Sports & Wellbeing
Yoga Blackpool Opens New Studio

Yoga Blackpool Opens New Studio

Angela Ross is the driving force behind Yoga Blackpool and, last week, she opened a brand new yoga studio in Bispham (above the RBS on the corner of Red Bank Road/Promenade). Angela has been teaching in Blackpool for the last three years; she started offering sessions for friends but then

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Jobs, Friends and Houses at the Grand Theatre

Jobs, Friends and Houses at the Grand Theatre

Thursday 5 May saw the culmination of Jobs, Friends and Houses amazing progress, held at Blackpool’s Grand Theatre. It was busy; the atmosphere tangible with hope, laughter, friendship, some tears but best of all a supportive unity of people who fully embraced each other and their hopes for the future.

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  • Blackpool Embroiderers’ Guild
  • Blackpool Embroiderers’ Guild
  • Blackpool Embroiderers’ Guild
  • Blackpool Embroiderers’ Guild
  • Blackpool Embroiderers’ Guild
  • Blackpool Embroiderers’ Guild

Blackpool Embroiderers’ Guild

Blackpool Embroiderers’ Guild is the local branch of a national organisation which has been running for over 100 years. Originally, the guild was aimed at teachers but for many years it has welcomed anyone who is interested in embroidery and other textile related arts and crafts, whatever their level of expertise.

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Yoga to the Beat of a Different Drum

Yoga to the Beat of a Different Drum

On Friday 27 March, on the back of a stressful week, with the early spring sun’s rays that promise so much, yet rarely deliver, I entered the brick carbuncle that is The Hilton, Blackpool with a mind that had to be wedged open with a crowbar. However, on entering the

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Yoga with a thumping beat

Yoga with a thumping beat

Yin, Yang and Sounds is the new yoga and live music event in Blackpool where a yoga class is accompanied by live music from local musicians. This month the music will be African drumming by 3 members of Tidal Beats, Blackpool’s community drumming organisation. The event will take place on

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Festival Feel Good

Festival Feel Good

This weekend, Lytham will host a festival promoting well-being and alternative therapies. It’s an unusual approach to feeling good but I am all for ways to improve quality of life (although travel and chocolate are my preferences). I quite like angel card readings and although very girlie, the idea of

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Live Music Yoga Bearable

Live Music Yoga Bearable

Good intentions for achieving fitness and wellbeing are all too easily thrown off track. As a serial one-time-visitor of different classes and sessions, the choice of music is a key contributory factor for how long I’ll stay the course. The mere sniff of hardcore cheese accompanying any kind of aerobic

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The Dapper Side – Art vs Football

The Dapper Side – Art vs Football

Art vs football. It’s a beautiful, if not contemporary game. Being a fan of both football and art I always find it interesting when a topic is raised involving them both. L S Lowry’s Going to the Match will always be one of my favourite paintings, even if it does

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Review: Light Cycles

Review: Light Cycles

Earlier this week, on a boring Bank Holiday Monday, I received an email, asking if I would help out with something the next day. “Ooh yes, sounds interesting,” I replied, “What does it involve?”  The response informed me that the annual Ride the Lights was due to take place along

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Bout ‘n’ Proud

Bout ‘n’ Proud

In huge support of Blackpool Pride Weekend, on June 15, our awesome Blackpool Roller Coasters took on the amazing Vagine Regime UK (VRUK) in their very first public skating bout, held at the Norbreck Castle Hotel, Bispham. The ladies of Blackpool Roller Derby League’s A-team had trained hard for the

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