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'Low ticket' warning as fans go wild for Nile and the gang at Lytham Festival

Organisers of Lytham Festival are warning music fans to snap up their tickets to see disco legend Nile Rodgers in the summer.
Young performers took over the Grand

Showcase trip for kids was just Grand

Pupils from a performing arts franchise took over the Grand Theatre for a showcase event.

Theatre and Comedy
Example and DJ Wire join Blackpool Festival bill

Dance fest leads by Example with stars

Two more leading names from the world of dance music have joined the line-up for Blackpool Festival this summer.
Dean Z to headline the Elvis Celebration weekend at the Winter Gardens

Champion tribute star to headline Blackpool Elvis Celebration

A grand champion Elvis tribute artist is to headline the Blackpool Elvis Celebration weekend at the Winter Gardens.


Hundreds of Fylde pupils at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens careers event

More than 400 children had a taste of the working world at a huge careers fair at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens.


Blackpool is picture perfect for pair

Every picture tells a story.

A scene from Ellen Kent's La Traviata

REVIEW: La Traviata, Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Taking two children, aged 11 and eight, to the opera in an effort to broaden their horizons and wean them off YouTube for two-and-a-hours could have gone either way.

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The cast of Windmill Players' Joking Apart

REVIEW: Joking Apart, Thornton Little Theatre

Much-loved writer Alan Ayckbourn has been quoted as saying that this is one of his favourite plays and that the ones he likes most are those that are done the least or don’t do as well as they should.
Theatre and Comedy
The Zipheads

The Zipheads make a return visit to Blackpool music venue The Waterloo

Hailed by bar bosses as ‘one of the most exciting bands to visit The Waterloo last year’, the band from St Albans will bring ‘their own unique and ferocious brand of rockabilly/ska/punk and swing, along with a very highly charged stage show, guaranteed to get you moving.’
Former psychic to Princess Diana, Sally Morgan, is heading to the Grand Theatre

Diana’s psychic brings heavenly connections

She’s been wowing audiences across the country for the past nine years.

Blackpools Funny Girl show bar

Funny Girls put a spring in their high-heeled step

The new season show is under way at Blackpool’s Funny Girl show bar.
Classical musical theatre aims to break down the barricades

Classical musical theatre aims to break down the barricades

A night of classic musical theatre is presented by former Les Miserables principal cast performers in Beyond The Barricade.

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Change is as good as a rest for Maureen

Change is as good as a rest for Maureen

She’s quick to admit it’s been a few years since she experienced it, but that isn’t stopping Maureen Nolan from enjoying her latest stage role in Menopause The Musical.

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An all day board game event is being held in Penwortham

Things to do (Feb 24 to 26)

There's a great selection of events happening in Lancashire over the weekend.

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Kevin the Carrot gets the chop after a single complaint about an Aldi advert

An "irresponsible" Aldi TV ad has been given the chop following just one complaint that an animated carrot called Kevin could attract kids to alcohol.
Phil Walker

Double date for local laughter makers at resort’s Vegas venue

Two of the Fylde coast’s most popular funnymen are joining forces for a date at Viva Blackpool.

Theatre and Comedy
Bullet Boys to play Waterloo Music Bar

Hot shot rockers get set to blast into the Waterloo

Blackpool’s Waterloo Music Bar is staging a night of US glam metal ‘up close and personal’.

The Phantom Lollipop Man! by Pamela Butchart and Thomas Flintham

Book reviews: A missing lollipop man, an orphan lamb and an amazing mum

Award-winning publisher Nosy Crow is getting ready for spring with a sparkling selection of reading and activity books for younger children.

Ben Sebborn and Richard Dyer of Skiddle, based in Longridge

Preston’s Skiddle proving just the ticket in making events stay affordable

Preston as a city may be small – but on the music scene map it certainly isn’t.

George Maguire stars as Marc Bolan in musical 20th Century Boy

Glam rocker’s story is tale of the century at Blackpool’s Grand Theatre

An Olivier Award-winning actor comes to Blackpool to front a new tour of musical 20th Century Boy which tells the life story of glam rock legend Marc Bolan.

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