What’s On Wednesday 23rd February

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

Attractions

SEA LIFE CENTRE. Includes the latest attraction Scary Monsters. Golden Mile, Blackpool. Open daily 10am. Details, (01253) 621258.

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.

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.

Showzam! Festival

SHOWZAM! CENTRAL. Free attractions, sideshows, performances, banners, information and more. Olympia, Winter Gardens, Coronation Street, Blackpool. 11am to 6pm. Free admission. Ends February 27.

STREET PERFORMERS. Members of Slightly Fat Features entertain in the streets of Blackpool plus street magician Steve Faulkner. Town Centre, Blackpool. Noon to 5pm.

VARIETY BY THE SEASIDE. Presented by Slightly Fat Features - a mix of circus tricksters, speciality stunts and magical mayhem. Central Pier Theatre, Central Pier, Blackpool. To February 27. 7.30pm, plus 2.30pm matinees February 26 and 27.

MOOKY AND MR BOO’S INTERNATIONAL CIRCUS CARNIVAL. Acts from around the world join the clowning couple for a show with a Latin flavour. Blackpool Tower Circus, Blackpool Tower. To February 27. Today, 1 and 4pm.

Theatre and shows

WIZARD OF OZ. Cleveleys Park Players take a trip on the yellow brick road. Cleveleys Park Methodist Church Hall, West Drive, Cleveleys. 7.30pm. To Saturday

ROARY THE RACING CAR - LIVE! Zooming into town for the first stage version of the children’s tv favourite. Grand Theatre, Church Street, Blackpool. 2.30pm. Also tomorrow, 11am and 1.30pm.

BLOOD BROTHERS. Bill Kenwright’s constantly touring version of the Willy Russell classic. The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, Greater Manchester. 2 and 7.30pm

and hell followed with them. Drunken Chorus descend into the world of fear and violence. Nuffield Theatre, University of Lancaster, Bailrigg, Lancaster. 8pm.

ROMEO AND JULIET. Former RSC director-in-residence David Thacker revives Shakespeare’s greatest love story ever told. The Octagon. Howell Croft South, Bolton. Ends March 5. Box office, (01204) 520661.

PRIVATE LIVES. Imogen Stubbs and Joanna Page star in the new season’s launch of Noel Coward’s stylish comedy. The Royal Exchange Theatre, St Anns Square, Manchester. To April 9. Monday to Friday 7.30pm, Saturday 8pm, matinees Wednesday 2.30pm and Saturday 4pm. Box office, (0161) 8339833.

Pubs and bars

SIMON AND AMANDA. The Steamer, Queens Terrace, Fleetwood.

STEAMER ACOUSTIC CLUB. Weekly session. The Steamer, Queens Terrace, Fleetwood.

OVER 65’S AFTERNOON PARTY. Weekly session for senior citizens, drinks promotions, live entertainment with Andy Knight. Over 65s policy - proof age required if YOU LOOK YOUNGER! The Galleon Bar, Abingdon Street, Blackpool. 1 - 5pm.

MIKEY TAYLOR’S ROCKING BOOGIE BAND. A touch of Jools Holland. Last Wednesday of the month - The Mike Taylor Jazz Quartet. The Galleon, Abingdon Street, Blackpool. Evening, 9pm.

ROB BRIGHTMAN. Soulful tunes. Soul Suite, Queen Square, Blackpool.

AFTERNOON ENTERTAINMENT. Guest vocalist. The Townsman, Topping Street, Blackpool.

BRANDY BABYCHAM’S FULL DIAMANTE. Full line-up of female impersonators and vocalists. Free admission. Roxy’s, Queen Street, Blackpool.

JAYCEE. KEYBOARDS AND VOCALS. The Old Bank Inn, Bond Street, South Shore. From 3pm.

JAM NIGHT. Play or listen. The Sandpiper, Cleveleys Avenue, Cleveleys.

PLAY YOUR CARDS RIGHT. Games night with fun quiz. The Shovels, Green Meadows Lane, Hambleton. 9 - 11.30pm.

Cabaret

FUNNY GIRLS SHOW. The award winning show performed nightly (except Monday). Funny Girls, Dickson Road, Blackpool. From 7pm.

Quizzes

QUIZ AND BINGO. Numbers permitting. Up to £100 to be won. Churchill’s, Topping Street. Blackpool. Afternoon.

QUIZ NIGHT. And Play Your Cards Right. The Shovels, Hambleton.

DJ BASTIAN PLUS QUIZ NIGHT. Lucy’s @ Tobago, Abingdon Street, Blackpool.

SMART ALEC’S QUIZ NIGHT. The Old Bridge, Lytham Road, South Shore. 9.30pm.

QUIZ NIGHT. With the Dave Ward Roadshow. The Tramway, Victoria Road, Cleveleys.

QUIZ NIGHT. Free to enter. Beer to win. The Blue Room, Church Street, Blackpool. From 8pm.

JOHNNY B’s FREE QUIZ. The Ship. Elswick. From 9pm.

QUIZ NIGHT. Whittle Springs, Talbot Road, Blackpool.

QUIZ NIGHT. Prizes for winners, free sandwiches. The Station Tavern, Station Square, Lytham. From 9pm.

QUIZ NIGHT. Plus Open the Box and Play Your Cards Right. The Admiral, Clifton Drive/The Square, St Annes.

QUIZ NIGHT. Stanley Road WMC, Stanley Road, off Hornby Road, Blackpool.

QUIZ AND OPEN THE BOX. The Cube, Breck Road, Poulton. From 9pm.

Sport and poker

LADIES ONLY POKER NIGHT. The Washington, Topping Street, Blackpool.

TEXAS HOLD ‘EM POKER. The Lane Ends, Marton. 8pm.

TEXAS HOLD ‘EM NIGHT. Plus free curry and rice. Frenchman’s Cove, South King Street, Blackpool. 8pm.

Social clubs

LA BELLE. Bloomfield Club, 128 Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 344583.

CABARET.Guest acts. Blackpool Catholic Club, 30 Queen Street, Blackpool. 2.30 - 4.30pm. Details, (01253) 628835.

Karaoke

KARAOKE. Evening fun. Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Queen’s Promenade, Bispham.

KARAOKE NIGHT. Take part or just watch. Yates’s, Market Street, Blackpool.

KARAOKE NIGHT. The Victoria, Church Road, St Annes.

KARAOKE NIGHT. Free shot for singers before 10pm. The Victoria, Dock Street, Fleetwood.

KARAOKE. Blackpool RBL Club, King Street, Blackpool.

KARAOKE NIGHT. North Shore WMC, Cross Street, Blackpool.

KARAOKE. Daily do it yourself 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.

Rock and pop

EXAMPLE. The fast rising Fulham rapper. 53 Degrees, UCLan, Fylde Road, Preston. 7.30pm.

Line dancing

T& A’s DANCE RANCH. All welcome, partners not necessary. Beginners 12.30 - 1.30pm. Teaching and social dancing, 1.30 - 4pm. Bispham United Reformed Church, Cavendish Road, Bispham. Details, (01253) 594043.

LANCASHIRE ROSE LINE DANCE CLUB. Assembly Rooms, Warrenhurst Road, Fleetwood. 7.30 - 10-30pm. Details, 07766 310260.

LINE DANCING. St Annes Conservative Club, Clifton Drive North, St Annes.

LINE DANCING. With John and Marion. Hampton Road Club, South Shore.

Social dancing

BALLROOM & SEQUENCE. With John Peate (keyboards) and Dave Miller (drums). Cleveleys Mens Club, Slinger Road, Cleveleys.

PARTNER DANCING. Singles, groups and couples welcome. Fylde Rugby Club, Blackpool Road, Ansdell. Beginners, 7.15pm. Intermediates 8.45pm. Ends 10.30pm. details, 07904 713599. SEQUENCE. Senior Citizens’ Club, Victoria Road, Cleveleys. 9.45am to noon. Details, (01253) 852462.

SEQUENCE. With David and Rita Harrod. Holy Cross Church, Central Drive, Blackpool. 2 - 4.15pm. Details, (01253) 356284.

Other dancing

LADIES POLE DANCING FITNESS. Fusion Dance Studio, St Annes Road, South Shore. From 6.30pm. Details, (0770) 6357007. ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCING. English, American etc dances in sets, circles, squares. All dances taught, no partner required. Blackpool North Shore Folk Dance Club, The Barn, All Hallows Church, Bispham. 7.30 - 9.45pm.

LADIES BELLYDANCE CLASSES. Beginners 6pm. Intermediate 7pm. Bispham Community Centre, Bispham Road, Bispham. Details, (07709) 723822.

DANCING. Ladies only - all ages, all shapes welcome. Open level. Norcross Civil Service Social Room. Noon to 1pm. Open level. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 5.45 - 6.45pm. More details, (01253) 394830 or 07811 189980.

JC DANCE CLASSES. Nursery dance, musical theatre skills, pop dance, ISTD modern and tap and adult tap (all levels). Womens’ Institute Hall, Great Eccleston. Details, (07792) 410390.

Salsa

SALSACISE. Fusion Dance Studio, St Annes Road, South Shore. From 7.30pm. Details, (0770) 6357007.

SALSA AND AEROBICS. All abilities and ages over 12. Anchorsholme Methodist Church, North Drive, Anchorsholme. 6 - 7.30 and 7.30 - 9pm. Details, 07545 057064.

SALSA DANCING. Beginners welcome. Mammas Too, St Annes. 7.30pm.

NOCHES DE SALSA. Salsa lessons for beginners to advanced. Methodist Church Hall, Kirkham Road, Freckleton. 8 - 9.30pm. Beginners to advanced classes at The Royal British Legion Club, Rough Lea Road, Cleveleys. 7.10pm (beginners) and 8pm (advanced) then dance afterwards until 11pm. Details, (012523) 401941 or 07967 768582.

SALSA DANCING. Free tuition from Joanna. The Tavern, Adelaide Street, Fleetwood.

SALSA. Advanced 8-9pm, intermediate 9 - 10pm. St Annes Parish Rooms, St Annes. Details, (0780) 8351436.

SALSA. With Vitelio Ramos. Our Lady’s Parish Centre, St Annes. Details, (01253) 304996.

SIMPLY SALSA. Beginners, improvers, intermediate and advanced lessons and social dancing. St Anthony Padua Social Club, Cadley Causeway, Fulwood, Preston.

Keep fit and exercise

CALLANETICS. All Saints Church, North Drive, Anchorsholme. 5.30pm - 7.30pm.

SALSA-CISE. Tiptoes Theatre School, Collingwood Place, Layton. 7.30 - 8.30pm. Details, (07951) 012888.

CLEVELEYS TAEKWONDO CLUB. Juniors (year one and above) - 5.30 - 6.30pm. Teenagers and adults - 7.45 - 9pm. Frank Townend Community Centre, Kensington Road, Cleveleys.

FAMILY FIT PROGRAMME. Fun exercise programme for all the family - children free. Fleetwood Lofthouse YMCA, Fleetwood. 5.30 - 6.30pm. Details, (01253) 882105.

AQUA AEROBICS, With Lynda Holmes. Dalmeny Hotel Leisure Club, St Annes. 7 - 8pm. Details, (01253) 716010.

XL FITNESS. Fitness for the fuller figure. Beginners fat-burning aerobics class. Elswick & District Village Hall, Elswick. 6.30 - 7.30pm. Details, (01772) 865645.

YOGA FOR STRESS RELIEF. Five week course. Palatine High School, St Annes Road, South Shore. Details, (01253) 883601.

YOGA/TAI/CHI/PILATES. For posture, strength and flexibility. YIP Centre, Inskip. 8 - 9pm. Details, (01772) 865645.

YOGA. Trained teacher. Suitable for all. The Assembly Rooms, Dicconson Terrace, Lytham. 7 - 8.30pm. Details, (01252) 640247 or (07960) 626836.

TAI CHI. Beginners classes. Wignall Church, Victoria Road East, Cleveleys. 10 - 11am. Details, 0771 501 4018.

MUAY THAI/THAI BOXING. Pure Impact Fitness Studio, 34 Dover Court, Dover Road, South Shore. 8 - 9.30pm. Details, (07928) 128674.

KUNG FU & SELF DEFENCE. VIDA, Garstang Road, Blackpool. 7.30 - 9pm. Details, (01253) 206155.

SHOTOKAN KARATE. For fitness and confidence, eight years plus. Beginners welcome. St Albans Church, St Annes. 7 - 8.30pm. Details, 07989 908135. Also adults and children from 10 years. Palmer Avenue Methodist Church, Blackpool. Also Friday, 7.30-9pm. Details, (0780) 1716380.

BLACKPOOL & FYLDE SUB AQUA CLUB. All diver associations and diver levels welcome. Dover Road, Marton. Details, (0790) 820693.

SUB AQUA DIVING. Turn you hand to Try-a-Dive or snorkelling. Fleetwood Leisure Centre, The Esplanade, Fleetwood.7.45 - 9pm.

PILATES. Senior Citizens Association Hall, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys. From 6.30 - 7.20pm. Details, (01253) 852462; Dalmeny Hotel Leisure Club, The Promenade, St Annes. 5.50 - 6.50pm. Details, (01253) 403273.

Psychic nights

STEAK AND PSYCHIC NIGHT. The twelfth sell out season. With or without two course meal. Two mediums each week. The Venue, North Promenade, Cleveleys. Details, (01253) 852143.

EVENING OF CLAIRVOYANCE. With Chris and Helen. From 7.30pm. Touchwood Spiritual Centre. 37 St Chads Road, South Shore.

Others

GIRLGUIDING. Meet for evening of fun, games, challenges, craft, sleepovers and camps. 1st Bispham Brownies 6.30-8pm, Guides 8-9.15pm, Scout & Guide HQ, Devonshire Road, Bispham; 3rd Norbreck Rainbows 5-6pm, Brownies 6.15-7.45pm, Beaufort Avenue Methodist Church, Beauford Avenue, Bispham; 20th Blackpool Brownies 6-7.30pm Holy Family Church Hall, Links Road, Claremont. Details 352098.

DARK HORSE WRITERS GROUP. Monthly creative writing group. The Washington, Topping Street, Blackpool. 7 - 9pm. Details, (01253) 347556.

JUST GOOD FRIENDS. Fun social group for 35s/50s. Wings Club, Victoria Road, Cleveleys. From 8pm. Details, (01253) 869519.

JUST GOOD FRIENDS. Social group for 40s to 60s. Bispham Conservative Club, Red Bank Road, Bispham. 8.15pm. Details, (01253) 869519.

over eaters anonymous. Self help group for people with eating disorders. Friends Meeting House, Raikes Parade, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 823418.

LANCASHIRE WEEKLY WALKERS. First Wednesday of the month - discover what the club has to offer. The Black Bull, Great Eccleston. 8pm.

PUBLIC SKATING SESSION. The Arena, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. 10am to noon and 1 - 3pm.

SELF DEVELOPMENT CLASS. Learn about past lives, meditate and heal as part of a group. The Fleetwood Arms, Dock Street, Fleetwood. Details, (07722) 539461.

INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION. Weekly classes. Keajra Buddhist Centre, 64 Holmfield Road, North Shore. 7.30 - 9.30pm. details, (01253) 352721.

CAPRICORN SINGERS. New members welcome. Varied repertoire. Cleveleys Park Methodist Church, Cleveleys. 7.45pm.

POULTON JUNIOR BRASS BAND. Members (8 -14 years) welcome (min 18 months playing experience required). Poulton Band Headquarters, Station Road, Poulton. 6.30 - 7.30pm.

FYLDE COMPUTER CLUB. Enthusiasts always welcome. Lostock Gardens Day Centre, off Clayton Crescent, Blackpool. Second and fourth Wednesday each month, 7.30pm.

BLACKPOOL CIRCUS SCHOOL. Circus training weekly. Beginners, 5.30-6.30pm. Advanced, 5.45 - 7.45pm. Sports Hall, Highfield Humanities College. Details, (01253) 735725.

BLACKPOOL ART SOCIETY. Portrait painting. 10am. Life Drawing 2pm. Contact Brian Halliagan (01253) 393552. The Studio. Wilkinson Avenue (off Woodland Grove). Blackpool.

DARK HORSE WRITING GROUP. Creative writing circle. The washington Pub, Topping Street , Blackpool. 7pm -9pm. (01253) 347556.

BRIDGE CLUBS. gazette Bridge Club - friendly duplicate bridge. The Wainwright Club, Hornby Road, Blackpool. 7pm; Lytham Bridge Club - friendly duplicate bridge. Lytham Bridge Club, Pembroke Road, Lytham. 7.15pm; Clifton Bridge Club - improvers’ night. Ansdell Institute, Woodlands Road, Ansdell. 7.30pm.