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Dance delight at the festival

Young dancers had their talents judged by a Royal Ballet School teacher when they competed at the annual Luther Greenwood dance festival at Colne. Jayne Cooper, a former musical theatre dancer and cruise line choreographer who currently teaches at the Royal Ballet...

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Best in the North West! 

Teenage dancer Clara Burnie flew the flag for Colne Luther Greenwood Festival and won a top North West regional trophy. Clara (pictured), from Burnley, won a crop of first prizes at Colne’s annual dance competition in May 2015 and was invited to represent the festival...

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Town’s link with Titanic

The town of Colne, home to the Luther Greenwood Memorial Festival, has a never-to-be-forgotten link to the Titanic disaster of April 15th, 1912. Wallace Hartley, bandmaster on the ill-fated White Star liner, was born in Colne, grew up in the town and developed his...

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Natalie’s early steps to fame

She was a sensation on TV’s Strictly Come Dancing, but did you know that Natalie Gumede gave some of her earliest dance performances at the Luther Greenwood Festival in Colne? Long before she made her name as Kirsty Soames in Coronation Street, Natalie was competing...

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