What’s On Thursday 20th January

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


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.

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

BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET. Director David Bintey’s revival of the family favourite. The Lowry, Salford Quays, Greater Manchester. To Saturday, 7.30pm. Matinees, today and Saturday, 2pm.

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS. Dave Benson Phillips stars as Toad in this Stephen Kingsbury and Ben Sleep adaptation of the Kenneth Grahame classic. Charter Theatre, Guild Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston. Today, 10.30am and 1.30pm. Friday, 1.30 and 5pm. Saturday, 2.30 and 6pm.

THANKS FOR THE MEMORY. Showman and impresario Duggie Chapman launches the latest nationwide tour of film clips and showbusiness anecdotes from across the year. Grand Theatre, Church Street, Blackpool. 2pm.

ZACK. Manchester comedian Justin Moorhouse stars in the Harold Brighouse comedy abut a family’s under achiever set in the 1920s. The Royal Exchange Theatre, St Anns Square, Manchester. To January 22. Monday to Friday 7.30pm, Saturday 8pm, matinees Wednesday 2.30pm and Saturday 4pm. Box office, (0161) 8339833.


AFTERNOON KARAOKE. Churchill’s, Topping 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.

KARAOKE. With the Resident Reverend. The Dickens Inn, Cleveleys. From 7pm.

KARAOKE CONTEST. £50 top prize to be won each week. The Whittle Springs, Talbot Road, Blackpool. From 8pm.

KARAOKE. With Glenn. The Travellers Rest, Beach Road, Cleveleys.

KARAOKE PARTY TIME. With host Sam. The Duke of York, Dickson Road, Blackpool. From 9pm.

KARAOKE NIGHT. With DJ Danny. The Belle Vue, Whitegate Drive, Blackpool. 9pm.

Folk, Irish and Country

FLEETWOOD FOLK CLUB. Singers’ night - all welcome to take part or listen. Free admission. The Steamer, Queens Terrace, Fleetwood. 8.30pm.

Rock and pop

ROCK NIGHT. Tonight - Stitchthread, Mauser and Sunken Monkey. The Blue Room, Church Street, Blackpool.


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

CABARET. Vince on keyboards, Dominic, Caz Summer, Murray G Mac plus karaoke. Ma Kelly’s, Foxhall Road, Blackpool. From 1.30pm to 1.30am.

AN AUDIENCE WITH ROXY HART. Plus cabaret from Rita International. Free admission. Roxy’s, Queen Street, Blackpool.

Pubs and bars

THE 3RD STEP. On The Edge, Hardhorn Road, Poulton.

THE GALLEON BAND. Residents John and Adam plus guests with jazz, blues and swing. The New Galleon, Adelaide Street, Blackpool. Also Friday to Sunday.

BANDEOKE. With Itchy and Scratchy. Karaoke tracks and drinks promotion. Soul Suite, Queen Square, Blackpool.

TEA DANCE. And bingo. North Euston Hotel, The Esplanade, Fleetwood. 2 - 4pm.

OPEN MIC/JAM NIGHT. The Old Bank Inn, Bond Street, South Shore. 9pm.

MISS TENOR LADY. Lucy’s @ Tobago, Abingdon Street, Blackpool.

ROB JOHNSON. Singer/guitarist. Buckingham’s, Queen Street, Blackpool. 3 - 5pm.

RENEGADE OPEN MIC. The Empress Hotel, Exchange Street. North Street. Noon to 4pm.

JAMMIN’ NIGHT. Plus open mic night. Everybody welcome. Burn Naze Hotel, Gamble Road, Thornton.

COCKTAIL NIGHT. Special offers, two djs with disco house and bar grooves to midnight. Bar 137, Church Street, Blackpool.

Pool, Poker and sport

POKER NIGHT. Weekly - all welcome. The Plough, Chain Lane, Staining. 7.45pm.

POOL AND POKER. The King Edward, Central Drive, Blackpool. 8pm.

RACING NIGHT. Cash prizes. The Old Bridge, Lytham Road, South Shore. 9.30pm.

HOLDEM POKER NIGHT. The Queens, Beach Road, Fleetwood. 8pm.

Line dancing

LINE DANCING. Beginners, 7.30 - 8.30pm. Intermediate with tuition until 10.30pm. Garstang United Reformed Church Hall, Garstang. Details, (01995) 670932.

LINE DANCING DISCO. Free tuition. Thornton Cleveleys RBL Club, Rough Lea Road, Cleveleys. Details, (01253) 595790.

FANCY FEET LINE DANCE. Social dancing and instruction - 10am to noon. Beginners and improver dancing with instruction - 1.20 - 3.30pm. Beginners first hour then all levels 6 - 10.15pm. Holy Trinity Memorial Hall, Dean Street, South Shore. Details, (07984)188972.

BEGINNERS LINE DANCING. Details 01253 760804. Marton Social Club, Daggers Hall Lane, Marton. 1 - 3pm.

LINE DANCING. And tuition. With Paul and Shirley. Progress Sports & Social Club, Exchange Street, Blackpool.

Social dancing

TEA DANCE. Ballroom, Latin and popular sequence. Rio School of Dancing, Bispham United Reformed Church Hall, Cavendish Road, Bispham. 2 - 4pm. Details, (01253) 356558.

DANCING. Ballroom, Latin, Moden, Acro and more For fun. Chesters Dancing Academy, 19 Victoria Street, Fleetwood. Details, (07989) 144423.

SEQUENCE AND BALLROOM. To the maestro of Alan Reid. All welcome, with bingo and raffle. Bispham Conservative Club, Red Bank Road, Bispham. 8pm.

BALLROOM AND SEQUENCE. Ansdell Institute, Woodlands Road, Ansdell. 8 - 11pm. Details, (01772) 682012.

EASY SEQUENCE. Anchorsholme Friendly Club. Senior Citizens’ Hall, Victoria Road, Cleveleys. 1.30 - 3.45pm. Details, (01253) 854562.

SEQUENCE AND BALLROOM. Senior Citizens Association Hall, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys. From 7 - 10pm. Details, (01253) 852462.

SEQUENCE DANCING. All welcome. Central Methodist Church, Adelaide Street, Blackpool. 1.30 - 4pm. Details, (01253) 694846.


SWITCH. Jason Fubar and Jimmi Sea get the weekly party started. Club Sanuk, North Promenade, Blackpool.


NOCHES DE SALSA. Salsa lessons - beginners to advanced. Co-Operative Sports & Social Club, Preston New Road, Marton. 7.30pm then dance until 11pm. Details, (012523) 401941 or 07967 768582.

SALSA. With Vitelio Ramos. Poulton Youth and Community Centre, Breck Road, Poulton and Thornton Sports Centre, Thornton. Details, (01253) 304996.

Other dancing

RED SHOES CHEER AND DANCE ACADEMY FOR CHEERLEADING. Boys and girls welcome. Rear 147/149 Highfield Road, South Shore. Details from (01253) 310401.SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING. All welcome - partner not necessary. Dancing to live music. The Scout Hut, St Patrick’s Road North, St Annes. 7.30 - 9.30pm. Details, (01253) 640247 or 07960 626836.

ADULT IRISH DANCE. Sue Turner and Nicky Figgins Stage School, Rear 216 Red Bank Road, Bispham. 7pm. Details, (07708) 642908.

CAROL MAY SCHOOL OF DANCE. Children and adults’ ballet, tap, jazz and keep fit. St Paul’s Parish Church, Ansdell & Fairhaven. 6 - 9pm. Also Saturday, 9am - 1pm. Details, (01172) 258525 or (07840) 167225.


QUIZ AND BINGO NIGHT. Hotel and Apartments Club, Coronation Street, Blackpool.

CURRY AND QUIZ NIGHT. Bloomfield Hotel, Ansdell Road, Blackpool.

NEW DUNES QUIZ. New quiz master Becca. The Dunes, Lytham Road, South Shore. 9pm.

MUSIC QUIZ AND CABARET. The Excelsior, Lytham Road, South Shore. From 8pm.

QUIZ NIGHT. Plus Play Your Cards Right. 50p entry. Free sandwiches. The Boars Head, Preston Old Road, Marton.

FUN QUIZ AND JACKPOT RAFFLE. The County Hotel, Lytham. From 9pm.

FUN QUIZ. Meal and drink vouchers to be won. Plus Open The Box. The Shovels, Hambleton.

STEVE JAMES QUIZ NIGHT. Cash prize for winners plus runners up prizes, tote double and bingo. Bispham Hotel, Red Bank Road, Bispham. 9pm.

QUIZ NIGHT. Drink prizes, snowball minimum £100. Starts 9.30pm. Free entry. The Shovels, Common Edge Road, Marton.

FUN QUIZ NIGHT. Questions and prizes with host Johnny B. The Ship, Elswick. 9pm.

FUN QUIZ NIGHT, Prizes and laughs. Victoria Bar, North Euston Hotel, The Esplanade, Fleetwood. 9pm.

DAVE WARD ROADSHOW QUIZ NIGHT. Host Dave Ward. Free entry. The Squirrel, Bispham Road, Bispham. From 9.15pm.

QUIZ NIGHT. Bay Horse Hotel, Station Road, Thornton.

QUIZ JACKPOT NIGHT. Minimum jackpot £100. Register by 9pm.The Golden Eagle, Anchorsholme. 9.15pm.

QUIZ NIGHT. Big money prizes, unlock the crock, free to enter. The Queens, Beach Road, Fleetwood.

QUIZ NIGHT AND FUN FORTUNES. The Strawberry Gardens, Fleetwood.

QUIZ NIGHT. Cash prizes and Play Your Cards Right. The Fairhaven, Marine Drive, Ansdell. From 9pm.

QUIZ NIGHT. Cash prizes, spot prizes and Play Your Cards Right - starting at £100. The Ashley Club, Victoria Road East, Thornton. 8.30pm.

QUIZ NIGHT. With Play Your Cards Right, cash prize. Free sandwiches for competitors. The Boar’s Head, Preston Old Road, Marton.

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE QUIZ. Cash jackpot accumulator. The Rossall Tavern, Larkholme Parade, Fleetwood.

QUIZ NIGHT. Big cash prizes. The Old England, Red Bank Road, Bispham.

QUIZ NIGHT. Devonshire Arms, Devonshire Road, North Shore. Starts 9pm.

Psychic and spiritual clubs

BEACH ROAD SPIRITUAL GROUP. Weekly guest medium. Frank Townend Community Centre, Beach Road, Cleveleys. 7.30 for 8pm. Details, (07505) 822272.

BERYL’S PSYCHIC CLUB. New venue. Guest medium weekly. All proceeds to charity. The Old Town Hall, Market Place, Poulton. 7.30 for 8pm.

PSYCHIC NIGHT. With Paula Paradaema. Stanley Road WMC, Stanley Road, Blackpool. Details 621168

Keep fit and exercise

AEROBICS. Over 50s. St Bernadette’s Church Hall, Bispham. 2 – 3pm. Details, (01253) 853295.

MUAY THAI/THAI BOXING. Pure Impact Fitness Studio, 34 Dover Court, Dover Road, South Shore. 7 - 8.30pm. Details, (07928) 128674.

ANNE’S LOSE SIZE - RE-ENERGIZE. Diet and fitness. Lytham Methodist Church, Park Street, Lytham. 12.30 - 1.30pm (aerobics), 5.45 - 6.45pm (salsacise). Details, (07983) 684855..

ZUMBA DANCE FIT. Fusion Dance Studio, St Annes Road, South Shore. 6pm. Details, (07706) 357007.

ZUMBA. With Phoebe. Wesby Hall, Park Street, Lytham. 7 - 8pm.

NEW BEGINNERS WALKS. Walk changes weekly. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 1.30pm.

50+ EXERCISE. With Shirley. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 9.30 10.30am.

PHOENIX TAE KWONDO. New members welcome. White Church Hall, Ansdell. And Monday, 6.30 - 8pm. Details, 07963 104353.

EASY DOES IT. Movement to music. Whiteholme Community Centre, All Saints Road, Bispham. 10am - 10.45am.


WYRE HOME ORGAN SOCIETY. This month’s guest - Michael Holmes. Ashley Club, Victoria Road, Cleveleys. 7.45pm.

MAHAN ESFAHANI. One of the world’s most famous harpsichordists with a programme of Pachelbel, Bach and Lou Harrison. Great Hall, University of Lancaster, Bailrigg, Lancaster. 7.30pm (preview concert 6.45pm).


PILATES. Whiteholme Community Centre, All Saints Road, Bispham. 11am - noon. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 1 - 2pm; Blackpool Cricket Club, Stanley Park, Blackpool. 6.15 - 7.15pm. Details, (07738) 434991; Palatine Leisure Centre, St Annes Road, South Shore. 5 - 6pm and 6 - 7pm; The Therapy House, St Annes. 7.30 - 8.30pm. Details, (01253) 403273.

Social clubs

WYRE LEVEE STOMPERS. Thornton Cleveleys Royal British Legion, Rough Lea Road, facing Cleveleys Bus Station. Details, (01253) 852450.

DJ CLARKE AND KARAOKE. North Shore Sports and Social Club, Cross Street, Blackpool.

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


JUST GOOD FRIENDS. A group for people in their 40s and 50s wanting to meet new friends. Wings Club, Victoria Road, Cleveleys. 8pm. Details, (01253) 869519.

AT LAST. Instrumental and vocal ensemble. New members welcome. Brun Grove WM Club, off Ansdell Road, Marton. 1pm. details, (01253) 319488.

CONNECT SOCIAL GROUP. New venue. For men and women aged 40 upwards. Games, quiz, raffle, supper. Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Promenade, Bispham. 7.30pm. Details, (01253) 852716.

PENCIL AND WATER COLOUR CLASS. With Hazel Taylor. All levels, beginners welcome. YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 1 - 3.15pm. Details, (01772) 654461.

POULTON PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY. Syllabus catering for photographers with a wide range of interests and experience. Poulton Methodist Church, Queensway, Poulton. 7.30pm.

YOUNG AT HEART. Arts, crafts, cooking, guest speakers, flower arranging - and more. All ages welcome. St Michael and All Angels Church, Grange Park. 2pm.

GENERAL PAINTING. 9.30am. Contact Lynne Cray (01253) 317722. Blackpool Art Society. The Studio. Wilkinson Avenue (off Woodland Grove). Blackpool.

Bridge clubs

LYTHAM BRIDGE CLUB. Competitive duplicate bridge. Lytham Bridge Club, Pembroke Road, Lytham. 7.15pm.

CLIFTON BRIDGE CLUB. Ansdell Institute, Woodlands Road, Ansdell. 7.30pm.