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Ribble Valley Borough Council

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Clitheroe Bridge Club - Thursday Evenings

Date: 1st May 2014 - 29th May 2014

Every week

Location: Chatburn Village School Hall

Time: 19:15

Cost: £1.50 members, £2.50 visitors

Improvers and experienced players are welcome.

For further details contact 01254 877256.

Open Mike/Jam Night

Date: 1st May 2014

Location: The Dog Inn Whalley

Time: 21:00

Cost: N/A

Open Mike Night from 9pm - Everyone welcome to come down and do something or just listen. Email attydoghouse@gmail.com for more info

Stepping Out - Thursday Afternoons

Date: 1st May 2014

Location: Marles Wood

Time: 13:30

Cost: Free

These walks will involve off road walking, stiles and gradients. They will be 5-7 miles long. Please allow 2-3 hours to complete. Enq 01200 414484.

Stepping Out - Friday Leg Stretchers

Date: 2nd May 2014

Location: Platform Gallery

Time: 13:30

Cost: Free

These walks will be at a moderate pace. They may involve stiles, and steps, off road walking and gradients. Allow up to an hour and a half to complete. Enq 01200 414484.

Also on 09/05/2014.

Library Theatre Touring Company presents ‘Weekend Breaks’ by John Godber

Date: 3rd May 2014

Location: Whalley Village Hall

Time: 19:30

Cost: £6 tickets

Tickets available from Whalley Post Office, Jim’s Garage, 21 King Street Whalley or David Balfour telephone 01254 822350, or at the door (subject to availability)

Martin, a budding novelist and would be stand-up comic invites his parents away for the weekend. He may be over 30, divorced and have children but to them he is still the seven year old who picked his nose in the nativity play.

Martin believes his parents are totally embarrassing; his Dad won't eat after 7 'cause he gets wind, his Mum thinks her ears will bleed if she gets too much fresh air... and they both do the 'slosh' in public! Martin may harbour socialist and humanitarian ideals but his parents are driving him to murderous distraction. Will he or won't he, that is the question.

With his unique, incisive humour, Godber shows a mastery of capturing the awkwardness of a family with not just a generation gap but a class divide as well, since Martin - the son of a miner - has married into the refined southern bourgeoisie... exactly the kind of people, in fact, who would drip condescension about Godber plays. As stoical, long-suffering father Len (Roger Cook) and incessantly complaining mother Joan (Debbie Kelly) demonstrate their love of Martin (Michael Brooksbank) by driving him to distraction with their banality, nit-picking and repetition, he decides to kill them - only to be pre-empted by Joan's heart attack.

Author John Godber was born the son of a miner in Upton, West Yorkshire. He trained as a teacher of drama at Bretton Hall College. He has won five Edinburgh Fringe First Awards and in 1984 won the Laurence Olivier Comedy of the Year Award for UP 'n' UNDER.

Don't forget we have a bar with excellent very reasonably priced wine, beer and soft drinks.

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