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
viva spring show. Leye D Johns, Phil Jeffries & the Viva Showgirls. Viva!, 3 Church Street, Blackpool.
mamma mia. A mother. A daughter. three possible dads and a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget. Over 54 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show! 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))))
jazz at the ashley. The Alan Riley quartet with Wilf Nuttall on vibes. The Ashley Club, Victoria Road East, Thornton.
poker tournaments. Xtreme 30 - £30 NLHE Extreme stack Turbo Freeze Out. Paris Casino, Bloomfield Road, Blackpool.
martin gabriel. Stanley Road WMC, Stanley Road, (off Hornby Road), Blackpool.
roy dennis. Duple Social Club, 96a Bond Street, South Shore.
ashley morton. Bloomfield Club, 128 Bloomfield Road, Blackpool.
wayne lester. Hotels and Apartments Club, 122 Coronation Street, Blackpool.
showcase. Adult comedy, singers and musicians. Stanley Road Club, Stanley Road, Blackpool. Details (01253) 292543.
TERRY’s Free ‘n’ easy. Blackpool RBL Club, King Street, Blackpool.
andy knight’s singalong. Blackpool Catholic Club, 30 Queen Street, Blackpool. 2.30 to 4.30pm. Details, (01253) 628835.
Pubs and bars
the peter anthony show. Including Andy Knight. Queens Hotel Theatre Bar, South Promenade, Blackpool.
quiz and bingo. Win up to £500. Churchill’s, Topping Street, Blackpool. 3pm
monday madness. Cheap prices and promotions. 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.
open mic night. The Traveller’s Rest, Beach Road, Cleveleys. 8pm.
sky sports live, two boxes more matches. Crazy Scots Bar, Rigby Road, Blackpool.
open mic night. Hosted by Neal Thompson plus weekly guest bands. The Galleon, Abingdon Street, Blackpool. Free admission, from 7pm.
singing by the seaside. Open mic night held on the first, third and if there is one the fifth Monday of each month. Any style, any instrument, any ability, any age, all welcome. Links Hotel, Heeley Road, St Annes.
tom mcloud. The Ruskin Hotel, Albert Road, Blackpool.
Poker and sports
POKER nights. Central Club, Kent Road, Blackpool. The Waterloo Hotel, Waterloo Road, South Shore. South Shore. 8pm; Whittle Springs, Talbot Road, Blackpool; The Clarence, Preston New Road, Marton, at 8pm and The Sandpiper, Cleveleys Avenue, Cleveleys.
ladies darts and mens pool. The Burn Naze, Gamble Road, Thornton.
BLACKPOOL MALE VOICE CHOIR. Weekly rehearsals. Springfield Methodist Church, Bispham Road, Bispham. 7 to 9pm. Details, (0777) 5008023.
michael hall adult choir. Weekly meeting. Michael Hall Theatre School, Preston Old Road, Marton. 7.30 to 9.30pm. Details, (01253) 696990.
quiz night. The Links, Heeley Rod, St Annes. From 9pm.
quiz night. With Joe Gordon. Gallon of beer to win. Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Queens Promenade, Bispham.
dj DINO’s Quiz and boost night. Soul Suite, Queen Square/Queen Street, Blackpool.
quiz night. With Captain Quiz, Name That Tune, Play Your Cards Right and more. The Fairfield Arms, Fleetwood Road, Greenhalgh. 8.30pm.
fun quiz night. And bingo. Prizes. Plus DJ, music and free supper. The Venue, North Promenade, Cleveleys.
quiz and bingo. Up to £100 to be won. Churchill’s, Topping Street. Blackpool. From 3pm.
STEVE JAMES QUIZ NIGHT. Drinks prizes, free hot meals for players, big screen interactive games. The Regal Hotel, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys.
QUIZ NIGHT. The Victoria, Church Road, St Annes.
DAVE WARD ROADSHOWS. Quiz night hosted by DJ Dave Ward, at The Crown, Devonshire Square, Blackpool. Free entry. Five rounds - first, second and third prizes plus “collect the cash” accumulator. 9.15pm.
liNe dancing and cowboy night. The Washington, Topping Street, Blackpool.
FANCY FEET LINE DANCE. Classes for all levels – beginners first hour. Highfield Methodist Church, Scarsdale Avenue, South Shore. 6 to 10pm. Details, (07984)188972.
boogie boots. Partners not necessary. Absolute beginners 6 to 6.45pm. Beginners/Improvers, 6.45 to 7.45pm. Intermediate and social dancing, 7.45 to 10pm. St Teresa’s Church Hall, St Georges Avenue, Cleveleys. Details, (07968) 973238.
LANCASHIRE ROSE LINE DANCE CLUB. All Hallows Parish Church, Bispham. 10am to noon. Details, 07766 310260.
LINE DANCING. Willows Catholic Club, Brynning Fern Lane, Kirkham. Details, (01253) 682195. And Upstairs function room, The Wainwright Club, Hornby Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 620555.
POPULAR AND UP-TO-DATE SEQUENCE. With David and Rita Harrod. St christophers Parish Centre, Hawes Side Lane, Blackpool. Teaching 12.45pm, dance 2 to 4pm. Details, (01253) 356284.
social sequence dancing. With bingo and raffle. Holy Family Church hall, Links Road, Blackpool. 2pm until 4pm.
dance classes. Afternoon tea dance 2-4pm, Marine Hall, Fleetwood. Details (01253) 887693.
modern and popular sequence. New dances taught with refreshments. 2pm to 4pm,. Senior Citizens’ Association Hall, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys. Details (01253) 873122.
St george’s adult dance classes. Various styles. Beginners class. Frank Townend Centre, Anchorsholme Lane, Cleveleys. 8.15 to 9.15pm. Details 07967 970847.
social dancing. Tuition, 7 to 8pm. Social, 8 to 10pm. St Andrews Church Hall, Rough Lea Road, Cleveleys. Details, (01253) 875757.
modern sequence. New dances taught. Hambleton Village Hall, Hambleton. 2 to 4pm. Details, (01253) 873122.
ADult ballroom and latin dancr class. Frank Townend Community Centre, Cleveleys, 7pm. Details 07967 970847.
SOCIAL SEQUENCE DANCING. With Walter and Doris, at a new venue of Pensioners Hall, St Albans Road, St Annes, between 2 and 4pm, instead of St Thomas Parish Hall.
SEQUENCE. With Brian and Maureen Bird. Senior Citizens’ Hall, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys. 2 to 4pm. Details, (01253) 873122.
ladies styling. The Conservative Club, 70 Red Bank Road, Bispham. 8 to10pm. Details, 07729 421547.
LA STYLE sALSA. From beginners to advanced. Also social dancing. Hampton Road Social Club, South Shore. From 7pm.
latin/salsa. Classes 7.15pm, social 8.15pm. Frank Townsend Centre, Anchorsholme. Details, (079670 970847.
simply salsa class. New season for beginners from 7pm. Then all levels and social dancing. Hampton Road Social Club, South Shore.
SALSA and latin american. Frank Townsend Centre, Beach Road, Cleveleys. 7.15 to 8.15pm. Also salsa, ballroom, latin. All ages, new beginners class. Frank Townend Centre, Cleveleys. 8.15pm. Details, (07967) 970847.
SALSA AND AEROBICS. All abilities and ages over 12. Kirkham Methodist Church, Station Road, Kirkham. 6 to 7.30pm. Details, 07545 057064.
NOCHES DE SALSA. Beginners to advanced. Lytham Cricket and Sports Club, Church Road, Lytham. 8pm to 9.30pm, then dance until 10.30pm. Details, (01253) 401941 or 07967 768582.
SALSA. With Vitelio Ramos. Wyre Villa FC, Stalmine. Details, (01253) 304996.
ADULT IMPROVERS SALSA. Nicky Figgins Centre Stage School, Rear 216 Red Bank Road, Bispham. 8.30 to 9.15pm. Details, (07708) 642908.
ADULT TAp. Beginners. Whittaker Dance and Drama Centre, 135 Hornby Road, Blackpool. Tel: 01253 623368.
FOLK DANCING. With Margaret. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 1.30 to 3pm.
ADULT JAZZ. Nicky Figgins Centre Stage School, Rear 216 Red Bank Road, Bispham. 6 to 6.45pm. Details, (07708) 642908.
URBAN FREESTYLE DANCING. Ages 12 and above, adults welcome. Crescent Dance Centre, Bold Street, Fleetwood. 6 to 7pm. Details, (07874) 922223.
BELLY DANCING. Ladies only – all ages, shapes and level welcome. 6 to 7pm beginners. 7 to 8pm intermediates. Playfootball.net, Garstang Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 394830 or 07811 189980.
YOGA CLASSES. Unitarian Church, Lytham Road, South Shore. 7 to 8.30pm. Details, (01253) 315478.
YOGA. All abilities welcome. Palatine Community Sports College, Expressive Arts Centre, St Annes Road, South Shore. 6.30 to 8pm. Details, (01253) 640247 or (07960) 626836.
Keep fit and self defence
exercise for over 60s. Anchorsholme Methodist Church, North Drive, Cleveleys. 11.40-12.40pm. Details 01253 403273.
MUSICAL MOVEMENT. All welcome. Senior Citizens’ Hall, Victoria Road, Cleveleys. 11 to 12.30pm. Details, (01253) 852462.
CALLANETICS. All Saints Church, North Drive, Anchorsholme. 5.30pm to 7.30pm.
KEEP FIT. Ladies only. Chesters Dancing Academy, 19 Victoria Street, Fleetwood. 8 to 9pm. Details, (07989) 144423.
MUAY THAI/THAI BOXING. 6/8 St Annes Road, South Shore. 7 to 8.30pm. Details, (07928) 128674.
SLIMMERCISE. Aerobics, salsa, conditioning, slimming club. Clifton Primary School, Clitheroe Road, Lytham St Annes. 7.30 to 8.30pm. Details, (07795) 030922.
LATIN JAM DANCERSIZE. Lytham Methodist Church, Westby Hall, Lytham. 10 to 11am. Details, (0792) 7000 667.
EASY DOES IT. Movement to music. Anchorsholme Methodist Church Hall, North Drive/Luton Road, Anchorsholme. 2 to 3pm. Details, (01253) 867883.
CLEVELEYS TAEKWONDO CLUB. Juniors (year one and above) – 5.30 to 6.30pm. Teenagers and adults – 7.45 to 9pm. Frank Townend Community Centre, Kensington Road, Cleveleys. Details, www.cleveleystaekwondo.co.uk
MEND. Free, fun fitness programme for seven to 13 year olds. Poulton Community Centre, Breck Road, Poulton. Also Friday, 5 to 7pm. And St Annes YMCA. 5 to 7pm. Details, (01253) 882105.
KEEP FIT. Nicky Figgins Centre Stage School, Rear 216 Red Bank Road, Bispham. 6pm. Details, (07708) 642908.
CHEN TAI CHI. All Saints Sunday School, Park Road, Blackpool. 7 to 8pm. Details, (01253) 315478 or 07976 773559.
KUNG FU. Streetwise self defence and combat system. Adults only to 18 plus. Stanley Park Sports Centre, Blackpool. 8 to 9pm. Details, (07929) 625254.
PHOENIX TAE KWONDO. New members welcome. White Church Hall, Ansdell. And Thursday, 6.30 to 8pm. Details, (07963) 104353.
LOW IMPACT CIRCUITS. With Lucie. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 11.30am to 12.30pm.
AQUA AEROBICS. The Dalmeny Hotel, The Promenade, St Annes. 7 to 8pm. Details, (01253) 716010.
SEATED EXERCISE. Short class for the less mobile, more elderly and more sedentary. Anchorsholme Methodist Church Hall, North Drive/Luton Road, Anchorsholme. 3.15 to 3.45pm. Details, (01253) 867883.
ZUMBA GOLD. Exercises for seniors and beginners Anchorsholme Methodist Church Hall, North Drive, Cleveleys. 1.30-2.30pm. Details (01253) 403273.
cross stitch, knitting & sewing. Cleveleys Community Centre, Kensington Avenue, off Beach Road, Cleveleys. 2pm - 4pm. Details: 01253 869318.
live poets. Local poetry writing and performing group. Meets on first Monday of the month. Talbot Room, Central Library, Blackpool. 1pm Free admission.
open mic night. The Links, Heeley Road, St Annes. 9pm onwards.
BABY BOUNCE AND RHYME. Poulton Library, Blackpool Old Road, Poulton. 10am to 10,30am.
PUBLIC SKATING SESSION. The Arena, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. 10am to noon and 1 to 3pm.
poulton-le-fylde art club. Painting and drawing demonstrations and practical evenings. All welcome – beginners upwards. WRVS Hall, Queensway, Poulton. 7.15 to 9.45pm.
MUSICAL THEATRE SKILLS. Ages eight to 16. Combine dance, singing and drama in one class. Poulton Youth and Communty Centre, Breck Road, Poulton. 4.30 to 5.15pm. Details, (07792) 410390.
EMBROIDERers’ guild. Second and last Monday of the month, 7.15 to 9pm. Blackpool Art Society. The Studio. Wilkinson Avenue (off Woodland Grove). Blackpool. Admission £2. Details www.seasidestitchers.blogspot.com
Bridge and chess
gazette bridge club. Friendly duplicate bridge. The Wainwright Club, Hornby Road, Blackpool. 7pm.
LYTHAM BRIDGE CLUB. Competitive duplicate bridge. First Monday – learners’ practice session. Lytham Bridge Club, Pembroke Road, Lytham. 7.15pm.
CLIFTON BRIDGE CLUB. Ansdell Institute, Woodlands Road, Ansdell. 1.30 and 7.30pm.
SADDLE CHESS CLUB. All welcome. The Saddle, Whitegate Drive, Blackpool. From 7.30pm.
BLACKPOOL CHESS CLUB. All standard of players welcome. Blackpool Cricket Club, Stanley Park, West Park Drive, Blackpool. 7.30pm.