Entertainment
Tango Moderno turns up the heat at The Grand

Tango Moderno turns up the heat at The Grand

Strictly superstars, Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace, capture the heat of the street in their new show Tango Moderno when they return to the Grand Theatre stage in October 2017.  Tango is the rhythm of the city, the heat of the streets and the pulse of life and this new production is the

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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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Scratch Is Back

Scratch Is Back

They are a real rattle bag of an evening, they went away for a little while but now are back, Scratch Night returns. New acts, turns, treats and a new venue awaits us. Like the Terminator, the ever popular Scratch Night from last year has come back, not to kill

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Review: Winter Gardens Film Festival

Review: Winter Gardens Film Festival

The Opera House looked magnificent with the big screen set up for this showing. All credit is due to the people who had put all this together. These were films that I’d heard of and wanted to see for a long time, but they were unlikely to pop up on

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Interview: Dotty Delightful, Before The Flood

Interview: Dotty Delightful, Before The Flood

altB’s Clancy Mason catches up with Dotty Delightful who talks to us about the special screening of Before The Flood. CM: Tell us about the film you are screening? DD: Before the Flood is the film from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award-winning actor, environmental activist and U.N. Messenger

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Interview: Catherine Mugonyi Director of the Winter Gardens Film Festival

Interview: Catherine Mugonyi Director of the Winter Gardens Film Festival

  altB’s Clancy Mason caught up with Winter Gardens Film Festival Director, Catherine Mugonyi to find out more about  what is happening this weekend: CMa: Tell us a little bit about your background? How did you get to the point where you are now directing a film festival? CMu: I’ve run

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  • The Phantom Returns To Blackpool Opera House
  • The Phantom Returns To Blackpool Opera House

The Phantom Returns To Blackpool Opera House

This year, the Winter Gardens Film Festival with the support of the Granada Foundation, is bringing contemporary live music to black and white classics starting with Phantom of the Opera on Saturday 4 February. Beneath the sewers of the Paris Opera House dwells a masked figure. He is the Phantom, a

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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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