Lancaster's Spotlight Club... a live-writing venue in Lancaster, UK dedicated to bringing new and different writing, performers, readers and musicians to the stage.

Site Updated Monday 8th January 2018

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Spotlight's literary cabaret is normally held on
the 3rd Friday of each month in the auditorium at...

Next Spotlight

Will Be At The Storey

Friday January 19th

Doors Open 7.00pm

Event ends 10pm


 New Year Message 


It's that time again - soon comes round, doesn't it? -

No, not Christmas - Spotlight's need to renew its funding!

Two years since the Arts Council didn't, then did, renew our

funding the money's nearly all gone again on Spotlight gigs,

workshops and projects. We're now applying for new funding

but in the meantime we'll keep going on a wing and a

prayer - and a superb benefit fund-raiser scheduled for

February! Line-up so far has generous offers to perform for

free from Basil Ransome-Davies, the fabulous  Kim Moore -

2016 winner of the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize - 

and The Low Countries.

Watch this space for further details! 



Our Aims 


  - was founded in 1995 to
    promote and encourage the
    development and performance
    of new writing in the North

  - dedicated to encouraging
    new writing at the grass

        - encourages diversity and we welcome every genre of
          writing from the comic to the cosmic

        - operates at all times within accepted guidelines on
          equal opportunity.

Hunting Originals

 Spotlight is a cave of ideas, 
always on the hunt for new and 
experimental writers and 
performers at it's 
Open Mic spots. 

On the 3rd Friday of every 
month the event gives a 
platform to poets, writers, 
comedians, ranters and 

It's a dynamic platform on 
which a wide variety of aspiring 
writers are positively encouraged to experiment with words,
music and performance.                                            



  Each Spotlight event opens with
  an Open Mic session (7.15 -
  7.45pm) featuring six 5 minute
  spots open to anyone. As these
  are very popular you may want
  to e-mail to book an Open Mic
  spot in advance:
  Plus: Open Mic performers are
  admitted half-price!

  Following the Open Mic session,
  Spotlight showcase 4 different
  writers and 2 music acts which
  feature some of the best writing
  and musicianship in the region!

 Lancaster Spotlight
 is funded by:

 Arts Council

 and supported by:

 Morecambe Town



 Spotlight works in close association with





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