Family & Kids
Let Your Conscience Guide You to HipHop Theatre

Let Your Conscience Guide You to HipHop Theatre

‘POPNOCCHIO’, is a hip-hop version of classic fairytale Pinocchio which has been produced by Skool of Street and WingZ Theatre works; a collective of urban arts practitioners based in Blackpool. It previews at Blackpool Sixth Form Theatre on Saturday 24 September, then plays for just one night at Blackpool’s Grand

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Everyone an Artist, Everyone a Scientist

Everyone an Artist, Everyone a Scientist

On the 1st and 2nd of October Fun Palaces will be popping up all over the UK. These free and fun events are all about making and creating together. We are incredibly excited because this year Blackpool Libraries are having their first ever Fun Palace. Fun Palaces is a national campaign to put

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Brightest Night of the Year Arrives Tomorrow

Brightest Night of the Year Arrives Tomorrow

It’s almost that time of year again. The time when the twinkling lights of Blackpool shine out across the town for a spectacular 65 nights. That’s right, tomorrow sees the start of ‘The Lights’ and what better way to commence the Illuminations season than with the fantastic Big Switch On party?

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Empress Ballroom Welcomes Slimefest

Empress Ballroom Welcomes Slimefest

Slimefest – does that work for you as a title for a cultural event? If it doesn’t then there’s a strong possibility that you are a bit too long in the tooth to attend. But for those who are fans of Nickelodeon TV or Nickelodeon Land at the Pleasure Beach,

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Your wish is the Grand’s command

Your wish is the Grand’s command

Those of you with young children are probably being asked how many sleeps is it until Christmas. For those of you who have no clue, the answer is 129 give or take a couple depending when you are reading this. It is probably only a matter of time before you

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Park Life at Crossland Road

Park Life at Crossland Road

If you live in Blackpool and refer to ‘the park’ many will assume you mean Stanley Park as though there was only one in the town. Hopefully readers of this site will be aware we are blessed with a number of smaller parks that punch above their weight. Thanks to

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Star Trek Exhibition Review

Star Trek Exhibition Review

I recently got myself an Apple Watch (bear with me it’s relevant) and my new watch as well as telling the time has a fitness app on it; it monitors my activity and sets me daily goals for fitness etc. The point being that if I sit for fifty minutes without

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Dahl-ish summer activities for families

Dahl-ish summer activities for families

During my school days Roald Dahl’s books were virtually bibles, particularly Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and its sequel. Later I literally could not put down the adult short story collections, which were turned into the disappointing Tales of the Unexpected TV series; the best pictures are the ones one

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The Spectacular SpareParts

The Spectacular SpareParts

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, along comes something even stranger – and you have to rapidly rethink your shock-pleasure-surprise parameters. Such was the case last weekend, when along with four other photographers, I was asked to shoot proceedings at SpareParts, part of Fleetwood Festival of Transport (Tram

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Summer of fun for families in Blackpool

Summer of fun for families in Blackpool

The great thing about Blackpool is the attractions, which (if you’re a savvy resident) you only ever visit off peak when the local deals are on. So what to do in high season? When the kids are out and the tourists are in? Thankfully Blackpool Council has put together a

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