What’s On Wednesday 9th February

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

Theatre and shows

SCHOOLS ALIVE 2011. Blackpool school children perform their annual variety show. The Grand Theatre, Church Street, Blackpool. To Friday.

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.

QUICKSAND. Zosia Wand’s powerful story of forbidden love set against the backdrop of Morecambe Bay and the region’s Polish community. The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tuesday to Saturday, 7.30pm. Saturday matinees, 2pm. Ends February 12. Box office, (01524 598500)

MOGADISHU. Final play in the current season is a world premiere of Vivienne Franzmann’s Bruntwood prize-winning play set in an inner-city London school. The Royal Exchange Theatre, St Anns Square, Manchester. To February 19. Monday to Friday 7.30pm, Saturday 8pm, matinees Wednesday 2.30pm and Saturday 4pm. Box office, (0161) 8339833.

Pubs and bars

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

OVER 65S 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.

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.

CABARET. Vince on keyboards, Rob Johnson, Rob Farrell and Anita Ryan Lane plus karaoke. Ma Kelly’s, Foxhall Road, Blackpool. From 1.30pm to 1.30am.

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.

Social clubs

JON DEAN. 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.

CLIFF’S KARAOKE. The Steamer, Queens Terrace, Fleetwood.

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

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

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.

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.

Others

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.