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. 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
ha ha holmess. It’s elementary! It’s also downright hilarious as comedy national treasure Joe Pasquale takes on the role of Sherlock Holmes. As one of the UK’s top stand ups Joe brings mirthful merriness to proceedings, but will he be skating on thin ice?! With Ben Langley as Doctor Watson and Andrew Fettes as everyone else, this sure-fire wonderfully ridiculous show is well worth an investigation. Opera House, Quay Street, Manchester.
legends. Appearing Elvis, Robbie, Blues Bros and Adele. Close your eyes and you could be listening to the real thing. Sands Venue, Promenade, Blackpool. For tickets ring 625262.
houdini. To be the greatest, you have to be prepared to sacrifice everything. The highly successful Brothers Houdini soon find this out, when their death-defying feats start to draw in ever bigger crowds. Join us for what promises to be an explosive theatrical spectacle, when the prestigious promoter Martin Beck offers only Harry an opportunity that will change his life forever. The Grand Theatre, Church Street, Blackpool.
around the world with mooky and boo. Go on a fabulous journey around the world on a whistle-stop journey filled with amazing feats, fantastic fun and jaw-dropping stunts of incredible skill. Tower Circus, Blackpool. (Ends Nov 10).
beyond belief the magic’s back. Blackpool’s most fabulous magic and variety show starring master illusionist Richard De Vere and Schnorbitz, with vocalist Marc Lawlor, speciality act J J Arkerley, professor Dicky Bird and friends with the stunning Beyond Belief dancers, The Horseshoe, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Blackpool. 7.30pm, until November.
an inspector calls. The Birling family are toasting the engagement of their daughter, when the happy occasion is suddenly and unexpectedly interrupted by the arrival of a stranger at the door. An Inspector has called to investigate the tragic death of a young woman. A suicide, or so it would seem... The Octagon Theatre, Howell Croft South, Bolton. (ends October 5)))
poker tournaments. Xtreme 30 - £30 NLHE Extreme stack Turbo Freeze Out. Paris Casino, Bloomfield Road, Blackpool.
showcase. Adult comedy, singers and musicians. Stanley Road Club, Stanley Road, Blackpool. Details (01253) 292543.
TERRY’s Free ‘n’ easy. Blackpool RBL Club, King Street, Blackpool.
andy knight’s singalong. Blackpool Catholic Club, 30 Queen Street, Blackpool. 2.30 to 4.30pm. Details, (01253) 628835.
jazz at the ashley. The Alan Riley Quartet with the jazz trumpet of Vaughn Eccles. The Ashley Club, Victoria Road East, Thornton Cleveleys.
Pubs and bars
andy p. A selection of house, dance and chart. Ego, Market Street, Blackpool.
bingo/hoy/draw & disco night. The Traveller’s Rest, Beach Road, Cleveleys. 8pm.
sky sports live, two boxes more matches. Crazy Scots Bar, Rigby Road, Blackpool.
open mic night. Hosted by Neal Thompson plus weekly guest bands. The Galleon, Abingdon Street, Blackpool. Free admission, from 7pm.
singing by the seaside. Open mic night held on the first, third and if there is one the fifth Monday of each month. Any style, any instrument, any ability, any age, all welcome. Links Hotel, Heeley Road, St Annes.
tom mcloud. The Ruskin Hotel, Albert Road, Blackpool.
Poker and sports
POKER nights. Central Club, Kent Road, Blackpool. The Waterloo Hotel, Waterloo Road, South Shore. South Shore. 8pm; Whittle Springs, Talbot Road, Blackpool; The Clarence, Preston New Road, Marton, at 8pm and The Sandpiper, Cleveleys Avenue, Cleveleys.
ladies darts and mens pool. The Burn Naze, Gamble Road, Thornton.
BLACKPOOL MALE VOICE CHOIR. Weekly rehearsals. Springfield Methodist Church, Bispham Road, Bispham. 7 to 9pm. Details, (0777) 5008023.
michael hall adult choir. Weekly meeting. Michael Hall Theatre School, Preston Old Road, Marton. 7.30 to 9.30pm. Details, (01253) 696990.
quiz night. The Links, Heeley Rod, St Annes. From 9pm.
quiz night. With Joe Gordon. Gallon of beer to win. Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Queens Promenade, Bispham.
dj DINO’s Quiz and boost night. Soul Suite, Queen Square/Queen Street, Blackpool.
quiz night. With Captain Quiz, Name That Tune, Play Your Cards Right and more. The Fairfield Arms, Fleetwood Road, Greenhalgh. 8.30pm.
fun quiz night. And bingo. Prizes. Plus DJ, music and free supper. The Venue, North Promenade, Cleveleys.
quiz and bingo. Up to £100 to be won. Churchill’s, Topping Street. Blackpool. From 3pm.
STEVE JAMES QUIZ NIGHT. Drinks prizes, free hot meals for players, big screen interactive games. The Regal Hotel, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys.
QUIZ NIGHT. The Victoria, Church Road, St Annes.
DAVE WARD ROADSHOWS. Quiz night hosted by DJ Dave Ward, at The Crown, Devonshire Square, Blackpool. Free entry. Five rounds - first, second and third prizes plus “collect the cash” accumulator. 9.15pm.
liNe dancing and cowboy night. The Washington, Topping Street, Blackpool.
FANCY FEET LINE DANCE. Classes for all levels – beginners first hour. Highfield Methodist Church, Scarsdale Avenue, South Shore. 6 to 10pm. Details, (07984)188972.
boogie boots. Partners not necessary. Absolute beginners 6 to 6.45pm. Beginners/Improvers, 6.45 to 7.45pm. Intermediate and social dancing, 7.45 to 10pm. St Teresa’s Church Hall, St Georges Avenue, Cleveleys. Details, (07968) 973238.
LANCASHIRE ROSE LINE DANCE CLUB. All Hallows Parish Church, Bispham. 10am to noon. Details, 07766 310260.
LINE DANCING. Willows Catholic Club, Brynning Fern Lane, Kirkham. Details, (01253) 682195. And Upstairs function room, The Wainwright Club, Hornby Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 620555.
social sequence dancing. With bingo and raffle. Holy Family Church hall, Links Road, Blackpool. 2pm until 4pm.
afternoon tea dance. Marine Hall, Fleetwood. 2pm - 4pm. Details (01253) 887693.
modern and popular sequence. New dances taught with refreshments. 2pm to 4pm,. Senior Citizens’ Association Hall, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys. Details (01253) 873122.
St george’s adult dance classes. Various styles. Beginners class. Frank Townend Centre, Anchorsholme Lane, Cleveleys. 8.15 to 9.15pm. Details 07967 970847.
social dancing. Tuition, 7 to 8pm. Social, 8 to 10pm. St Andrews Church Hall, Rough Lea Road, Cleveleys. Details, (01253) 875757.
modern sequence. New dances taught. Hambleton Village Hall, Hambleton. 2 to 4pm. Details, (01253) 873122.
SEQUENCE AND POPULAR SEQUENCE TUITION. Teaching, 12.30 to 1.45pm. Sequence, 2 to 4.15pm.. St Christopher’s Parish Centre, Hawes Side Lane, Marton. Details, (01253) 356284.
ADult ballroom and latin dancr class. Frank Townend Community Centre, Cleveleys, 7pm. Details 07967 970847.
SOCIAL SEQUENCE DANCING. With Walter and Doris, at a new venue of Pensioners Hall, St Albans Road, St Annes, between 2 and 4pm, instead of St Thomas Parish Hall.
SEQUENCE. With Brian and Maureen Bird. Senior Citizens’ Hall, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys. 2 to 4pm. Details, (01253) 873122.
ladies styling. The Conservative Club, 70 Red Bank Road, Bispham. 8 to10pm. Details, 07729 421547.
LA STYLE sALSA. From beginners to advanced. Also social dancing. Hampton Road Social Club, South Shore. From 7pm.
latin/salsa. Classes 7.15pm, social 8.15pm. Frank Townsend Centre, Anchorsholme. Details, (079670 970847.
simply salsa class. New season for beginners from 7pm. Then all levels and social dancing. Hampton Road Social Club, South Shore.
SALSA and latin american. Frank Townsend Centre, Beach Road, Cleveleys. 7.15 to 8.15pm. Also salsa, ballroom, latin. All ages, new beginners class. Frank Townend Centre, Cleveleys. 8.15pm. Details, (07967) 970847.
SALSA AND AEROBICS. All abilities and ages over 12. Kirkham Methodist Church, Station Road, Kirkham. 6 to 7.30pm. Details, 07545 057064.
NOCHES DE SALSA. Beginners to advanced. Lytham Cricket and Sports Club, Church Road, Lytham. 8pm to 9.30pm, then dance until 10.30pm. Details, (01253) 401941 or 07967 768582.
SALSA. With Vitelio Ramos. Wyre Villa FC, Stalmine. Details, (01253) 304996.
ADULT IMPROVERS SALSA. Nicky Figgins Centre Stage School, Rear 216 Red Bank Road, Bispham. 8.30 to 9.15pm. Details, (07708) 642908.
FOLK DANCING. With Margaret. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 1.30 to 3pm.
ADULT JAZZ. Nicky Figgins Centre Stage School, Rear 216 Red Bank Road, Bispham. 6 to 6.45pm. Details, (07708) 642908.
URBAN FREESTYLE DANCING. Ages 12 and above, adults welcome. Crescent Dance Centre, Bold Street, Fleetwood. 6 to 7pm. Details, (07874) 922223.
BELLY DANCING. Ladies only – all ages, shapes and level welcome. 6 to 7pm beginners. 7 to 8pm intermediates. Playfootball.net, Garstang Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 394830 or 07811 189980.
YOGA CLASSES. Unitarian Church, Lytham Road, South Shore. 7 to 8.30pm. Details, (01253) 315478.
YOGA. All abilities welcome. Palatine Community Sports College, Expressive Arts Centre, St Annes Road, South Shore. 6.30 to 8pm. Details, (01253) 640247 or (07960) 626836.
Keep fit and self defence
exercise for over 60s. Anchorsholme Methodist Church, North Drive, Cleveleys. 11.40-12.40pm. Details 01253 403273.
MUSICAL MOVEMENT. All welcome. Senior Citizens’ Hall, Victoria Road, Cleveleys. 11 to 12.30pm. Details, (01253) 852462.
CALLANETICS. All Saints Church, North Drive, Anchorsholme. 5.30pm to 7.30pm.
KEEP FIT. Ladies only. Chesters Dancing Academy, 19 Victoria Street, Fleetwood. 8 to 9pm. Details, (07989) 144423.
MUAY THAI/THAI BOXING. 6/8 St Annes Road, South Shore. 7 to 8.30pm. Details, (07928) 128674.
SLIMMERCISE. Aerobics, salsa, conditioning, slimming club. Clifton Primary School, Clitheroe Road, Lytham St Annes. 7.30 to 8.30pm. Details, (07795) 030922.
LATIN JAM DANCERSIZE. Lytham Methodist Church, Westby Hall, Lytham. 10 to 11am. Details, (0792) 7000 667.
EASY DOES IT. Movement to music. Anchorsholme Methodist Church Hall, North Drive/Luton Road, Anchorsholme. 2 to 3pm. Details, (01253) 867883.
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. Details, www.cleveleystaekwondo.co.uk
MEND. Free, fun fitness programme for seven to 13 year olds. Poulton Community Centre, Breck Road, Poulton. Also Friday, 5 to 7pm. And St Annes YMCA. 5 to 7pm. Details, (01253) 882105.
KEEP FIT. Nicky Figgins Centre Stage School, Rear 216 Red Bank Road, Bispham. 6pm. Details, (07708) 642908.
CHEN TAI CHI. All Saints Sunday School, Park Road, Blackpool. 7 to 8pm. Details, (01253) 315478 or 07976 773559.
KUNG FU. Streetwise self defence and combat system. Adults only to 18 plus. Stanley Park Sports Centre, Blackpool. 8 to 9pm. Details, (07929) 625254.
PHOENIX TAE KWONDO. New members welcome. White Church Hall, Ansdell. And Thursday, 6.30 to 8pm. Details, (07963) 104353.
LOW IMPACT CIRCUITS. With Lucie. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 11.30am to 12.30pm.
AQUA AEROBICS. The Dalmeny Hotel, The Promenade, St Annes. 7 to 8pm. Details, (01253) 716010.
SEATED EXERCISE. Short class for the less mobile, more elderly and more sedentary. Anchorsholme Methodist Church Hall, North Drive/Luton Road, Anchorsholme. 3.15 to 3.45pm. Details, (01253) 867883.
ZUMBA GOLD. Exercises for seniors and beginners Anchorsholme Methodist Church Hall, North Drive, Cleveleys. 1.30-2.30pm. Details (01253) 403273.
PILATES CLASSES. Anchorsholme Methodist Church Hall, North Drive/Luton Road, Anchorsholme. 12.45 to 1.45pm. Details, (01253) 403273; Dalmeny Hotel Leisure Club, St Annes. 8 to 9pm. Details, (01253) 716010; Poulton Community YMCA, Parrys Way, Off Breck Road, Poulton. 9.30 to 10.30am and 6 to 7pm. Details: (01253) 895115 or 07786 022980.
open mic night. The Links, Heeley Road, St Annes. 9pm onwards.
BABY BOUNCE AND RHYME. Poulton Library, Blackpool Old Road, Poulton. 10am to 10,30am.
PUBLIC SKATING SESSION. The Arena, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. 10am to noon and 1 to 3pm.
poulton-le-fylde art club. Painting and drawing demonstrations and practical evenings. All welcome – beginners upwards. WRVS Hall, Queensway, Poulton. 7.15 to 9.45pm.
MUSICAL THEATRE SKILLS. Ages eight to 16. Combine dance, singing and drama in one class. Poulton Youth and Communty Centre, Breck Road, Poulton. 4.30 to 5.15pm. Details, (07792) 410390.
EMBROIDERers’ guild. Second and last Monday of the month, 7.15 to 9pm. Blackpool Art Society. The Studio. Wilkinson Avenue (off Woodland Grove). Blackpool. Admission £2. Details www.seasidestitchers.blogspot.com
friends 2 go. Social evenings plus outings. The Shire Suite, Carlton Hotel, North Promenade, Blackpool, 7.30pm. Details, (07530) 175111.
Bridge and chess
gazette bridge club. Friendly duplicate bridge. The Wainwright Club, Hornby Road, Blackpool. 7pm.
LYTHAM BRIDGE CLUB. Competitive duplicate bridge. First Monday – learners’ practice session. Lytham Bridge Club, Pembroke Road, Lytham. 7.15pm.
CLIFTON BRIDGE CLUB. Ansdell Institute, Woodlands Road, Ansdell. 1.30 and 7.30pm.
SADDLE CHESS CLUB. All welcome. The Saddle, Whitegate Drive, Blackpool. From 7.30pm.
BLACKPOOL CHESS CLUB. All standard of players welcome. Blackpool Cricket Club, Stanley Park, West Park Drive, Blackpool. 7.30pm.