What’s On Friday 6th January

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Don’t miss our What’s On section for all the best in entertainment across the Fylde coast.

Attractions

BLACKPOOL MODEL VILLAGE. Take a big look around this tiny world which recreates English life from times gone by. East Park Drive, Blackpool. Open daily 10am. Details (01253) 763827.

MADAME TUSSAUDS. The best of British celebrities. More information www.madametussauds.com/blackpool. Central Promenade, Blackpool. 10am to 4.30pm. Details, (01253) 299483

SEA LIFE CENTRE. More information www.sealife.co.uk/blackpool. Golden Mile, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 621258.

BLACKPOOL TOWER BALLROOM. Open daily except for special events. More information www.the blackpooltower.com. Blackpool Tower, Central Promenade, Blackpool. Details, (0844) 8561000.

BLACKPOOL TOWER DUNGEON. Open daily. More information www.the blackpooltower.com. Blackpool Tower, Central Promenade, Blackpool. (01253) 622242

BLACKPOOL TOWER EYE. Open daily. More information www.the blackpooltower.com. Blackpool Tower, Central Promenade, Blackpool. (0844) 8561000

BLACKPOOL TOWER JUNGLE JIM’S. More information www.the blackpooltower.com. Blackpool Tower, Central Promenade, Blackpool. Details, (0844) 8561000.

BLACKPOOL ZOO AND DINOSAUR SAFARI. Home to more than 400 animals as well as 32 different dinosaurs. Daily from 10am. East Park Drive, Blackpool. Details (01253) 830830.

FARMER PARR’S ANIMAL WORLD. Rare breeds galore. Wyrefield Farm, Rossall Lane and Fleetwood Road, Fleetwood. Daily, 10am to 5pm. Details, (01253) 874389.

RIPLEYS BELIEVE IT OR NOT. Two floors of interactive exhibitions and displays. Blackpool Pleasure Beach, South Shore. Daily from 10am. Details, (0871) 2221234.

Theatre and shows

ALL LEYE WANTS FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU. Back by popular demand Leye D Johns, Phil Jeffries, the Viva Showgirls and Darren Coulton in a festive party night. The Cabaret Lounge, The Layton, Westcliffe Drive, Layton. Ends January 8. Box office, (01253) 352301.

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK. The venue’s first semi professional pantomime. Cast includes comedian Tom Bright as the Dame and Karen Roberts as The Princess plus hard working youngsters from the Blackpool and Fylde Dance Academy. Thornton Little Theatre, Four Lane Ends, Thornton. Ends today 2pm. Box office, (01253) 858529.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. The youngsters from the Rainbow Dance Studios with their annual festive production. Lowther Pavilion, West Coast, Lytham. And Saturday.

FUNNY GIRLS CHRISTMAS SHOW. Tinsel and glitter and all the usual frolics. Funny Girls, Dickson Road, Blackpool. Ends January 8. Box office, 0844 2472665.

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS. The Library Theatre Company at the Lowry present Kenneth Grahame’s classic adapted for the stage by Alan Bennett. Directed by Chris Honer. The Lowry, Salford Quays, Greater Manchester. Ends January 14. Box office, 0843 2086000.

THE BFG. David Wood’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic story directed by Joe Sumsion. The Dukes. Moor Lane, Lancaster. Ends January 7. Box office, (01524) 589000.

THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ. Elizabeth Newman directs her way down the Yellow Brick Road in this adaptation of the L. Frank Baum favourite. Octagon Theatre, Howell Croft South, Bolton. Ends January 14. Box office, (01204) 520661.

YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU. George S Kaufman and Moss Hart’s screwball 1930s Broadway comedy hit revived. Royal Exchange Theatre, St Anns Square, Manchester. Monday to Friday, 7.30pm. Saturday 4 and 8pm. Also Wednesday matinees 2.30pm. Box office, (0161) 8339833.

SINDERFELLA. Blackpool-based Alice Barry (Lillian from Shameless) and full outrageous cast in an adult’s only pantomime. Dancehouse Theatre, Oxford Road, Manchester. Ends January 7. Box office, 0161 2379753 (after 4pm)

SCROOGE. Tommy Steele returns yet again to the role that he has made his own in this musical based on Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. The Lowry, Salford Quays, Greater Manchester. Times vary. Ends January 7. Box office, 0843 2086000.

Pubs and bars

PARTY NIGHT AND KARAOKE. With Stephen Pierre. Nellie Deans, North Promenade, Blackpool. Free admission, open to late. Also Saturday.

DISCO NIGHT AND KARAOKE. The Gynn, Gynn Square, Blackpool. Also Saturday. 8pm to 1am.

DJ DARRELL LORD. R&B, chart, party and all things dance. Bar 19 Queen Street, Blackpool. 9pm to 4am.

CABARET NIGHT. Live act weekly. Four Lane Ends, Hawes Side Lane, Marton.

JOE CURRAN’S WEEKEND WARM UP. Nostalgic tunes, giant beats and humour. The Castle, Central Drive, Blackpool. 5 to 10pm.

REVOLUTION FRIDAY NIGHT. Neil Smallridge plays house, electro and club classic disco. Revolution, Market Street, Blackpool. 8pm to 3am.

FUNKY FRIDAY. With Steve Warren. Yates’s, Market Street, Blackpool.

DEREK THE IRISH LEPRECHAUN. Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Queens Promenade, Bispham. Afternoon.

FUN FACTORY. With DJ Doug E. Love. Walkabout, Queen Street, Blackpool. To 3am.

JOE DAVIS DISCO AND KARAOKE. The Excelsior, Lytham Road, South Shore.

GALLEON BAND. Resident house band plus guests – swing. blues and beyond.. The Galleon, Abingdon Street, Blackpool. Also Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Free entry.

GUEST ACTS. Churchill’s, Topping Street. Blackpool.

ROXY HART AND BONNIE LA BLUE. Cabaret all night. Free admission before 9.30pm. Roxy’s, Queen Street, Blackpool.

FRIDAY NIGHT EXPERIENCE. With DJ Banksy. Rumours, Talbot Square, Blackpool. 10pm to 4am.

UPFRONT FRIDAY. Deeper house djs from the UK and Ibiza. Bar 137, Church Street, Blackpool. 1am.

JIMMY DAY. Che Bar, Talbot Square, Blackpool.

DISCO NIGHT. Papa Greywolf. Bay Horse Hotel, Station Road, Thornton.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT. Rota of weekly acts. Scruffy Murphy’s, Corporation Street, Blackpool. And Saturday.

Dance

RUSSIAN STATE BALLET & ORCHESTRA OF SIBERIA. The first of three productions – La Fille mal gardee. Grand Theatre, Church Street, Blackpool. 7.30pm.

Social clubs

NICKY MILLAR. Stanley Road WMC, Stanley Road, (off Hornby Road), Blackpool. Details, (01253) 621168.

SIDE BY SIDE. Duple Social Club, 96a Bond Street, South Shore. Details, (01253) 341647.

STEVE VALENTINE. Brun Grove WMC and Institute, 1 Brun Grove (off Ansdell Road), Blackpool. Details, (01253) 762186.

TONY JAMES. Layton Institute, Westcliffe Drive, Layton. Details, (01253) 391774.

BEN BELLUSHI. Blackpool’s Number One Club, Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 341441.

SHAUNA. WOW Factor finalist. Bispham Con. Club, Red Bank Road, Bispham. Details, (01253) 357519.

HELEN LOUISE. Bloomfield Club, 128 Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 344583.

JOHN GILLAN. Cleveleys Men’s Club, Slinger Road, Cleveleys. Details, (01253) 853219.

STEVE MCKNIGHT. Highfield Road & Rec., 79 Highfield Road, South Shore. Details, (01253) 342389.

ABBA MANIA. Thornton Cleveleys Wings Club. 135, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys. Details (01253) 852709.

DJ KIERAN. Plus karaoke. North Shore Sports and Social Club, Cross Street, Blackpool.

Cabaret

SOUL AND MOTOWN NIGHT. Featuring the venue’s own resident soul band plus guests. Sands Venue, Central Promenade, Blackpool.

CABARET. Karaoke with DJ Kieron (2 until 6pm) then James Reay.Mardi Gras, Talbot Road, Blackpool.

CABARET SHOW. With Miss Lee Star and vocals from Tim James. Lucy’s @ Tobago, Talbot Road, Blackpool. From 9pm.

Karaoke

KARAOKE CONTEST. Heats every Friday and Saturday. Grand final on January 21 with £1000 and £250 to be won. The Ardwick, Foxhall Road, Blackpool.

AFTERNOON KARAOKE. With Kieron. Mardi Gras, Talbot Road, Blackpool.

KARAOKE. The Townsman, Topping Street, Blackpool.

KARAOKE WITH RAY AND THE GANG. Ma Kelly’s Stanley Arms, Chapel Street, Blackpool. From 7pm.

KARAOKE. With Mark Michaels. Frankie’s Bar, Ma Kelly’s Station, Talbot Road, Blackpool. From 9pm.

KARAOKE NIGHT. The Albert, Lytham Road, South Shore.

KARAOKE. Daily session. Chubby’s Bar, The Promenade, Blackpool. From 9am to 6pm.

KARAOKE. Knobby’s Bar. West Street, Blackpool. And Thursday, Friday and Saturday. From 7pm.

KARAOKE. And Play Your Cards Right. Christ The King Social Centre, Chepstow Road, Blackpool.

KARAOKE ROADSHOW. Bloomfield Hotel, Ansdell Road, Blackpool.

KARAOKE. With R Mark. Seven Stars Hotel, Hallgate, Stalmine.

KARAOKE and decades Disco. With the Steve Linz. The Dickens Inn, Cleveleys. 7.30pm to midnight.

KARAOKE. 3,000 songs to choose from. The Ramsden Arms, Talbot Road, Blackpool.

THE CAROLOKE ZONE. With Carol Hartwell. The Sandyforth Arms (formerly Last Orders), Trunnah Road, Thornton.

JAY’s KARAOKE. Prizes and bargain priced meals. The Newton Arms. Normoss.

KARAOKE AND PLAY YOUR CARDS RIGHT. With Dave, Emma and Sean. The Highfield, Highfield Road, South Shore. 9pm to midnight.

KARAOKE PARTY TIME. With host Sam. The Duke of York, Dickson Road, Blackpool. From 9pm.

KARAOKE PARTY NIGHT. Choose from over 50,000 songs. The Cherry Blossom Hotel, Warley Road, North Shore. From 9.30pm.

KARAOKE DISCO. Over 40,000 tracks. The Sandpiper, Cleveleys Avenue, Cleveleys.

KARAOKE. With DJ Marki. The Rose & Crown, Corporation Street, Blackpool. 8pm.

BULL KARAOKE ROADSHOW. The Albert, Lytham Road, South Shore.

Quizzes

QUIZ NIGHT. The Tramway, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys. 9.30 to 11pm.

BIG MICK’S FUN QUIZ. The Squirrel, Bispham Road, Bispham.

Country and line dancing

COUNTRY & WESTERN NIGHT. New venue. The Outpost, Fleetwood Rugby Club, Melbourne Avenue, Fleetwood. Details, (01253) 826120.

LANCASHIRE ROSE LINE DANCE CLUB. All Hallows Parish Church, Bispham. 2 to 4pm. Community Centre, Breck Road, Poulton. 2 to 4pm and Broadway Rooms, St Nicholas’s Church, Broadway, Fleetwood. 7.30 to 10.30pm. Details, (07766) 310260.

FANCY FEET LINE DANCE. Parish Rooms, Headroomgate Road, St Annes. 10am to noon. Details, (07984)188972.

Social and other dancing

POPULAR & SOCIAL SEQUENCE. With Brian and Maureen. Senior Citizens Hall, Victoria Road, Cleveleys. 7 to 10pm. Details, (01253) 873122.

BELLY DANCING. Ladies only – all ages, shapes and level welcome. 6.30 to 7.30pm. St Chad’s Church Hall, Vicarage Road, Poulton. Details, (01253) 394830 or 07811 189980.

BELLYDANCING FOR BEGINNERS. For ladies and children of all ages, shapes and sizes. The Junction, Beacon Hill Family Centre, Warbreck Hill Road, Blackpool. 4.15 to 5.15pm. Details, (07811) 189980 or (01253) 883877.

ADULT DANCE CLASSES. Class Act Theatre School, Holy Family Church Hall, Links Road, North Shore. 7pm.

CHILDRENS DANCE CLASSES. United Reformed Church, Queensway, Poulton and Womens’ Institute, Great Eccleston.. Details, (07792) 410390.

UP TO DATE SEQUENCE. St Cuthbert’s Parish Church Hall, Church Road, Lytham. 2 to 4pm. Details, (07765) 554877.

SEQUENCE DANCE CLUB. Old favourites and new dances. Dean Street Memorial Hall, South Shore. 7 to 10pm. Details, (01253)863693.

SEQUENCE. Tuition, 10 to 11am. Sequence dancing until 12.45pm. With David and Rita Harrod. St Christopher’s Parish Centre, Hawes Side Lane, Marton. Details, (01253) 356284.

STREET DANCE AND BREAK DANCE. Mimi Dance presents sessions for under 10’s at 5.30pm. Sessions for over 10’s at 6.30pm. ECN Bodyworks. Chiswick Grove, Marton. Details, 07584 359310.

ADULT STREET DANCE WORKOUT. Mimi Dance presents sessions for adults at 6.30pm. ECN Bodyworks. Chiswick Grove, Marton. Details, 07584 359310.

Keep fit

OVER 50S EXERCISE CLASS. United Reformed Church Hall, Rossall Road (next to Cleveleys Library), Cleveleys. 11am to noon. Details, (01253) 853295.

AEROBICS. Over 50s. United Reformed Church Hall, near Cleveleys Library, Cleveleys. 2 to 3pm. Details, (01253) 853295.

BLT. Bums, legs and tums. Tiptoes Theatre School, Collingwood Place, Layton. 9.30 to 10.30am. Details, (07951) 012888.

MUAY THAI. Thai boxing. Pure Impact Fitness Studio, Dover Road, South Shore. 7 to 8.30pm. Details (07928) 128674.

MEND. Free, fun fitness programme for seven to 13 year olds. Poulton Community Centre, Breck Road, Poulton. 5 to 7pm. Fleetwood Lofthouse YMCA, Fleetwood. 5 to 7pm. And St Annes YMCA. Details, (01253) 882105.

IYENGAR YOGA CLASS. For men and women, equipment provided. St Mary Michael’s Social Centre, Castle Lane, Garstang. 1 to 2.30pm. Details, (01253) 399495.

PHOENIX TAE KWONDO. All ages welcome. Vida, Garstang Road, Blackpool. 6 to 7pm. Details, (07963) 104353.

TAI CHI. All levels. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 10 to 11.30am. Details, (01253) 724117.

PILATES. With Lisa. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 11am to noon; Palatine Leisure Centre, St Annes Road, South Shore. 10 to 11am. Details, (01253) 403273.

Others

THORNTON CLEVELEYS YOUTH THEATRE. Weekly rehearsals. New members aged 10 to 18 always welcome. Operatic Hall, Ritherham Avenue, Cleveleys. More details, (01253) 864089.

GIRLGUIDINg. Fun, games, challenges, craft, sleepovers and camps. 5th Blackpool Brownies 6 to 7.30pm, Guides 7.45 to 9.30pm St Paul’s Worship Centre, Edgerton Road, Blackpool; Norbreck Senior Section meet alternate Fridays 8 to10pm All Hallows Church Hall in the Shippon, All Hallows Road, Bispham. Details 352098.

BRIDGE CLUBS. Gazette Bridge Club – friendly duplicate bridge. The Wainwright Club, Hornby Road, Blackpool. 7pm; Lytham Bridge Club – friendly, beginners and improvers bridge 1.30pm, friendly duplicate bridge – 7.15pm. Lytham Bridge Club, Pembroke Road, Lytham; Clifton Bridge Club. Ansdell Institute, Woodlands Road, Ansdell. 7.30pm.

GOLDEN CIRCLE OF LIGHT. Clairvoyance awareness evening and psychic development. 478 Lytham Road (next to Arnold School), South Shore. 7.30pm.

COMMUNITY COFFEE MORNINGS. St Peter’s Community Centre, Lytham Road, South Shore. 10.30am to noon.

ART CLUBS. Blackpool Art Society – general painting ,9.30am and 2pm. The Studio. Wilkinson Avenue (off Woodland Grove). Blackpool; Art Workshop Class. Frank Townend Community Centre, Kensington Road, Cleveleys. 9am to noon; Windmill Art Society. All abilities welcome. Frank Townend Centre, Beach Road, Cleveleys. 1 to 3pm.