dyson.

Saturday, 9 February 2019 - 8:00pm

The world's most authentic HAPPY MONDAYS tribute band are on their merry way to The Continental, recapturing the vibrancy of those baggy Madchester hedonistic nineties. The ultimate tribute to this iconic act!

Friday, 15 March 2019 - 8:00pm

Lioness provide an authentic tribute to the precocious talent, featuring TV’s ‘Stars in Their Eyes’ finalist and ‘X Factor’ contestant Emma Wright as Amy Winehouse, plus a full backing band to recreate the authentic sound of this heady mix of jazz, soul and pop. With a full stage show showcasing the talent of this songstress will take you on a journey through the emotional roller-coaster of her song writing, guaranteed to have you singing and dancing along throughout the entire show/

Friday, 29 March 2019 - 8:00pm

Since 1997, COLD FLAME presented a full-blown tribute show which has earned them the reputation as being one of the leading JETHRO TULL tribute acts. The tribute show as performed over the last 19 years, has seen the band headline indoor and outdoor shows, rock festivals and blues clubs both across the UK and Europe.

Saturday, 30 March 2019 - 8:00pm

The Continental is excited to welcome back the legend that is DAMO SUZUKI. Damo is best known for his stint as frontman of legendary Krautrock / psych act CAN on their most celebrated brace of albums; Soundtracks, Tago Mago, Ege Bamyasi and Future Days - he also features heavily on The Lost Tapes, released in 2012. Join him here with 'sound carriers' TERO KULERO and special guests PILL FANGS!