Family & Kids
Easter Skooling – Urban Arts Style

Easter Skooling – Urban Arts Style

Samantha Bell and Aishley Docherty have been well known on the street dance scene in Blackpool for many years and offer a range of classes via their respective companies, FY Wingz and Urban Arts Network. In 2014 however, they started an innovative charitable initiative called Skool of Street. Skool of Street

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Preview: Plenty to keep kids amused at the Mount Pavilion

Preview: Plenty to keep kids amused at the Mount Pavilion

Stuck for something to keep the kids amused on a Saturday? Never fear – LeftCoast is here with a  free programme of artistic activities at The Mount Pavilion in Fleetwood. The new programme begins on Saturday, January 24, with Recycled Theatre and Melanie Whitehead. Youngsters will be invited to help create the dark waters

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Follow the Breadcrumb Trail to February Fun

Follow the Breadcrumb Trail to February Fun

Of all the Grimm fairytales that were fed to us as children, surely the fate of Hansel and Gretel has to be one of the darkest? And yet this sinister story of two children lost in a forest who fall prey to the cannibalistic whims of the local witch is

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Illuminating Teaching is Lighting the Way for Others

Illuminating Teaching is Lighting the Way for Others

Following the discovery that hundreds of local children had never seen the Blackpool lights switched on along the Promenade, schools have been taking coach loads of young people to see the famous Illuminations in position. They have then been using this experience to teach a range of new maths skills.

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Let your imagination take flight

Let your imagination take flight

Feeling batty? Think design is for the birds? Then it’s time to let your imagination run wild! LeftCoast and Wyre Council are looking for amazing designs for a bird or bat box – and if yours is the winner, it will be made and permanently installed in Memorial Park in Fleetwood.

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Three Little Pigs visit the Library

Three Little Pigs visit the Library

Blackpool Grand Theatre are working with Blackpool Library Service to bring Northern Ballet’s  dancers from their new production Three Little Pigs to two local libraries for some fun and interactive workshops:     Moor Park Library Three Little Pigs- storytelling with music and movement with Northern Ballet. Saturday 29 March

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James and The Giant Peach at The Grand Theatre

James and The Giant Peach at The Grand Theatre

Arriving tentatively and wondering if the two aunts from the famous book of James and The Giant Peach would be as fearsome as the book portrays or as evil as The Tim Burton film illustrates, my two nephews and I settled down to enjoy The Roald Dahl favourite. The Birmingham

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Stanley Park Events Calendar 2013

Stanley Park Events Calendar 2013

With summer just around the corner, Blackpool’s Friends of Stanley Park have released their 2013 calendar of free events. As usual the bandstand will play host to a plethora of musical acts from Park School Music to local Bob Marley tribute act, Bob On.  There really is something for everyone.

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The Nightingale at Blackpool Grand Theatre

Wednesday afternoon, straight from work, is not usually a time that I head to the theatre. Nonetheless, I borrowed my nephew and jogged through town in the glorious winter sunshine to my favourite building in Blackpool, The Grand Theatre. On the bill today was storytelling, puppetry and animation. My junior

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