Don’t miss our What’s On section for all the best in entertainment across the Fylde coast.
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.
madame tussauds. The best of British celebrities. More information www.madametussauds.com/blackpool. Central Promenade, Blackpool. 10am to 4.30pm (later during school holidays). Details, (01253) 299483
SEA LIFE CENTRE. Brand new for 2011 – Claws! A collection of crusty creatures from the deep. 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, (01253)0844) 8561000.
blackpool tower jungle jim’s. Two adulst free with every paying child. More information www.the blackpooltower.com. Blackpool Tower, Central Promenade, Blackpool. Details, (01253)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.
Folk, country AND IRISH
fleetwood folk club. The Golden Dream. The story of 175 years of Fleetwood told in song, story and rhyme. Illustrated with more than 100 pictures.The Strawberry Gardens, Poulton Road, Fleetwood. 8.30pm.
Rock, pop and jazz
one night of queen. Gary Mullen and his band revive the hits of Queen and Freddie Mercury. Opera House, Church Street, Blackpool;.
sand soul night. Featuring tribute band The Kommitments. With or without meal. Sands Venue, Central Promenade, Blackpool.
sands soul night. Featuring the big sound of The Kommitments. With or without meal. The Sands Venue, Central Promenade, Blackpool. Weekly.
Theatre and shows
the pitmen painters. Written by Billy Elliot creator Lee Hall, a play about a group of North Eastern miners who turn their talents to art. A Live Theatre Newcastle and National Theatre co-production. Grand Theatre, Church Street, Blackpool. Tonight and Saturday, 7.30pm. Matinee Saturday, 2.pm.
blood brothers. Bill Kenwright’s smash hit production of Willy Russell’s record breaking musical. With X Factor’s Niki Evans as Mrs Johnstone. Charter Theatre, Guild Hall, Preston. And Saturday, 7.30pm. Plus Saturday matinee, 2.30pm.
crossing delancey. Fylde Coast Players present Susan Sandler’s romantic comedy. Lowther Pavilion, West Beach, Lytham. 7.30pm. To Saturday.
sweeney todd. Elizabeth Newman directs a revival of Stephen Sondheim’s musical thriller about the demon barber of Fleet Street. Octagon Theatre, Howell Croft South, Bolton. To July 2. Box office, (01204) 520661.
as you like it. Closing the main auditorium’s current season with Shakespeare’s gloriously sunny comedy. The Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann’s Square, Manchester. Monday to Saturday, 7.30pm. Wednesday and Saturday matinees, 2.30pm. To August 6.
((from july 07))))entitled. Manchester’s internationally acclaimed Quarantine theatre company with the world premiere of their new show. The Studio, Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann’s Square, Manchester. Monday to Friday, 7.30pm. Saturday, 8pm. To July 23.
Pubs and bars
charity band night. Champagne reception and buffet included. Live music from Spitfire. Proceeds to Christie’s Hospital. The Dutton Arms, The Promenade, South Shore.
flip. Olive Tree Brasserie, Wood Street, St Annes.
ska face and bob on. A night of ska, reggae and more. The Merrie England, North Pier, Blackpool.
the blue pig orchestra. The Queens, Fleetwood.
the keytars. The Station Tavern, Station Square, Lytham.
gatorville. Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Queens Promenade, Bispham.
the jeps. The New Holly, Forton, A6 , near Lancaster.
electric echo. The Venue, North Promenade, Cleveleys.
((from july 04))))pineapple jack. The Theatre Bar, Winter gardens, Church Street, Blackpool. Daily lunchtime plus Saturday evenings for the season.
fun factory. With DJ Doug E. Love. Walkabout, Queen Street, Blackpool. To 3am.
joe davis disco and karaoke. The Excelsior, Lytham Road, South Shore.
the john adams trio. Resident house band plus guests with jazz, blues and swing. The Galleon, Adelaide Street, Blackpool. Also Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
guest acts. Churchill’s, Topping Street. Blackpool.
afternoon entertainment. Guest vocalist. plus disco at night. The Townsman, Topping Street, Blackpool.
roxy Hart and bonnie la blue. Cabaret all night. Free admission before 9.30pm. Roxy’s, Queen Street, Blackpool.
friday night experience. With DJ Banksy. Rumours, Talbot Square, Blackpool. 10pm to 4am.
upfront friday. Deeper house djs from the UK and Ibiza. Bar 137, Church Street, Blackpool. 1am.
DANNY HOWARD. Chill out grooves to funky house. Henry’s Bar, Henry Street, Lytham.
JIMMY DAY. Che Bar, Talbot Square, Blackpool.
DISCO NIGHT. Papa Greywolf. Bay Horse Hotel, Station Road, Thornton.
live entertainment. Rota of weekly acts. Scruffy Murphy’s, Corporation Street, Blackpool. And Saturday.
nightclubs and dance
back to the old pool vs trance anthems. DJ Fubar’s retro night with special guest Dave Pearce plus Ray Davies (from Eden, Ibiza). Coco, Market Street, Blackpool. 11pm to 4am.
friday feeling. A night of definitive house classics with DJs Rick Napier and FEz. The Residence, Vicarage Road, Poulton.
play. Urban party night with resident djs. Moko, 55 King Street, Blackpool.
big winston from kingston. Weekly set from the travelled celeb DJ. Free drink on admission plus drinks deals all night. The Residence, Vicarage Road, Poulton. 10pm to 3am.
the kirkham singers. 10th anniversary gala concert with special guests The Has Bins Brass, the Red Rose Barbershop Chorus ad the LMS Kirkham Music Centre Choir & Band. St Michael’s Church, Kirkham. 7.30pm.
fylde arts junior mid day recital. The second of this year’s series – given by nine young musicians from Kirkham Grammar School. Assembly Rooms, Dicconson Terrace, Blackpool. 2pm. Admission free, voluntary collection.
grand re-opening night. Celebrating the club’s re-opening and the launch of a monthly band night. Live music from Twisted Romance plus an appearance by Nicky Flash from Britain’s Got Talent. Blackpool Trades Sports and Social Club, Chadwick Street, Blackpool.
MISS SUGAR PLUS NICKY NEWSOME. Opening night of a new club. Station Road Social Club, 11 Station Road, Blackpool.
CARL SCHOFIELD PLUS JEZ. Stanley Road WMC, Stanley Road, (off Hornby Road), Blackpool. Details, (01253) 621168.
BRIAN SHARPE PLUS ALY. Duple Social Club, 96a Bond Street, South Shore. Details, (01253) 341647.
LEE DAVID. Brun Grove WMC and Institute, 1 Brun Grove (off Ansdell Road), Blackpool. Details, (01253) 762186.
POWERED BY ELECTRIC. Hampton Road Social, Off Lytham Road, South Shore. Details, (01253) 341508.
STEVE JONES. Layton Institute, Westcliffe Drive, Layton. Details, (01253) 391774.
RED AND BLUE. Blackpool’s Number One Club, Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 341441.
HEATHER DEE. Bispham Con. Club, Red Bank Road, Bispham. Details, (01253) 357519.
LYDIA JORDON. Bloomfield Club, 128 Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 344583.
DAVE BETTON. Hotels and Apartments Club, 122 Coronation Street, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 623784.
TWISTED ROMANCE ALSO NICKY FLASH. Blackpool Trades and Social Club, 7 Chadwick Street, off Central Drive, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 622580.
KERRIE LEONARD. Cleveleys Men’s Club, Slinger Road, Cleveleys. Details, (01253) 853219.
BRAD LEIGH SCOTT. Brunswick Club, Bethesda Square, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 624208.
STEVE MCKNIGHT. St Annes Conservative Club, 314 Clifton Drive North, St Annes. Details, (01253) 723471.
MIKALA LEIGH. Highfield Road & Rec., 79 Highfield Road, South Shore. Details, (01253) 342389.
MONICA. Thornton Cleveleys Wings Club. 135, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys. Details (01253) 852709.
dj kieran. Plus karaoke. North Shore Sports and Social Club, Cross Street, Blackpool.
andy knight’s singalong. Blackpool Catholic Club, 30 Queen Street, Blackpool. 2.30 to 4.30pm. Details, (01253) 628835.
Cabaret and talent
cabaret night. Buddy Lee presents Claire Byrne and Carl Schofield plus the Talk of the Coast dancers. Talk of the Coast, Viking Hotel, South Promenade, Blackpool. Doors 7pm, show from 9pm.
CABARET SHOW. With Miss Lee Star and vocals from Tim James. Lucy’s @ Tobago, Talbot Road, Blackpool. From 9pm.
funny girls summer show 2011. The award winning show performed nightly (except Mondays). Funny Girls, Dickson Road, Blackpool. From 8.30pm.
fun karaoke and party djs. Nellie Dean’s , North Promenade, Blackpool.
karaoke night. The Albert, Lytham Road, South Shore.
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. And Play Your Cards Right. Christ The King Social Centre, Chepstow Road, Blackpool.
KARAOKE roadshow. Bloomfield Hotel, Ansdell Road, Blackpool.
karaoke. Weekly prizes. The Old Bank Inn, Bond Street, South Shore. 9.30pm.
karaoke. With R Mark. Seven Stars Hotel, Hallgate, Stalmine.
karaoke. With Ray and Chelsea Stevens. The Stanley Bar and Cabaret, Chapel Street, Blackpool. from 8pm.
karaoke night. The Rose & Crown, Corporation Street, Blackpool.
KARAOKE/disco. With the Steve Linz. The Dickens Inn, Cleveleys. From 7pm.
KARAOKE. 3,000 songs to choose from. The Ramsden Arms, Talbot Road, Blackpool.
THE CAROLOKE ZONE. With Carol Hartwell. The Sandyforth Arms (formerly Last Orders), Trunnah Road, Thornton.
JAY’s KARAOKE. Prizes and bargain priced meals. The Newton Arms. Normoss.
KARAOKE AND PLAY YOUR CARDS RIGHT. With Dave, Emma and Sean. The Highfield, Highfield Road, South Shore. 9pm to midnight.
KARAOKE PARTY TIME. With host Sam. The Duke of York, Dickson Road, Blackpool. From 9pm.
KARAOKE PARTY NIGHT. Choose from over 50,000 songs. The Cherry Blossom Hotel, Warley Road, North Shore. From 9.30pm.
KARAOKE DISCO. Over 40,000 tracks. The Sandpiper, Cleveleys Avenue, Cleveleys.
KARAOKE. With DJ Marki. The Rose & Crown, Corporation Street, Blackpool. 8pm.
BULL KARAOKE ROADSHOW. The Albert, Lytham Road, South Shore.
KARAOKE. The Victoria, Dock Street, Fleetwood. To 1am.
QUIZ NIGHT. The Tramway, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys. 9.30 to 11pm.
BIG MICK’S FUN QUIZ. The Squirrel, Bispham Road, Bispham.
QUIZ NIGHT. With Barrie and Jean. Hampton Road Club, South Shore.
Country and line dancing
COUNTRY & WESTERN NIGHT. New venue. The Outpost, Fleetwood Rugby Club, Melbourne Avenue, Fleetwood. Details, (01253) 826120.
LANCASHIRE ROSE LINE DANCE CLUB. All Hallows Parish Church, Bispham. 2 to 4pm.Community Centre, Breck Road, Poulton. 2 to 4pm and Broadway Rooms, St Nicholas’s Church, Broadway, Fleetwood. 7.30 to 10.30pm. Details, (07766) 310260.
FANCY FEET LINE DANCE. Parish Rooms, Headroomgate Road, St Annes. 10am to noon. Details, (07984)188972.
Social and other dancing
BELLY DANCING. Ladies only – all ages, shapes and level welcome. 6.30 to 7.30pm. St Chad’s Church Hall, Vicarage Road, Poulton. Details, (01253) 394830 or 07811 189980.
BELLYDANCING FOR BEGINNERS. For ladies and children of all ages, shapes and sizes. The Junction, Beacon Hill Family Centre, Warbreck Hill Road, Blackpool. 4.15 to 5.15pm. Details, (07811) 189980 or (01253) 883877.
ADULT DANCE CLASSES. Class Act Theatre School, Holy Family Church Hall, Links Road, North Shore. 7pm.
childrens DANCE CLASSES. United Reformed Church, Queensway, Poulton and Womens’ Instiute, Great Eccleston.. Details, (07792) 410390.
UP TO DATE SEQUENCE. St Cuthbert’s Parish Church Hall, Church Road, Lytham. 2 to 4pm. Details, (07765) 554877.
SEQUENCE DANCE CLUB. Old favourites and new dances. Dean Street Memorial Hall, South Shore. 7 to 10pm. Details, (01253)863693.
SEQUENCE. Tuition, 10 to 11am. Sequence dancing until 12.45pm. With David and Rita Harrod. St Christopher’s Parish Centre, HawesSide Lane, Marton. Details, (01253) 356284.
SEQUENCE. Senior Citizens’ Club, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys. 7 to 10pm. Details, (01253) 852462.
Over 50s exercise class. United Reformed Church Hall, Rossall Road (next to Cleveleys Library), Cleveleys. 11am to noon. Details, (01253) 853295.
zumba dance fit. Fusion Dance Studio, St Annes Road, South Shore. 7.30pm. Details, (07706) 357007.
AEROBICS. Over 50s. United Reformed Church Hall, near Cleveleys Library, Cleveleys. 2 to 3pm. Details, (01253) 853295.
BLT. Bums, legs and tums. Tiptoes Theatre School, Collingwood Place, Layton. 9.30 to 10.30am. Details, (07951) 012888.
MUAY THAI. Thai boxing. Pure Impact Fitness Studio, Dover Road, South Shore. 7 to 8.30pm. Details (07928) 128674.
MEND. Free, fun fitness programme for seven to 13 year olds. Poulton Community Centre, Breck Road, Poulton. 5 to 7pm. Fleetwood Lofthouse YMCA, Fleetwood. 5 to 7pm. And St Annes YMCA. Details, (01253) 882105.
IYENGAR YOGA CLASS. For men and women, equipment provided. St Mary Michael’s Social Centre, Castle Lane, Garstang. 1 to 2.30pm. Details, (01253) 399495.
PHOENIX TAE KWONDO. All ages welcome. Vida, Garstang Road, Blackpool. 6 to 7pm. Details, (07963) 104353.
TAI CHI. All levels. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 10 to 11.30am. Details, (01253) 724117.
PILATES. With Lisa. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 11am to noon; Palatine Leisure Centre, St Annes Road, South Shore. 10 to 11am. Details, (01253) 403273.
FITNESS POLE DANCING. Fusion Dance and Drama Centre, St Annes Road, South Shore. 5.30 to 8.30pm. Details, (07875) 468854.
GIRLGUIDINg. Meet for evening of fun, games, challenges, craft, sleepovers and camps. 5th Blackpool Brownies 6 to 7.30pm, Guides 7.45 to 9.30pm St Paul’s Worship Centre, Edgerton Road, Blackpool; Norbreck Senior Section meet alternate Fridays 8 to10pm All Hallows Church Hall in the Shippon, All Hallows Road, Bispham. Details 352098.
bridge clubs.Gazette Bridge Club – friendly duplicate bridge. The Wainwright Club, Hornby Road, Blackpool. 7pm; Lytham Bridge Club – friendly, beginners and improvers bridge 1.30pm, friendly duplicate bridge – 7.15pm. Lytham Bridge Club, Pembroke Road, Lytham; Clifton Bridge Club. Ansdell Institute, Woodlands Road, Ansdell. 7.30pm.
golden circle of light. Clairvoyance awareness evening and psychic development. 478 Lytham Road (next to Arnold School), South Shore. 7.30pm.
community coffee mornings. St Peter’s Community Centre, Lytham Road, South Shore. 10.30am to noon.
ART CLUBS. Blackpool Art Society – general painting ,9.30am (contact 01253 407541 or 852027) and 2pm (contact 01253 357681 or 398632). The Studio. Wilkinson Avenue (off Woodland Grove). Blackpool; Art Workshop Class. Frank Townend Community Centre, Kensington Road, Cleveleys. 9am to noon. Details, (01253) 863369; Windmill Art Society. All abilities welcome. Frank Townend Centre, Beach Road, Cleveleys. 1 to 3pm.