Arts & Screen

Professional and amateurs take to floor at Blackpool’s famous Winter Gardens

Dancers put their talents to the test at Blackpool’s famous Winter Gardens.

Five Years From Now by Paige Toon

Book review: Five Years From Now by Paige Toon

Are you looking for the perfect summer read… a story to make you laugh, cry and wish that the journey from first page to last didn’t have to end?

All About Families by Felicity Brooks and Mar Ferrero

Book review: A sparkling selection of sunshine reads from Usborne

The joys of family life, a classic tale for horse lovers, an exotic Indian adventure and the inside story of how a tree grows take star billing in a wonderful array of new books from world-class children’s publisher Usborne.
Poldark: The Angry Tide by Winston Graham

Book review: Poldark: The Angry Tide by Winston Graham

As the BBC’s lavish production of Poldark gets set to hit our screens again for the much-anticipated fourth series, enjoy a second helping of this dazzling Cornish drama by reading Winston Graham’s universally loved original novels.

The Falcon of Sparta by Conn Iggulden

Book review: The Falcon of Sparta by Conn Iggulden

Bestselling author Conn Iggulden likes a big stage for his novels… and they don’t come bigger than the Persian Empire in the fourth century BC.

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.
Ashley Walters and Noel Clarke star in Sky One's new cop drama, Bulletproof

Buddy-cop drama Bulletproof misses the target

I blame Guy Ritchie. He’s the one who thought reviving the spirit of The Sweeney, and the gangsters of Kray-era London was a good idea.]
TV presenter Louise Minchin

Louise on menu at Lytham literary lunch date

TV presenter Louise Minchin is heading to Lytham for a literary lunch.

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.
Six Tudor Queens: Jane Seymour, The Haunted Queen

Book review: Six Tudor Queens: Jane Seymour, The Haunted Queen by Alison Weir

Of all Henry VIII’s six wives, Jane Seymour is perhaps the least known, and certainly the least written about…
Tall treehouses, a gothic monster and an adorable dog

Book review: Tall treehouses, a gothic monster and an adorable dog

Children will enjoy putting some spring sparkle into their reading when they get their hands on a super new selection of imaginative books.

A Family Recipe by Veronica Henry

Book review: A Family Recipe by Veronica Henry

Laura Griffin feels blessed… she has a wonderful husband, a beautiful home, two daughters making their way in the world, and a fresh new page in front of her.

The Little Book of the Dawn Chorus by Andrea Pinnington and Caz Buckingham

Book review: The Little Book of the Dawn Chorus by Andrea Pinnington and Caz Buckingham

Early risers and insomniacs will be familiar with the sound… the bird world in full song to greet a new day!
Michael C Hall (centre) and Marc Warren (right) star in Safe

Safe - A propulsive plot will keep you watching

Gates are useful things, aren’t they? They can keep valuable things in, or keep undesirable elements out.
Maya Hawke is supporting this year's outdoor theatre programme at Lytham Hall

Little Women star Maya Hawke gets behind Lytham Hall's outdoor plays

Maya Hawke, the daughter of Hollywood film stars Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke, is this year’s celebrity patron of the open air theatre at Lytham Hall.

Peter Kay's Car Share co-star Sian Gibson has said nearly all of the laughter in the unscripted episode is "completely genuine".

Fans left wowed as Car Share returns after resort screenings

Peter Kay’s return to television for the first time since cancelling his live UK tour with an unscripted episode of Car Share has been roundly praised by viewers.
Author Fiona Walker

Authors ready to show the write way to do it in Blackpool

A host of authors are set to visit Blackpool next week for the return of the literary festival Wordpool.

Built for Speed by John McGuinness

Book review: Built for Speed by John McGuinness

The name John McGuinness might leave some people puzzled… but in Morecambe and the world of TT, his name is legend!

Humanatomy: How the body works by Nicola Edwards, George Ermos and Jem Maybank

Book reviews: Human mechanics, hidden magic and the joys of rhyme

Take a close look at how our bodies work, set sail in a fantastic fantasy world, share some boyband antics and meet the maddest cat in the world in a sunshine collection of spring books for children.
The Street Orphans by Mary Wood

Book reviews: Drama, romance and adventure for spring nights

Travel back to Lancashire’s Bowland Fells in the mid-19th century for a moving saga, join the Kentish Woolworths girls as they suffer the slings and arrows of wartime, and follow the plight of a young woman turned out of her own home.

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