Elsewhere in the city…

Like most festivals we have our ‘main stages’ and we have fringe events, here you can find details of some of the activities available away from our main venues

On Thursday…

Playing with Colours

This short introductory workshop will allow participants to work with acrylic paint and explore colour mixing; then with the basic skills learnt they will create a small painting they can take away. All materials will be provided and space will be limited to six people.

Sessions will take place on Thursday 19 September at King Street Studios 10 – 11.30 AM and 1 – 2.30 PM

To book your ticket please visit here

On Saturday…

Claver Hill Nature Trail

Claver Hill community have kindly arranged a self-guided walk through their community project. The walk is free to take part and is available between 1 -5pm on Saturday 21st September.

Claver Hill is next to Central High School Playing Fields. There is limited car parking but we do have bike racks and bus 10 gets you near to the site. The gate is opposite the only house on Ridge Lane below the high school.

The walk is self-guided with a leaflet but you can join a group if you prefer. There will be a group leaving at 2PM.  No tickets necessary just turn up, and bring some apples along if you want to use the apple press for some fresh juice! There is a café, compost toilet on site and a children’s colouring activity available.

Please wear sensible footwear.  If the weather has been wet recently, some areas can be muddy.  Some areas of the nature trail are not accessible for wheel chair users and may be difficult for the less mobile, especially if it has been wet.

The nature trail on Claver Hill is just under half a mile long.  If you wish you can extend to another half mile by crossing the road to follow Newton Beck through the woods.  Claver Hill is a Community Food Growing Project with recently planted trees.  The walk follows the perimeter of the 6 acre site, passing by Bee and Butterfly Haven, hedge rows, bird hide, forage path, and then weaves its way through the Spud Club passing an Edible Flower Garden, Herb Garden, and a Huegel Kultur bed.  We share the land with many small mammals, deer, and birds.

Neuro Drop In Centre Lancaster

On Saturday 21st September 11-4pm they are having a pop up drop in day with Tai Chi , art classes singing and neuro physio happening on the day with the bistro open for light snacks and drinks.

The Neuro Drop In Centre, Stone Row Head, Lancaster. (just next to Lancaster HMP)

There is a bistro open and will have tea, coffee and a basic menu available. The centre consists of a large accessible room with a classroom and toilets.

Car parking freely available in close proximity to the centre.

Anti-Slavery event

Visit Dalton Square – Walk through the Journey to Freedom Exhibition and learn about some of the key issues around modern slavery. You will listen to victim accounts and experience some of the conditions that victims are forced to endure as you walk through a number of rooms which identify the differing strands of slavery.

On Sunday…..


We will be running an adult and junior korfball tournament on Sunday 22nd September at University of Cumbria Sports Centre (the two competitions will be on different pitches but in the same hall).

The junior tournament is for ages 7-12 (Years 3-7) and the adult tournament for ages 18+. Teams should be made up of 4 players (2 male and 2 female) or players can register as individuals and we will ensure that they are included in a team.

By running the two tournaments concurrently, we are hoping to encourage families to participate together as well as, with schools, having staff teams competing alongside their pupils. Korfball is a fast-paced team ball sport, similar to basketball and netball but designed to promote gender equality.

Players can register for the junior tournament at: https://forms.gle/yWmwmjDkN2nXwRNd9

or for the adult one at:  https://forms.gle/Lo3x17sgHJGycjFq9

or by emailing [email protected]