Raise a glass at this year’s CAMRA beer festival

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Clitheroe’s annual Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) festival is being staged in Clitheroe this weekend.

The festival, which is in its 11th year, will be held at St Michael and St John’s Parish Centre in Lowergate from noon to 11 pm on Friday and Saturday. It is £3 to enter, but free if you are a CAMRA member.

Featuring more than 50 real ales, as well as a range of ciders and perries, there will also be bottled beer from Europe and beyond.

This year’s theme is “Pals battalions” and showcases breweries from towns and cities that raised local units that went on to fight their first battle on the Somme. There will also be several beers brewed in East Lancashire and some newcomers as well.

There will be live music on both nights with Starfish, two blokes playing songs from Cockney Rebel to Joni Mitchell, The Beatles to Travis, playing on Friday, and Matt Frayne (acoustic early evening session), followed by the Ranting Lads, an Irish/folk rock group, playing on Saturday.