Lioness back in Black(pool)

Lioness back in Black(pool)

There are no shortage of tribute acts to Southgate’s finest, reflecting a distinctive persona and style.  But if you want to see an acclaimed Amy Winehouse tribute act from a locally trained artist get down to Viva this Friday. Stars In Their Eyes finalist Emma Wright, aka ‘Lioness’, is bringing

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Peter Kay Drives Car Share Success

Peter Kay Drives Car Share Success

When Peter Kay announced that series two of Car Share would be previewed at The Opera House Theatre, Blackpool, it was always going to be a sellout.  So did it live up to the hype?  In the end, the answer was a resounding yes. So why in the end?  The event kicked

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Make The Arts Summer With LeftCoast

Make The Arts Summer With LeftCoast

If you have ever wanted to get involved in delivering arts events on the Fylde Coast now is your chance as LeftCoast launch their new ‘Makers’ scheme. LeftCoast is an arts consortium which successfully delivered a three year programme of work on the Fylde Coast, and the Arts Council have

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Car Share Gives Resort A Lift

Car Share Gives Resort A Lift

This March, Blackpool’s favourite garlic bread-loving comedian will be heading back to town, and this time, he’s coming by car! Car Share was always likely to be a massive hit, given Peter Kay’s involvement, and when it arrived, the critical and public reception to the first series was hugely positive.  In

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All The Fun Of The (Art) Fayre

All The Fun Of The (Art) Fayre

Fancy taking in five art exhibitions in one, free to enter with over 400 participants and something for everyone?  Then get your skates on and get yourself down to The Grundy before the Blackpool Art Fayre closes at the end of this week.  If you are still unsure and wondering

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Anita And Me Take You On A Bittersweet Rollercoaster

Anita And Me Take You On A Bittersweet Rollercoaster

Any production which starts with a Raleigh Chopper on stage gets my vote every day of the week, so Anita And Me had me on side from the word go. What followed was a roller coaster couple of hours which at its heights and depths was very moving, as it

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The Change Will Do You Good

The Change Will Do You Good

What do orcas, short-finned pilot whales and humans have in common? No? Well uniquely among animals the females of the species stop reproducing, and go through ‘the change’. There won’t be any cetaceans in the audience but the Grand Theatre promise a whale of a time when they bring the

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Grundy Film Club Returns

Grundy Film Club Returns

There’s been a lot going on at The Grundy recently, including the acclaimed Neon exhibition and now the ever-popular show of local residents’ work. What some altBlackpool readers may have missed is the return of the film club, supported by the Institute of Contemporary Arts. The next instalment is this

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A Grand Family Event This Saturday

A Grand Family Event This Saturday

It’s that in between time when it comes to keeping the younger members of the family artistically busy.  The excitement of Christmas and panto season has receded (oh yes it has…), but it’s still a little while until half term and the delights of Showzam! and the like.  Step forward

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Jill Gets A Kick Out Of Seaside Towns

Jill Gets A Kick Out Of Seaside Towns

Renowned local photographer Jill Reidy has recently launched a kickstarter campaign for her latest project, using her 40 years of Blackpool experience to now photo-document several other English seaside resorts.  I caught up with her this week to talk about what the project involves, and how altBlackpool readers can get

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