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Jacko fans are in for another thrilling time

Blackpool Grand Theatre have just added another ‘Thriller’ of a show to their impressive 2017 schedule.

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Dickens Great Expectations  staged by Fylde Coast Players

Unusual adaptation is poignant and well acted

Great Expectations – Fylde Coast Players, Lowther Pavilion

Theatre and Comedy
Thornton Little Theatre

Audience delight in ‘steampunk’ production

Macbeth – Poulton Drama, Thornton Little Theatre

Theatre and Comedy
The Throwdown finalists - Richard, Clover and Ryan

The Great Pottery Throwdown - The natural successor to Bake-Off's crown

It may have escaped your notice, but the BBC recently lost the jewel in its primetime crown – The Great British Bake-Off. The Beeb has been running auditions for “the next Bake-Off” for some time now – many with some arrangement of the words ‘Great’, ‘British’, ‘Challenge’ and ‘Off’ in the title.

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Joe Bonamassa. Photo by Christie Goodwin

Guitar king Joe Bonamassa crowns UK tour at Blackpool Opera House

Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and BB King trip off the tongue when asked to name the greatest guitar players of all time - but make way for Joe Bonamassa!

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Armenian Kebab House, Blackpool

Lancashire recommends... places for a kebab

Readers have voted. Here is where is best to get your doner kebabs.

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Ribby Hall recipe. Smoked haddock and spinach kedgeree

RECIPE: Smoked haddock and spinach kedgeree

Michael Noonan, head chef at The Spa Hotel at Ribby Hall Village, has enjoyed an illustrious career, including working at the Sydney Opera House.

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Sarah Morgan and Gilly

A dream gig for Sarah Morgan at Blackpool Opera House

Lancashire comedian Sarah Morgan will fulfill her lifelong dream tomorrow, when she performs at Blackpool Opera House as part of a special afternoon of comedy for Comic Relief.

Theatre and Comedy
Menopause The Musical

Maureen musical

The hugely successful Menopause The Musical is coming to The Grand Theatre tomorrow.

Theatre and Comedy
HomeServe in Preston is one of the call centres taking donations

Join in the Comic Relief madness

Schools, businesses, shops and community groups are going all shades of scarlet tomorrow (Friday) in support of Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day appeal.

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Sea Life Blackpool have a Snail and the Whale special event on until March 26. Great for the kids.

10 things to do this weekend (March 25 and 26)

There's a great variety of things to try this weekend. Why not do one of these?
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Jodie Prenger as Shirley Valentine

Jodie’s late Valentine’s day treat back home

One of the main reasons people fell in love with Jodie Prenger, on the way to winning ‘I’d Do Anything’ (aside from her phenomenal singing voice) was how relatable and down-to-earth she is.

Theatre and Comedy
Some of the students behind the Fylde Film Showcase at The Regent Cinema. They are (from left) Marina Farag, 22, from Blackpool, Jake MacRae, 22, from Bispham, Sam Mason, 23, from South Shore and Christian Roberts

Students launch film festival to showcase talent

Blackpool and The Fylde College students are planning a film festival to help showcase new talent.

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Blackpool Grand theatre

Funnyman Mike heads comedy club at Grand

Mop-haired Mancunian Mike Newall will headline the next ‘Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club’.

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This longstandingevent has been delighting families in the area since the 1860s.

Egg rolling in Preston 2017 - everything you need to know

Families looking for entertainment in Preston this Easter will no doubt be heading to Avenham and Miller Parks' famous Egg Rolling event.

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The Infernal Gallop from Matthew Bournes Early Adventures

Bourne stamps his identity on new show

Sir Matthew Bourne’s brand new dance production ‘Early Adventures’ opens at the Grand Theatre tonight.

Theatre and Comedy
The Blues Band

Still going strong and they’re heading this way

The Blues Band, who are still going strong 38 years after originally forming, will play Fleetwood Marine Hall as part of their upcoming tour.

Music
Shaun Ryder

New boutique festival for North West

A ‘boutique’ North West music festival have announced Manchester band James as their second headliners.

Music
DanceSyndrome Wins Not-For-Profit Award at Red Rose Awards

DanceSyndrome wins Red Rose Award

An inspiring dance charity has been recognised at the Red Rose Awards..

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Blossoms

NME tour showcases talent of tomorrow

The annual NME awards tour stopped off in Liverpool over the weekend for what was the tour’s only North West date.

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