What’s On Friday 8th April

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

Attractions

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.

SEA LIFE CENTRE. Includes the latest attraction Scary Monsters. Golden Mile, Blackpool. Open daily 10am. Details, (01253) 621258.

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

LOVE AND LAUGHTER. Musical variety from Thornton Cleveleys Operatic Society. Thornton Little Theatre, Fleetwood Road North. 7.30pm nightly. To Saturday.

VICTORIA WOOD’S DINNERLADIES: SECOND HELPINGS. More fun, games , food and gossip with a new stage version of more from the popular television comedy. Grand Theatre, Church Street, Blackpool. To Saturday, 7.30pm. Matinee Saturday, 2pm.

CORRIE!. Jonathan Harvey’s comedy play about Coronation Street featuring six actors playing more than 50 years from the soap’s half century of screening. Palace Theatre, Oxford Street, Manchester. To Saturday, 7.30pm. Plus Saturday matinee, 2.30pm.

PRIVATE LIVES. Imogen Stubbs and Joanna Page star in the new season’s launch of Noel Coward’s stylish comedy. The Royal Exchange Theatre, St Anns Square, Manchester. To April 9. Monday to Friday 7.30pm, Saturday 8pm, matinees Wednesday 2.30pm and Saturday 4pm. Box office, (0161) 8339833.

THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE. Jim Cartwright’s play about a shy girl with a big voice, who can imitate the classic divas. The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tuesday to Saturday, 7.30pm with selected matinees. Ends April 15. Box office, (01524) 598500.

GHOST: THE MUSICAL. New stage adaptation of the Oscar-winning 1990 film prior to opening in London’s West End and starring Richard Fleeshman and Caissie Levy. Opera House, Quay Street, Manchester. Monday – Saturday at 7.30pm, Thursday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm. Ends May 14.

THE DEMOLITION MAN. Based on the life of Fred Dibnah, a new play by Aelish Michael directed by David Thacker. Octagon Theatre, Howell Croft South, Bolton. To May 7. Monday to Saturday, 7.30pm plus selected matinees. Box office, (01204) 520661.

Pubs and bars

NEAL THOMPSON. The Raikes, Liverpool Road, Blackpool.

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.

SOUL NIGHT. DJ John Miles and soul entertainment. Soul Suite, Queen Square, 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 - 4am.

MIKE ROSSI’S ROCK AND ROLL PARTY NIGHT. With guest bands. Theatre Bar, Queens Hotel, The Promenade, South Shore.

CABARET AND KARAOKE. The Old Bridge, Lytham Road, South Shore. 9pm.

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.

POWERFUL PIERRE. Video dj party night. Frenchman’s Cove, South King Street, Blackpool. 8pm.

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

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.

Music

FYLDE ARTS MID DAY RECITAL. Helen Bywater (clarinet), Colin Blamey (clarinet) and Russell Lomas (piano) with works be Mendelssohn, Harure, Kovacs, Franck, Crusell and Lennie Sayers.. Poulton Methodist Church, Queensway, Poulton. 7.30pm.

Social clubs

CELTIC CLAIRE. Stanley Road WMC, Stanley Road, (off Hornby Road), Blackpool. Details, (01253) 621168.

MIKE DENNETT & CHIC. Duple Social Club, 96a Bond Street, South Shore. Details, (01253) 341647.

ASHLEY WOOD. Brun Grove WMC and Institute, 1 Brun Grove (off Ansdell Road), Blackpool. Details, (01253) 762186.

JOHN WILDE. Blackpool’s Number One Club, Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 341441.

HARD 2 BEAT. Bispham Con. Club, Red Bank Road, Bispham. Details, (01253) 357519.

CAROL KAYE. Bloomfield Club, 128 Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 344583.

MIKE DENNETT & CHIC. Hotels and Apartments Club, 122 Coronation Street, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 623784.

LEE ROBERTS PLUS LEIGH MYERS. Philharmonic WMC & Institute, Foxhall Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 621039.

G & T. Cleveleys Men’s Club, Slinger Road, Cleveleys. Details, (01253) 853219.

HAYLEY MACK. Brunswick Club, Bethesda Square, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 624208.

JOHN MALCOLM. St Annes Conservative Club, 314 Clifton Drive North, St Annes. Details, (01253) 723471.

MATTHEW SHAW. Highfield Road & Rec., 79 Highfield Road, South Shore. Details, (01253) 342389.

DON TAYLOR. Blackpool Catholic Club, 30 Queen Street, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 622979.

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

2011 JUNIOR TALENT CONTEST. Open to 12 to 17 year olds. Total prize money more than £1,200. Weekly heats, two semi finals and a grand final on April 15. Layton Institute, Westcliffe Drive, Layton.

Karaoke

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 AND FREE AND EASY. With Little John. Churchill’s, Topping Street. Blackpool. Afternoon.

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 - 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.

BILLY’S SINGALONG KARAOKE. The Plough, Chain Lane, Staining.

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.

Quizzes

QUIZ NIGHT. The Tramway, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys. 9.30 - 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 - 4pm.Community Centre, Breck Road, Poulton. 2 - 4pm and Broadway Rooms, St Nicholas’s Church, Broadway, Fleetwood. 7.30 -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 - 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 - 5.15pm. Details, (07811) 189980 or (01253) 883877.

ADULT DANCE CLASSES. Class Act Theatre School, Holy Family Church Hall, Links Road, North Shore. 7pm.

JC DANCE CLASSES. Nursery dance, musical theatre skills, pop dance, modern and tap and adult tap. United Reformed Church, Queensway, Poulton. Details, (07792) 410390.

UP TO DATE SEQUENCE. St Cuthbert’s Parish Church Hall, Church Road, Lytham. 2 - 4pm. Details, (07765) 554877.

SEQUENCE DANCE CLUB. Old favourites and new dances. Dean Street Memorial Hall, South Shore. 7 - 10pm. Details, (01253)863693.

SEQUENCE. Tuition, 10 - 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 - 10pm. Details, (01253) 852462.

Keep fit

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 – 3pm. Details, (01253) 853295.

BLT. Bums, legs and tums. Tiptoes Theatre School, Collingwood Place, Layton. 9.30 - 10.30am. Details, (07951) 012888.

MUAY THAI. Thai boxing. Pure Impact Fitness Studio, Dover Road, South Shore. 7 - 8.30pm. Details (07928) 128674.

MEND. Free, fun fitness programme for seven to 13 year olds. Poulton Community Centre, Breck Road, Poulton. 5 - 7pm. Fleetwood Lofthouse YMCA, Fleetwood. 5 - 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 - 2.30pm. Details, (01253) 399495.

PHOENIX TAE KWONDO. All ages welcome. Vida, Garstang Road, Blackpool. 6 - 7pm. Details, (07963) 104353.

TAI CHI. All levels. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 10 - 11.30am. Details, (01253) 724117.

PILATES. With Lisa. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 11am - noon; Palatine Leisure Centre, St Annes Road, South Shore. 10 - 11am. Details, (01253) 403273.

FITNESS POLE DANCING. Fusion Dance and Drama Centre, St Annes Road, South Shore. 5.30 - 8.30pm. Details, (07875) 468854.

Others

GIRLGUIDING. Meet for evening of fun, games, challenges, craft, sleepovers and camps. 5th Blackpool Brownies 6-7.30pm, Guides 7.45-9.30pm St Paul’s Worship Centre, Edgerton Road, Blackpool; Norbreck Senior Section meet alternate Fridays 8-10pm 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-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 - noon. Details, (01253) 863369; Windmill Art Society. All abilities welcome. Frank Townend Centre, Beach Road, Cleveleys. 1 - 3pm.