Zoe set to have a ball at Radio 2's Ibiza weekend

Zoe Ball is to present the first BBC Radio 2 broadcasts from Ibiza, celebrating the dance music scene which has poured out from the island for the past three decades.


VIDEO: Shrek's Little Pigs take a 'pork' on the wild side

When the fairytale inhabitants of Duloc move into Blackpool for a couple of weeks, it’s only polite that they get a guided tour of the town.
Theatre and Comedy
Jason Manford returns to the Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Another chance to see Jason Manford muddling along

Comedian Jason Manford has announced a new date at Blackpool’s Grand Theatre.

Theatre and Comedy
The Three Musketeers has a new twist for The Dukes summer production

Adventurers’ tale given a twist for theatre’s outdoors season

A new era begins for The Duke’s award-winning outdoor walkabout theatre shows this summer, as the Lancaster theatre’s new artistic director Sarah Punshon takes the reins.

Theatre and Comedy
Artist's impressions showcase Icon swooping round the Steeplechase ride

New £16.25m Icon for Pleasure Beach is "the greatest"

Today’s the day a new Icon will launch its way into Blackpool’s history, as the first guests experience the Pleasure Beach’s new £16.25million ride.

Holly Tandy as Dorothy

Holly steps into the ruby slippers for stage debut

One of the singing stars of last year’s X Factor is off to see the wizard - heading the cast for the Opera House’s Christmas musical.
Theatre and Comedy
Guests who paid for a VIP ticket will be able to ride the new Icon ride from today

£16m new ride is the ‘greatest’

Today’s the day a new Icon will launch its way into Blackpool’s history, as the first guests experience the Pleasure Beach’s new £16.25million ride.

Kevin and Karen Clifton

Strictly stars set to shimmy into town

The new tour from two of Strictly Come Dancing’s most popular dancers heads to Blackpool this summer.
Babs Arther from Fagash Lil

Family bond binds the band

Live at The Steamer in Fleetwood tonight are Southport-based five-piece Fagash Lil who will be performing their only gig in the port for 2018.

Barry Steele in The Roy Orbison Story

Barry brings the shades of the Big O to Grand Theatre

Barry Steele began his route to full time work as a Roy Orbison tribute artist on a family holiday in Cornwall - when his family entered him into a talent competition.

The Kite Runner opens at Blackpool Grand Theatre on Tuesday

Modern classic on stage promises to move, inform and surprise audiences

One of the highly anticipated highlights of the season at Blackpool’s Grand Theatre, The Kite Runner, comes to the resort next week.

Jon Richardson

Old man Jon hosts Grand night of fun at Blackpool’s Grand Theatre

A special DVD recording show of comedian Jon Richardson’s latest tour has been announced for Blackpool’s Grand Theatre.

Steffan Harri and Amelia Lily as Shrek and Fiona

REVIEW: Shrek The Musical, Opera House, Blackpool

In the week of a royal wedding, as Harry and Meghan count down to their big day, Shrek tells a story of fairytale romance.

Theatre and Comedy
Dean T Betton and Robert Taylor stage Pure Imagination

Feast of musical magic with meal

A new show, inspired by singing super stars Michael Ball and Fleetwood’s Alfie Boe, will be staged on Friday night.

Filip Pasieka and Jordan Oterski will host workshops as part of the Tattoo Art Exhibition

Ink-spiration from wider world of art

Instead of ink and needles, tattoo artists will be picking up pencils, watercolours and paintbrushes to showcase their work and influences at a new exhibition.

Hayley waves goodbye to radio breakfast show

The voice of morning radio in Blackpool, Hayley Kay has announced her plans to leave Radio Wave this summer.
The Opera Boys

Opera Boys delight to be back in the UK

Leading men from London’s West End combine in a powerhouse of vocal harmony to deliver a blend of music ranging from Opera to Pop, and everything in between in The Opera Boys.

Youngsters from Rainbow Dance and Theatre School

Talented children showcase a year of dance and theatre

Sequins and glitter at the ready as youngsters from Rainbow Dance and Theatre School take to the stage for their annual Dance Extravaganza.

Keziah Joseph as Mowgli

Vibrant new musical score brings jungle adventure to life

Think of The Jungle Book and you can’t help but hum along to The Bare Necessities.
The Jersey Beats

New tribute show to Frankie and the Four Seasons is Beggin’ to be seen

A new tribute show is set to launch at Viva this weekend - looking back at the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

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