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.
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
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).
Folk, Irish and country
COUNTRY & WESTERN NIGHT. With line dancing. Bispham Conservative Club, Red Bank Road, Bispham.
Pubs and bars
sky sports live, two boxes more matches. Crazy Scots Bar, Rigby Road, Blackpool.
andy knights. Piano-oke, £50 cash prize. Buckinghams, Queen Street, Blackpool. 3pm.
chill out tuesday. With DJ Ric Smith. Bar 19 Queen Street, Blackpool. 9pm to 4am.
funky box. With DJ Danny. Walkabout, Queen Street, Blackpool. To 3am.
andy knight’s free and easy. Buckingham’s, Queen Street, Blackpool. 3 to 5pm.
live music night. Guest musicians and singer songwriters. The Galleon, Abingdon Street, Blackpool. Free admission.
general knowledge quiz with rock n roll bingo. The Hop, King Street, Blackpool. 8.30pm
musical allsorts. Open mic night. Any style, any instrument, any ability, any age, all welcome. St Annes British Legion Club, Mayfield Road, St Annes.
SOUNDWAVES LADIES HARMONY CHORUS. Simple singing techniques taught. Springfield Church Hall, Bispham Road, Bispham. 7pm. Details, (01253) 724817.
lytham light orchestra. Weekly meeting. Michael Hall Theatre School, Preston Old Road, Marton. 7.30 to 9.30pm.
CHOIR PRACTICE. For youngsters aged seven to 17. Chesters Dancing Academy, 19 Victoria Street, Fleetwood. Details, (07989) 144423.
THE ELSWICK SINGERS. New members welcome. Elswick Village Hall, Roseacre Road, Elswick. 7.30pm. Details, Details, 07702 676398 or 07565 539558.
GUARDIAN CONCERT BAND. Rehearsals – woodwind, brass and percussion. Lytham Methodist Church hall, Westby Street, Lytham. Weekly, 7.30 to 9.30pm. Further info please contact Paul 07981 312183 or Clare 07870 577374 or www.guardianconcertband.co.uk.
BARBERSHOP HARMONY. New members welcome. Help and teach tapes provided. Brun Grove WM Club, Blackpool. 7.30pm.
Poker and sport
fylde croquet club. Beginners course. South Shore Tennis Club, Midgeland Road, Blackpool. 6pm.
red tooth poker. The Old England, Red Bank Road, Bispham.
red tooth poker night. The Gynn, Gynn Square, North Shore. 7.45pm.
mens’ world pool league. The Burn Naze, Gamble Road, Thornton.
POKER LEAGUE. Weekly points and cash. Free food for players. The Ramsden Arms, Talbot Road, Blackpool.
poker night. With free supper. The Dunes, Lytham Road, South Shore. From 8.30pm.
darts and dominoes. The Albert, Lytham Road, South Shore.
quiz night. With rock and roll bingo. The Hop, Cookson Street, Blackpool.
fun quiz night. Plus bingo and guest acts. Duple Social Club, Bond Street, South Shore.
quiz and bingo. Cash prizes and free supper. Up to £200 to be won. Churchill’s, Topping Street. Blackpool. 9.30pm.
quiz night. And Take Your Pick. Free buffet for contestants. The Washington, Topping Street, Blackpool. 8pm.
QUIZ NIGHT. With his MC Clanger. Plus cash bingo and free supper. The Clarence, Preston New Road, Marton.
QUIZ NIGHT. And Play Your Cards Right with Mel and Chris. The No 4 & Freemasons, Newton Drive, Blackpool.
CASH QUIZ. Plus free supper. The Farmers Arms, Lytham Road, South Shore.
QUIZ NIGHT. The Air Balloon, Squires Gate Lane, Squires Gate. 9pm.
THE BIG FUN QUIZ. Free sandwiches, cash and other prizes. The Swift Hound, Rigby Road, Blackpool. 9.30pm.
QUIZGO. The Old England, Red Bank Road, Bispham.
QUIZ NIGHT. The Castle Gardens, Fleetwood Road, Carleton. 9pm.
QUIZ NIGHT. The Squirrel, Bispham Road, Bispham.
FUN QUIZ. Win drinks vouchers. Thornton Cleveleys Royal British Legion, Rough Lea Road, Cleveleys.
karaoke. With drag DJ Carmen. Roxy’s, Queen Street, Blackpool.
karaoke and bingo. Bar 19 Queen Street, Blackpool. 2 to 6pm.
karaoke competition. Weekly heats with semi final on November 29 and final on December 6. Top prize £500. Soul Suite, Queen Square/Queen Street, Blackpool.
dj tim’s karaoke. Prizes for best singers. Lucy’s @ Tobago, Abingdon Street, Blackpool.
karaoke. Cleveleys Ex Servicemen’s Club, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys.
boogie boots. Line Dancing, easy teaching and social dancing. Bispham Conservative Club, Red Bank Road, Bispham. 8 to 10.45pm. Details, (07968) 973238.
JULIE’S STEP IN LINE. Wyre Villa Sports Club, Stalmine. 7.30 to 10pm. Details, (01253) 811719.
LIBERTY BELLES LINE DANCING. St Mark’s Church Hall, Westcliffe Drive, Layton. 1 to 3.30pm. Details (01253) 352559 or (07870) 556440.
LANCASHIRE ROSE LINE DANCE CLUB. Trinity Methodist Church, Fleetwood Road, Fleetwood. 2 to 4pm and 7.30 to 10.30pm. Details, (07766) 310260.
SUE O’KENNEDY’S LINE DANCE. Poulton Youth & Community Centre, Breck Road, Poulton. 11.30am to 1am. Details, (01253) 826262.
LINE DANCING. Instruction and dancing, live act last Tuesday each month. Cleveleys WM Club, Slinger Road, Cleveleys. Details, (01253) 594043.
FANCY FEET LINE DANCE. Social dancing and instruction. Holy Trinity Church Memorial Hall, Dean Street, South Shore. 10am to noon. Beginners first hour, social dancing and instruction. The Ashley Club, Victoria Road, Thornton. 7.15 to 10.30pm.
LINE DANCING. Cleveleys Men’s Club, Slinger Road, Cleveleys.
afternoon tea dance. Live music from the Frontline Dance Band. Ticket only or afternoon tea inclusive. Sands Venue, Central Promenade, Blackpool. 2 to 4.30pm.
teaching and mixed social dancing. Bispham United Reform Church, Cavendish Road, Bispham. 8 to 10.45pm. Details, (01253) 594043.
ballroom and latin classes. Beginners (7.30 to 8.30pm), improvers (8.30 to 9.30pm). The White Church, Ansdell. Details, (07909) 945567.
AFTERNOON DANCING. With John Peate (keyboards) and Dave Miller (drums). Cleveleys Mens Club, Slinger Road, Cleveleys. 2 to 4pm.
AFTERNOON SOCIAL AND DANCE GROUP. Sequence dancing. Verona Association. Verona Hall, Fleetwood Road North, Thornton. 1.45 to 4pm. Details, (01253) 865494.
THE FRIENDLY DANCE CLUB. Modern and sequence dancing. Singles and couples, all welcome. Wainwright Club, Hornby Road, Blackpool. 8 to 11pm. Details, (01253) 620555.
SEQUENCE. Senior Citizens Association Hall, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys. From 1.30 to 4pm. Details, (01253) 852462.
MODERN SEQUENCE. New dances taught. St Paul’s Parish Church, Lake Road, Ansdell. 7.15 to 10.15pm. Details, (01253) 776255.
salsa chevere. Salsa classes at all levels followed by social dancing. Marton Institute, Oxford Square, Marton. 7.30pm onwards. Details, 07749 812352.
simply salsa class. Beginners from 7pm. Then all levels and social dance. North Shore Golf Club, Devonshire Road, North Shore.
NOCHES DE SALSA. Beginners to advanced 8pm to 9.30pm then dance until 11pm. Co-operative Sports and Social Club, Preston New Road, Marton. Details, (01253) 401941 or (07967) 768582.
SALSA. With Vitelio Ramos. St Thomas’ Church Hall, Caunce Street, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 304996.
tea dance. Langdales Hotel, Clifton Drive North, St Annes. 2 to 4pm. Details, (01253) 721342.
TAP DANCING. Adult beginners. Chesters Dancing Academy, 19 Victoria Street, Fleetwood. 8 to 9pm.Details, (07989) 144423.
JC DANCE CLASSES. Childrens’ and adult dance classes. United Reformed Church, Queensway, Poulton. and Norbreck Primary School. Details, (07792) 410390.
DANCE FOR THE UNDER 5’s. Afternoon dance classes. Poulton Youth and Communty Centre, Breck Road, Poulton. Details, (0779) 2410390.
BELLY DANCING. Ladies only – all ages, shapes and levels welcome. Fleetwood YMCA, London Road, Fleetwood. 6.30 to 7.30pm – open level. Details, (01253) 394830 or 07811 189980.
street and break dance. Mimi Dance at Thornton Little Theatre, Victoria Road East, Thornton. Under eights, 5pm, over eights, 6pm. 07584 359310
preston circle dance group. Music from around the world. Newcomers always welcome. Galloway Hall, Brackenbury Road, Fulwood. 7 to 9pm. More details, (01772) 793658.
Keep fit and exercise
low impact aerobics. For weight watchers and the out of condition. Clifton Drive Methodist Church, St Annes. 7.30 to 8.30pm. Details, (01253) 403273. zumba fitness. Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Queens Promenade, Bispham. 11am.
wydance stretch and boogie. Get fit and loose weight to music from around the world. Led by Jacqueline Greaves from Ludus Dance. No special footwear needed, just enthusiasm. Marine Hall, The Esplanade, Fleetwood. 6 to 7pm. Weekly to April 5.
CALLANETICS. All Saints Church, North Drive, Anchorsholme. 6pm to 8.30pm.
ANNE’S LOSE SIZE - RE-ENERGIZE. Diet and fitness. Victoria Congregational Church, Newton Drive, Blackpool. 6 to 7.30m. Details, (07983) 684885.
SLIMMERCISE. Aerobics, salsa, conditioning, slimming club. The Christian Centre, Waterloo Road, South Shore. 7.30 to 8.30pm. Details, (07795) 030922.
MUAY THAI/fitness. Women only. 5.45 to 6.45pm, 6/8 St Annes Road, South Shore. 7 to 8.30pm. Details, (07928) 128674.
DANCERCISE. 7 to 8pm. Pure Impact Fitness Studio, Dover Road, South Shore. Details 07928 128674.
50+ EXERCISE. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 9.30 to 11.30am.
POWER WALKS. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 6.30 to 7.30pm. Route varies.
MEND. Free, fun programme for seven to 13 year old children to become fitter and happier. Fleetwood Lofthouse YMCA, Fleetwood. 5 to 7pm. Also Friday. Details, (01253) 882105.
FAMILY FIT PROGRAMME. Fun exercise for the family. Poulton Community Centre, Breck Road, Poulton. 5.30 to 6.30pm. Details, (01253) 882105.
HATHA YOGA CLASS. Hewitt Room, off Clifton Street, next to the Old Police Station, Lytham. 6.30 to 8 pm. Details, Karen (07989) 985466
YOGA. All abilities. Our Lady of the Assumption Church Hall, Common Edge Road, Blackpool. 7.30 to 9pm. Details, (01253) 640247 and (07960) 626836.
AQUA AEROBICS. Dalmeny Hotel Leisure Club, The Promenade, St Annes. 1 to 2pm. Details, (01253) 716010.
PHOENIX TAEKWONDO. New members always welcome. Kincraig Primary School, Blackpool. 6.30 to 8pm. Details, (07963) 104353.
TAI CHI. Main Hall, St Annes Parish Rooms, St Annes. 8.15 to 9pm. Details, (01253) 315478 and (07976) 773559; beginnners, 10 to 11.30am. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. Details, (01253) 724117. And Main Hall, St Annes Parish Rooms, Headroomgate Road, St Annes. 8.15 to 9pm. Details, (01253) 315478 or 07976 773559.
PILATES. Clifton Drive Methodist Church, St Annes. 6.30pm. Details, (01243) 403273; St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 1 to 2pm; Marton United Reformed Church Hall, Wordsworth Avenue, Marton. 6.30 to 7.30pm. Details, (01253) 694918.
YOGA/TAI/CHI/PILATES. For posture, strength and flexibility. Details, (07941) 0123053. WI Hall, Great Eccleston. 8.15 to 9.15pm.
story time for under 5s. Poulton Library, Blackpool Old Road, Poulton. 2.15pm to 2.45pm
official hobby league cLub. Yu-Gi-Oh! and Pokemon. All ages, player duels, tuck shop on site. Marton Methodist Church, Midgeland Road, Marton. 6 to 8pm. Also Saturday, 5.30 to 8.30pm. Details, (01253) 695334.
CLEVELEYS WRITERS SHORT STORY AND POETS MEETING. Cleveleys Library, Rossall Road, Cleveleys. 1.30 to 3.30pm. Second and fourth Tuesday. Details, (01253) 852147.
PUBLIC SKATING SESSION. The Arena, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. 10am to noon and 1 to 3pm.
BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION. Second and fourth week of the month. Lytham Rugby Club, Ansdell Road, Lytham. 7.30pm. Details, (01253) 293957.
GENERAL PAINTING. From 2pm. And Portrait Painting from 7.30 to 9pm. Blackpool Art Society. The Studio. Wilkinson Avenue (off Woodland Grove). Blackpool. 7.30 to 9pm. Details, (01253) 767667.
Chess and bridge
CHESS AND BRIDGE. Senior Citizens’ Hall, Victoria Road, Cleveleys. 12.45 to 4pm. Details, (01253) 852462.
poulton chess club. All abilities including beginners welcome. Sevenoaks Drive Day Centre, Hobart Place, Cleveleys. 7.30pm. More details, (01253) 899742.
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. 1.30pm.
BISPHAM CHESS CLUB. New members welcome. Community Centre, Bispham Road, Bispham. 7.30pm. Details, (01253) 300918.
CLIFTON BRIDGE CLUB. Ansdell Institute, Woodlands Road, Ansdell. 7.30pm.
johnny roxx. Duple Social Club, 96a Bond Street, South Shore.
TERRY’s Free ‘n’ easy. Blackpool RBL Club, King Street, Blackpool.
dj keiran. And karaoke. North Shore Sports and Social Club, Cross Street, Blackpool.
cabaret. Guest acts. Blackpool Catholic Club, 30 Queen Street, Blackpool. 2.30 to 4.30pm. Details, (01253) 628835.