Dance & Circus
Russian Return For Coppelia

Russian Return For Coppelia

The Russians are back! The incredible Russian State Ballet Of Siberia made a triumphant return to the Grand Theatre last month with a series of classic ballets including Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and my favourite Coppelia. For those who may not know the plot its the age old story of

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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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Showzam! Set To Return For 2017

Showzam! Set To Return For 2017

Oh such extremely good news – Showzam! is back. This festival has quickly become a winter gloom breaking Blackpool institution February is always my month for wondering how long winter is going to go on for, but the days are lengthening and a bit of decent weather and performance art

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LightPool 2016 in Pictures

LightPool 2016 in Pictures

With so much to see over The LightPool Festival, you would have been hard pushed to be bored. Blackpool was a mass of light, colour and excitement with over thirty Art Installations and several live performances from spaceships landing in St Johns Square to elaborate brass bands playing dance music

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Review: Leviathan

Review: Leviathan

This show proves that it is possible to really enjoy something without necessarily knowing what the hell’s going on. Advertised as loosely based on Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, let’s try very loosely based shall we? I would point out that this is another of my favourite books and one that

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Youngsters Are Head Over Heels About New Dance School

Youngsters Are Head Over Heels About New Dance School

A new acrobatic dance school has opened in Blackpool with support from Blackpool Council’s Get Started service. Chelsey Marie Baldwin has set up her own acrobatic dance school in Blackpool, hoping to help young children become Olympic superstars.  Until she was 14, Chelsey was named as one of the best

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Leviathan Makes Waves At The Grand

Leviathan Makes Waves At The Grand

Let’s go back to 2014, when Grand Theatre Blackpool welcomed a new horizon, a new exemplary showcase of technical ability and artistic reinvention. The Last Man Standing was the piece that we bore witness to and was created by James Wilton Dance. James Wilton himself also led workshops for Blackpool

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Dancing with Dementia in the Tower Ballroom

Dancing with Dementia in the Tower Ballroom

Dancing with Dementia is set to return to the Blackpool Tower Ballroom for the third year running following the huge success of last year’s event. People with dementia and their carers are invited to come along to the popular event which will be held on Friday 14 October between 11am

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Fylde Coast Youth Dance Seeks Director

Fylde Coast Youth Dance Seeks Director

Are you passionate about developing local youth dance? Are you a Fylde dance practitioner looking to develop your career? Are you free on Sundays over the next year or so, or able to make yourself so for the right opportunity. An exciting position has come up as Director of Fylde

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Northern Soul heads to the Comedy Carpet

Northern Soul heads to the Comedy Carpet

The sun was out the weekend before last on the Comedy Carpet, and so were the Northern Soul crowd. Fast becoming the place to gather for a massive celebration of music and dance people were out in force enjoying the weather and the tunes. altBlackpool’s Jill Reidy was there and shares

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