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Rum and reggae to bring Caribbean colour to Blackpool

A new festival will bring a taste of the Caribbean and beyond to Blackpool this summer.

Lowther Pavilion

Powerful play’s well handled by a very talented cast and director

All My Sons, Lowther Pavilion

Connie Lush Band: Poulton Gala presents The Fylde Blues Festival at Thornton Little Theatre.

Gala will be singing the blues in festival fund-raising concert

Poulton Gala will be presenting The Fylde Blues Festival at Thornton Little Theatre.

Diwab Spice

Takeaway review: Diyab Spice, Bamber Bridge

It’s safe to say when it comes to takeaways – like most of us – I am pretty stuck in my ways. I have my preferred Indian and Chinese on speed dial despite driving past a  fair few close to where I live every day.
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Chris Difford will be performing at The Platform in Morecambe

Squeeze man Chris Difford to drop in at The Platform in Morecambe for a spot of storytelling

It might be an idea to watch your words around Chris Difford, or else you just might end up being the focus of one of his songs!
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The Common Cold - influenced by bands including The Stranglers and The Fall - play Preston

Catch the Common Cold as the underground arrives in Preston

While his working hours are spent at prestigious Amsterdam venue The Paradiso, producer/sound engineer/songwriter Ajay Saggar remains proud of his Lancashire past.

Adele tribute artist Katie Markham is playing at Preston's Guild Hall

Win tickets to see Adele tribute show at Preston's Charter Theatre

As a tribute artist, getting the chance to perform alongside your idol is a rare opportunity. But to be hand selected by a global musical sensation to replicate them on TV is an even rarer event.

Tiddler Tales which is being staged at Lowther Pavilion. Photo: Robin Savage.

Tiddler and other Terrific Tales at Lowther Pavilion

Get your toddlers along to the Lowther for an enchanting adaptation of stories by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler - the author and illustrator any child must love, thanks to tales such as The Gruffalo and Stick Man.

Young resort rockers Tongue Of Fire

Young Rock ‘n’ Roll Stars are set to burn up the Viva stage in Blackpool

Blackpool’s young rockers Tongue Of Fire, who’re winning praise for their alternative tracks and new takes on classics, will support one of the country’s top tribute acts tomorrow night.


Chance to take stock of talent for good causes

A charity music festival returns to the Marine Hall on Sunday for the first time in seven years.
Phil Daniels

A tale of two roles comes to Blackpool next week

Quadrophenia and EastEnders star Phil Daniels will be showing the two sides of a classic gothic character when he comes to Blackpool next week.

Midnite Johnny are playing at Mad Hatters

Things to do (March 23 to 25)

As spring has finally arrived, why not get out and enjoy these events?
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Flight to Darkness and 77 Rue Paradis by Gil Brewer

Book review: Flight to Darkness and 77 Rue Paradis by Gil Brewer

In two turbulent, mesmerising tales from the 1950s, a Korean War veteran gets involved with a troublesome beauty and finds himself caught up in family strife and murder, and a disgraced former aircraft manufacturer is blackmailed into treason.
Funnyman Billy Pearce

Billy Pearce date to boost Lytham Hall’s big revamp

Tickets are still available for a fund-raising evening at Lytham Hall this Friday headlined by funnyman Billy Pearce.


WATCH: St Patrick's fun with St Catherine's Hospice in Lostock Hall

People danced the night away and enjoyed a hearty Irish stew at The Mill’s St Patrick’s Day Ceilidh.

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke

Thom Yorke heading to Manchester after announcing new solo tour

The Radiohead frontman has included the north west as part of only three UK appearances this year.

James singer Tim Booth

Indie pop band James set for county date with tour of UK

Indie pop band James have announced a seven-date UK tour that will see them come to Lancashire in May.

Blackpool DJ Danny Howard will headline this summers festival

Blackpool DJ Danny Howard to star at new dance festival S2S in the Park

Blackpool DJ Danny Howard has been announced as one of the headliners for a major new dance festival for Lancashire.

The Shadow Queen by Anne OBrien

Book review: The Shadow Queen by Anne O’Brien

One medieval historian described her as ‘the most beautiful lady in the whole realm of England, and by far the most amorous,’ while another made tantalising reference to her ‘slippery ways.’

Follow the Dead by Lin Anderson

Book review: Follow the Dead by Lin Anderson

A romantic Hogmanay escape to the Cairngorms becomes a disturbing investigation into a human trafficking ring for dedicated forensic scientist Dr Rhona MacLeod.
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