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Glam rocker’s story is tale of the century at Blackpool’s Grand Theatre

An Olivier Award-winning actor comes to Blackpool to front a new tour of musical 20th Century Boy which tells the life story of glam rock legend Marc Bolan.

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Shaun Michaels as Francis Rossi and Dave Crawte as Rock Parfitt

The Quo Experience will be rockin’ all over Thornton Little Theatre

Hailed by one of the Quo’s own drummers, The Quo Experience will be rockin’ all over Thornton Little Theatre this spring.

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1Xtra rap show host Charlie Sloth

Star DJ Charlie Sloth to launch new Poulton club

A Radio 1 DJ is to help launch a revamped Poulton nightclub this weekend.

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Sunburn by Laura Lippman

Book review: Sunburn by Laura Lippman

It’s little wonder that American author Laura Lippman’s new novel was named one of the Most Anticipated Books of 2018 by a raft of newspapers, journals and reviewers.

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The Perfectly Imperfect Woman by Milly Johnson

Book review: The Perfectly Imperfect Woman by Milly Johnson

What are your favourite rom-com ingredients? Romance and comedy of course, maybe a few mishaps and misunderstandings, or just plenty of good old-fashioned drama?

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The Photographer by Craig Robertson

Book reviews: The Photographer by Craig Robertson

When a suspected serial rapist walks free from court over a legal technicality, the race is on to nail him before he can strike again.

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The Nothing to See Here Hotel by Steven Butler and Steven Lenton

Books review: Hotel capers, dead famous women and incredible germs

There are plenty of thrills, spills and chills in a colourful and entertaining selection of new books for children.

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The Year that Changed Everything by Cathy Kelly

Book review: The Year that Changed Everything by Cathy Kelly

Ginger Reilly is convinced she is having the worst 30th birthday ever when she overhears her supposed best friend cruelly betraying her at a wedding bash.

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Killed by Thomas Enger

Book review: Killed by Thomas Enger

Since his six-year-old son was killed in an arson blaze, Norwegian crime reporter Henning Juul has been a man on a mission…

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Join The Louise Spiteri Trio at The Ale Emporium

Try something different on Thursday

Do you fancy trying something a little bit different on a Thursday night?

Music
Chippy of the year 2018

Top 10 revealed in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Chippy of the Year 2018

We’ve got our top finalists for the Chip Shop Of The Year 2018 and now the competition is all about finding who will be number one

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From left, Rebecca Wheatley, Cheryl Fergison, Maureen Nolan and Hilary ONeil in Menopause The Musical

Late change to plans for ladies musical shows

There’s been a last-minute extra show added for Menopause The Musical at the weekend.

Theatre and Comedy
Noasis to play Viva Blackpool

Some Might Say it's a chance for glory - support act call out for Oasis tribute show

An unknown new act is being given a chance to support one of the country’s top tribute bands - to take a step on the way to becoming a Rock And Roll Star.

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Issy Simpson dazzled at Blackpool Magic Convention

REVIEW: Blackpool Magic Convention, Friday night gala

They’ve always been shrouded in a veil of secrecy.
Theatre and Comedy
John Grady becomes new chairman of the Grand Theatre's Friends Of The Grand group

New chair for Grand's Friends' group

A new chair of the Friends Of The Grand has been selected.

Theatre and Comedy
Makari, a baby Western Lowland gorilla at Blackpool Zoo.  Pictured early 2018. Born September 2017

Can you snap the winning photo?

A photography competition has been launched by Blackpool Zoo.

Arts
John Simm was excellent in ITVs three-part drama Trauma

Trauma - an excellent study of grief, but not so good as a thriller

Grief is a funny thing. Not literally, obviously, but it can affect different people in all sorts of different ways.

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Nine-year-old Blackpool magician Issy Simpson

The sky is the limit for BGT’s magical star Issy

She might have magic powers, but even resort schoolgirl Issy Simpson couldn’t have predicted the spell she’d cast during the 12 months since making her debut on Britain’s Got Talent.

Theatre and Comedy
Lytham Hall

Dr Dolittle date is a perfect medicine for Hall’s season

The prospect of animal magic on stage at Lytham Hall has been welcomed by theatre enthusiasts.

Theatre and Comedy
Mista Jam

Get set to rave on the waves as Pier Jam starts to sell out

The first details of this year’s ‘raves on the waves’ Pier Jam festivals have been revealed.

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