What’s happening Blackpool – This week

What’s Happening Blackpool!!

If you want to know what’s happening Blackpool this week then you’ve come to the right place!

Here is our roundup with links to events that are coming up over the next 7 days that might interest you. This is by no means a comprehensive list – if you want to include your event or one you are excited about inbox us at newsdesk@thebplbible.co.uk

26th Feb

Russian State Opera presents

7:30 PM – 10 PM

Grand Theatre, Blackpool.

The Russian State Opera presents Carmen – the most powerful, enjoyable and tuneful opera.

Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a live Orchestra numbering over 30 musicians

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After its successful season of Madama Butterfly and Tosca last year, Russian State Opera returns to delight you with the powerful and dramatic production of Carmen – feel the thrill of fiery passion, jealousy and violence of 19th century Seville Bizet’s most popular opera.

Carmen tells the story of the downfall of Don José, a naïve soldier who falls head over heels in love with Carmen, a seductive, free-spirited femme fatale. The infatuated Don José abandons his childhood sweetheart and neglects his military duties, only to lose the fickle Carmen to the glamorous toreador Escamillo.

The music has been widely acclaimed for the brilliance of its melodies, enthralling atmosphere and orchestration, as well as for the skill with which Bizet musically represented the emotions and suffering of his characters.

The Toreador Song is among the best known of all operatic arias.

The rich and colourful vigour of the gypsies’ scenes will have you on the edge of your seat, the vibrancy, enthusiasm and intensity of the performances will reverberate long after the final curtain has fallen

Love, treachery, passion and betrayal, Carmen has it all.

Music by Georges Bizet. Sung in French with English Surtitles

PLEASE NOTE: Show times are a rough estimation and the host theatre can never guarantee running times.

History, Heritage and Hauntings

7PM – 9:30PM

Blackpool Carer’s Centre
The Victorian Ghost Hunter Chronicles

Join us for an evening filled with tales of the fascinating history and the incredible heritage of the Fylde Coast. With some haunted legends thrown in you are bound to have a spellbinding evening with Blackpool’s very own Victorian Ghost Hunter. Don’t miss out on the spooky fun after a delicious hot supper.

Our last evening of Heritage and Hauntings was a complete sell out and this one will prove just as popular so make sure you book your places quickly.

Fantastic prizes to be won on the night in our raffle.

Bring your own bottle if you fancy a tipple. Hot and cold drinks will be available to purchase on the night.

Call Julie H to book your tickets on (01253) 393748 just £10 pp including hot supper.

Feb 27th

Winter Gardens Open Day

11AM – 3PM

Winter Gardens, Backpool

The world-famous Winter Gardens will again throw open its doors for an exclusive access all areas event, allowing the public a rare chance to explore every nook and cranny of the grade 2* listed building.

Blackpool’s Winter Gardens first opened to the public on 11 July 1878, with a lavish ceremony attended by the Lord Mayor of London and Mayors and Mayoresses from 68 towns throughout the country. Through its collection of theatres, ballrooms, exhibition halls and public spaces the venue has welcomed many millions since, including stars of stage, screen, and world politics.

The public will get the chance to visit backstage of the Opera House and a chance to tread the boards, so many famous faces have previously walked on, visit the backstage dressing rooms, and get up-close to the historic Wurlitzer theatre organ. The grandeur of the Empress Ballroom will be free to explore whilst the often-overlooked Spanish Suites will offer a unique insight into Blackpool’s largest entertainment venue. The open day will give the public the chance to explore and learn of the extensive history the building beholds after more than a century.

Kathy Smith, General Manager of the Winter Gardens said: “The Winter Gardens is an amazing venue and we are delighted to be opening our doors again following the success of our previous open days which have welcomed and delighted thousands.”

Hosting a range of events from business lunches, exhibitions and conferences, the Winter Gardens is home to some of the UK’s most iconic and spectacular spaces, including the world-renowned Empress Ballroom home to some of the most famous gigs of all time, and stage to speeches from every prime minster since Sir Winston Churchill. Not forgetting the ‘Wonder Stage’, the UK’s largest and venue to everyone that’s anyone in showbiz including 1D, Frank Sinatra and Peter Kay. With a further 20 plus unique and breathtaking spaces to explore, the open day is a rare and unique opportunity to experience them all, including the ones people don’t know exist.

Troy Hawke: Tiles of the Unexpected

Comedy Station Comedy Club – Bank Hey Street, Blackpool

7PM – Late

Following a sell-out Edinburgh Festival run in 2018 in which he exposed bingo as the deadliest sport in the country, the empty Marxist promise of Poundland’s false advertising and Aldi being responsible for Princess Diana, 1930s throwback comedic investigator Troy Hawke returns, applying his scrabble mentalism to Kanye West, xenophobia and the ugly truth of IKEA’s link to the CIA.
‘Clever, clean, hilarious’ ***** (FringeFeed.com.au).
‘Near perfection… character comedy at it’s best’ ***** (TheNewCurrent.co.uk).
Perth Fringe World 2019 Best Comedy nominee,
Perth Fringe World 2019 Weekly Comedy Award winner.
Perth Fringe World 2020 Weekly Comedy Award winner.
Perth Fringe World 2020 Best Comedy nominee.

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Tickets, just £12, available from blackpoolcomedyclub.com
Doors 7pm – Show 8pm

Feb 28th

An Evening with Emma Kinsey

Tee Time Socail Club, Bispham, FY5 1RN (At the Golf Driving Range)

A wonderful evening of mediumship with the talented Emma Kinsey, Tea Time Golf Centre Social Club

Fleetwood Road Bispham
In between Norbreck School and the Red Lion Pub on the left. FY5 1RN is the postcode we’re at the bottom of the drive

❤️ This is a chance to spend an evening with Emma, who’s absolutely astounding warmth & accuracy has been endorsed by many a celebrity…

… and expounded in top publications such as Woman’s Way, Chat it’s fate, OK!, Close Up & Reveal. Too see more press coverage and celebrity testimonials see her website www.emmakinsey.com

The audiences give Emma the opportunity to validate her mediumship by passing on messages from loved ones to the audience as well as helping her bring comfort and peace to more people.

All Revved Up – A Tribute to Meat Loaf (Live 8 Piece Band)

7PM – 11:30PM

The Marton Institute, Oxford Square Blackpool.

As near to the man himself, dead ringer Peter Young brings the music of Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman to the stage in a theatrical tour de force.

Musical masterpieces Bat Out of Hell, I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That), You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth, I’d Lie for You (And That’s the Truth), Not a Dry Eye in the House and Dead Ringer for Love – all the million selling hits and more, performed by All Revved Up… switched on and roaring to go!

From the Rocky Horror Picture Show, the Bat Out of Hell trilogy, the duets – Cher & more – to It’s All Coming Back to Me Now. Finely-tuned and purring All Revved Up brings the drama of a Meat Loaf show to the stage in two-hours of full-throttle entertainment. Come and enjoy the ride!

Hades Revenge Mcc Presents Rock Night 2!

The Layton, Westcliffe Drive, Layton

7PM – Late

Welcome to Rock Night Number 2!
we have another 4 great live bands performing!

The Waiting
Lost Heros
The Rewinders
Behind Glass

We also have a great DJ for between and after to keep the night going!

Bar until late.

A Raffle!

Feb 29th

Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights 19th Anniversary

12PM – 3PM

Winter Gardens Blackpool

In Aid of Cancer Research UK Extra Screening Added Blackpool Opera House – Saturday 29th February

Hard to believe but it’s almost 19 years since the Phoenix Club first opened its doors, and to celebrate that very special anniversary, both series of Peter Kay’s classic comedy Phoenix Nights are being shown on the big screen for the very first time.

Following the previous announcement screenings last month an extra date has been announced at Blackpool Opera House on Saturday 29th February. Additionally, extra seats have been added London’s Eventim Apollo due to demand.
All net profits are in aid of Cancer Research UK and all the screenings will include exclusively recorded cast interviews.
So why not come on down to the Phoenix Club one last time to see Brian Potter, Jerry ‘the saint’ St Clair, Les Alanos, Max & Paddy and all the gang.
In fact, why not go a step further and dress up as one of your favourite characters, although wheelchair spaces will be limited.
Caro Evans, director of partnerships at Cancer Research UK said “We are so grateful to Peter for arranging these unique screenings of such an iconic TV series to raise money. The money that is raised from the events will fund vital research to beat cancer.”

Blackpool Opera House:

Sat 29th February 2020 Matinee ONLY: Series 1 & 2 plus exclusive recorded cast interviews

Doors: 12.00pm Screenings Start: 1.00pm PROMPT

Blackpool parkrun “reverse” special event

9AM – 12 Noon

Stanley Park Blackpool

Join us as we celebrate the 29th of February with a special “reverse” run/ walk/ jog of our usual route*.
volunteers required: blackpool@parkrun.com

*weather dependent

P.S. Ladies if any of you are planning a proposal let us know and the RD will lend you the megaphone 📣

Friday Night Laughs

Comedy Station Comedy Club, Bany Hey Street, Blackpool
7PM – Late

It’s the end of the week and we’re ready to kick your weekend of with the most hilarious night out!
Join resident compere Ryan Gleeson, as he introduces three of the U.K.’s funniest comedians, from T.V. shows such as Mock the Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News For You and more.

Rated number one on TripAdvisor, in both Blackpool and Lancashire, in Nighlife, Concerts & Shows and Comedy Club categories!

Doors open at 19:00 and the show starts at 20:00

Space Live @ Layton Institute

The Layton, Westcliffe Drive, Layton

8PM – 11PM

Tickets by Eventbrite

90’s Britpop Legends Space return to the Layton Institute promoting their new album The Anthology (Five Studio Albums, B Sides & Rarities).

Space have sold over 5 million albums world-wide with titles including “Spiders, “Tin Planet” “Suburban Rock and Roll” and “Attack of the Mutant 50ft Kebab”.

The band have also scored 8 top 40 singles which include ‘Neighbourhood’ ‘Female of the Species’, ‘Me and You Vs. The World’ ‘Avenging Angels’ ‘Dark Clouds’, and ‘Begin Again’

The albums Spiders and Tin Planet have both been awarded double platinum discs from the BPI

In 2018 Space released their 5th studio album ‘Give me your Future’ produced by Grammy and Brit award winning producer Steve Levine who has also worked with The Clash, Culture Cub, Beach Boys, Denice Williams and Gary Moore to name but a few.

March 1st

Floyd Mayweather Comes To Blackpool

Hosted By Gold Star Promotions 

At The Grand Hotel, Nrth Promenade, Blackpool

2:30PM – 7:30PM

Floyd “Money” Mayweather is coming to Blackpool.

Tickets Selling Quickly🔥🥊
👉🏼 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/floyd-mayweather-blackpool-the-legendary-icon-tour-tickets-91347399531

For the first time in Blackpool The 50-0 Unbeaten TBE Champion will appear at the Grand Hotel (Formally Hilton Hotel) for this amazing event. Meeting Fans, Answering Questions, Meet the Greatest Of Boxer Our Generation.

Harry Potter & Fantastic Beasts #Quiz The Cube

Cube Bar Kitchen, Poulton

8PM – 11PM

Wands at the ready for the most magical Pub Quiz this month! A MUST for all Potter Fans!

Take familiar steps through the grounds of Hogwarts and ride your broom to victory for the Quidditch Cup! You’ll be spellbound with a full Wizarding World pub quiz including questions about the Original Harry Potter Films, The Books, Fantastic Beasts and a Magic themed music round.

Bring your outfits, wands and memorabilia & you could find yourself gaining extra points…

We can’t wait to see your team there!

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