Don’t miss our What’s On section for all the best in entertainment across the Fylde Coast
blackpool model village and gardens. Now converted back to its 1972 layout. East Park Drive, Blackpool. And Sunday, 9am to 4pm.
Madame Tussauds. The best of British celebrities. Open daily for more information and opening times please visit www.madametussauds.com/blackpool. Central Promenade, Blackpool. Tel: (01253) 299483
SEA LIFE Blackpool. Open daily for more information and opening times please visit www.visitsealife.com/blackpooL. Central Promenade, Blackpool. Tel: (01253) 621258.
The Blackpool Tower Ballroom. Open daily (except when booked for events) for more information please visit www.theblackpooltower.com. Blackpool Tower, Central Promenade, Blackpool. Tel:0844 8561000.
The Blackpool Tower Dungeon. Open daily for more information please visit www.theblackpooltower.com. The Blackpool Tower, Central Promenade, Blackpool. Tel: (01253) 622242
The Blackpool Tower Eye. Open daily for more information please visit www.theblackpooltower.com. The Blackpool Tower, Central Promenade, Blackpool. Tel: 0844 8561000
The Blackpool Tower Jungle Jim’s. Open daily for more information please visit www.theblackpooltower.com. The Blackpool Tower, Central Promenade, Blackpool. Tel: 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.
PENNY FARM RESCUE & REHABILITATION CENTRE. Meet the horses and ponies. Visitor centre, guided tours. Free entry. Preston New Road, Peel. Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 4pm. Details, (01253) 766095.
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
the gruffalo. The Gruffalo is the perfect family treat with plenty of songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3+ and their grown-ups. The Grand Theatre, Church Street, Blackpool. 1.30pm.
macbeth. Illyria will play all the roles with a cast of just five as they make their second visit of the summer with one of Shakespeare’s most famous dramas. Gates open 6pm for picnics, bring your own seating. Tickets in advance £13, concessions £10/£6.50. Lytham Hall, Lytham. Details 736552.
viva spring show. Leye D Johns, Phil Jeffries & the Viva Showgirls. Viva!, 3 Church Street, Blackpool.
mamma mia. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone’s having the time of their lives! Opera House, Church Street, Blackpool. (((Ends 14 Sept))))
(((from july 15))))the glam-mantics 70s and 80s decades show. The best music from two iconic eras combine in a fun for all the family show. Sands Venue, The Promenade, Blackpool. (Until October 28.)
Folk, Irish and country
COUNTRY & WESTERN NIGHT. With line dancing. Bispham Conservative Club, Red Bank Road, Bispham.
Pubs and bars
disco/karaoke. with DJ Frankie. The Old Brige House, Lytham Road, South Shore. 2pm-6pm.
singles club. New club to meet new friends for a friendly chatty evening. The Fairhaven, Clifton Drive South, Fairhaven. 7.30pm.
quiz and bingo. Free supper, win up to £500. Churchill’s, Topping Street, Blackpool. 8.30pm.
pizza night. Deals on oven baked pizzas made on the premises. The Blue Room, Church Street, Blackpool.
music nights. With barman Kevin, take along your favourite CD, a range of different music, drinks promotions. Lucy’s @ Tobago, 69-71 Talbot Road, Blackpool.
nico. The Ruskin Hotel, Albert Road, Blackpool.
sky sports live, two boxes more matches. Crazy Scots Bar, Rigby Road, Blackpool.
andy knights. Piano-oke, £50 cash prize. Buckinghams, Queen Street, Blackpool. 3pm.
chill out tuesday. With DJ Ric Smith. Bar 19 Queen Street, Blackpool. 9pm to 4am.
andy knight’s free and easy. Buckingham’s, Queen Street, Blackpool. 3 to 5pm.
live music night. Guest musicians and singer songwriters. The Galleon, Abingdon Street, Blackpool. Free admission.
general knowledge quiz with rock n roll bingo. The Hop, King Street, Blackpool. 8.30pm
musical allsorts. Open mic night. Any style, any instrument, any ability, any age, all welcome. St Annes British Legion Club, Mayfield Road, St Annes.
SOUNDWAVES LADIES HARMONY CHORUS. Simple singing techniques taught. Springfield Church Hall, Bispham Road, Bispham. 7pm. Details, (01253) 724817.
lytham light orchestra. Weekly meeting. Michael Hall Theatre School, Preston Old Road, Marton. 7.30 to 9.30pm.
CHOIR PRACTICE. For youngsters aged seven to 17. Chesters Dancing Academy, 19 Victoria Street, Fleetwood. Details, (07989) 144423.
THE ELSWICK SINGERS. New members welcome. Elswick Village Hall, Roseacre Road, Elswick. 7.30pm. Details, Details, 07702 676398 or 07565 539558.
GUARDIAN CONCERT BAND. Rehearsals – woodwind, brass and percussion. Lytham Methodist Church hall, Westby Street, Lytham. Weekly, 7.30 to 9.30pm. Further info please contact Paul 07981 312183 or Clare 07870 577374 or www.guardianconcertband.co.uk.
BARBERSHOP HARMONY. New members welcome. Help and teach tapes provided. Brun Grove WM Club, Blackpool. 7.30pm.
Poker and sport
curry night. Meal and drinks deal, live sports two meals for £7.45. Litten Tree, Queen Street, Blackpool.
texas holdern poker night. The Queens Pub, Beach Road, Fleetwood.
fylde croquet club. Beginners course. South Shore Tennis Club, Midgeland Road, Blackpool. 6pm.
red tooth poker. The Old England, Red Bank Road, Bispham.
red tooth poker night. The Gynn, Gynn Square, North Shore. 7.45pm.
mens’ world pool league. The Burn Naze, Gamble Road, Thornton.
POKER LEAGUE. Weekly points and cash. Free food for players. The Ramsden Arms, Talbot Road, Blackpool.
poker night. With free supper. The Dunes, Lytham Road, South Shore. From 8.30pm.
darts and dominoes. The Albert, Lytham Road, South Shore.
quiz night. With rock and roll bingo. The Hop, Cookson Street, Blackpool.
fun quiz night. Plus bingo and guest acts. Duple Social Club, Bond Street, South Shore.
quiz and bingo. Cash prizes and free supper. Churchill’s, Topping Street. Blackpool. 9.30pm.
quiz night. And Take Your Pick. Free buffet for contestants. The Washington, Topping Street, Blackpool. 8pm.
QUIZ NIGHT. With his MC Clanger. Plus cash bingo and free supper. The Clarence, Preston New Road, Marton.
QUIZ NIGHT. And Play Your Cards Right with Mel and Chris. The No 4 & Freemasons, Newton Drive, Blackpool.
CASH QUIZ. Plus free supper. The Farmers Arms, Lytham Road, South Shore.
QUIZ NIGHT. The Air Balloon, Squires Gate Lane, Squires Gate. 9pm.
THE BIG FUN QUIZ. Free sandwiches, cash and other prizes. The Swift Hound, Rigby Road, Blackpool. 9.30pm.
QUIZGO. The Old England, Red Bank Road, Bispham.
QUIZ NIGHT. The Castle Gardens, Fleetwood Road, Carleton. 9pm.
FUN QUIZ. Win drinks vouchers. Thornton Cleveleys Royal British Legion, Rough Lea Road, Cleveleys.
karaoke. With drag DJ Carmen. Roxy’s, Queen Street, Blackpool.
karaoke and bingo. Bar 19 Queen Street, Blackpool. 2 to 6pm.
dj tim’s karaoke. Prizes for best singers. Lucy’s @ Tobago, Abingdon Street, Blackpool.
karaoke. Cleveleys Ex Servicemen’s Club, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys.
line dancing and black jack country disco. In aid of cancer. Free admission. Royal Oak, Lytham Road, South Shore. From 7pm.
boogie boots. Line Dancing, easy teaching and social dancing. Bispham Conservative Club, Red Bank Road, Bispham. 8 to 11pm. Details, (07968) 973238.
JULIE’S STEP IN LINE. Wyre Villa Sports Club, Stalmine. 7.30 to 10pm. Details, (01253) 811719.
LIBERTY BELLES LINE DANCING. St Mark’s Church Hall, Westcliffe Drive, Layton. 1 to 3.30pm. Details (01253) 352559 or (07870) 556440.
LANCASHIRE ROSE LINE DANCE CLUB. Trinity Methodist Church, Fleetwood Road, Fleetwood. 2 to 4pm and 7.30 to 10.30pm. Details, (07766) 310260.
SUE O’KENNEDY’S LINE DANCE. Poulton Youth & Community Centre, Breck Road, Poulton. 11.30am to 1am. Details, (01253) 826262.
LINE DANCING. Instruction and dancing, live act last Tuesday each month. Cleveleys WM Club, Slinger Road, Cleveleys. Details, (01253) 594043.
FANCY FEET LINE DANCE. Social dancing and instruction. Holy Trinity Church Memorial Hall, Dean Street, South Shore. 10am to noon. Beginners first hour, social dancing and instruction. The Ashley Club, Victoria Road, Thornton. 7.15 to 10.30pm.
LINE DANCING. Cleveleys Men’s Club, Slinger Road, Cleveleys.
modern and popular sequence. New dances taught with refreshments. 7pm to 10pm,. Senior Citizens’ Association Hall, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys. Details (01253) 873122.
afternoon tea dance. Live music from the Frontline Dance Band. Ticket only or afternoon tea inclusive. Sands Venue, Central Promenade, Blackpool. 2 to 4.30pm.
teaching and mixed social dancing. Bispham United Reform Church, Cavendish Road, Bispham. 8 to 10.45pm. Details, (01253) 594043.
ballroom and latin classes. Beginners (7.30 to 8.30pm), improvers (8.30 to 9.30pm). The White Church, Ansdell. Details, (07909) 945567.
AFTERNOON DANCING. With John Peate (keyboards) and Dave Miller (drums). Cleveleys Mens Club, Slinger Road, Cleveleys. 2 to 4pm.
AFTERNOON SOCIAL AND DANCE GROUP. Sequence dancing. Verona Association. Verona Hall, Fleetwood Road North, Thornton. 1.45 to 4pm. Details, (01253) 865494.
THE FRIENDLY DANCE CLUB. Modern and sequence dancing. Singles and couples, all welcome. Wainwright Club, Hornby Road, Blackpool. 8 to 11pm. Details, (01253) 620555.
SEQUENCE. With Brian and Maureen Bird. Senior Citizens Association Hall, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys. From 7 to 10pm. Details, (01253) 873122.
MODERN SEQUENCE. New dances taught. St Paul’s Parish Church, Lake Road, Ansdell. 7.15 to 10.15pm. Details, (01253) 776255.
salsa chevere. Salsa classes at all levels followed by social dancing. Marton Institute, Oxford Square, Marton. 7.30pm onwards. Details, 07749 812352.
SALSA. With Vitelio Ramos. St Thomas’ Church Hall, Caunce Street, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 304996.
adult ballet. Whittakers Dance and Drama Centre, 135 Hornby Road, Blackpool. Tel (01253) 623368.
tea dance. Langdales Hotel, Clifton Drive North, St Annes. 2 to 4pm. Details, (01253) 721342.
TAP DANCING. Adult beginners. Chesters Dancing Academy, 19 Victoria Street, Fleetwood. 8 to 9pm.Details, (07989) 144423.
JC DANCE CLASSES. Childrens’ and adult dance classes. United Reformed Church, Queensway, Poulton. and Norbreck Primary School. Details, (07792) 410390.
DANCE FOR THE UNDER 5’s. Afternoon dance classes. Poulton Youth and Communty Centre, Breck Road, Poulton. Details, (0779) 2410390.
BELLY DANCING. Ladies only – all ages, shapes and levels welcome. Fleetwood YMCA, London Road, Fleetwood. 6.30 to 7.30pm – open level. Details, (01253) 394830 or 07811 189980.
street and break dance. Mimi Dance at Thornton Little Theatre, Victoria Road East, Thornton. Under eights, 5pm, over eights, 6pm. 07584 359310
preston circle dance group. Music from around the world. Newcomers always welcome. Galloway Hall, Brackenbury Road, Fulwood. 7 to 9pm. More details, (01772) 793658.
Keep fit and exercise
pilates. For bad backs and posture. The White Church, Fairhaven. 6.30-7.30pm. Details 403273.
zumba fitness. Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Queens Promenade, Bispham. 11am.
wydance stretch and boogie. Get fit and loose weight to music from around the world. Led by Jacqueline Greaves from Ludus Dance. No special footwear needed, just enthusiasm. Marine Hall, The Esplanade, Fleetwood. 6 to 7pm. Weekly to April 5.
CALLANETICS. All Saints Church, North Drive, Anchorsholme. 6pm to 8.30pm.
ANNE’S LOSE SIZE - RE-ENERGIZE. Diet and fitness. Victoria Congregational Church, Newton Drive, Blackpool. 6 to 7.30m. Details, (07983) 684885.
SLIMMERCISE. Aerobics, salsa, conditioning, slimming club. The Christian Centre, Waterloo Road, South Shore. 7.30 to 8.30pm. Details, (07795) 030922.
MUAY THAI/fitness. Women only. 5.45 to 6.45pm, 6/8 St Annes Road, South Shore. 7 to 8.30pm. Details, (07928) 128674.
DANCERCISE. 7 to 8pm. Pure Impact Fitness Studio, Dover Road, South Shore. Details 07928 128674.
50+ EXERCISE. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 9.30 to 11.30am.
POWER WALKS. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 6.30 to 7.30pm. Route varies.
MEND. Free, fun programme for seven to 13 year old children to become fitter and happier. Fleetwood Lofthouse YMCA, Fleetwood. 5 to 7pm. Also Friday. Details, (01253) 882105.
FAMILY FIT PROGRAMME. Fun exercise for the family. Poulton Community Centre, Breck Road, Poulton. 5.30 to 6.30pm. Details, (01253) 882105.
HATHA YOGA CLASS. Hewitt Room, off Clifton Street, next to the Old Police Station, Lytham. 6.30 to 8 pm. Details, Karen (07989) 985466
YOGA. All abilities. Our Lady of the Assumption Church Hall, Common Edge Road, Blackpool. 7.30 to 9pm. Details, (01253) 640247 and (07960) 626836.
AQUA AEROBICS. Dalmeny Hotel Leisure Club, The Promenade, St Annes. 1 to 2pm. Details, (01253) 716010.
PHOENIX TAEKWONDO. New members always welcome. Kincraig Primary School, Blackpool. 6.30 to 8pm. Details, 07963104353.
TAI CHI. Main Hall, St Annes Parish Rooms, St Annes. 8.15 to 9pm. Details, (01253) 315478 and 07976773559; beginnners, 10 to 11.30am. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. Details, (01253) 724117. And Main Hall, St Annes Parish Rooms, Headroomgate Road, St Annes. 8.15 to 9pm. Details, (01253) 315478 or 07976 773559.
PILATES. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 1 to 2pm; Marton United Reformed Church Hall, Wordsworth Avenue, Marton. 6.30 to 7.30pm. Details, (01253) 694918.
YOGA/TAI/CHI/PILATES. For posture, strength and flexibility. Details, (07941) 0123053. WI Hall, Great Eccleston. 8.15 to 9.15pm.
zumba gold. Beginners or seniors. Clifton Drive Methodist Church, St Annes. 7.30-8.30pm. Details 403273.
expressions and impressions. By Mark Hetherington. A range of personal drawings and illustrations exploring a dialogue with materials and subjects, with simplicity of line. The Kiln House Gallery, Marsh Mill, Thornton. Weekdays only 10.30am-4.30pm.
YuGiOh pokemon & vanguard. Weekly club for all ages card gaming. Marton Methodist Church, Midgeland Road, Blackpool. 6pm-8pm. Details 01253 987140.
singles party night. With resident host Mike Rossi, meet new friends. Hampton Road Social Club, Hampton Road, Blackpool. Details, 341508.
story time for under 5s. Poulton Library, Blackpool Old Road, Poulton. 2.15pm to 2.45pm
official hobby league cLub. Yu-Gi-Oh! and Pokemon. All ages, player duels, tuck shop on site. Marton Methodist Church, Midgeland Road, Marton. 6 to 8pm. Also Saturday, 5.30 to 8.30pm. Details, (01253) 695334.
CLEVELEYS WRITERS SHORT STORY AND POETS MEETING. Park Club Lounge, rear of Masonic Hall. West Drive, Cleveleys 1.30 to 3.30pm. Second and fourth Tuesday. Details, (01253) 868679.
PUBLIC SKATING SESSION. The Arena, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. 10am to noon and 1 to 3pm.
BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION. Second and fourth week of the month. Lytham Rugby Club, Ansdell Road, Lytham. 7.30pm. Details, (01253) 293957.
GENERAL PAINTING. From 2pm. And Portrait Painting from 7.30 to 9pm. Blackpool Art Society. The Studio. Wilkinson Avenue (off Woodland Grove). Blackpool. 7.30 to 9pm. Details, (01253) 767667.
Chess and bridge
CHESS AND BRIDGE. Senior Citizens’ Hall, Victoria Road, Cleveleys. 12.45 to 4pm. Details, (01253) 852462.
poulton chess club. All abilities including beginners welcome. Sevenoaks Drive Day Centre, Hobart Place, Cleveleys. 7.30pm. More details, (01253) 899742.
LYTHAM BRIDGE CLUB. Friendly duplicate bridge. Lytham Bridge Club, Pembroke Road, Lytham. 1.30pm.
BISPHAM CHESS CLUB. New members welcome. Community Centre, Bispham Road, Bispham. 7.30pm. Details, (01253) 300918.
CLIFTON BRIDGE CLUB. Ansdell Institute, Woodlands Road, Ansdell. 7.30pm.
natalie jax & danny king. Stanley Road WMC, Stanley Road, (off Hornby Road), Blackpool.
geoff grayson. Duple Social Club, 96a Bond Street, South Shore.
joe wall & venn tracey. Bloomfield Club, 128 Bloomfield Road, Blackpool.
janice yorke. Hotels and Apartments Club, 122 Coronation Street, Blackpool.
diamonette showgirls. Philharmonic WMC & Institute, Foxhall Road, Blackpool.
mikala leigh. Brunswick Club, Bethesda Square, Blackpool.
paul hayes collection. Central Club, Kent Road, Blackpool. 7.30pm.
TERRY’s Free ‘n’ easy. Blackpool RBL Club, King Street, Blackpool.
dj keiran. And karaoke. North Shore Sports and Social Club, Cross Street, Blackpool.
cabaret. Guest acts. Blackpool Catholic Club, 30 Queen Street, Blackpool. 2.30 to 4.30pm. Details, (01253) 628835.