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MAY-DECEMBER 2015

Blackpoolwww.visitblackpool.com

EVENTS GUIDE

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There’s never a dull moment in the UK’s mostpopular seaside resort and this guide will helpensure your visit to Blackpool is as memorable asyou wish.

Whether you are enjoying the smash hit musicalCATS at the Winter Gardens, or staring spellbound at the sky as the Red Arrows fly over atthe Blackpool Air Show, there is something foreveryone to enjoy.

And don’t forget that from September 4 toNovember 8 you can witness the dazzlingBlackpool Illuminations along the newlyrefurbished promenade.

So read this guide from cover to cover and let itinspire one of your best holidays ever.

Welcome toBlackpool

2015

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WHAT’S ON 2015LOVE EVENTS LOVE BLACKPOOL

Please note: events and datesmay be subject to change

22-28 June Blackpool Armed Forces Week

9 & 10 August Blackpool Air Show

1 September Ride The Lights

4-6 September Blackpool iFest Switch-On Weekend

4 September-8 November

Blackpool Illuminations

11, 18, 25 September & 2 October

World Fireworks Championship

Come and visit our Tourist Information Centre todiscover all the latest exciting attractions and eventsthat Blackpool has in store, along with a wide range

of offers, services and gifts you cannot afford to miss.

Blackpool Tourist Information Centre, Festival House,Promenade, Blackpool, FY1 1AP

Tel: (01253) 478222 Email: [email protected] or go to: www.visitblackpool.com

A wide range of discounted tickets for many ofBlackpool's top attractions and events

Theatre and Accommodation booking service

Souvenirs, books, DVD's, exclusive postcards

I BPL merchandise

Maps & guides for Blackpool and the local area

Illumination Tour Guides for coach parties and groups

Heritage and Ghost Tour bookings

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Throughout the year*

BLACKPOOL HERITAGE TRAM TOURSEvery Saturday and Sunday to 8 Nov (exc. 5 Sept) with midweektours 26-29 May; 27 July-3 Sept and 26-30 Oct. Day ticket: Adults £10; concession £7; children £6 Time: 10am-5pmTel: 01253 473001 or visit:www.blackpooltransport.com/tickets/heritage-tramsDeparting from North Pier, FY1 1NE

LIGHTWORKS HERITAGE TOURS See our collection of Illuminations dating from 1920s to present day.Dates: 6 May (4.15pm); 3 June (4.15pm); 1 July (4.15pm); 4 July(11.15am); 23 Sept (4.15pm); 7 Oct (4.15pm); 10 Oct (11.15am)Tickets: Adults £8; children £4Tel: 01253 478222 or go to: www.visitblackpool.com/shopVenue: Lightworks, Shorebury Point, Amy Johnson Way, FY4 2RL

WINTER GARDENS HERITAGE TOURS Dates: 14 May; 11 June; 25 June; 30 July; 20 Aug; 27 Aug; 3 Sept; 17 Sept; 1 Oct; 15 Oct.Tickets: Adults £8; children £4Time: 11.15amTel: 01253 478222 or go to: www.visitblackpool.com/shopVenue: Winter Gardens, Church Street, FY1 1HW

GRAND THEATRE HERITAGE TOURDates: 7 May; 5 June; 18 JulyTickets: Adults £10; concession £8Time: 11am Tel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

BLACKPOOL TRANSPORT RIDE & DINEA heritage tram tour followed by 2-course restaurant meal.Dates: 20 May; 17 June; 15 July; 19 Aug; 16 Sept; 21 Oct; 18 Nov. Tickets: £25 (must be pre-booked)Time: 6pm Tel: 01253 473036 Bookings email:[email protected] Location: Departing from North Pier, FY1 1NE

GRUNDY ART GALLERYExhibitions featuring contemporary and visual works of art.Tickets: Free Times: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Bank Holidays 11am-4pmTel: 01253 478170 or visit: www.grundyartgallery.comVenue: Grundy Art Gallery, Queen Street, FY1 1PU

SEA LIFE BLACKPOOL BEACH CLEAN UPDates: 24 May; 21 June; 19 July; 23 Aug; 20 Sept; 19 Oct; 29 Nov; 20 DecTickets: freeTime: 10amFor more details contact: 01253 621258 or visit:www.sealife.co.uk/blackpoolLocation: Meet at the RNLI Lifeboat Station opposite SEA LIFEBlackpool, FY1 5AA

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NORTH PIERNorth Pier Theatre - a variety of entertainment nightly - contactvenue for details. Merrie England - open daily 10am-11pm with entertainment nightly(free admission).Carousel Family Bar & Sun Lounge – open daily 11am (closing time dependent on weather).Tel: 01253 623304 or visit: www.northpierblackpool.co.ukVenue: North Pier, FY1 1NE

BLACKPOOL STANLEY PARKLocal entertainment at the bandstand June to Sept (weatherpermitting). Heritage exhibitions at the Visitor Centre Wed-Sun 11am-3pm.Tickets: freeTimes: Check website for entertainment Tel: 01253 318948 or visit: www.friendsofstanleypark.org.ukVenue: Stanley Park, West Park Drive, FY3 9HQ

WALK THE BIG ONE Escorted climb to the 235ft summit of this popular rollercoaster.Dates: 22 May; 26 June; 17 July; 25 Sept and 23 OctTickets: £50 (advance booking required)Times: 6pm; 7pm; 8pmTel: 0871 222 1234 or visit: www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.comLocation: Blackpool Pleasure Beach, FY4 1EZ

THE SANDSSophisticated blend of excellent cuisine and first classentertainment throughout the year. Legends show details givenbelow, contact venue for other entertainment early and lateseason. Tel: 01253 625262 or visit: www.the-sands-blackpool.co.ukVenue: The Sands, Promenade, FY1 4TQ

FUNNY GIRLS – Nightly (closed Mondays)Dates: Summer show through to 8 Nov. Christmas Show - 19 Nov to 3 Jan 2016. Tickets: Contact venue for details Time: Doors open 7pmTel: 01253 649194 or visit: www.funnygirlsonline.co.ukVenue: Funny Girls, 5 Dickson Road, FY1 2AX

VIVA CABARET SHOWBAR Contact venue for details of Viva Show; Comedy Station Club; Oh What a Nite! and On the Radio Diva through the Decades. Tel: 01253 297297 or visit: www.vivablackpool.comVenue: Viva, 3 Church Street, FY1 1HJ

GENTING CLUBModern interior offering a vibrant casino and boutique stylerestaurant with live entertainment. Tel: 01253 352628 for table reservations Venue: Genting Club, Queens Promenade, FY2 9QG

THE PHILHARMONIC Contact venue for details of entertainment between July and Oct. Tickets: Adults £5; one child free with paying adultTel: 0844 477 1000 or visit: www.bigoneproductions.comVenue: The Philharmonic, Foxhall Road, FY1 5BL

* Please check individual websites for annual opening times

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MayThroughout May

KEN WEBSTER (Saturdays only)Mentalist and hypnotist. Tickets: £14 (adults only)Time: 8pmTel: 0871 222 9090 or visit: www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.comVenue: Horseshoe, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, FY4 1EZ

9 May95th SPRING BRASS BAND FESTIVALIncludes the Grand Shield, the Senior Cup and the Senior TrophyQualifying Contests.Tickets: £12 & £7Time from: 9amTel: 0844 856 1111 or visit:www.wintergardensblackpool.co.ukVenue: Winter Gardens, Church Street, FY1 1HW

9 MayTHE PRODIGYTickets: SOLD OUTTime: 7pmTel: 0844 856 1111 or visit:www.wintergardensblackpool.co.ukVenue: Winter Gardens, Church Street, FY1 1HW

10 MayBEAVERBROOKS 10K FUN RUNEntry fee applies Time: Start 11amTo enter visit: www.trinityhospice.co.uk/eventsStart from Hilton Hotel, Promenade, FY1 2JQ

10 MayBLACKPOOL BEACH 10K RUNEntry fee appliesTime: Start 10.30amTel: 01253 395976 or visit: www.fyldecoastrunning.orgStart from the Solaris Centre, Promenade, FY4 1RW

11 MayLA BOHÈME Presented by the English Touring Opera. Tickets from: £16.50Time: 7.30pmTel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

12 MayTHE SIEGE OF CALAISPresented by the English Touring Opera. Tickets from: £16.50Time: 7.30pmTel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

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14 MayTHE CARPENTERS STORYBringing back memories of pop’s most melodic duo.Tickets from: £20.50Time: 7.30pmTel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

15 MayABBA MANIAReliving memories of when ABBA ruled the airwaves.Tickets: Adults £19; under 18s £9.50Time: 7.30pmTel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

15-17 MayTHE FORTUNES WEEKENDEREnjoy The Fortunes along with Dave Berry and the Dakotas. .Tickets: £65 per night (includes accommodation/dinner &entertainment)Tel: 07519 822588 Venue: Savoy Hotel, Queens Promenade, FY2 9SJ

16 MayTHE AMERICAN FOUR TOPSPerformed by Soul Satisfaction and featuring Mr. William Hicks.Tickets: Contact venue for details. Time: 8pmTel: 01253 297297 or visit: www.vivablackpool.comVenue: Viva, 3 Church Street, FY1 1HJ

16 MayBalletBoyz present THE TALENTMaking their debut in Blackpool with a brand new show.Tickets from: £13.50Time: 7.30pmTel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

16 & 17 MayTHUNDERSPORTS BLACKPOOL NETBALL WEEKENDFor open teams of all standards. Entry fee appliesTel: 07709 732741 or visit: www.thundersports.co.ukVenue: Blackpool Sports Centre, West Park Drive, FY3 9HQ

19-23 MayHAIRSPRAY THE MUSICALPresented by Blackpool and Fylde Light Opera. Tickets from: Adults £17.50; concession £16.50; children £13.50Times: 7.30pm; Saturday matinee 2pmTel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

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THE MIGHTY WURLITZER ORGANRelive the sounds of summer holidays gone by.Tickets: £5Time: 2pmTel: 0844 856 1111 or visit:www.wintergardensblackpool.co.ukVenue: Opera House, Church Street, FY1 1HW

21-29 MayBLACKPOOL DANCE FESTIVALTickets: Vary, telephone for detailsTimes from: 11amTel: 01253 625252 or visit: www.blackpooldancefestival.comVenue: Winter Gardens, Church Street, FY1 1HW

22 MayROY CHUBBY BROWNKing of controversial comedy! Tickets: Contact venue for details (over 18s only) Time: 7.30pmTel: 01253 297297 or visit: www.vivablackpool.comVenue: Viva, 3 Church Street, FY1 1HJ

22 MayUB40One of the most successful British groups.Tickets: £32.50Time: 7.30pmTel: 0844 856 1111 or visit:www.wintergardensblackpool.co.ukVenue: Opera House, Church Street, FY1 1HW

23 MaySING-A-LONG CINEMAFree outdoor eventTime: 12noon-4pmTel: 01253 476204 or visit: www.blackpoolbid.orgVenue: St John’s (town centre), FY1 1HU

23 MaySALSA AT THE BLACKPOOL TOWERAn evening of Salsa with a sprinkling of Bachata and Kizomba.Tickets: £12 (in advance); £16 (on the door)Time: 8pm-2amTel: 0871 222 9929 or visit: www.theblackpooltower.comVenue: The Blackpool Tower, Promenade, FY1 4BJ

23 MayKILLER QUEENThis group has performed their tribute to Queen since 1993.Tickets: £19.50Time: 7.30pmTel: 0844 856 1111 or visit:www.wintergardensblackpool.co.ukVenue: Opera House, Church Street, FY1 1HW

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23 & 24 MayKINGSTONE PRESS CHAMPIONSHIP SUMMER BASHA new addition to the Championship calendar. Tickets: From Adults £20; concession £10Times: VaryTel: 0844 856 1113 or visit:www.rugbyleaguetickets.co.uk/summer_bashVenue: Blackpool FC, Bloomfield Road, Seasiders Way, FY1 6JJ

24 MayHOLD BACK THE NIGHTUltimate concert filled with the music of The Bee Gees and ABBA.Tickets: Adults £18.50; children £9.50Time: 7.30pmTel: 0844 856 1111 or visit: www.wintergardensblackpool.co.ukVenue: Opera House, Church Street, FY1 1HW

26 & 27 MayMADAME BUTTERFLY WITH PERPETUUM MOBILENorthern Ballet performs two breath-taking ballets in one evening. Tickets from: £10Time: 7.30pmTel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

26-31 MayTHE BLACKPOOL TOWER CIRCUSTickets from: Adults £12.50; children £9.95Times: 1pm & 4pm; extra show 7pm on 27th Tel: 0871 222 9929 or visit: www.theblackpooltower.comVenue: The Blackpool Tower, Promenade, FY1 4BJ

27 MayELVES & THE SHOEMAKERNorthern Ballet presents their latest ballet for children. Tickets: £8Times: 12.30pm & 2.15pmTel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

28 MayPHOTOGRAPHIC SESSIONA masterclass providing the skills to photograph beautiful structuresand interiors.Tickets: £40Time: 9.45am-2.30pmTel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

28 MayHAPPY BIRTHDAY JOE LONGTHORNEJoin comedian Billy Pearce, and a host of guests.Various ticket options available – contact venue for details. Times: Doors open 6pmTel: 01253 297297 or visit: www.vivablackpool.comVenue: Viva, 3 Church Street, FY1 1HJ

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29 MayTHE MERRY WIDOWPresented by the Musica Lirica Opera Company. Tickets from: £13.50Time: 7.30pmTel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

29 MayJOHN BARROWMANAll round entertainer bringing you his first full UK tour in four years.Tickets from: £25Time: 7.30pmTel: 0844 856 1111 or visit:www.wintergardensblackpool.co.ukVenue: Opera House, Church Street, FY1 1HW

30 MayBLACKPOOL PROMENADE 10 MILEREntry fee appliesTime: Start 10.30amTel: 01253 395976 or visit: www.fyldecoastrunning.orgStart from the Hilton Hotel, Promenade, FY1 2JQ

30 MaySPRINGSPECTACULAR FAMILY PARTYJoin our hosts of family entertainers.Tickets from: £7; group of 4 £20Time: 7pm-11pmTel: 0871 222 9929 or visit: www.theblackpooltower.comVenue: The Blackpool Tower, Promenade, FY1 4BJ

30 MayBRYAN FERRYBryan returns after an impressive tour in 2014.Tickets: From £35Time: 7pmTel: 0844 856 1111 or visit:www.wintergardensblackpool.co.ukVenue: Opera House, Church Street, FY1 1HW

30 MayLANCASHIRE HOTPOTSProviding an evening of music and comedy.Tickets: £15.50Time: 7.30pmTel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

May

CATS RETURNING TO BLACKPOOL IN JULY

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May at a Glance

DATE EVENT VENUE

Throughout (Sat only)

Ken Webster BlackpoolPleasure Beach

1 & 2 Return to the Forbidden Planet Grand Theatre

1-3 Northern Soul & MotownWeekender

The BlackpoolTower

Throughout(Tues Only)

GlamMantics 70s & 80s DecadesShow

The Sands

1 & 22 Roy Chubby Brown Viva

2 Blackpool FC v Huddersfield FC Bloomfield Road

2 Pirates & Mermaids Party St. John’s

2 & 3 Blackpool Creatives Fair Winter Gardens

4 Penny Farm Fun Dog Show Penny Farm

5-9 Absent Friends Grand Theatre

9 95th Spring Brass Band Festival Winter Gardens

9 The Prodigy Winter Gardens

10 Beaverbrooks 10k Fun Run Start from HiltonHotel

10 Blackpool Beach 10k Run Start from theSolaris Centre

11 La Bohème Grand Theatre

12 The Siege of Calais Grand Theatre

14 The Carpenters Story Grand Theatre

15 Abba Mania Grand Theatre

15-17 The Fortunes Weekender Savoy Hotel

16 The American Four Tops Viva

16 Balletboyz present The Talent Grand Theatre

16 & 17 Thundersports Blackpool NetballWeekend

Blackpool SportsCentre

19-23 Hairspray The Musical Grand Theatre

20 The Mighty Wurlitzer Organ Opera House

21-29 Blackpool Dance Festival Winter Gardens

22 UB40 Opera House

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DATE EVENT VENUE

23 Sing-A-Long Cinema St. John’s

23 Salsa at The Blackpool Tower The BlackpoolTower

23 Killer Queen Opera House

23 & 24 Kingstone Press ChampionshipSummer Bash

Blackpool FC

24 Hold Back the Night Opera House

26 & 27 Madame Butterfly withPerpetuum Mobile

Grand Theatre

26-31 The Blackpool Tower Circus The BlackpoolTower

27 Elves & The Shoemaker Grand Theatre

28 Photographic Session Grand Theatre

28 Happy Birthday Joe Longthorne Viva

29 The Merry Widow Grand Theatre

29 John Barrowman Opera House

30 Blackpool Promenade 10 Miler Start from theHilton Hotel

30 Springspectacular Family Party The BlackpoolTower

30 Bryan Ferry Opera House

30 Lancashire Hotspots Grand Theatre

May

La Bohѐme

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Throughout June (no performance Fri. & Mon. except on 22nd & 29th) THE BLACKPOOL TOWER CIRCUSTickets from: Adults £12.50; children £9.95Times: 2.30pm on performance dates / Saturday 20th – 1pm & 2pmTel: 0871 222 9929 or visit: www.theblackpooltower.comVenue: The Blackpool Tower, Promenade, FY1 4BJ

Throughout JuneKEN WEBSTER (Saturdays only) Mentalist and hypnotist. Tickets: £14 (adults only)Time: 8pmTel: 0871 222 9090 or visit: www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.comVenue: Horseshoe, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, FY4 1EZ

2-6 JuneTHE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS Tells the story of a forbidden friendship set during World War II. Tickets from: £18.50Times: Vary, contact venue for detailsTel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

6 JuneRSPCA FUN DAY Free outdoor event in aid of the RSPCATime: 11am-4pmTel: 01253 476204 or visit: www.blackpoolbid.orgVenue: St John’s (town centre), FY1 1HU

6 JuneFACING UP 2 KIDNEY CANCER - AROUND BRITAIN MOTOR CYCLE RIDEStart of 5000 mile journey in aid of James Whale Fund for KidneyCancerTime: 12noonVisit: www.facingup2kidneycancer.orgStart: Tower Festival Headland, Promenade, FY1 4BJ

6 JuneDANCE NIGHTClassic dance night with professional dancers.Tickets: £9.95Time: The ballroom will be open all day until 11pmTel: 0871 222 9929 or visit: www.theblackpooltower.comVenue: The Blackpool Tower, Promenade, FY1 4BJ

6 JuneHITS RELOADEDHelping children gain live theatre and stage performance experience.Tickets: Adults £10; children £7.50Time: 7pmTel: 0844 856 1111 or visit: www.wintergardensblackpool.co.ukVenue: Opera House, Church Street, FY1 1HW

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e6 & 7 JuneCORRINNE VALENTE’S TRULY FAIRCraft and vintage fair.Tickets: Adults £1; children freeTime: 10am-5pmVisit: www.wintergardensblackpool.co.uk Venue: Winter Gardens, Church Street, FY1 1HW

7 JuneBEAVERBROOKS BIKE RIDECharity event in aid of the Trinity Hospice.Entry fee appliesTime: 8.30amTel: 01253 359362 or visit: www.trinityhospice.co.ukLocation: Fylde and Wyre area

7 JuneMILTON JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DAFTComedian famous for his one-liners.Tickets: £25.50Time: 8pmTel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

8 JuneTHE ARTSCOOL PROJECTThe aim is to offer an inspiring stage experience for students. Tickets: Adults £14; children £10Time: 7pm-10pmTel: 0871 222 9929 or visit: www.theblackpooltower.comVenue: The Blackpool Tower, Promenade, FY1 4BJ

9 JuneRoald Dahl’s THE WITCHESPresented by Blackpool & The Fylde College. Tickets: Adults £11.50; concession £9.50Time: 7.30pm Tel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

9-11 JuneLORD OF THE DANCE: DANGEROUS GAMESDirected by Michael Flatley and featuring 40 outstanding newperformers.Tickets from: £33Time: 7.30pmTel: 0844 856 1111 or visit:www.wintergardensblackpool.co.ukVenue: Opera House, Church Street, FY1 1HW

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11 & 12 JuneCole Porter’s ANYTHING GOESPresented by Blackpool & The Fylde CollegeTickets: Adults £11.50; concession £9.50Time: 7.30pmTel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

11-28 June (no show Mon & Tues)LEGENDS An evening of top tribute acts.Tickets: Contact venue for detailsTime: Doors open 6.30pmTel: 01253 625262 or visit: www.the-sands-blackpool.co.ukVenue: The Sands, Promenade, FY1 4TQ

12 JuneONLY FOOLS & 3 COURSESFine dining and comedy action “Fools & Horses” style. Tickets: £40Time: 7pm-11pmTel: 01253 623434Venue: Hilton Hotel, North Promenade, FY1 2JQ

13 JuneTHE REDUCED SHAKESPEARE COMPANYAll 37 of the Bard’s plays in 97 minutes! Tickets: Adults £17.50; concession £15.50Time: 7.30pmTel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

13 & 14 JuneBLACKPOOL PRIDE FESTIVALFree event with entertainment, market stalls, parade and much more.Time from: 11amFor further information visit: www.blackpoolpridefest.comVenue: St. John’s & Winter Gardens, Church Street, FY1 1HW

14 JuneAN AFTERNOON WITH FRANK BRUNOFormer WD World Heavyweight Champion relates his life story.Ticket: Contact venue for details Time: 2pmTel: 01253 297297 or visit: www.vivablackpool.comVenue: Viva, 3 Church Street, FY1 1HJ

14 June53rd MANCHESTER TO BLACKPOOL CAR RUNFree outdoor event of veteran and vintage cars judged at Stanley Park.Time from: 1.30pmFor further details visit: www.lancsautoclub.comVenue: Italian Gardens, Stanley Park, West Park Drive, FY3 9HQ

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14 JuneJOE McELDERRYPrevious “X-Factor” winner. Tickets: Adults £21.50; under 14s £15Time: 7.30pmTel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

16-20 JuneYES, PRIME MINISTERStage version of popular television programme. Tickets: Adults £13; concession £11Time: 7.30pmTel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

20 JuneBLACKPOOL’S STRONGEST MAN COMPETITIONEx-Forces personnel and civilians compete to win this covetedtitle. Free eventTime: 11am-5pmTel: 01253 476204 or visit: www.blackpoolbid.orgVenue: St John’s (town centre), FY1 1HU

22 JuneARMED FORCES’ WEEK FLAG RAISING CEREMONYBlackpool joins the nation in this countrywide tribute. Free eventTime: 10amTel: 01253 478222 or go to: www.visitblackpool.comVenue: Blackpool Town Hall, Talbot Square, FY1 1AP

22 JuneMUSIC FOR HEROESEvening of entertainment to thank the Armed Forces past andpresent Tickets: £1 per ticket by application Time: 7.30pmTel: 01235 478222 or go to: www.visitblackpool.comVenue: Opera House, Church Street, FY1 1HW

23 JuneARMED FORCES’ CAREER INFORMATION DAYArmed Forces’ representatives offer career guidance at this freeevent.Time: 10am-2pmTel: 01253 754840 or go to: www.visitblackpool.comVenue: Blackpool Town Hall, Talbot Square, FY1 4BJ

23 JuneWE’LL MEET AGAIN A celebration of wartime entertainment. Ticket: Adults £12.90; concession £10.90Time: 2pmTel: 01253 297297 or visit: www.vivablackpool.comVenue: Viva, 3 Church Street, FY1 1HJ

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23 JuneHERCULESThe story of Hercules as you’ve never seen it before! Tickets: Adults £8; schools £6.50Time: 1.30pm & 7pmTel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

24 JuneARMED FORCES’ WEEK AFTERNOON TEA DANCEA themed tea dance to the sounds of the famous Mighty Wurlitzer Tickets: £12.95Time: 10am-5pmTel: 0871 222 9929 or go to: www.visitblackpool.comVenue: The Blackpool Tower, Promenade, FY1 4BJ

24 JuneGIVE ME THE MOONLIGHT – Tribute to Frankie VaughanTickets: Contact venue for detailsTime: Contact venue for detailsTel: 01253 623304 or visit: www.northpierblackpool.co.ukVenue: North Pier, FY1 1NE

24 & 25 JuneMICHAEL McINTYRE: WORK IN PROGRESSAcclaimed stand-up comedian.Tickets: £32Time 8pmTel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

25 JuneSONGS OF VICTORY – Tribute to Vera LynnTickets: Contact venue for detailsTime: Contact venue for detailsTel: 01253 623304 or visit: www.northpierblackpool.co.ukVenue: North Pier, FY1 1NE

Michael McIntyre

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25 JuneDEREK ACORAHEnjoy a 2-course meal and listen to the world’s most renownedSpirit Medium. Tickets: £30Time: 7pmBookings tel: 01253 336346 or visit:www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.comVenue: White Tower, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, FY4 1EZ

26 JuneARMED FORCES’ FYLDE MEMORIAL ARBORETUMA Service of Dedication to commemorate Armed Forces andveterans.Free eventTime: 11amTel: 01253 478222 or go to: www.visitblackpool.comLocation: Fylde Memorial Arboretum, Millennium Grove, Moor ParkAvenue, FY2 0LY

26 JuneARMED FORCES’ WEEK GALA DINNERArmed Forces personnel, veterans, families and supporters areinvited to enjoy a meal and entertainment. Tickets: £18.95Time: Reception 7pmTel: 01253 352341 or go to: www.visitblackpool.comVenue: Norbreck Castle Hotel, Queens Promenade, FY2 9AA

26 JuneSING TOGETHER200 children from across the country engage and delight you with song.Tickets: £6Time: 7pm-8.30pmTel: 0871 222 9929 or visit: www.theblackpooltower.comVenue: The Blackpool Tower, Promenade, FY1 4BJ

26 & 27 JuneLITTLE SHOP OF HORRORSHighly acclaimed and much-loved musical. Tickets: Adults £10; under 26s £7Time: 7.30pmTel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

26-28 JuneBLACKPOOL CHAMPIONSHIP DOG SHOWFri: Toy, Terrier & Utility groups; Sat: Gundog & Hound groups;Sun: Working & Pastoral groups. Tickets: £10 per car (valid for duration of the show)Time: 9am-5pmTel: 01254 853526 or visit: www.blackpooldogshow.comVenue: Redwood Park, Pinfold Lane, Inskip, PR4 0UA

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27 JuneNATIONAL ARMED FORCES’ DAYCheck out the replica Spitfire, military vehicles, military band,entertainment and much more. Free eventTime: 10.30am-4pmTel: 01253 478222 or go to: www.visitblackpool.comVenue: St. John’s (town centre), FY1 1BP

27 JuneNATIONAL ARMED FORCES’ DAY MILITARY CONCERTA full live concert by the Band and Corps of Drums of theRegiment of Fusiliers (Lancashire).Tickets: tbcTime: 7.30pmTel: 01253 478222 or go to www.visitblackpool.comVenue: Norbreck Castle Hotel, Queens Promenade, FY2 9AA

28 JuneWALK WITH WHALES5-mile walk with a free visit to SEA LIFE Blackpool.Free eventTime: 10am-3pmTel: 01249 449500 or visit: www.walkforwhales.orgStart: SEA LIFE Blackpool, Promenade, Blackpool, FY1 5AA

28 JuneBLACKPOOL ARMED FORCES’ & VETERANS’ SUNDAYSERVICE AND PARADEHonouring Britain’s Armed Forces past, present and futurefollowed by a short parade along the Promenade. Free eventTime: 10.30am-12 noonTel: 01253 478222 or go to: www.visitblackpool.comLocation: Blackpool Cenotaph (by North Pier) FY1 1NE

28 JuneBLACKPOOL TAXI PULLFree outdoor event to raise money for Ex-Service Charities.Time: 12 noonTel: 01253 478222 or go to: www.visitblackpool.comStart: Central Promenade (in front of The Blackpool Tower) FY1 4BJ

28 & 29 JuneGODSPELL IN CONCERTLegendary rock musical.Tickets from: £26.50Times: 7.30pm; Monday matinee 2pmTel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

30 June AU REVOIR REVUEMusic, dance and presentation by Blackpool youngsters. Tickets: £6.50Time: 7pmTel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

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June at a Glance

DATE EVENT VENUE

Throughout (exc. mostMon & Fri)

The Blackpool Tower Circus The BlackpoolTower

ThroughoutSat Only

Ken Webster BlackpoolPleasure Beach

2-6 The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Grand Theatre

6 RSPCA Fun Day St. John’s

6 Facing Up 2 Kidney Cancer -Around Britain Motor Cycle Ride

Tower FestivalHeadland

6 Dance Night The BlackpoolTower

6 HITS Reloaded Opera House

6 & 7 Corrinne Valente’s Truly Fair Winter Gardens

7 Beaverbrooks Bike Ride Fylde & Wyrearea

7 Milton Jones and the Temple ofDaft

Grand Theatre

8 The Artschool Project The BlackpoolTower

9 Roald Dahl’s The Witches Grand Theatre

9-11 Lord of the Dance: DangerousGames

Opera House

11 & 12 Cole Porter’s Anything Goes Grand Theatre

11-28 (excMon & Tues)

Legends The Sands

12 Only Fools & 3 Courses Hilton Hotel

13 The Reduced ShakespeareCompany

Grand Theatre

13 & 14 Blackpool Pride Festival St. John’s &Winter Gardens

14 An Afternoon with Frank Bruno Viva

14 53rd Manchester to Blackpool Car Run

Italian Gardens,Stanley Park

14 Joe McElderry Grand Theatre

16-20 Yes, Prime Minister Grand Theatre

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20 Blackpool’s Strongest ManCompetition

St. John’s

22 Armed Forces’ Week FlagRaising Ceremony

Blackpool TownHall

22 Music For Heroes Opera House

23 Armed Forces’ CareerInformation Day

Blackpool TownHall

23 We’ll Meet Again Viva

23 Hercules Grand Theatre

24 Armed Forces’ Week AfternoonTea Dance

The BlackpoolTower

24 Give Me the Moonlight - Tribute to Frankie Vaughan

North Pier

24 & 25 Michael McIntyre: Work inProgress

Grand Theatre

25 Songs of Victory - Tribute to Vera Lynn

North Pier

25 Derek Acorah BlackpoolPleasure Beach

26 Armed Forces’ Fylde MemorialArboretum

Fylde MemorialArboretum

26 Armed Forces’ Week GalaDinner

Norbreck CastleHotel

26 Sing Together The BlackpoolTower

26 & 27 Little Shop of Horrors Grand Theatre

26 & 28 Blackpool Championship DogShow

Redwood Park,Inskip

27 National Armed Forces’ Day St. John’s

27 Armed Forces’ Day MilitaryConcert

Norbreck CastleHotel

28 Walk with Whales SEA LIFE

28 Blackpool Armed Forces’ &Veterans’ Sunday Service &Parade

BlackpoolCenotaph

28 Blackpool Taxi Pull CentralPromenade

28 & 29 Godspell in Concert Grand Theatre

30 Au Revoir Revue Grand Theatre

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Throughout July (no Friday performance)THE BLACKPOOL TOWER CIRCUSTickets from: Adults £12.95; children £12.50Times: Vary, contact venue for detailsTel: 0871 222 9929 or visit: www.theblackpooltower.comVenue: The Blackpool Tower, Promenade, FY1 4BJ

Throughout JulyKEN WEBSTER (Saturdays only)Mentalist and hypnotist.Tickets: £14 (adults only)Time: 8pmTel: 0871 222 9090 or visit: www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.comVenue: Horseshoe, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, FY4 1EZ

Throughout July (no show Mon & Tues)LEGENDS An evening of top tribute acts.Tickets: Contact venue for detailsTime: Doors open 6.30pmTel: 01253 625262 or visit: www.the-sands-blackpool.co.ukVenue: The Sands, Promenade, FY1 4TQ

Throughout July (Tues only)GLAMMANTIC 70s & 80s DECADES SHOWTickets: Contact venue for detailsTime: Doors open 6.30pmTel: 01253 625262 or visit: www.the-sands-blackpool.co.ukVenue: The Sands, Promenade, FY1 4TQ

1 JulyRACE FOR LIFECharity event in aid of Cancer Research.Entry fee appliesTime: 7.30pmTel: 0300 123 0770 or visit:www.raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.orgLocation: Tower Festival Headland, Promenade, FY1 4BJ

1 July AU REVOIR REVUEMusic, dance and presentation by Blackpool youngsters. Tickets: £6.50Time: 7pmTel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

2-31 July (no Sunday show)HOT ICE SHOW – DESIREStarring a cast of world championship skaters. Tickets from: £6Times: 2.30pm & 7pmTel: 0871 222 9090 or visit: www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.comVenue: The Arena, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, FY4 1EZ

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ALAN CARR – YAP, YAP, YAP!Chat show host and funny man.Tickets: £32 (minimum age 15 years)Time: 8pmTel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

3-5 JulyEUROPE’S TRIBUTE TO ELVISEvent includes the Ultimate Elvis contest preliminary heat with 25tribute acts. Tickets: Adults 3-day ticket £135 (online); day ticket £55(online)Times: Contact venue for detailsTel: 0844 856 1111 or visit:www.wintergardensblackpool.co.ukVenue: Winter Gardens, Church Street, FY1 1HW

3-31 July (No Monday Show)CHRISTIAN FARLA Award winning illusionist.Tickets: Adults £12; concession £10.50; family ticket £37Times: Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sun 7.30pm; Sat 3pmTel: 0871 222 9090 or visit: www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.comVenue: Horseshoe, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, FY4 1EZ

4 JulyFAMILY 5K FUN RUNEntry fee appliesTime: Start 10amTel: 01253 395976 or visit: www.fyldecoastrunning.orgStart Stanley Park Running Track, West Park Drive, FY3 9HQ

4 JulyBEST VIDEOS OF ALL TIMEFree outdoor eventTime: 12noon-4pmTel: 01253 476204 or visit: www.blackpoolbid.orgVenue: St John’s (town centre), FY1 1HU

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4 & 5 JulyOCTONAUTS & THE DEEP SEA VOLCANO ADVENTUREBrand new stage production.Tickets from: Adults £15; under 16s £13Times: Sat: 1pm & 4pm; Sun: 10am & 1pmTel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

5 JulyBLACKPOOL HILTON HALF MARATHONEntry fee appliesStart time 10am Tel: 01253 395976 or visit: www.fyldecoastrunning.orgStart from the Hilton Hotel, Promenade, FY1 2JQ

5 JulyBLACKPOOL MOTORCYCLE SHOWFree outdoor eventTime: 11am-5pmTel: 07836 519391 or visit: www.friendsofstanleypark.org.ukVenue: Stanley Park, West Park Drive, FY3 9HQ

7-11 JulyHORRIBLE HISTORIES – INCREDIBLE INVADERS AND GROOVY GREEKS Bringing historical events and figures to the stage. Tickets: Adults £16; under 18s £12; schools £7Times: Vary, contact venue for detailsTel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

9-6 September (no Monday show)CATSAndrew Lloyd-Webber’s record-breaking 2015 Olivier Awardnominated musical. Tickets from: £20Time: 7.30pmTel: 0844 856 1111 or visit: www.wintergardensblackpool.co.ukVenue: Opera House, Church Street, FY1 1HW

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11 JulySUMMERTIME SOUL SPECIALEnjoy six hours of classic 60s Soul, Motown and Northern Soul. Tickets: £10 (advance); £12.50 (on the door)Time: 8pm-2amTel: 0871 222 9929 or visit: www.theblackpooltower.comVenue: The Blackpool Tower, Promenade, FY1 4BJ

12 JulyBLACKPOOL SUMMER 10K RUNEntry fee appliesStart time 9.30am Tel: 01253 395976 or visit: www.fyldecoastrunning.orgStart from the Hilton Hotel, Promenade, FY1 2JQ

12 JulyMANCHESTER TO BLACKPOOL BIKE RIDEA sponsored charity ride.Entry fee appliesStart 7am, finishing Blackpool early afternoonTel: 08454 601342 or visit:www.bike-events.com/manchesterblackpoolFinish: South Promenade

14 July PONGO'S PARTY - MARTY MACDONALDS FARMFun, songs and laughter and the biggest ever game of pass theparcel. Tickets: £10.00Times: 10.30am & 1pmTel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

18-26 JulyBETVICTOR WORLD MATCHPLAY DARTS32 players compete for the prestigious titleTickets: Balcony & standing from £20; table ticket from £25Times: Vary, contact venue for detailsTel: 0844 856 1111 or visit: www.wintergardensblackpool.co.ukVenue: Winter Gardens, Church Street, FY1 1HW

19 JulyFLEETWOOD TRAM SUNDAYFree outdoor eventTime: 10am-4pmFor further information visit: www.tramsunday.co.ukVenue: Lord Street, Fleetwood, FY7 6SW

19 JulyTHE BOOTLEG SIXTIESPerformed by The Overtures.Tickets from: £20Time: 7.30pmTel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

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21-25 JulyMURDER WITH LOVEA crime with a tantalising climax!Tickets from: £14Time: 7.30pm; Wed & Sat matinee 2.30pm Tel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

23 JulyNEIL DIAMOND IN CONCERTLegendary American singer/songwriter.Tickets from: £65Time: 5pmTel: 0844 888 9991 or visit: www.ticketline.co.ukVenue: Blackpool FC, Bloomfield Road, FY1 6JJ

25 JulyTRINITY HOSPICE COLOUR SPLASH 5K RUNBeach run featuring powdered paint-shower stations.Entry fee appliesTime: 11amTel: 01253 395362 or visit:www.trinityhospice.co.uk/coloursplashLocation: Start Starr Gate, FY4 1 SY

25 JulyFAMILY FUN DAY WITH CBEEBIESFree outdoor event to meet Mr. Yipadee and friends from CBeebies.Time: 12noon-4pmTel: 01253 476204 or visit: www.blackpoolbid.orgVenue: St John’s (town centre), FY1 1HU

27 July-29 August (no Sunday show)PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZA song and dance extravaganza.Tickets from: Adults £17Times: 7.30pm; Thur. & Sat. matinee 2pm Tel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

31 JulyROY CHUBBY BROWNKing of controversial comedy!Tickets: Contact venue for details (strictly over 18s) Time: 7.30pmTel: 01253 297297 or visit: www.vivablackpool.comVenue: Viva, 3 Church Street, FY1 1HJ

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July at a Glance

DATE EVENT VENUE

Throughout (exc. Fri)

The Blackpool Tower Circus The BlackpoolTower

Throughout (Sat only)

Ken Webster BlackpoolPleasure Beach

Throughout(exc Mon & Tues)

Legends The Sands

Throughout(Tues Only)

GlamMantics 70s & 80s DecadesShow

The Sands

1 Race for Life Tower FestivalHeadland

1 Au Revoir Revue Grand Theatre

2 Alan Carr - Yap, Yap, Yap Grand Theatre

2-31 (exc Sun) Hot Ice Show - Desire BlackpoolPleasure Beach

3-5 Europe’s Tribute to Elvis Winter Gardens

3-31 (exc Mon)

Christian Farla BlackpoolPleasure Beach

4 Family 5k Fun Run Stanley Park

4 Best Videos of all Time St. John’s

4 & 5 Octonauts & the Deep SeaVolcano Adventure

Grand Theatre

5 Blackpool Hilton Half Marathon Start Hilton Hotel

5 Blackpool Motorcycle Show Stanley Park

7-11 Horrible Histories - IncredibleInvaders and Groovy Greeks

Grand Theatre

9-31 (exc Mon) CATS Opera House

11 Summertime Soul Special The BlackpoolTower

12 Blackpool Summer 10k Run Hilton Hotel

12 Manchester to Blackpool BikeRide

SouthPromenade

14 Pongo’s Party - MartyMacdonalds Farm

Grand Theatre

18-26 BetVictor World Matchplay Darts Winter Gardens

19 Fleetwood Tram Sunday Fleetwood

19 The Bootleg Sixties Grand Theatre

21-25 Murder with Love Grand Theatre

23 Neil Diamond in Concert Blackpool FC

25 Trinity Hospice Colour Splash 5k Run Starr Gate

25 Family Fun Day with CBeebies St. John’s

27 July - 29Aug (exc sun)

Puttin’ on the Ritz Grand Theatre

31 Roy Chubby Brown Viva

July

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Throughout August (no Friday performance)THE BLACKPOOL TOWER CIRCUSTickets from: Adults £12.50; children £9.95Times: Vary, contact venue for detailsTel: 0871 222 9929 or visit: www.theblackpooltower.comVenue: The Blackpool Tower, Promenade, FY1 4BJ

Throughout August (no Sunday show)HOT ICE SHOW – DESIREStarring a cast of world championship skaters. Tickets from: £6Times: 2.30pm & 7pmTel: 0871 222 9090 or visit: www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.comVenue: The Arena, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, FY4 1EZ

Throughout AugustKEN WEBSTER (Saturdays only)Mentalist and hypnotist.Tickets: £14 (adults only)Time: 8pmTel: 0871 222 9090 or visit: www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.comVenue: Horseshoe, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, FY4 1EZ

Throughout August (no show Mon & Tues)LEGENDSAn evening of top tribute acts.Tickets: Contact venue for detailsTime: Doors open 6.30pmTel: 01253 625262 or visit: www.the-sands-blackpool.co.ukVenue: The Sands, Promenade, FY1 4TQ

Throughout August (Tues only)GLAMMANTIC 70s & 80s DECADES SHOWTickets: Contact venue for detailsTime: Doors open 6.30pmTel: 01253 625262 or visit: www.the-sands-blackpool.co.ukVenue: The Sands, Promenade, FY1 4TQ

Through to 29 August (no Sunday show)PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZA song and dance extravaganza. Tickets from: Adults £17Times: 7.30pm; Thur. & Sat. matinee 2pm Tel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

Katya Virshilas,Puttin’ on the Ritz

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1 AugustFOOTBALL FIESTAFree outdoor eventTime: 12noon-4pmTel: 01253 476204 or visit: www.blackpoolbid.orgVenue: St John’s (town centre), FY1 1HU

1 & 2 AugustBLACKPOOL JAZZ ‘N’ BLUES FESTIVALLive music event to support the Trinity Hospice.Free entry – donations welcome.Time from: 11amTel: 01253 623304 Venue: North Pier, FY1 1NE

1-30 Aug (No Monday Show)CHRISTIAN FARLAAward winning illusionist.Tickets: Adults £12; concession £10.50; family ticket £37Times: Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sun 7.30pm; Sat 3pmTel: 0871 222 9090 or visit: www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.comVenue: Horseshoe, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, FY4 1EZ

9 July-6 September (no Monday show)CATSAndrew Lloyd-Webber’s record-breaking 2015 Olivier Awardnominated musical. Tickets from: £20Time: 7.30pmTel: 0844 856 1111 or visit:www.wintergardensblackpool.co.ukVenue: Opera House, Church Street, FY1 1HW

2 & 23 AugustHALFWAY TO PARADISE – THE BILLY FURY STORYThe Tornados fondly remember Billy Fury and play his timelesshits.Tickets: £22Time: 7.30pmTel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

6-9 AugustREBELLION FESTIVALOne of the largest independent Punk/Alternative Music Festivals.Tickets from: £140 (weekend pass) Time from :12noonTel: 0844 856 1111 or visit:www.wintergardensblackpool.co.ukVenue: Winter Gardens, Church Street, FY1 1HW

8 AugustSALSA AT THE BLACKPOOL TOWEREnjoy Salsa with a sprinkling of Bachata and Kizomba.Tickets: £12 (in advance); £16 (on the door)Time: 8pm-2amTel: 0871 222 9929 or visit: www.theblackpooltower.comVenue: The Blackpool Tower, Promenade, FY1 4BJ

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9 AugustTHE MAGIC OF MOTOWNFeaturing more chart topper classics than ever.Tickets: Adults £28; concession £25Time: 7.30pmTel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

9 AugustA SPIRITUAL EVENING WITH HELEN CHADWICKProfessional Spiritual Medium and Psychic.Tickets: Contact venue for details Time: 8pmTel: 01253 297297 or visit: www.vivablackpool.comVenue: Viva, 3 Church Street, FY1 1HJ

9 & 10 AugustBLACKPOOL AIR SHOWFree two day event. Times from: Sunday 12 noon; Monday 2pmTel: 01253 478222 or go to: www.visitblackpool.comLocation: Tower Festival Headland, Promenade, FY1 4BJ

14 & 28 AugustROY CHUBBY BROWNKing of controversial comedy!Tickets: Contact venue for details (strictly over 18s) Time: 7.30pmTel: 01253 297297 or visit: www.vivablackpool.comVenue: Viva, 3 Church Street, FY1 1HJ

15 AugustPHILIP HURST PRESENTS THE MIDSUMMER DANCESocial dance evening featuring Ballroom, Latin & Popular Sequence. Tickets: £17.50Time: Dancing 7.30pm (dance workshop 5.30-7pm included inthe price)Tel: 0871 222 9929 or visit: www.theblackpooltower.comVenue: The Blackpool Tower, Promenade, FY1 4BJ

16 AugustJOAN ARMATRADING – THE SOLO TOURBritish singer/songwriter and guitarist.Tickets: £31.50Time: 7.30pmTel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

Joan Armatrading

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22 AugustTRINITY HOSPICE FUN DAYFree outdoor charity event in aid of Trinity Hospice.Time: 11am-4pmTel: 01253 476204 or visit: www.blackpoolbid.orgVenue: St John’s (town centre), FY1 1HU

22 AugustNORTHERN & MODERN SOUL ALL-DAYERBringing back memories from the Mecca, The Ritz and the Casino. Tickets: £13 (advance); £15 (on the door)Time: 4pm-3amTel: 0844 856 1111 or visit: www.wintergardensblackpool.co.ukVenue: Winter Gardens, Church Street, FY1 1HW

29 AugustBLACKPOOL HILTON ILLUMINATIONS 10K RUNEntry fee appliesStart time 11am Tel: 01253 395976 or visit: www.fyldecoastrunning.orgStart from the Hilton Hotel, Promenade, FY1 2JQ

29 AugustLIVE PCW WRESTLINGFree outdoor eventTime: 1pm-4pmTel: 01253 476204 or visit: www.blackpoolbid.orgVenue: St John’s (town centre), FY1 1HU

29 AugustILLUMATHON LADIES’ WALKEntry fee appliesTime: 10.30pmTel: 01253 359362 or visit: www.trinityhospice.co.ukStart: Sainsbury’s, Red Bank Road, Bispham, FY2 9HH

30 AugustSTANLEY PARK CLASSIC CAR SHOWFree outdoor event featuring classic, vintage and commercialvehicles.Time: 10am-5pmTel: 01253 865901 or visit: www.bvpg.co.ukVenue: Italian Gardens, Stanley Park, West Park Drive, FY3 9HQ

30 AugustSING-A-LONG-A-FROZENFull-screening of Disney’s very popular Frozen with lyrics on screen. Tickets: Adults £17; children £12; family tickets availableTimes: 11am; 3pm & 6.30pmTel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

Chris Masters -Live PCW Wrestling

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DATE EVENT VENUE

Throughout(exc Fri)

The Blackpool Tower Circus The BlackpoolTower

Throughout(exc. Sun)

Hot Ice - Desire BlackpoolPleasure Beach

Sat only Ken Webster BlackpoolPleasure Beach

Throughout(exc. Mon &Tues)

Legends The Sands

Tues Only GlamMantics 70s & 80s Decades Show

The Sands

Throughout(exc. Sun)

Puttin’ On the Ritz Grand Theatre

1 Football Fiesta St. John’s

1-30 Christian Farla BlackpoolPleasure Beach

1, 2 & 11-30 (exc Mon)

CATS Opera House

1 & 2 Blackpool Jazz ‘N’ Blues Festival BlackpoolPleasure Beach

2 & 23 Halfway to Paradise - The Billy Fury Story

Grand Theatre

6-9 Rebellion Festival Winter Gardens

8 Salsa at the Blackpool Tower The BlackpoolTower

9 The Magic of Motown Grand Theatre

9 A Spiritual Evening with HelenChadwick

Viva

9 & 10 Blackpool Air Show Tower FestivalHeadland

14 & 28 Roy Chubby Brown Viva

15 Philip Hurst presents theMidsummer Dance

The BlackpoolTower

16 Joan Armatrading - The Solo Tour Grand Theatre

22 Trinity Hospice Fun Day St. John’s

22 Northern & Modern Soul All-Dayer Winter Gardens

29 Blackpool Hilton Illuminations 10kRun

Hilton Hotel

29 Live PCW Wrestling St. John’s

29 Illumathon Ladies’ Walk Start: Sainsbury’s,Bispham

30 Stanley Park Classic Car Show Italian Gardens,Stanley Park

30 Sing-A-Long-A-Frozen Grand Theatre

August at a Glance

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Throughout September (no Friday performance)THE BLACKPOOL TOWER CIRCUSTickets from: Adults £12.50; children £9.95Times: Vary, contact venue for detailsTel: 0871 222 9929 or visit: www.theblackpooltower.comVenue: The Blackpool Tower, Promenade, FY1 4BJ

Throughout SeptemberKEN WEBSTER (Saturdays only)Mentalist and hypnotist.

Tickets: £14 (adults only)Time: 8pmTel: 0871 222 9090 or visit: www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.comVenue: Horseshoe, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, FY4 1EZ

Throughout September (no show Mon & Tues)LEGENDSAn evening of top tribute acts.Tickets: Contact venue for detailsTime: Doors open 6.30pmTel: 01253 625262 or visit: www.the-sands-blackpool.co.ukVenue: The Sands, Promenade, FY1 4TQ

Throughout September (Tues only)GLAMMANTIC 70s & 80s DECADES SHOWTickets: Contact venue for detailsTime: Doors open 6.30pmTel: 01253 625262 or visit: www.the-sands-blackpool.co.ukVenue: The Sands, Promenade, FY1 4TQ

1 SeptemberRIDE THE LIGHTSEnjoy a sneak preview of the Illuminations along a traffic freePromenade.Free eventTime: 7pm-9pmTel: 01253 478222 or go to:www.visitblackpool.com/ridethelightsLocation: Promenade between Starr Gate & Red Bank Road,Bispham

1 SeptemberLEWIS SCHAFFER IS FREE UNTIL FAMOUSAcclaimed New York comic.Free admission but tickets must be bookedTime: 8pmTel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

1-5 SeptemberHOT ICE SHOW – DESIREStarring a cast of world championship skaters. Tickets from: £6Times: 2.30pm & 7pmTel: 0871 222 9090 or visit: www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.comVenue: The Arena, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, FY4 1EZ

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1- 6 SeptemberCATSAndrew Lloyd-Webber’s record-breaking 2015 Olivier Awardnominated musical. Tickets from: £20Time: 7.30pmTel: 0844 856 1111 or visit:www.wintergardensblackpool.co.ukVenue: Opera House, Church Street, FY1 1HW

4 & 5 SeptemberTHE TOMMY COOPER SHOWFeaturing Daniel Taylor as Tommy Cooper. Tickets: £16; concession £14Time: 7.30pmTel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

4-6 SeptemberBLACKPOOL iFEST SWITCH-ON WEEKENDBlackpool Illuminations Switch-On weekend with topentertainment.Tel: 01253 478222 or go to: www.visitblackpool.com/switchonVenue: Tower Festival Headland, Promenade, FY1 4BJ

4 Sept-8 NovBLACKPOOL ILLUMINATIONSFree eventTimes: Vary, check website for detailsTel: 01253 478222 or go to:www.visitblackpoolilluminations.comLocation: Blackpool Promenade

5 SeptemberBURLESQUE NOIRAn evening of burlesque.Tickets from: £28.05Time: 8pmTel: 0871 222 9929 or visit: www.theblackpooltower.comVenue: The Blackpool Tower, Promenade, FY1 4BJ

10-19 SeptemberTHE FULL MONTYStage performance of the 1977 British film. Tickets from: £10Times: 7.30pm; Sat & Thur. matinee 2pmTel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

The Full Monty

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11 SeptemberROY CHUBBY BROWNKing of controversial comedy!Ticket: Contact venue for details (strictly over 18s) Time: 7.30pmTel: 01253 297297 or visit: www.vivablackpool.comVenue: Viva, 3 Church Street, FY1 1HJ

11, 18, 25 SeptemberBLACKPOOL FIREWORKS CHAMPIONSHIPS (weather permitting)Free spectator eventTime from: 7.30pmTel: 01253 478222 or go to: www.visitblackpool.comLocation: Tower Festival Headland, Promenade, FY1 1AP

11-26 September (no Sunday show)TOMMY THE ROCK OPERAClassic rock opera directed by Paul Nicholas. Tickets from £20Times: Vary, contact venue for detailsTel: 0844 856 1111 or visit: www.wintergardensblackpool.co.ukVenue: Opera House, Church Street, FY1 1HW

12 SeptemberBLACKPOOL COMIC CONCome and meet your favourite stars of film, TV and comic books.Tickets: Adults £10.50; family ticket £28.50Time from: 10amTel: 0844 856 1111 or visit: www.wintergardensblackpool.co.ukVenue: Winter Gardens, Church Street, FY1 1HW

12 SeptemberTHE BLACKPOOL MECCA SOUL REUNIONAn authentic Blackpool Mecca Reunion. Tickets: £10 (advance); £12.50 (on the door)Time: 8.30pm-2amTel: 0871 222 9929 or visit: www.theblackpooltower.comVenue: The Blackpool Tower, Promenade, FY1 4BJ

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19 SeptemberCOAST TOWN & SKA MOD FESTIVALPopular event for Ska music fans. Tickets: £20 (early bird £15) Minimum age 14Time: Doors open 4pmTel: 0844 856 1111 or visit: www.wintergardensblackpool.co.ukVenue: Winter Gardens, Church Street, FY1 1HW

21-26 SeptemberDREAMBOATS & MINISKIRTSA sequel to Dreamboats and Petticoats. Tickets from: £20Time: 7.30pm; Wed & Sat matinee 2.30pmTel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

25-27 SeptemberUK OPEN DANCE CHAMPIONSHIPSQualifier for the 10th World CDF World Championships.All in one package: Spectator £160 (before 1/7/15); £180 normal priceTimes from: 2pmTel: 07780 803776 or visit: www.ukopendance.comVenue: Norbreck Castle Hotel, Queens Promenade, FY2 9AA

26/27 SeptemberMANCHESTER TO BLACKPOOL NIGHT RIDEIn aid of the British Heart Foundation.Entry fee appliesTime: Starting Manchester at 12midnight on 26th Tel: 0845 130 8663 or visit: www.bhf.org.uk/get-involved/eventsFinishing: Tower Festival Headland, Promenade, FY1 4BJ

27 SeptemberELO AGAIN – A NIGHT OF ELORe-enactment of an ELO concert.Tickets: £22Time: 7.30pmTel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

Dreamboats & Miniskirts

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September at a Glance

DATE EVENT VENUE

Throughout(exc Fri)

The Blackpool Tower Circus The BlackpoolTower

Sat only Ken Webster BlackpoolPleasure Beach

Throughout(exc. Mon &Tues)

Legends The Sands

Tues Only GlamMantics 70s & 80s Decades Show

The Sands

1 Ride the Lights Promenade

1 Lewis Schaffer is Free UntilFamous

Grand Theatre

1-5 Hot Ice Show - Desire BlackpoolPleasure Beach

1-6 CATS Opera House

4 & 5 The Tommy Cooper Show Grand Theatre

4-6 Blackpool iFest Switch-OnWeekend

Tower FestivalHeadland

4 Sept - 8 Nov

Blackpool Illuminations BlackpoolPromenade

5 Burlesque Noir The BlackpoolTower

10-19 The Full Monty Grand Theatre

11 Roy Chubby Brown Viva

11, 18, 25 Blackpool FireworksChampionships

Tower FestivalHeadland

11-26 (exc Sun)

Tommy the Rock Opera Opera House

12 Blackpool Comic Con Winter Gardens

12 The Blackpool Mecca SoulReunion

The BlackpoolTower

19 Coast Town & Ska Mod Festival Winter Gardens

21-26 Dreamboats & Miniskirts Grand Theatre

25-27 UK Open Dance Championships Norbreck CastleHotel

26 & 27 Manchester to Blackpool NightRide

Tower FestivalHeadland

27 Elo Again - A Night of Elo Grand Theatre

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Throughout October (no Friday performance except on 30th)THE BLACKPOOL TOWER CIRCUSTickets from: Adults £12.50; children £9.95Times: Vary, contact venue for detailsTel: 0871 222 9929 or visit: www.theblackpooltower.comVenue: The Blackpool Tower, Promenade, FY1 4BJ

Throughout OctoberBLACKPOOL ILLUMINATIONSFree eventTimes: Vary, check website for detailsTel: 01253 478222 or go to:www.visitblackpoolilluminations.comLocation: Blackpool Promenade

Throughout OctoberKEN WEBSTER (Saturdays only)Mentalist and hypnotist.Tickets: £14 (adults only)Time: 8pmTel: 0871 222 9090 or visit: www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.comVenue: Horseshoe, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, FY4 1EZ

Throughout October (no show Mon & Tues)LEGENDSFeaturing top tribute acts.Tickets: Contact venue for detailsTime: Doors open 6.30pmTel: 01253 625262 or visit: www.the-sands-blackpool.co.ukVenue: The Sands, Promenade, FY1 4TQ

Throughout October (Tues only)GLAMMANTIC 70s & 80s DECADES SHOWTickets: Contact venue for detailsTime: Doors open 6.30pmTel: 01253 625262 or visit: www.the-sands-blackpool.co.ukVenue: The Sands, Promenade, FY1 4TQ

2 OctoberBLACKPOOL FIREWORKS CHAMPIONSHIPS (weather permitting)Witness the Fireworks finale at this free event.Time from: 7.30pmTel: 01253 478222 or go to: www.visitblackpool.comLocation: Tower Festival Headland, Promenade, FY1 1AP

2 OctoberROY CHUBBY BROWNKing of controversial comedy!Ticket: Contact venue for details (strictly over 18s) Time: 7.30pmTel: 01253 297297 or visit: www.vivablackpool.comVenue: Viva, 3 Church Street, FY1 1HJ

3 OctoberTANGO BALLLive music from Argentina’s El Cachivache Quinteto. Tickets: £23 (over 18s only)Time: 9pm-3amTel: 0871 222 9929 or visit: www.theblackpooltower.comVenue: The Blackpool Tower, Promenade, FY1 4BJ

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3 & 4 OctoberBLACKPOOL STEAM AND VINTAGE RALLYIncluding steam engines, classic cars, tractors, motorbikes andcycles. Tickets: Adults £5; children £3Time: 10am-5pmTel: 01253 421657 or visit: www.blackpoolsteam.co.ukVenue: Bloomfield Road Car Park, Seasiders Way, FY1 6HX

4, 11, 18, 25 OctoberKEN DODD OBEBritish comedy legend, icon and national treasure.Tickets from: £21Time: 7pmTel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

5-10 OctoberTHRILLER LIVECelebrating the career of Michael Jackson.Tickets from: £22.50Times: Vary, contact venue for detailsTel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

5-10 OctoberTHE GLENN MILLER STORYTommy Steele narrates the story of this famous Big Band leader. Tickets from: £19.50Time: 7.30pmTel: 0844 856 1111 or visit: www.wintergardensblackpool.co.ukVenue: Opera House, Church Street, FY1 1HW

Thriller Live

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10 & 11 OctoberSTREETDANCE & FREESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIPSTickets: Vary, telephone for detailsTime from: 11amTel: 01253 625252 or visit: www.blackpooldancefestival.comVenue: Winter Gardens, Church Street, FY1 1HW

11 OctoberAUTUMN BREAKER 10K RUNEntry fee appliesStart time 10.30am Tel: 01253 395976 or visit: www.fyldecoastrunning.orgStart Stanley Park Running Track, West Park Drive, FY3 9HQ

11 OctoberA SPIRITUAL EVENING WITH HELEN CHADWICKProfessional Spiritual Medium and Psychic.Ticket: Contact venue for details. Time: 8pmTel: 01253 297297 or visit: www.vivablackpool.comVenue: Viva, 3 Church Street, FY1 1HJ

15 OctoberTIM VINEEnglish writer, actor, comedian and presenter.Tickets: £24Time: 8pmTel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

16 October THROUGH THE BLACKPOOL LIGHTS DOGS UNITEEvent held in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind. Free but booking advisableTime: 6.30pm (registration 6pm)Tel: 0845 6006787 or visit: www.guidedogs.org.uk/dogs-uniteStart: South Pier, Promenade, FY4 1BB

16 Oct-1 November (no Monday show)LAST NIGHT A DJ SAVED MY LIFEWorld premiere of the brand new musical starring David Hasselhoff. Tickets from: £20Time: 7.30pm Tel: 0844 856 1111 or visit: www.wintergardensblackpool.co.ukVenue: Opera House, Church Street, FY1 1HW

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17 OctoberPHILIP HURST PRESENTS THE AUTUMN DANCESocial event featuring Ballroom, Latin & Popular Sequence. Tickets: £17.50Time: Dancing 7.30pm (dance workshop 5.30-7pm included in the price)Tel: 0871 222 9929 or visit: www.theblackpooltower.comVenue: The Blackpool Tower, Promenade, FY1 4BJ

17-20 October SEQUENCE DANCE FESTIVALTickets: Vary, telephone for detailsTime from: 11amTel: 01253 625252 or visit: www.blackpooldancefestival.comVenue: Winter Gardens, Church Street, FY1 1HW

20 OctoberTHE WHITNEY HOUSTON EXPERIENCE WITH NYA KINGTicket: Contact venue for details. Time: 7.30pmTel: 01253 297297 or visit: www.vivablackpool.comVenue: Viva, 3 Church Street, FY1 1HJ

22 OctoberPSYCHIC SALLY ON THE ROADInternational psychic presents her phenomenal interactive stageshow.Tickets: £26Time: 7.30pmTel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

28-31 OctoberLEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICALPresented by Blackpool & Fylde Light Opera Company.Tickets from: Adult £17.50; concession £16.50; under 18s £13.50Times: 7.30pm; Thurs & Sat matinee 2pmTel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

29-31 OctoberCIRCUS OF HORRORSFeaturing finalists from Britain’s Got Talent.Tickets from: £15 (recommended age 16+)Time: Thurs 8pm; Fri & Sat 5pm & 8pm Tel: 0871 222 9090 or visit: www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.comVenue: Blackpool Pleasure Beach, FY4 1EZ

30 OctoberELVIS ILLUMINATIONS SPECTACULARTicket: Contact venue for detailsTime: 9pmTel: 01253 297297 or visit: www.vivablackpool.comVenue: Viva, 3 Church Street, FY1 1HJ

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October at a Glance

DATE EVENT VENUE

Throughout(exc. Fri)

The Blackpool Tower Circus The BlackpoolTower

Nightly Blackpool Illuminations BlackpoolPromenade

Sat Only Ken Webster BlackpoolPleasure Beach

Throughout(exc. Mon& Tues)

Legends The Sands

Throughout(Tues Only)

GlamMantics 70s & 80s DecadesShow

The Sands

2 Blackpool Fireworks Championships (weather permitting)

Tower FestivalHeadland

2 Roy Chubby Brown Viva

3 Tango Ball The BlackpoolTower

3 & 4 Blackpool Steam and VintageRally

Bloomfield RoadCar Park

Throughout(Sun Only)

Ken Dodd OBE Grand Theatre

5-10 Thriller Live Grand Theatre

5-10 The Glenn Miller Story Opera House

10 & 11 Streetdance & FreestyleChampionships

Winter Gardens

11 Autumn Breaker 10k Run Stanley Park

11 A Spiritual Evening with HelenChadwick

Viva

15 Tim Vine Grand Theatre

16 Through the Blackpool LightsDogs Unite

South Pier

16 Oct - 1 Nov (exc Mon)

Las Night a DJ Saved My Life Opera House

17 Philip Hurst Presents The AutumnDance

The BlackpoolTower

17-20 Sequence Dance Festival Winter Gardens

20 The Whitney Houston Experiencewith Nya King

Viva

22 Psychic Sally on the Road Grand Theatre

28-31 Legally Blonde the Musical Grand Theatre

29-31 Circus of Horrors BlackpoolPleasure Beach

30 Elvis Illuminations Spectacular Viva

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1-8 NovemberBLACKPOOL ILLUMINATIONSFree eventTimes: Vary, check website for detailsTel: 01253 478222 or go to:www.visitblackpoolilluminations.comLocation: Blackpool Promenade

1 NovemberTHE BLACKPOOL TOWER CIRCUSTickets from: Adults £12.50; children £9.95Times: 1pm & 4pmTel: 0871 222 9929 or visit: www.theblackpooltower.comVenue: The Blackpool Tower, Promenade, FY1 4BJ

1 NovemberKEN DODD OBEBritish comedy legend, icon and national treasure.Tickets from: £21Time: 7pmTel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

1 NovemberLAST NIGHT A DJ SAVED MY LIFEWorld premiere of the brand new musical starring DavidHasselhoff. Tickets from: £20Time: 7.30pm Tel: 0844 856 1111 or visit:www.wintergardensblackpool.co.ukVenue: Opera House, Church Street, FY1 1HW

3-7 NovemberSHERLOCK HOLMES & THE RIPPER MURDERSSherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are drawn into one of the darkest plots. Tickets from: £14Times: 7.30pm; Wed & Sat matinee 2.30pm Tel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

3, 6, 14 NovemberGLAMMANTIC 70s & 80s DECADES SHOWTickets: Contact venue for detailsTime: Doors open 6.30pmTel: 01253 625262 or visit: www.the-sands-blackpool.co.ukVenue: The Sands, Promenade, FY1 4TQ

4-7 NovemberBLACKPOOL SCOUT GANG SHOWTickets: Adults £8.50; concession/children £6.50Times: 7.30pm; Sat 2pm & 7pmTel: 0871 222 9090 or visit: www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.comVenue: Blackpool Pleasure Beach, FY4 1EZ

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6-8 NovemberTHE 9TH TOGETHERNESS NORTHERN & MODERN SOULWEEKENDERPresented by over 30 top DJs .Tickets: £39 (full weekend ticket)Time: 4pm on Friday to midnight on SundayTel: 0871 222 9929 or visit: www.theblackpooltower.comVenue: The Blackpool Tower, Promenade, FY1 4BJ

7 NovemberKEN WEBSTER Mentalist and hypnotist.Tickets: £14 (adults only)Time: 8pmTel: 0871 222 9090 or visit: www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.comVenue: Horseshoe, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, FY4 1EZ

8 NovemberREMEMBRANCE SUNDAY SERVICERemembering the brave men and women who have sacrificed theirlives. Free eventTime from: 10.30amTel: 01253 478222 or go to: www.visitblackpool.comLocation: Blackpool Cenotaph, by North Pier, FY1 1NE

10 NovemberHARRY ENFIELD & PAUL WHITEHOUSE - LEGENDS! UK TOURWith BAFTA award-winning comedian & Welsh actor, writer andcomedian. Tickets from: £32.50Time: 7.30pmTel: 0844 856 1111 or visit: www.wintergardensblackpool.co.ukVenue: Opera House, Church Street, FY1 1HW

10 NovemberTHE VACCINESPlatinum selling English indie rock band.Tickets: £25Time: 7pmTel: 0844 856 1111 or visit: www.wintergardensblackpool.co.ukVenue: Winter Gardens, Church Street, FY1 1HW

10 & 11 NovemberTHE GONDOLIERSStarring the Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company. Tickets from: Adults £21Time: 7.30pmTel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

12 NovemberHMS PINAFOREStarring the Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company. Tickets from: £19Time: 2.30pm & 7.30pmTel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

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12-14 NovemberBLACKPOOL 22ND ANNUAL ROCK & ROLL WEEKENDResidential music weekend with dining and dancing to seven livebands.Weekend package from: £206Times: Vary, contact venue for detailsTel: 01332 872320 or visit: www.blackpoolrockandroll.co.ukVenue: Imperial Hotel, Promenade, FY1 2HB

13 & 14 NovemberTHE MIKADOStarring the Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company.Tickets from: £21Times: 7.30pm; Sat matinee 2.30pmTel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

13-15 NovemberFESTIVE FOOD AND FLOWER SHOWNAFAS will be celebrating the festive season incorporating foodand floral art. Watch culinary experts in the Taste Theatre andwitness demonstrations in the Design Theatre showcasing thecream of NAFAS talent. Each day the competitors will compete livefor the “Designer of the Year” prize. Tickets: £18.50 (early bird £16.50 to 1/9/15); under 15s freeaccompanied by an adult. 3-day ticket £45Time from: 9.30amTel: 0844 856 1111 or visit:www.wintergardensblackpool.co.ukVenue: Winter Gardens, Church Street, FY1 1HW

17 NovemberDIE FLEDERMAUSWith international soloists, a highly praised chorus and a fullorchestra. Tickets from: £18Time: 7.30pm Tel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

18 NovemberCARMEN (Bizet)With international soloists, a highly praised chorus and a fullorchestra. Tickets from: £18Time: 7.30pmTel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

19 NovemberREEVES & MORTIMER – THE POIGNANT MOMENTSFunny men Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer entertain you.Tickets from: £29.50Time: 7.30pmTel: 0844 856 1111 or visit:www.wintergardensblackpool.co.ukVenue: Opera House, Church Street, FY1 1HW

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19-21 NovemberNATIONAL DANCE CHAMPIONSHIPSTickets: Vary, telephone for detailsTimes: Vary, telephone for detailsTel: 01253 625252 or visit: www.blackpooldancefestival.comVenue: Winter Gardens, Church Street, FY1 1HW

20 NovemberJIMMY CARR FUNNY BUSINESSOne of UK’s most distinctive comedians. Tickets: £25 (not suitable for under 16s)Time: 8pmTel: 0844 856 1111 or visit: www.wintergardensblackpool.co.ukVenue: Opera House, Church Street, FY1 1HW

21 NovemberBLACKPOOL CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH-ONFree giant outdoor music party. Time: 3pm-6pmTel: 01253 476204 or visit: www.blackpoolbid.orgVenue: St John’s (town centre), FY1 1HU

21 NovemberKING OF POPStarring “Navi” who earned a standing ovation from Michael Jacksonhimself!Tickets from: £10Time: 7.30pmTel: 0844 856 1111 or visit: www.wintergardensblackpool.co.ukVenue: Opera House, Church Street, FY1 1HW

22 NovemberTHE WORLD FAMOUS ELVIS SHOWStarring tribute artist Chris Connor. Tickets: Contact venue for detailsTime: 7.30pmTel: 01253 297297 or visit: www.vivablackpool.comVenue: Viva, 3 Church Street, FY1 1HJ

26 NovemberTHE RAT PACK VEGAS SPECTACULAR SHOWBringing back wonderful memories of Frank, Sammy and Dean.Tickets from: £17Time: 7.30pmTel: 0844 856 1111 or visit: www.wintergardensblackpool.co.ukVenue: Opera House, Church Street, FY1 1HW

27 NovemberDIVERSITYPrevious “Britain’s Got Talent” finalists. Tickets from: £25Time: 7pmTel: 0844 856 1111 or visit: www.wintergardensblackpool.co.ukVenue: Opera House, Church Street, FY1 1HW

28 NovemberSALSA AT THE BLACKPOOL TOWERAn evening of Salsa with a sprinkling of Bachata and Kizomba. Tickets: £12 (in advance); £16 (on the door)Time: 8pm-2amTel: 0871 222 9929 or visit: www.theblackpooltower.comVenue: The Blackpool Tower, Promenade, FY1 4BJ

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November at a Glance

DATE EVENT VENUE

1-8 Blackpool Illuminations BlackpoolPromenade

1 The Blackpool Tower Circus The BlackpoolTower

1 Ken Dodd OBE Grand Theatre

1 Las Night a DJ Saved My Life Opera House

3-7 Sherlock Holmes & The RipperMurders

Grand Theatre

3, 6 & 14 GlamMantics 70s & 80s DecadesShow

The Sands

4-7 Blackpool Scout Gang Show BlackpoolPleasure Beach

6-8 The 9th Togetherness Northern &Modern Soul Weekender

The BlackpoolTower

7 Ken Webster BlackpoolPleasure Beach

8 Remembrance Sunday Service BlackpoolCenotaph

10 Harry Enfield & Paul Whitehouse -Legends! UK Tour

Opera House

10 The Vaccines Winter Gardens

10 & 11 The Gondoliers Grand Theatre

12 HMS Pinafore Grand Theatre

12-14 Blackpool 22nd Annual Rock & Roll Weekend

Imperial Hotel

13 & 14 The Mikado Grand Theatre

13-15 Festive Food and Flower Show Winter Gardens

17 Die Fledermaus Grand Theatre

18 Carmen (Bizet) Grand Theatre

19 Reeves & Mortimer - The Poignant Moments

Opera House

19-21 National Dance Championships Winter Gardens

20 Jimmy Carr Funny Business Opera House

21 Blackpool Christmas LightsSwitch-On

St. John’s

21 King of Pop Opera House

22 The World Famous Elvis Show Viva

26 The Rat Pack Vegas SpectacularShow

Opera House

27 Diversity Opera House

28 Sales at the Blackpool Tower The BlackpoolTower

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4 Dec-3 Jan 2016SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFSThe family will love this year’s pantomime featuring Su Pollard.Tickets: Vary, contact venue for detailsTimes: Vary, contact venue for detailsTel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

4 Dec-3 Jan 2016A CHRISTMAS CAROLA classic tale starring Paul Nicholas. Tickets from: £20Times: Vary, contact venue for detailsTel: 0844 856 1111 or visit:www.wintergardensblackpool.co.ukVenue: Opera House, Church Street, FY1 1HW

4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 & 19 DecemberLAS VEGAS CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHTSTickets: £20 (non-dining) or £28.95 with dinner (before 31July); £32.95 (after 31 July)Time: 7.30pmTel: 0871 222 1234 or visit: www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.comVenue: Paradise Room, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, FY4 1EZ

6 DecemberSANTA DASHTaking place between Sandcastle Waterpark and Central Pier and back. Entry fee: Adults £10; children £5Time: 12noonTel: 01253 359362 or visit: www.trinityhospice.co.ukStart: Sandcastle Waterpark, South Promenade, FY4 1BB

10 DecemberTHE SNOWMAN IS COMING TO THE BLACKPOOL TOWERScreen presentation accompanied by a live professional orchestra. Tickets: Adults £17.50; children £11.50; family ticket £51Time: 7pm-8.30pmTel: 0871 222 9929 or visit: www.theblackpooltower.comVenue: The Blackpool Tower, Promenade, FY1 4BJ

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12 DecemberCRAIG CHARLES FUNK & SOUL CHRISTMAS BALLCraig Charles Funk & Soul comes to town.Tickets: Early bird £35Time: 7.30pmTel: 0844 856 1111 or visit: www.wintergardensblackpool.co.ukVenue: Winter Gardens, Church Street, FY1 1HW

12 DecemberCHRISTMAS SOUL AND MOTOWN PARTYEnjoy 6 hours of music from The Soultrain and a top line-up of DJs. Tickets: £5 (advance, if booked before 31/10/2015); £12.50 onthe doorTime: 8pm-2amTel: 0871 222 9929 or visit: www.theblackpooltower.comVenue: The Blackpool Tower, Promenade, FY1 4BJ

18 DecemberGRAND CHRISTMAS CONCERTPerformed by the Poulton-le-Fylde Band. Tickets: £16Time: 8pmTel: 01253 290190 or visit: www.blackpoolgrand.co.ukVenue: Grand Theatre, Church Street, FY1 1HT

27 DecemberROY CHUBBY BROWNKing of controversial comedy!Tickets: Contact venue for details (over 18s only). Time: 7.30pmTel: 01253 297297 or visit: www.vivablackpool.comVenue: Viva, 3 Church Street, FY1 1HJ

31 DecemberNEW YEAR’S EVE GALA EVENINGTickets: Contact venue for details. Time: Doors open -5.30pm; dinner 7pmTel: 01253 297297 or visit: www.vivablackpool.comVenue: Viva, 3 Church Street, FY1 1HJ

31 DecemberNEW YEAR’S EVE FAMILY PARTYTickets: £5Time: Doors open 7pmTel: 0844 477 1000 or visit: www.bigoneproductions.comVenue: The Philharmonic, Foxhall Road, FY1 5BL

31 DecemberNEW YEAR’S EVE – GLAMMANTICS 70s & 80s DECADESSHOWTickets: £49.99 (includes 3-course meal)Time: Contact venue for detailsTel: 01253 625262 or visit: www.the-sands-blackpool.co.ukVenue: The Sands, Promenade, FY1 4TQ

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DATE EVENT VENUE

4 Dec - 3Jan 2016

Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs Grand Theatre

4 Dec - 3Jan 2016

A Christmas Carol Opera House

4, 5, 10, 11,12, 17, 18 &19

Las Vegas Christmas Party Nights BlackpoolPleasure Beach

6 Santa Dash Start SandcastleWaterpark

10 The Snowman is coming to theBlackpool Tower

The BlackpoolTower

12 Christmas Soul & Motown Party The BlackpoolTower

12 Craig Charles Funk & SoulChristmas Ball

Winter Gardens

18 Grand Christmas Concert Grand Theatre

27 Roy Chubby Brown Viva

31 New Year’s Eve Family Party Winter Gardens

31 New Year’s Eve Gala Dance The BlackpoolTower

31 New Year’s Eve Gala Evening Viva

31 New Year’s Eve Family Party The Philharmonic

31 New Year’s Eve GlamMantics 70s & 80s Decades Show

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December at a Glance

31 DecemberNEW YEAR’S EVE FAMILY PARTY Annual family event including children’s entertainer, UV show,bouncy castle and live band.Tickets: Adults £22; children £12; family tickets availableTime: 7.30pm-1amTel: 0844 856 1111 or visit:www.wintergardensblackpool.co.ukVenue: Winter Gardens, Church Street, FY1 1HW

31 DecemberNEW YEAR’S GALA DANCE Welcome 2016 with an evening of dancing and live entertainment. Tickets: tbcTime: 7pm-1amVenue: Tel: 0871 222 9929 or visit: www.theblackpooltower.comVenue: The Blackpool Tower, Promenade, FY1 4BJ

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