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
paloma faith. One of the most charismatic performers of the day, Paloma Faith has enjoyed chart success and many high profile TV appearances. Blackpool Opera House, Church Street, Blackpool. 7pm.
schools alive 2012. An exciting initiative for Blckpool school pupils to perform on the main stage. The Grand Theatre, Church Street, Blackpool, 7pm.
THE ACCRINGTON PALS. Peter Whelan’s epic and deeply humane play, dramatises the lives of ordinary people caught up in historical events. Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann’s Square, Manchester. Mon-Fri 7.30pm, Saturday 8pm, matinee Wed 2.30pm, Saturday 3.30pm. Ends February 16.
THE lion king. Disney’s The Lion King is a worldwide theatrical phenomenon, seen by over 65 million people and still drawing sell-out crowds at London’s Lyceum Theatre in its 13th year. Palace Theatre, Oxford Street, Manchester. Tue - Fri 7.30pm, Wed 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Sun 2.30pm. (Ends April 20).
of mice and men. John Steinbeck’s own stage version of this classic novel. The Octagon Theatre, Howell Croft South, Bolton. 7.30pm, matinees, Jan 25 and Feb 9, 2pm. Ends Feb 16.
((from feb 9)))pricilla queen of the desert. Direct from the West End and starring Jason Donovan comes the feel-good international hit sensation. With a dazzling array of outrageous Olivier and Tony award-winning costumes and a hit parade of dancefloor favourites including It’s Raining Men, I Will Survive, Hot Stuff, Finally, Boogie Wonderland, Go West, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, and I Love The Nightlife, this wildly fresh and funny musical is a journey to the heart of fabulous! Opera House, Quay Street, Manchester. Performance times Sat, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 7.30pm. Matinee Wed and Sat 2.30pm and 7.30pm. (Ends February 23).
(((from feb 21)))tull. By Phil Vasili. the world premiere of Tull, the remarkable tale of real life World War One hero Walter Tull – a talented officer on the battlefield and the first black outfield player in the First Division in Great Britain. The Octagon Theatre, Howell Croft South, Bolton. Performance Times evenings: 7.30pm, matinees: Fri 22, Wed 27 Feb, Sat 9, Wed 13 Mar, 2pm (End Sat, March 16).
Pubs and bars
sky sports live, two boxes more matches. Crazy Scots Bar, Rigby Road, Blackpool.
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.
rock and pop
jake bugg. 53 Degrees, University of Central Lancashire Students’ Union, Fylde Road, Preston. 7.30pm.
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.
david kidd. Bloomfield Club, 128 Bloomfield Road, Blackpool.
brad leigh scott, emma louise. 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.
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.
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.
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.
PILATES. Senior Citizens Association Hall, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys. From 6.30 to 7.20pm. Details, (01253) 852462;
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.