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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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Interview: Comedian Ryan Gleeson

Interview: Comedian Ryan Gleeson

Ryan Gleeson is a force to be reckoned with in Blackpool’s local comedy scene.  He has been running nights in the area for much longer than he’d probably like to remember and he has been stretching his wings further afield over the past few years.  Lisa Bower caught up with

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Sing-A-Long-A Sound Of Music

Sing-A-Long-A Sound Of Music

It hardly seems possible that more than fifty years have passed since the sisters of a Salzburg abbey first put their heads and their singing voices together to solve a problem like Maria in the 1965 musical The Sound of Music. Of course, the nuns’ answer to the conundrum was

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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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