What’s On - December 17, 2012
Don’t miss our What’s On section for all the best in entertainment across the Fylde coast.
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. 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
cinderella. Emmerdale’s Danny Miller, Milkshake’s Amy Thompson, Steve Royale, Hayley Kay and full supporting cast. Grand Theatre, Church Street, Blackpool. 10am and 1.15pm. Ends January 6.
dick whittington and his cat. Hollyoak’s Melissa Walton stars in this Pendle Productions panto. Lowther Pavilion, West Beach, Lytham. 10am and 1.30pm.
peter pan. A new adaptation based on the book by JM Barrie, directed by Elizabeth Newman. Octagon Theatre, Howell Croft South, Bolton. Times vary. Ends January 12.
treasure island. Debbie Oates’ adaptation in the round of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic. The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Times vary. Ends January 5 (not December 3, 9 25 and no shows Sunday).
rats’ tales. World premiere collaboration between poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy and acclaimed theatre maker Melly Still – inspired by folk tales from around the world and Duffy’s own collection of stories, The Stolen Childhood. Royal Exchange Theatre, St Anns Square, Manchester. To January 12. No shows December 25 and January 1. Times vary.
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
12 days of christmas appeal. CHristmas quiz and waxing the staff. Jubilee Harvester, North Promenade, Cleveleys.
locals night. DJ Jamster spins house, r’n’b bootlegs and classic anthems. Free admission, cheap drinks. Ego, Market Street, Blackpool. 9pm to 2am.
mad monday. Walkabout, Queen Street, Blackpool. To 3am.
open mic night. Hosted by Neal Thompson plus weekly guest bands. The Galleon, Abingdon Street, Blackpool. Free admission, from 7pm.
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.
jazz, pop and rock
nine black alps. Highly rated Manchester indie quartet. Plus Goonies Never Say Die. The Tache, Coronation Street, Blackpool.
jazz at the ashley. The jazz accordion of Ken Astin with the Alan Riley Quartet. The Ashley Club, Victoria Road East, Cleveleys.
60s night. With live band and meal. Sands Venue, Central Promenade, Blackpool.
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.
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.
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.
SEQUENCE AND POPULAR SEQUENCE TUITION. Teaching, 12.30 to 1.45pm. Sequence, 2 to 4.15pm.. St Christopher’s Parish Centre, Hawes Side Lane, Marton. Details, (01253) 356284.
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.
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, (012523) 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.
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.
SHTANGA YOGA. All levels welcome. Hewitt Room Learning Centre, Lytham Library, Lytham. 6 to 8pm. Details, (07786) 741656.
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
MUSICAL MOVEMENT. All welcome. Senior Citizens’ Hall, Victoria Road, Cleveleys. 11 to 12.30pm. Details, (01253) 852462.
over 50s keep fit. Over 50s plus class. United Reformed Church Hall, near Cleveleys Library, Cleveleys. 2 to 3.15pm. Details, (01253) 853295
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. 2-3pm. Details (01253) 403273.
PILATES CLASSES. Anchorsholme Methodist Church Hall, North Drive/Luton Road, Anchorsholme. 12.45 to 1.45pm. Details, (01253) 403273; Dalmeny Hotel Leisure Club, St Annes. 8 to 9pm. Details, (01253) 716010; Poulton Community YMCA, Parrys Way, Off Breck Road, Poulton. 9.30 to 10.30am and 6 to 7pm. Details: (01253) 895115 or 07786 022980.
carers point drop in. Poulton Library, Blackpool Old Road, Poulton. 10am to 2pm.
12 days of christmas. A dozen rides, Santa’s Grotto, free ice skating (except skate hire). Admission cheaper online (www.blackpoolpleasure.com). Nickelodeon Land, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. 11am to 4pm.
christmas funfair and lights show. Funfair, rides, lights, grotto, food and drink plus entertainment some nights. St John’s Square, Blackpool. 11am to late. Daily to January 4.
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.
BADMINTON COACHING. Beginners, 6 to 7pm. Intermediate, 7 to 8pm. Palatine Sports Centre, St Annes Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 723772.
EMBROIDERY. Second and second last Monday of the month, 7.30pm. Blackpool Art Society. The Studio. Wilkinson Avenue (off Woodland Grove). Blackpool. Contact (01253) 884615.
friends 2 go. Social evenings plus outings. The Shire Suite, Carlton Hotel, North Promenade, Blackpool, 7.30pm. Details, (07530) 175111.
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.