Entertainment
Issy Simpson: Wizard Extraordinaire

Issy Simpson: Wizard Extraordinaire

Blackpool’s packed with talent. I know this. You know this. And when the rest of the country gets to see something extraordinary in our seaside town, well, you can’t help but feel just a little bit proud. However, knowing this won’t prepare you for when you see 8 year old

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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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Cure Your Itch At Scratch

Cure Your Itch At Scratch

One of the first things I was taught when I moved to Blackpool back in the noughties, was “avoid Central Drive like the plague.”  Thirteen years later and was still living by that advice. That’s until Scratch came along. Scratch is the brainchild of Melanie Whitehead of The Electric Sunshine Project.  The

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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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