The Dukes Artistic Director, Joe Sumsion, keeps an eye on his star attraction as some other dogs attempt to steal the limelight.

A Twist In Bullseye’s Tale

We’ve certainly hit the Bullseye with our new version of Oliver Twist currently wending its way around Williamson Park!   Thousands of people have already enjoyed our latest outdoor walkabout show which runs until August 15 and one particular character has his own fan base – of the doggy variety. Bill...

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Films For Thought

We have a thought provoking range of DukesDocs lined up this August and September. DukesDocs are a popular strand at The Dukes, presenting the best new documentary films from around the world. The controversial new film about the life of Amy Winehouse will be screened on August 1,3 and 4...

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The Dukes Honorary Patrons Christine Mackie, Cherylee Houston and Sarah Lancashire - Copy

Star Support For The Dukes

Our three Honorary Patrons met for the first time on Friday to support our fundraising drive and see our outdoor production of Oliver Twist. BAFTA winning Sarah Lancashire, Coronation Street star Cherylee Houston and Lancaster-based actor Christine Mackie attended a patrons reception in the Ashton Memorial before the show. All...

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Sarah Lancashire, The Dukes first Honorary Patron

Sarah Lancashire In The Spotlight

We’ll be delighted to welcome BAFTA Awardwinning actor, Sarah Lancashire to The Dukes this Friday. Sarah, who is one of our Honorary Patrons, will be taking part in an Actor’s Studio when she will be talking about her career and answering questions from the audience. The event, which takes place...

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Artist Proves Oil And Water Can Mix

A Lancashire-born artist whose passion for painting began in the Sixties is staging a summer exhibition in our gallery. John Baldwin learned his craft at Leeds Arts School whose alumni include Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth and Damien Hirst. He was drawn into the music scene there and ran a psychedelic...

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A scene from Oliver Twist with Jerome Thompson(Oliver) and Victoria Brazier(Mr Fang) - Copy

Let’s Twist!

It’s taken months of preparation but we’re excited to announce that our outdoor walkabout production of Oliver Twist is just about to open! Our new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ popular story takes to Williamson Park tomorrow and it promises plenty of twists and turns. All your favourite characters – Oliver,...

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Lancashire Young Film Makers Awards 2015

Are you: Interested in film making? Aged under 26? Looking for an opportunity to showcase your talent? Want to see your finished film shown to an audience on the big screen? This summer, as part of The Dukes Takeover 2015, we’re holding a competition for all young filmmakers in and...

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Film Fun In The Park

It’s not just top quality outdoor drama we’re bringing to Williamson Park this summer… We’re also planning a season of outdoor film screenings. The magic of cinema can be experienced in the atmospheric Dell from August 19-22 at 8.30pm. This special series of screenings follows our cinema’s successful debut in...

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