What’s on Lancaster: June – July 2014 | CityBlock

Lancaster, although relatively tiny in size, offers an enormous selection of local music, undiscovered talent, exhibitions and plenty to see and do within its historic walls.

Lancaster provides the perfect hub of goings on for student life, and offers great day and nightlife options for all personalities. Whether you love art, live music, great ale or beautiful views, Lancaster offers a bit of everything to enhance your time as a student.

Whether you are staying in Lancaster for the summer, or you live here – here’s a quick look at some of the upcoming events this sunshine season!

This Side of the River – Saturday 28th June 3pm – 6pm, Ryelands Park

This Side of the River, organised by the Friends of Ryelands Park, Lancashire County Council and The Dukes, is a new project set to celebrate Lancaster in all its glory. This year Ryelands Park will see the attempt of breaking the world record of the longest fake moustache and welly-wearing conga line. The event is completely free and offers a fun-filled day for all ages! The day offers plenty of food, creativity and live music including samba-drum beats you can’t help but dance along to from the fantastically unique Batala. For further information and updates please view This Side Of The River’s twitter page and the Batala website. Don’t forget your moustache!

OXYOPIA, Benjamin Oliver – on now until 26th July 2014, Ashton Memorial Gallery

This is Oliver’s first ever solo exhibition, showcasing a new series of works that trace a specific understanding of Ox-yopia, “an extremely heightened acuteness of the eyesight, resulting from the increased sensibility of the retina.”

The exhibition is truly magical, a beautiful collection of works by this unique and forward-thinking artist. Beautiful paintings, video, sound and visuals fill the stunning venue to immerse viewers into an illusionary and perfectly put together body of work. A must-see for any students or art-lovers in the area! For further information please view Benjamin Oliver online.

Hansel & Gretel, 4th July until 16th August 2014, Williamson’s Park

If you love theatre with something a little different; head deep into the enchanted woods this summer with The Duke’s performance of the traditional tale of Hansel & Gretel. This magical twist on the classic story is suitable for all ages, with Williamson’s Park offering the perfect backdrop for the deliciously dark journey of forest creatures, bread crumbs, edible houses and baddies. Suitable for all ages over 5 years. To buy tickets please visit The Dukes website.


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Posted on June 25th, 2014