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
TOMb with a view. The Lancastrian Players present a dark comedy. Cleveleys United Reformed Church on Rossall Road, Cleveleys. 7.30pm
birdsong. A mesmerising story of love, courage and sacrifice brought to the stage in this critically acclaimed version of Sebastian Faulks’s bestselling novel. Performed by a dynamic ensemble company including award-winning actress Sarah Jayne Dunn, Charlie G Hawkins, Arthur Bostrom, Tim Van Eyken and Jonathan Smith. The Grand Theatre, Church Street, Blackpool. 7.30pm matinees Wed and Sat, 2.30pm.
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).
nightclubs and dance
DANCE NIGHT. Commercial chart and dance with a mix of urban and R&B and a splash of 90s presented by DJ Luminati. Drinks promotions. The Loft, above Toast, Wood Street, St Annes. 10pm to 4am.
urban uncut. DJ Jay Fontalba playing r’n’b, hip hop, UK garage, reggae, bashment and UK funky. Crystal, Talbot Square/Market Street, Blackpool. And Saturday.
U.N.I. Weekly session with resident DJ Vince Williams plus guests. Co Co, Market Street, Blackpool.
Pubs and bars
ANDY P. The best of r&b, chart and house. Plus drinks deals. Ego, Market Street, Blackpool. From 8pm.
party night. Cabaret with female impersonator and DJ Roxy Hart, plus and DJ Joanna Shorrock. Roxy’s, Queen Street, Blackpool. And Saturday.
sex bomb fridays. DJ Dan with hip hop, drum ‘n’ bass, chart and alternative. Frenchman’s Cove, South King Street, Blackpool.
party night and karaoke. With Stephen Pierre. Nellie Deans, North Promenade, Blackpool. Free admission, open to late. Also Saturday.
disco night and karaoke. The Gynn, Gynn Square, Blackpool. Also Saturday. 8pm to 1am.
dj darrell lord. R&B, chart, party and all things dance. Bar 19 Queen Street, Blackpool. 9pm to 4am.
cabaret night. Live act weekly. Four Lane Ends, Hawes Side Lane, Marton.
funky friday. With Steve Warren. Yates’s, Market Street, Blackpool.
fun factory. With DJ Doug E. Love. Walkabout, Queen Street, Blackpool. To 3am.
joe davis disco and karaoke. The Excelsior, Lytham Road, South Shore.
galleon band. Resident house band plus guests – swing. blues and beyond.. The Galleon, Abingdon Street, Blackpool. Also Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Free entry.
friday night experience. With DJ Banksy. Rumours, Talbot Square, Blackpool. 10pm to 4am.
DISCO NIGHT. Papa Greywolf. Bay Horse Hotel, Station Road, Thornton.
tapestry of music. Memories of a Medieval Minstrel, Glynis and Brian Radford play a variety of instruments dressed in the style of medieval minstrels. They will give an insight into the life of a minstrel in medieval times and thir own travels in acquiring their fascinating instruments.
rock, blues and soul
next stop atlanta. A young four-piece pop punk band. 53 Degrees, University of Central Lancashire Students’ Union, Fylde Road, Preston. 7.30pm.
music group. Fortnightly meetings for those who love to share their enthusiasm for a range of popular music with like-minded people. Take along a favourite CD to share with the group. Blackpool Central Library, Queen Street, BHlackpool. 2pm - 4pm.
north shore’s got talent. Weekly heats leading to a December 21 final with £600 up for grabs. North Shore Sports and Social Club, Cross Street, North Shore.
vicky moran. Stanley Road WMC, Stanley Road, (off Hornby Road), Blackpool.
mike boughton. Duple Social Club, 96a Bond Street, South Shore.
the 2 most. Brun Grove WMC and Institute, 1 Brun Grove (off Ansdell Road), Blackpool.
black cadillac. Hampton Road Social, Off Lytham Road, South Shore.
tony mitchell. Layton Sports and Social club, Westcliffe Drive, Layton, Blackpool.
matt andrews. Blackpool’s Number One Club, Bloomfield Road, Blackpool.
crawford & brown. Bispham Con. Club, Red Bank Road, Bispham.
martin gabriel. Bloomfield Club, 128 Bloomfield Road, Blackpool.
mark williams. Cleveleys Men’s Club, Slinger Road, Cleveleys.
nigel miles. Brunswick Club, Bethesda Square, Blackpool.
johnny roxx. Thornton Cleveleys Wings Club. 135, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys.
TERRY’s Free ‘n’ easy. Blackpool RBL Club, King Street, Blackpool.
karaoke night. The Hop, Cookson Street, Blackpool.
karaoke night. With DJ Joe D. The Excelsior, Lytham Road, South Shore.
cliff’s karaoke. The Old England, Red Bank Road, Bispham. From 8pm.
crazy scots karaoke. Hamish and Mick back at the helm. Crazy Scots Bar, Rigby Road, Blackpool. And Saturday, to 4am.
karaoke night. The Links, Heeley Road, St Annes. From 9pm.
KARAOKE. The Townsman, Topping Street, Blackpool.
karaoke night. The Albert, Lytham Road, South Shore.
KARAOKE roadshow. Bloomfield Hotel, Ansdell Road, Blackpool.
karaoke. With R Mark. Seven Stars Hotel, Hallgate, Stalmine.
KARAOKE and decades Disco. With the Steve Linz. The Dickens Inn, Cleveleys. 7.30pm to midnight.
KARAOKE. 3,000 songs to choose from. The Ramsden Arms, Talbot Road, Blackpool.
CAROLOKE ZONE. With Carol Hartwell and the pub’s 12 large flat screens. The Sandyforth Arms, Trunnah Road, Thornton.
JAY’s KARAOKE. 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 DISCO. Over 40,000 tracks. The Sandpiper, Cleveleys Avenue, Cleveleys.
KARAOKE. With DJ Marki. The Rose & Crown, Corporation Street, Blackpool. 8pm.
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’ Institute, 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, Hawes Side Lane, Marton. Details, (01253) 356284.
street dance and break dance. Mimi Dance presents sessions for under 10’s at 5.30pm. Sessions for over 10’s at 6.30pm. ECN Bodyworks. Chiswick Grove, Marton. Details, 07584 359310.
adult street dance workout. Mimi Dance presents sessions for adults at 6.30pm. ECN Bodyworks. Chiswick Grove, Marton. Details, 07584 359310.
Keep Fit or Dancing. Tap dancing for fitness and fun. Beginners, Inters and Advanced. Poulton Methodist Church from 6.45pm. Tel 07966 442649 for details.
BLT. Bums, legs and tums. Tiptoes Theatre School, Collingwood Place, Layton. 9.30 to 10.30am. Details, (07951) 012888.
MUAY THAI. Thai boxing. 6/8 St Annes Road, South Shore. 7 to 8.30pm. Details, (07928) 128674.
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.
BABY BOUNCE AND RHYME. Poulton Library, Blackpool Old Road, Poulton. 10am to 10,30am.
circus skills club. For anyone aged seven or older. Beginners to advanced. St John’s Roman Catholic Church Hall, Breck Road, Poulton. 5.30 to 7pm.
bridge clubs. 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.