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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Laugh Off The January Blues At The Grand

Laugh Off The January Blues At The Grand

It’s generally accepted to be the most depressing week of the year, with the return to work after and extended break for many and long dark nights and short wet and windy days for all. So if you fancy some respite why not get yourself down to the Grand this

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It’s (Nearly) Carnival Time

It’s (Nearly) Carnival Time

The February Showzam! Festival has varied in duration and format over the years, but the ever present has been the Carnival Ball in the fabulous Tower Ballroom. And, if you would never miss the night, or are looking for late Christmas present ideas, now is the time to snap up

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Fabulous Forties at Blackpool Winter Gardens

Fabulous Forties at Blackpool Winter Gardens

It was a night of contrasts at the Winter Gardens last Friday. The Chemical Brothers were the headline act in the Empress Ballroom. For those after something completely different Aunty Social were showing the 1943 film classic Stormy Weather. As one of those who opted for cinematic treats over block

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