Get behind bars with Othello at Lancaster Prison

4:15pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

CULTURE lovers are to get the opportunity to experience one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays in what has been described as ‘possibily the most exclusive theatre in England’.

The Bard returns to The Dukes in Lancaster

4:35pm Thursday 16th January 2014

SHAKESPEARE’S lyrical Twelfth Night returns to The Dukes in Lancaster with Filter Theatre’s explosive take on this magical production.

Darwen director involved in fairytale summer

1:32pm Thursday 28th November 2013

A COLLECTION of some of the most popular family fairytales will be performed in the open air next summer as part of the Dukes Theatre’s new season.

Rally girl Hazel in theatre hot-seat

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: SWAPPING SEATS  Hazel Johnson

3:50pm Friday 11th January 2013

AS A rally driver Hazel Johnson is used to special stages — but she’s never had a more important stage to deal with than the one she faces next week.

REVIEW: 1725, Lancaster

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: 1725 at Lancaster

8:49am Monday 13th August 2012

A SPOT of tapas is enough to bring sunshine to even the most rainy of days in the North West.

Welcome is a great starter

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Silverdale Hotel

5:01pm Thursday 9th August 2012

SITUATED just up from the shore, The Silverdale Hotel offers a restaurant full of character and cheery staff.

A great spot to dispel the blues

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Ye Olde Fighting Cocks in Arnside

2:44pm Thursday 19th July 2012

AFTER returning home from holiday, tired and with no food in the cupboards, Ye Olde Fighting Cocks was the perfect place to relax.

Lancaster's Gatehouse is a place worth shouting about

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Lancaster's Gatehouse is a hidden gem

2:58pm Thursday 21st June 2012

IT’S always the quiet ones. Take, for example, Gatehouse Restaurant in Lancaster.

Review: Cinnamon Spice, Silverdale

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: REAL GEM: Tasty Indian food not over-spiced

5:04pm Wednesday 7th December 2011

WE MUST have looked hesitant, although I thought we were just being laid back.

Review: Ricky’s, Bolton-le-Sands

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Review: Ricky’s, Bolton-le-Sands

5:10pm Thursday 17th November 2011

I WAS dubious when I heard the Chinese restaurant I was going to was called Ricky’s – the name hardly oozed with authentic Asian roots.

Review: The Mill Inn, Lancaster

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Review: The Mill Inn, Lancaster

5:33pm Wednesday 16th November 2011

I WAS six hours into a bike ride with Jristos. It felt like my legs were about to drop off.

Review: Two @ Dukes Theatre, Lancaster

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Review: Two @ Dukes Theatre, Lancaster

11:50am Saturday 15th October 2011

TWO is a misleading title for The Duke's production of Jim Cartwright's gritty play as what audiences really get to enjoy is a wide and varied amount of characters during the two-hour story.

Review: 1725, Lancaster

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: MAGIC NUMBER: 1725 restaurant in Lancaster

3:37pm Wednesday 7th September 2011

ON a recent holiday in Spain, I visited many a tapas bar and ended up being, more often than not, disappointed by the fare on offer.

Review: The Royal Oak, Hornby

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: NAUTICAL THEME: The Royal Oak at Hornby is certainly ship-shape for diners

7:32pm Wednesday 31st August 2011

THERE’S something intriguing about the interior design of The Royal Oak at Hornby.

Review: Merlin and the Legend of King Arthur @ Williamson Park, Lancaster

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: PARK LIFE: John Cockerill stars as King Arthur in The Dukes production of Merlin and the Legend of King Arthur in Williamson Park, Lancaster

6:11pm Wednesday 20th July 2011

IT is a great shame this is the last year The Dukes produced its walking theatre, which has become a nationally-renowned event.

Review: Guy’s Eating Establishment, Billsborrow

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: BE SPOILT FOR CHOICE: An array of food venues on one site at Guy’s

4:54pm Tuesday 7th June 2011

ANYONE wanting to find some rootin’ tootin’ tasty food should get themselves down to Guy’s Thatched Hamlet, situated on the A6 south of Lancaster.

Review: The Greyhound Inn, Halton

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: GREAT FOOD: The Greyhound Inn at Halton is well worth a visit.

6:48pm Wednesday 20th April 2011

TUCKED away in north Lancashire is the village of Halton, home to a fine eatery which has built up a reputation stretching for miles around.

Review: Rise And Fall of Little Voice @ Dukes Theatre, Lancaster

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: NEW VOICE Rebecca with co-stars Eithne Brown and Keiran Flynn

5:22pm Friday 1st April 2011

The tragically humourous production of Little Voice has been brought back to life at The Dukes following its success in the West End last year with Lancashire’s Diana Vickers in the title role.

Review: Rotunda Bar, Midland Hotel, Morecambe

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: ART DECO ELEGANCE: The Rotunda Bar at the Midland Hotel, Morecambe

10:50am Saturday 12th March 2011

AUSTERITY measures be damned, I wanted glamour.

Review: Trojan Horse Greek Taverna and Grill, Lancaster

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: GRECIAN GIFT: Lancaster’s new Greek restaurant, Trojan Horse, in New Street

10:00am Thursday 3rd March 2011

Our mixture of mini meze dishes and grills was enough to feed a Trojan army, and its horse, but the bill, including a chilled bottle of pinot grigio, was under £40.

Review: Gregson Community and Arts Centre, Lancaster

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: OASIS IN THE DARK: The bright and cheery interior of the Gregson Community Centre

6:51pm Tuesday 8th February 2011

A LITTLE colour can go a long way towards banishing the winter blues.

Review: Redwell Inn, Arkholme

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: SPOT ON Great attention to details has been lavished on remodelling the Redwell Inn.

6:12pm Wednesday 2nd February 2011

THE Redwell Inn, between Arkholme and Over Kellet, is that sort of country inn you can so easily drive by without giving it a second thought.

Review: Quicksand @ The Dukes Theatre, Lancaster

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: FORBIDDEN LOVE Cristina Catalina (Elka) and Curtis Cole (Leo).

6:17pm Wednesday 2nd February 2011

Polish soup and family drama were served together in a play that offered its audience a fresh view of Morecambe Bay.

Review: The Accrington Pals @ Dukes Theatre, Lancaster

6:07pm Wednesday 2nd February 2011

HUMAN warmth and warfare combined in a performance that brought the lives of soldiers and civilians in the First World War out of dusty text books and under the spotlight.

Review: Silly Cow @ Dukes Theatre, Lancaster

5:50pm Wednesday 2nd February 2011

A RUTHLESS female journalist is turned on by actors she has slandered with harsh reviews. It was a plot to make any reviewer careful with her words.

Review: The Snow Queen @ Dukes Theatre, Lancaster

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Review: The Snow Queen @ Dukes Theatre, Lancaster

5:57pm Thursday 16th December 2010

CROWS, penguins and evil queens are but a few of the lively characters in this unique production of The Snow Queen.

Review: Burying Your Brother In The Pavement @ Dukes Theatre, Lancaster

9:30am Thursday 9th December 2010

WHEN the play was over there was a huge applause and a few worried faces.

Review: Miyabi, Lancaster

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: MAGICAL DISPLAY: Watching the food being prepared at Miyabi is almost as good as the meal itself

5:47pm Thursday 25th November 2010

MIYABI, I am told, is Japanese for “elegance”. It is sometimes used to refer to a heart-breaker.

Review: 1725, Lancaster

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: SPANISH SPIRIT: 1725 in Lancaster radiates with warmth

7:32pm Wednesday 17th November 2010

ESCAPING from an ambush from autumn’s torrential rain I plunged into 1725, in Lancaster, only to find a Spanish guarida awaiting me.

Review: The Vaccines @ Library, Lancaster

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: The Vaccines at Lancaster Library (November 6)

4:04pm Thursday 11th November 2010

NESTLED in the library bookshelves between local history and teenage fiction lies a treatment to cure any ailing music fan. The Vaccines have arrived.

Review: Twelfth Night @ Dukes, Lancaster

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Review: Twelfth Night @ Dukes, Lancaster

6:28pm Friday 5th November 2010

SHAKESPEARE would have been proud if he had seen the scores of eager faces that turned out to watch Twelfth Night last week.

Review: NICE Bar and Restaurant, Lancaster

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: POLITE: Coyly named perhaps?

10:09am Wednesday 20th October 2010

Sharply presented, fresh, colourful and interesting, each meal was more than its description suggested.

Review: The Plough, Galgate, Lancaster

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: PLOUGHING ON: The service at the Plough was warm and friendly, you need a good appetite

3:39pm Tuesday 12th October 2010

THE Plough, near Lancaster, offers an unusual mix between a traditional pub experience and a new swanky restaurant.

Review: Pizza Margherita, Lancaster

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: LOVELY: Pizza Margherita, Lancaster:

4:38pm Friday 8th October 2010

IT SEEMS like today most stores have reinvented themselves, broadened their product range and branched into various forms of the one-stop shop.

Review: The Golden Dragon, Lancaster

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: RARE TREAT: The Golden Dragon, Lancaster

5:16pm Thursday 16th September 2010

EATING out is becoming an even rarer treat these days, what with the economic meltdown and ever-increasing bills – never mind the fact that I am quite useless with budgeting my finances.

Review: The Gate House, Lancaster

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: EURO-FLAVOURS: The Gate House at White Cross

5:07pm Thursday 16th September 2010

BRINGING a touch of the Mediterranean to Lancaster, the Gate House at White Cross, serves up a combination of both a relaxed atmosphere and unusual yet tasty meal.

Review: The Pheasant Inn Casterton

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: DELIGHTFUL: The Pheasant Inn at Casterton

5:05pm Thursday 16th September 2010

I HAVE often driven past the Pheasant Inn at Casterton and wondered what it would be like to eat there. Now I know - it’s an absolute delight!

Review: The Plough Inn, Lupton

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: APPLAUSE: The Plough Inn at Lupton

4:54pm Thursday 16th September 2010

ONE of the reasons for my unashamed affection of food is its diversity.

Review: Crows Restaurant, Lancaster

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: STRANGE EVENING: Crows in Lancaster city centre

4:52pm Thursday 16th September 2010

MY visit to Crows Restaurant felt a bit uncanny.

Review: The Stork Inn, Conder Green

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: LOCAL LANDMARK: The Stork Inn at Conder Green

4:58pm Thursday 16th September 2010

NEVER judge a book by its cover goes the saying, but the beautiful exterior of The Stork Inn at Conder Green, Lancaster, is more than matched by its food, drink and service.

Review: Mung Mee, Lancaster

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: RELAXED: Mung Mee Restaurant in Lancaster

5:01pm Thursday 16th September 2010

I’VE spent most of my young life surviving on beans on burned toast, undercooked chips and strange scrambled egg concoctions that were supposed to be light french omelettes.

Review: The Water Witch, Lancaster

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: NAUTICAL FEEL: The canal-side Water Witch at Lancaster has a sophisticated atmosphere

4:32pm Thursday 16th September 2010

UPON entering the Water Witch in Lancaster the presence of the canal outside stays with you – with the pub’s wooden floors and open layout giving a distinct nautical impression that definitely lingers.

Review: White Cross, Lancaster

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: PLACE TO SAVOUR: The White Cross, Lancaster, a lovely canalside spot with a relaxed atmosphere

4:35pm Thursday 16th September 2010

SITTING my Grandma down on a low picnic bench outside of the White Cross pub in Lancaster, I worried the location was not going to suit all ages.

The Dukes takes on George Orwell's 1984

THE Dukes kicks-off its new theatre season tonight (Thursday) with the Lancaster venue and Northern Broadsides’ co-production of George Orwell’s 1984, featuring animation and specially composed music alongside the live action.

Lancaster's Comedy Club hosts another hilarious trio

LIVE comedy is well and truly on the world stage as a ‘must do’ entertainment event with a trio of hot acts on the circuit heading to Lancaster.

Dynamic dance festival takes to The Dukes stage

YOUNG dancers from across the region take to the stage at The Dukes tomorrow night (Friday, May 21) and Saturday, when the Lancaster venue hosts the 2010 Lancashire Youth Dance Festival.

Review: Sun Hotel and Bar, Lancaster

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: LEGENDARY: The Sun Hotel and Bar in Lancaster has quickly won a reputation for its food and drink quality.

4:34pm Wednesday 31st March 2010

A FAVOURITE haunt of mine is a once-ramshackle old pub which was reborn in 2003 in the heart of Lancaster.

Review: The Fenwick Country Pub and Kitchen, Claughton

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Review: The Fenwick Country Pub and Kitchen, Claughton

6:04pm Tuesday 23rd March 2010

FIRST impressions count and my wife, Heather, and I were made welcome from the moment we stepped into the Fenwick Country Pub and Kitchen.

Review: The Royal Hotel. Lancaster

Lancaster And Morecambe Citizen: Review: Lancaster, The Royal Hotel

4:41pm Wednesday 14th October 2009

IF you’re looking for a mouth-watering meal, relaxed ambience and an extensive selection of drinks, then Lancaster’s best-known tapas bar is the perfect choice.







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