Family & Kids
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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Santa Riding The Tram Into Town

Santa Riding The Tram Into Town

Blackpool is lucky in having retained its tramway system at all, when so many other places threw trams away only to spend a fortune reinstating their systems decades later. Not only that, we have both our new state-of-the-art trams and our older vehicles: over-night ‘the trams’ became ‘the heritage trams’. Able to

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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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Oh Yes It Was

Oh Yes It Was

Ok the title probably gives it away but, just in case you didn’t know, Panto Season is upon us once more, and where better to enjoy this traditional treat than at Blackpool’s Grand Theatre? This year’s offering, Aladdin, stars Blue Peter’s Barney Harwood as Aladdin, Mark Moraghan as evil Abanazar,

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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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Double Down with Jeff Kinney

Double Down with Jeff Kinney

What do you get when you put a load of young Jeff Kinney fans in the magnificent Blackpool Tower Ballroom with the man himself? A flipping good night actually! For anyone who hasn’t got children, or has only been dragged into the movie iterations of his work, Jeff Kinney is

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Seek Out Aladdin’s Magic Lamp This Half Term

Seek Out Aladdin’s Magic Lamp This Half Term

Panto season is just around the corner and the Grand Theatre are giving families the chance to win six tickets to see Aladdin. All you need to do is find his magic lamp. The wicked Abanazar has stolen the lamp and hidden it in Houndshill Shopping Centre. Now we must help Aladdin

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October Half Term At The Mount Pavilion

October Half Term At The Mount Pavilion

Not sure how to while away the daylight half-term hours before the fantastic Lightpool activities get underway? If you have younger creative types to entertain a spooktacular option is the Halloween themed activities at The Mount Pavillion, Fleetwood from this coming Saturday through to Bonfire Night. The free programme assembled

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AAA Experience at the Grand Theatre

AAA Experience at the Grand Theatre

When it comes to the arts me and Whitney Houston have something in common, we both believe (believed) that children are the future, and thankfully so does the Grand Theatre Blackpool. This historic theatre, working in partnership with Blackpool and The Fylde College, is offering for the first time ever,

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Pinocchio and Hip Hop Collide

Pinocchio and Hip Hop Collide

The story of Pinocchio and Hip Hop music collaborated in a stomping production featuring dubs, killer vibes and a whole host of talented and aspiring children and young people who took to the stage at the Grand Theatre. WingZ Theatre Works and Skool of Street are responsible for the choreography

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