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    Festive Film Is Right Up Your Street

    There will be lots of festive fun at our final dementia friendly film screening of the year. Miracle on 34th Street(U) will be screened at 2pm on December 10 and seasonal songs will be performed in the interval by Helen Longworth, who is also appearing in our production of Peter...

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    The Dukes Scratch Night

    Following on from the success of our September 2018 Scratch evening; we’re now welcoming applications for our next Scratch event on Friday 18 January 2019. Each of the performances in our BASE Scratch Night will last up to 20 minutes and we’ll aim to programme up to four in the...

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    Ian McKellen To Make His Dukes Debut

    We are excited to announce that Sir Ian McKellen will make his Dukes debut next May to celebrate his 80th birthday year. The acclaimed actor of stage and screen will bring his new solo show here on May 28, 2019 – just three days after his actual birthday – during...

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    Nurses Needed For Caring Theatre Project

    We are helping a high flying nurse to celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS in an unusual way. Jen Street is a bank nurse mainly working in the Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary but she also has circus skills under her belt. She plans to combine...

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    Still Me Toolkit

    Still Me is a person-centred, participative multi-arts group for people living with dementia and their caregivers.  It is one strand of A Life More Ordinary, a dementia arts programme here at The Dukes, which aims to offer greater choice, and accessibility to the creative arts for people living with dementia,...

  • From left, Alison Dodd, Jane Meacham and Diane Sheron from Stepping Stones with The Dukes Creative Learning and Outreach Manager, Vicky Fletcher at the exhibition

    Read All About A New Comics Exhibition

    Our awardwinning comics project helping young people to improve their literacy is being celebrated with an exhibition here at The Dukes. The Comic Literacy Project is part of our Cultural Partnership with Lancaster University which provides cultural outreach activities to young people, especially those facing barriers to education. The Partnership...

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    Beautiful Thing Hits The High Notes

    Our very own community choir will take you back to the Sixties and Nineties when it appears in Beautiful Thing from next Tuesday. The choir was recruited from across the Lancaster district and has been rehearsing with More Music’s Artistic Director, Loz Kaye for performances which take place until November...

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    Light Up Your Life This November!

    We are proud to be heavily involved with Light Up Lancaster at the start of what’s looking like a very busy November for the city. The Dukes has been a part of Light Up Lancaster since it began five years ago through its membership of Lancaster Arts Partnership. And the...

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    Peter Pan Cast Fly In!

    We’re excited to report that the cast of Peter Pan have flown in today! Helen Longworth and Dora Rubinstein will be familiar to those of you who came along to last year’s production of Aladdin and they will be joined by Dukes newbies, Gareth Morgan, Jason Patel and Henry Mettle....

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    Comedy Classic In The Castle Cells

     We’ve organised special screenings in Lancaster Castle’s dungeons as part of a new season of classic comedy films. Two screenings of Mel Brooks’ iconic comedy Young Frankenstein(12A) will be held on November 15 at 6pm and 8.30pm in this spooky location and a few surprises are promised too. In this...