Rae shines her light for First Friday event

Blackpool singer songwriter Rae Morris
Blackpool singer songwriter Rae Morris
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Blackpool singer/songwriter Rae Morris will be joining this week’s First Friday events in Lancaster and Morecambe.

For the first time events will run throughout the district as well as in Lancaster city centre.

There’ll be a musical start with Rock The Square from 4.30pm to 6.30pm when young singers and bands from DT3 in Lancaster and More Music in Morecambe will perform in Lancaster Market Square.

From 6.30pm to 7.30pm, celebrate the 10th anniversary of Ludus Youth Dance Company with a Dance Triple Bill at Ludus Dance Studio in King Street, Lancaster.

This free event will be a showcase for dancers aged 14 to 19 who are auditioned annually throughout the region. If drama and adventure are what you’re after, there’s a performance of Treasure Island at The Dukes at 7pm. The show is ticketed but there will be free music in the bar before the show.

There will also be two First Friday events outside of Lancaster.

There’s a free return bus from Lancaster to The Hothouse in Morecambe to see the Stages Live gig which runs from 7 to 10.30pm.

Rae Morris, who has recently signed to Atlantic Records, will be headlining the only UK gig on her European tour, and she will be supported by Katy Pickles.

For more information about the bus and tickets ring (01524) 831997.

And if you fancy a trip to the Lune Valley to celebrate the achievements of young and aspiring artists from the district and beyond, Green Close Studios in Melling is hosting the 1625 launch which is a free event from 7.30pm.

First Fridays are organised to promote Lancaster Arts City. They aim to offer a range of mainly free events encouraging residents and visitors alike to try out something new on the arts scene.

There’s also a new Lancaster Arts City free app which can be downloaded by registering at www.artscity.co.uk

It includes helpful search features and a map featuring participating venues such as Lancaster Grand Theatre and The Platform in Morecambe. For more information on Lancaster Arts City, First Fridays and the free app, visit www.artscity.co.uk