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. 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.
theatre and shows
alice’s adventures in mooky’s circus wonderland. This year’s festive mix of pantomime, clowning and international circus acts. Blackpool Tower Circus, Bank Hey Street, Blackpool. Noon.
cinderella. Emmerdale’s Danny Miller, Milkshake’s Amy Thompson, Steve Royale, Hayley Kay and full supporting cast. Grand Theatre, Church Street, Blackpool. 10.30am and 7pm. 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.
jack and the beanstalk. Ted Robbins, Tom MiIlner, The Harper Brothers, Jodie Hamblet and full supporting cast. Charter Theatre, Guild Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston. 10.30 and 1.30pm. Ends December 31.
peter pan. Extended Diploma Performing Arts level three students from Blackpool and the Fylde College’s School of Creative Arts present their first complete musical. University Centre Theatre, Blackpool and the Fylde College, Palatine Road, Blackpool. 7.30pm. And tomorrow.
deck the hall with boughs of holly. Lancaster Castle resident professional theatre company, demi-paradise productions, with its annual celebration of Christmas in words and music. Shire Hall, Lancaster Castle, Lancaster. To Saturday, 7 for 7.30pm.
mother goose. Blackpool based Stageworks Worldwide Productions present a Dougie Squires script starring St Annes comic Phil Walker in his 10th annual appearance. King George’s Hall, Northgate, Blackburn. 10am and 1.15pm. Ends December 31.
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.
Pubs and bars
roberts ‘n’ ashcroft’s christmas cabaret. Comedy and music from Victoria Roberts and Jo Ashcroft. Merrie England Showbar, North Pier, Blackpool. Weekly to December 19.
recycled teenager disco. Music from the 50s to 70s. Plus buffet. The Sandpiper, Cleveleys.
juke box wednesday. With vocalist and DJ Joanna Shorrock. Roxy’s, Queen Street, Blackpool.
Three decades of dance. DJ Kieron with hits from the 60s to 80s. The Mardi Gras, Talbot Road, Blackpool.
wicked wednesday. With DJ Darrell Lord. Bar 19 Queen Street, Blackpool. 9pm to 4am.
Northern and soulful sounds. With Mike Hughes. Soul Suite, Queen Square/Queen Street, Blackpool.
keep it fresh. With DJ Matt Munroe. Walkabout, Queen Street, Blackpool. To 3am.
open mic night. Churchill’s, Topping Street. Blackpool.
live music night. Guest musicians and singer songwriters. The Galleon, Abingdon Street, Blackpool. Free admission.
play your cards right. Games night with fun quiz. The Shovels, Green Meadows Lane, Hambleton. 9 to 11.30pm.
funny girls christmas show. Amber, Jade, Krystal, Ruby and the Boys pus DJ Zoe. Funny Girls, Dickson Road, Blackpool. Doors 7pm, show starts 8.30pm. Ends around 11.30pm.
fun quiz night. With DJ Katie. Cash prize weekly plus Open The Box with the chance to win the cash accumulator. The Grapevine, Market Place, Poulton. From 8pm.
TONY’S QUIZ AND PLAY YOUR CARDS RIGHT. Cash prizes and free sandwiches. The Station Tavern, Lytham. From 9pm.
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.
quiz night. With the Dave Ward Roadshow. The Tramway, Victoria Road, Cleveleys.
QUIZ NIGHT. Whittle Springs, Talbot Road, Blackpool.
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 NIGHT. Plus The Accumulator. Presented by Danny. The Belle Vue, Whitegate Drive, Blackpool.
poker and sports
poker night. The Burn Naze, Gamble Road, Thornton.
POKER NIGHT. Frenchman’s Cove, South King Street, Blackpool. From 7.30pm.
ladies only poker night. The Washington, Topping Street, Blackpool.
TEXAS HOLD ‘EM POKER. The Lane Ends, Marton. 8pm.
jade adams. Bloomfield Club, 128 Bloomfield Road, Blackpool.
nicky jones. Brunswick Club, Bethesda Square, Blackpool.
raY’s Free ‘n’ easy. Blackpool RBL Club, King Street, Blackpool.
cabaret. Guest acts. Blackpool Catholic Club, 30 Queen Street, Blackpool. 2.30 to 4.30pm. Details, (01253) 628835.
karaoke. Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Queens Promenade, Bispham. karaoke. A gallon of beer to be won. The Townsman, Topping Street, Blackpool. 3 to 8pm.
KARAOKE NIGHT. The Victoria, Church Road, St Annes.
KARAOKE. Blackpool RBL Club, King Street, Blackpool.
LANCASHIRE ROSE LINE DANCE CLUB. Assembly Rooms, Warrenhurst Road, Fleetwood. 7.30 to 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.
rock, pop and jazz
re-take that. A tribute to you know who. Sands Venue, Central Promenade, Blackpool.
folk, irish and country
carols and capers. St Annes born Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band with a celebration of Christmas and its music. Grand Hall, Guild Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston.
SOCIAL DANCING. Senior Citizens’ Hall, Victoria Road, Cleveleys. 1.30 to 4pm. Details, (01253) 852462.
SEQUENCE. With David and Rita Harrod. Holy Cross Church, Central Drive, Blackpool. 2 to 4.15pm. Details, (01253) 356284.
SOCIAL DANCING. With Mark Speight (keyboards) and Roy Gaskell (drums). Cleveleys Top Club, Slinger Road, Thornton Cleveleys. (01253) 853219.
strictly bollywood dovali 2012. Learn to dance the Bollywood way. Palatine Dance Studio, Palatine Sports College, St Annes Road, South Shore. 6.15 to 7.10pm and 7.15 to 8.10pm. Details 078777 80853.
modern jive dancing. And social night with Jaguar Jive. Beginners – 7.45pm, intermediate – 9.15pm then all freestyle to 10.45pm. No partner necessary. Singles, couples, groups all welcome. The Wainwright Club, 173 Hornby Road, Blackpool. Details, 07857 433829.
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 to 6.45pm. More details, (01253) 394830 or 07811 189980.
SALSA AND AEROBICS. All abilities and ages over 12. Anchorsholme Methodist Church, North Drive, Anchorsholme. 6 to 7.30 and 7.30 to 9pm. Details, 07545 057064.
NOCHES DE SALSA. Salsa lessons for beginners to advanced at the Windsor Room in The Regal Hotel, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys. 8pm until 9.30pm. Details, (012523) 401941 or 07967 768582.
SALSA DANCING. Free tuition from Joanna. The Tavern, Adelaide Street, Fleetwood.
SALSA. Advanced 8 to 9pm, intermediate 9 to 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
beginners chi gong/tai chi. The Stage, 19 Victoria Street, Fleetwood. 7 to 8pm. Details, 07840 371221 or (01253) 773655.
keep fit for over 50s. And overweight people. Holy Trinity Church, Dean Street, South Shore. 2 to 3pm Details, (01243) 403273.
CALLANETICS. All Saints Church, North Drive, Anchorsholme. 5.30 to 7.30pm.
SALSA-CISE. Tiptoes Theatre School, Collingwood Place, Layton. 7.30 to 8.30pm. Details, (07951) 012888.
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.
FAMILY FIT PROGRAMME. Fun exercise programme for all the family – children free. Fleetwood Lofthouse YMCA, Fleetwood. 5.30 to 6.30pm. Details, (01253) 882105.
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 to 9pm. Details, (01772) 865645.
YOGA. Trained teacher. Suitable for all. The Assembly Rooms, Dicconson Terrace, Lytham. 7 to 8.30pm. Details, (01252) 640247 or (07960) 626836.
MUAY THAI/THAI BOXING. 6/8 St Annes Road, South Shore. 8 to 9.30pm. Details, (07928) 128674.
KUNG FU & SELF DEFENCE. VIDA, Garstang Road, Blackpool. 7.30 to 9pm. Details, (01253) 206155.
SHOTOKAN KARATE. Eight years plus. Beginners welcome. St Albans Church, St Annes. 7 to 8.30pm. Details, 07989 908135. Also adults and children from 10 years. Palmer Avenue Methodist Church, Blackpool. Also Friday, 7.30 to 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 to 9pm.
PILATES. Senior Citizens Association Hall, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys. From 6.30 to 7.20pm. Details, (01253) 852462;
thatched winter beer festival. Around 100 real ales to be drunk, air miles to be gained - and a log fire too. The Thatched House, Ball Street, Poulton. To December 16.
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.
meditation class. Relax, unwind and combat stress. Soma Therapy Centre, Hesketh Avenue, Bispham. 7 to 8pm. Details, 0783 4072273.
buddhist teaching and meditation. Weekly classes to September 28. Creative Support/Lighthouse Cafe, Crescent West, Cleveleys. From 7 to 8.30pm. Details, (01253) 352721.
dark horse writers group. Weekly creative writing group. Blackpool Catholic Club, Queen Street, Blackpool. 7 to 9pm. Details, (01253) 347556.
just good friends. Fun social group for 35s/50s. Wings Club, Victoria Road, Cleveleys. From 8pm. Details, (01253) 869519. 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.
PUBLIC SKATING SESSION. The Arena, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. 10am to noon and 1 to 3pm.
INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION. Weekly classes. Keajra Buddhist Centre, 64 Holmfield Road, North Shore. 7.30 to 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 to14 years) welcome (min 18 months playing experience required). Poulton Band Headquarters, Station Road, Poulton. 6.30 to 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 to 6.30pm. Advanced, 5.45 to 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.
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.