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We know you’ve missed it, so here’s the Blackpool Social Club What’s On guide for October…

Tap the date to see that day’s listings.

First Encounters - Twelfth Night at the Grand Theatre
Aunty Social – new venue preview
A chance to preview of Aunty Social’s new community art space on Topping St.

Aunty is heading onto the high street so that it can bring its community arts offerings together under one roof and provide a space to explore creativity, whether you’re a beginner wanting to explore new skills or a more experienced artist looking to develop your work. Families welcome. 

11am-5pm, free, Aunty Social at 28 Topping Street (auntysocial.co.uk)

Great Big Green Week: Climate Craftivism Café

Drop in on Aunty Social for some relaxed crafting with Knittaz With Attitude and textile artist Norma Foulds. Part of the Great Big Green Week, there’ll be discussion about climate issues that affect us locally and textile scraps will be used to make leaves with stitched messages. Aunty will send them to councillors and MPs with letters highlighting the group’s concerns and urging them to act. You’ll also be able to make a handy up-cycled pan scrubber to take home and use. Brews and biscuits provided and no experience necessary. 

1pm-3.30pm, free, Aunty Social at 28 Topping Street (auntysocial.co.uk)

 

Robin Ross Exhibition 

The last few days of Blackpool artist Robin Ross’s exhibition of screen prints. Robin has had a long standing fascination for screen prints works and pop art from the San Francisco and Cuban poster artists to Warhol, Rauschenberg, Malevich, Jasper Johns and many more.

Free, Tea Amantes (teaamantes.com)

 

Life Drawing

Life Drawing returns to TheOE led by Associate Artist Mike Cassidy, this term taking place in The Mezz. Find your creative voice and explore the human condition through drawing. This activity is open to everyone, whatever your level of ability or previous experience. 18+.

10am-12pm, £30 for a four week course, The Old Electric (theoldelectric.co.uk)

 

Collection Spotlight: Louise Giovanelli

In 2016, Grundy Art Gallery presented Louise Giovanelli’s first solo exhibition in a public gallery and museum. For that exhibition Louise generated a series of new paintings that responded to works in the Grundy’s collection. Six years later, the Grundy is re-showing two works from that exhibition; works that were later acquired into the Grundy’s permanent collection. Elsewhere in the public art gallery there are forecourt displays by Fiona Grady, Shining Light and a like installation by Tom Ireland reading “Blackpool Stands Between Us and the Revolution”.

10am-4.45, free, The Grundy Art Gallery (thegrundy.org)

 

Intermediate Aerial Hoop Workshop

Already started aerial and want to step it up? Or and expert hooper who wants to learn show skills and routines? This is the perfect course for you. We will be learning fun and challenging intermediate moves and working them in with transitions to make show ready routines fit for any audience! Led by Associate Artist Courtney Clowes the course runs on Saturdays for 8 weeks (no session on 8 or 29 October (half-term) and the last course will now end on 3 December).

10am-11.30am and 11.45am-1.15pm, £80 for 8 weeks, The Old Electric (theoldelectric.co.uk)

 

First Encounters: Twelfth Night 

A hilarious story of heartbreak, hoaxes and hidden identities. We bring Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night to life on stage in just 90 minutes.

1.30pm, £12.50 Blackpool Grand (blackpoolgrand.co.uk)

 

The Gin and Rum Festival

Join the party and discover a unique experience that celebrates the best gin and rum right now. Over 18s Only.

12.30pm-5pm (sitting one) and 6.30pm-11pm (sitting two), from £15, Winter Gardens Pavilion & Horseshoe (wintergardensblackpool.co.uk)

 

Oktoberfest 

Oktoberfest arrives for the very first time in Blackpool inside the Winter

Gardens. Featuring oompah bands, live music, two-pint steins, huge bench seating and all the fun and frolics of Oktoberfest! Over 18s Only.

12pm (sitting one) and 6pm (sitting two), from £16.50) Winter Gardens (wintergardensblackpool.co.uk)

 

Whitney Queen Of The Night

Direct from The West End, Whitney – Queen Of The Night is back for 2022 celebrating the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time with a sensational cast and stunning live band.

7.30 pm, from £21.50, Opera House (wintergardensblackpool.co.uk)

 

Saturday Live! 

Blackpool’s funniest night out. Join resident compere, Ryan Gleeson, for Saturday Live! as he introduces headline act Duncan Oakley, supported by Eric Rushton and Ali Cook.

7pm, £15.50, Comedy Station (blackpoolcomedyclub.com)

 

World Fireworks Championships

Gathering together the crème de la crème of the world’s firework elite the first in a series of shows offering entertainment for all the family features Caribe Fire FX from Barbados. 

8.30, Tower Headland (visitblackpool.com)

 

Dressed To Kill, Kiss Tribute 

Europe’s First, and the world’s longest-running tribute to KISS. So close is their representation that they’ve been engaged on numerous occasions by KISS to promote CD and DVD releases and tours since 1993; and were asked to be featured performers in ‘Gene Simmons: Rock School’ by the ‘Demon’ himself! 

8.30pm, £11, The Waterloo Music Bar (waterloomusicbar.com)

 

Black Parade

The UK’s biggest emo night! Celebrating old school emo anthems from My Chemical Romance, Paramore, Taking Back Sunday, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco, The Used, All American Rejects, Jimmy Eat World, Enter Shikari, You Me At Six, Hawthorne Heights, Pierce The Veil and loads more.

11pm, £6, Bootleg Social (bootlegsocial.co.uk)

Great Big Green Week: Repair Café Sew & Swap

Fylde Repair Cafe offers the chance to give your old clothes a new lease of life in this informal sewing session. You can learn how to repair or repurpose your clothing with help from talented volunteers. There’ll also be a Clothes Swap – bring one-three items along. Brews and biscuits provided and no experience necessary. 

1pm-4pm, free, Aunty Social at 28 Topping Street (auntysocial.co.uk)

 

Robin Ross Exhibition 

The last few days of Blackpool artist Robin Ross’s exhibition of screen prints. Robin has had a long standing fascination for screen prints works and pop art from the San Francisco and Cuban poster artists to Warhol, Rauschenberg, Malevich, Jasper Johns and many more.

Free, Tea Amantes (teaamantes.com

 

Jongleurs Legends

Jongleurs Legends – Four Comedy Legends One Hilarious Night. Buckle up for a comedy rollercoaster ride that will leave you breathless from laughter!

7.30pm, £28.50 Blackpool Grand (blackpoolgrand.co.uk)

 

The Story of Soul

From the producers of Lost in Music, The Story of Soulfeatures a talented cast including BGT’s Mel Day and songs by Aretha Franklin, Earth Wind and Fire, James Brown, Wilson Pickett, Sam and Dave, Chaka Khan, Tina Turner, The Pointer Sisters, Whitney Houston, Ben E King, Barry White and many more.

7.30pm, from £27.90, Opera House (wintergardensblackpool.co.uk)

 

The Skinner Brothers

Formed in London in 2017, after deciding a life in music might mean they’d never have to work a real job again, The Skinner Brothers gained notoriety after joining The Libertines on their ‘Tiddeley Om Pom Pom’ seaside tour on a personal invitation from Carl Bârat. With influences ranging from Sinatra to Oasis, The Skinner Brothers don’t really sound like anyone else. The four-piece band play as part of a UK tour in support of their recently released new album Soul Boy II.

7pm, £11, Bootleg Social (bootlegsocial.co.uk

Robin Ross Exhibition 

The last day to see Blackpool artist Robin Ross’s exhibition of screen prints. Robin has had a long standing fascination for screen prints works and pop art from the San Francisco and Cuban poster artists to Warhol, Rauschenberg, Malevich, Jasper Johns and many more.

Free, Tea Amantes (teaamantes.com)

All American Mondays 

Dirty Blondes’ new Monday night event includes beer pong, a foosball table, 50p wings, extended happy hour and DJ Jammie playing all the best country/hip hop/ r n b tunes allll night… Walk ins welcome! 

Dirty Blondes (dirtyblondes.co.uk)

Jealous (GER) + Blow Up at Bootleg Social
Emma Underwood Exhibition 

A new exhibition of artworks by Emma Underwood who’s studied a wide range of artistic styles including watercolour, textiles, oil and acrylic, ceramics, multi-media creations and photography at Preston, Lancaster & Morecambe and Blackburn Colleges. Emma grew up in a family overflowing with artistic, musical and creative skills. It was inevitable that she would follow suit, choosing an artistic route through her education.

Free, Tea Amantes (teaamantes.com)

 

Collection Spotlight: Louise Giovanelli

In 2016, Grundy Art Gallery presented Louise Giovanelli’s first solo exhibition in a public gallery and museum. For that exhibition Louise generated a series of new paintings that responded to works in the Grundy’s collection. Six years later, the Grundy is re-showing two works from that exhibition; works that were later acquired into the Grundy’s permanent collection. Elsewhere in the public art gallery there are forecourt displays by Fiona Grady, Shining Light and a like installation by Tom Ireland reading “Blackpool Stands Between Us and the Revolution”.

10am-4.45, free, The Grundy Art Gallery (thegrundy.org)

 

Twopence to Cross the Mersey

Twopence to Cross the Mersey tells the story of a girl and her formerly wealthy family as they are thrown into poverty during the 1930s.

7.30, £26.50, Blackpool Grand (blackpoolgrand.co.uk

 

Late Night Dance Party

Skool of Steet’s Late Night Dance Party is a funky, fun and friendly adult dance space. Sessions teach foundational dance moves to adult beginners, with the aim of helping people feel confident in their mind and body both on and off the dance floor.

8pm, free, The Old Electric (theoldelectric.co.uk)

 

Always Sunny in Philadelphia Quiz

Do you love Always Sunny, or are you a dumb bird? OK jabronis, drink your fight milk and get ready for some ‘It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia’ quizzing. Put your knowledge to the test and ook your table.

5pm or 7pm, Dirty Blondes (dirtyblondesbars.co.uk)

 

Jealous + Blow Up

Jealous is a powerhouse art-punk trio that has been a big part of Berlin’s contemporary music scene. In 2021 Jealous played concerts including: SXSW online festival, the Jewish festival of Krakow, Synästhesie Festival, Reeperbahn Festival for the third time, Fusion Festival, and played in the orchestra of the opera piece D.I.E at Ruhrtriennela Festival in Duisburg. The play with support from local trio Blow Up. 

7pm, £4.40, Bootleg Social (bootlegsocial.co.uk)

Wash Your Words

Creative Producer Laura Jamieson will use the the newly opened Langdale Library and Laundry Room every Wednesday hosting different artists and workshops for those local to the area. Pop in, see who’s there and get creative. 

10am-4pm, Langdale Library and Laundry Room (leftcoast.org.uk)

 

Emma Underwood Exhibition 

A new exhibition of artworks by Emma Underwood who’s studied a wide range of artistic styles including watercolour, textiles, oil and acrylic, ceramics, multi-media creations and photography at Preston, Lancaster & Morecambe and Blackburn Colleges. Emma grew up in a family overflowing with artistic, musical and creative skills. It was inevitable that she would follow suit, choosing an artistic route through her education.

Free, Tea Amantes (teaamantes.com)

 

Collection Spotlight: Louise Giovanelli

In 2016, Grundy Art Gallery presented Louise Giovanelli’s first solo exhibition in a public gallery and museum. For that exhibition Louise generated a series of new paintings that responded to works in the Grundy’s collection. Six years later, the Grundy is re-showing two works from that exhibition; works that were later acquired into the Grundy’s permanent collection. Elsewhere in the public art gallery there are forecourt displays by Fiona Grady, Shining Light and a like installation by Tom Ireland reading “Blackpool Stands Between Us and the Revolution”.

10am-4.45, free, The Grundy Art Gallery (thegrundy.org)

 

Twopence to Cross the Mersey

Twopence to Cross the Mersey tells the story of a girl and her formerly wealthy family as they are thrown into poverty during the 1930s.

7.30, £26.50, Blackpool Grand (blackpoolgrand.co.uk)

 

Wurlitzer Organ Concert

An afternoon of musical entertainment on the magnificent Wurlitzer, featuring Cameron Lloyd, Damon Willetts, Stephen Austin, Alec Walters and leading theatre organist Robert Wolfe.

2pm, from £6.50, Opera House (wintergardensblackpool.co.uk)

 

An Evening With Lauren John Joseph

Author Lauren John Joseph discusses their compelling and poetic debut novel, At Certain Points We Touch. Hosted by local creative Joseph Doubtfire, this free, in-person event takes place in a town with a rich LGBTQIA heritage. At Certain Points We Touch can be borrowed from Blackpool Libraries, and the eBook is free to download on Overdrive/Libby https://bit.ly/3drnyxH.

7pm, Central Library (eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-evening-with-lauren-john-joseph-tickets-423239549887)

 

King Hearted Thieves

Blackpool-based DIY folk/rock musician, inspired by the likes of Eddie Vedder, Chris Cornell, Kind Hearted Thieves plays an afternoon set.

3pm, £5, The Waterloo Music Bar (waterloomusicbar.com)  

 

Wolski’s Open Mic Night 

Bootleg’s monthly open mic session. Get in touch if you’d like to play. 

7pm, free, Bootleg Social (bootlegsocial.co.uk)  

Emma Underwood Exhibition 

A new exhibition of artworks by Emma Underwood who’s studied a wide range of artistic styles including watercolour, textiles, oil and acrylic, ceramics, multi-media creations and photography at Preston, Lancaster & Morecambe and Blackburn Colleges. Emma grew up in a family overflowing with artistic, musical and creative skills. It was inevitable that she would follow suit, choosing an artistic route through her education.

Free, Tea Amantes (teaamantes.com)

 

Collection Spotlight: Louise Giovanelli

In 2016, Grundy Art Gallery presented Louise Giovanelli’s first solo exhibition in a public gallery and museum. For that exhibition Louise generated a series of new paintings that responded to works in the Grundy’s collection. Six years later, the Grundy is re-showing two works from that exhibition; works that were later acquired into the Grundy’s permanent collection. Elsewhere in the public art gallery there are forecourt displays by Fiona Grady, Shining Light and a like installation by Tom Ireland reading “Blackpool Stands Between Us and the Revolution”.

10am-4.45, free, The Grundy Art Gallery (thegrundy.org)

 

Twopence to Cross the Mersey

Twopence to Cross the Mersey tells the story of a girl and her formerly wealthy family as they are thrown into poverty during the 1930s.

2.30pm & 7.30pm, £26.50, Blackpool Grand (blackpoolgrand.co.uk)

 

Sound-a-Sleep

An immersive journey of sound along the path towards a relaxed slumber and an evening of contemporary, experimental and ambient late-night listening. Your hosts Stu and Buzz will usher in your evening towards theta state with frequencies of peace and tranquility.

9pm-10.30pm, £5, The Old Electric (theoldelectric.co.uk)

 

Fastlove

Direct from London’s West End, this is the world’s favourite George Michael Celebration. This show has it all, the power, emotion, and star quality in this stunning production with full video and light show.

8pm, from £27.90, Opera House (wintergardensblackpool.co.uk)

 

DB X Catlow Open Mic Night

Catlow and her open mic night are back on hosting one-man bands, rappers, poets, magicians… You name it they’ve probably got it! These nights are always busy, book a table to make sure you get a seat. 

7pm, free, Dirty Blondes (dirtyblondesbars.co.uk)

Wine Tasting at Nook Wine Room

An evening of wine, cheese, meats… and more wine! With the guidance of local sommelier Jordan Kehoe, you’ll be guided through six specially selected wines from our menu, learn the processes behind wine production, how to taste and what makes each wine unique. In addition, you’ll taste three white and three red wines, accompanied by a charcuterie board (vegetarian and vegan options available – please let Nook know before your arrival).

7pm, £30, Nook Wine Room (designmynight.com/uk/whats-on/date-night/an-evening-of-wine-tasting-cheese-meats-and-more-wine-3)

 

Emma Underwood Exhibition 

A new exhibition of artworks by Emma Underwood who’s studied a wide range of artistic styles including watercolour, textiles, oil and acrylic, ceramics, multi-media creations and photography at Preston, Lancaster & Morecambe and Blackburn Colleges. Emma grew up in a family overflowing with artistic, musical and creative skills. It was inevitable that she would follow suit, choosing an artistic route through her education.

Free, Tea Amantes (teaamantes.com)

 

Collection Spotlight: Louise Giovanelli

In 2016, Grundy Art Gallery presented Louise Giovanelli’s first solo exhibition in a public gallery and museum. For that exhibition Louise generated a series of new paintings that responded to works in the Grundy’s collection. Six years later, the Grundy is re-showing two works from that exhibition; works that were later acquired into the Grundy’s permanent collection. Elsewhere in the public art gallery there are forecourt displays by Fiona Grady, Shining Light and a like installation by Tom Ireland reading “Blackpool Stands Between Us and the Revolution”.

10am-4.45, free, The Grundy Art Gallery (thegrundy.org)

 

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

Direct from the West End, the Olivier Award nominated smash hit show, The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns on tour, celebrating over 12 years on stage!

1.30pm, £15.50, Bootleg Social (bootlegsocial.co.uk)

 

Ben Calvert

Musician Ben Calvert brings his own blend of British folk, Britpop and Psychedelia as part of his tour promoting EP Inside/Outside.

7pm, £7, The Old Electric (theoldelectric.co.uk)

 

WordFest: War Horse The Concert with Michael Morpurgo

In this very special concert, Michael Morpurgo retells an abridged version of War Horse accompanied by Ben Murray with music and songs from the National Theatre production (which Murray also starred in as the Songman). Part of WordFest.

7.30pm, from £20 including a signed book, Opera House (wintergardensblackpool.co.uk)

 

Half Man Half Biscuit

Wirral band HMHB aim to to make the most jaded of listeners fall back in love with music again with their sardonic yet never cynical, melodically infectious yet edgy sing along songs. 

7.30pm, from £29, Arena, Winter Gardens (wintergardensblackpool.co.uk)

 

The Lost Boys (1987)

Lucy along with her two sons, Michael and Sam, moves to a small town in California. Soon, the two boys are sucked into the mysterious and dangerous world of bikers, vampires and vampire hunters. 15 rating.

7.30pm, £5.50-£11, The Regent Cinema (theregentblackpool.co.uk)

 

Cinema Heritage Tour

Hosted by Showtime, meet outside the old Imperial Picture House (now Horizon) on

the corner of Dickson Road and Lansdowne Place, FY1 2BU. Discover the history of Blackpool’s cinemas during the golden era of the big screen. This Cinema Heritage Tour will provide a unique insight into some of Blackpool’s fascinating local history.

2pm-3.30pm, £5, Horizon (showtownblackpool.co.uk)

 

Rockmantic Blackpool 

Two days of live music featuring South of Salem, Florence Black, Saints of Sin, Capfuls, She Burns Red, Square Wild, Slyder Smith and the Oblivion Kids, A’priori, Wild Fire, Webb and Who Knows Didley. 

From 4pm, from £16.50, The Waterloo Music Bar (waterloomusicbar.com

 

Friday Night Laughs 

Join resident compere, Ryan Gleeson, for Friday Night Laughs, as he introduces headline act Glen Wool, supported by two of the best comedians, from the U.K. comedy circuit. With comedians from shows, such as Mock the Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News for You and more, you can be sure of the biggest laughs and the best night out. 

7pm, £15.50, The Comedy Station (blackpoolcomedyclub.com)

 

Emma Taylor

Singer Emma Taylor performs live to an intimate crowd at South American-themed cocktail bar, Common. 

7.30pm, free, Common Bar and Kitchen (commonbars.co.uk

 

Life

“Every song LIFE put their name to has electricity coursing through it’s veins’’ CLASH
LIFE play at Bootleg Social in Blackpool as part of their UK tour celebrating the release of their third LP North East coastal towns. LIFE are anchored by their hometown; the geography, history and community has always been the inspiration behind their creativity.

7pm, £11, Bootleg Social (bootlegsocial.co.uk)

Emma Underwood Exhibition 

A new exhibition of artworks by Emma Underwood who’s studied a wide range of artistic styles including watercolour, textiles, oil and acrylic, ceramics, multi-media creations and photography at Preston, Lancaster & Morecambe and Blackburn Colleges. Emma grew up in a family overflowing with artistic, musical and creative skills. It was inevitable that she would follow suit, choosing an artistic route through her education.

Free, Tea Amantes (teaamantes.com)

 

Collection Spotlight: Louise Giovanelli

In 2016, Grundy Art Gallery presented Louise Giovanelli’s first solo exhibition in a public gallery and museum. For that exhibition Louise generated a series of new paintings that responded to works in the Grundy’s collection. Six years later, the Grundy is re-showing two works from that exhibition; works that were later acquired into the Grundy’s permanent collection. Elsewhere in the public art gallery there are forecourt displays by Fiona Grady, Shining Light and a like installation by Tom Ireland reading “Blackpool Stands Between Us and the Revolution”.

10am-4.45, free, The Grundy Art Gallery (thegrundy.org)

 

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

Direct from the West End, the Olivier Award nominated smash hit show, The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns on tour, celebrating over 12 years on stage!

2pm, £15.50, Bootleg Social (bootlegsocial.co.uk)

 

Clean at 17 

Katie O’Brien presents a hilarious, brutally honest and heart-warming one-woman show tackling the taboo of addiction. Katie quit alcohol before she was legally allowed to drink. This show is about her real life, moving away from previous self created characters. Clean At 17 will challenge your preconceptions about addiction, recovery and the quest for self-acceptance.

7pm, £7, The Old Electric (theoldelectric.co.uk)

 

WordFest: Seasiders Podcast Live

Join the Seasiders Podcast LIVE show special with guest panellist Gary Taylor-Fletcher who will talk all things Tangerine, past, present and future. Anecdotes and Timisms guaranteed!

8pm, £12.50, Pavilion and Horseshoe, Winter Gardens (wintergardensblackpool.co.uk)

 

WordFest: An Audience with Saul David: Devil Dogs

Part of WordFest Saul David discusses his new book Devil Dogs – the dramatic Second World War tale of the first American troops to take the fight to the enemy. Tickets include a meet and greet with the author and a signed copy of his book.

4pm, £25, Pavilion and Horseshoe, Winter Gardens (wintergardensblackpool.co.uk)

 

WordFest: An Audience with Scott Mitchell: By Your Side

In December 2020, while the world was gripped with news of an imminent third lockdown, Scott Mitchell was visiting the care home where his partner and wife of 27 years – Dame Barbara Windsor – was being looked after. His book is their story. Part of WordFest, tickets include a meet and greet with the author and a signed copy of his book.

1pm, £20, Pavilion & Horseshoe, Winter Gardens (wintergardensblackpool.co.uk)

 

WordFest: Coffee and Cake with Milly Johnson

Join Sunday Times bestseller Milly Johnson for an intimate event with Coffee & Cake to celebrate the release of her 20th novel, Together, Again. tickets include a meet and greet with the author and a signed copy of her book.

2pm, £20, Renaissance Room, Winter Gardens (wintergardensblackpool.co.uk)

 

WordFest: The Rest is Politics Live!

Rory Stewart and Alastair Campbell present a live edition of their podcast The Rest is Politics.

8pm, £25, Opera House, Winter Gardens (wintergardensblackpool.co.uk)

 

Rockmantic Blackpool 

Two days of live music featuring South of Salem, Florence Black, Saints of Sin, Capfuls, She Burns Red, Square Wild, Slyder Smith and the Oblivion Kids, A’priori, Wild Fire, Webb and Who Knows Didley. 

From 4pm, from £16.50, The Waterloo Music Bar (waterloomusicbar.com

 

Saturday Live! 

Join resident compere, Ryan Gleeson, for Saturday Live!, as he introduces headline act Glenn Wool, supported by two of the best comedians, from the U.K. comedy circuit. With comedians from shows, such as Mock the Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News for You and more, you can be sure of the biggest laughs and the best night out. 

7pm, £15.50, The Comedy Station (lackpoolcomedyclub.com)

 

Parka Monkeys 

Playing all the best in classic indie, Blackpool lads the Parka Monkeys play live. 

9pm, free, Dirty Blondes (birtyblondesbars.co.uk

 

Another Thursday + The Island

Another Thursday is the new moniker for Sin Circus, with a changed lineup of Jonathan, Laura, Luis, Luke and Wigg. The hard rock sound of the band has evolved beyond the title of Sin Circus and they feel it’s time for a new vision and a new name. Support from brand new Blackpool supergroup The Island.  

7pm, £3, Bootleg Social (bootlegsocial.co.uk)

 

Jazz Night

Corcovado, a jazz quintet made up of Angela Potter (vocals), George Williamson (guitar), Tony Hessian (tenor sax) and Mike McDonald (bass), take the stage for a for a free evening of jazz – an event hosted the first Friday of every month.

Royal British Legion (facebook.com/RBLblackpool/)

 

Emma Underwood Exhibition 

A new exhibition of artworks by Emma Underwood who’s studied a wide range of artistic styles including watercolour, textiles, oil and acrylic, ceramics, multi-media creations and photography at Preston, Lancaster & Morecambe and Blackburn Colleges. Emma grew up in a family overflowing with artistic, musical and creative skills. It was inevitable that she would follow suit, choosing an artistic route through her education.

Free, Tea Amantes (teaamantes.com)

 

WordFest: Sir Lenny Henry – Children’s Book Signing

Sir Lenny Henry will sign copies of his children’s novels, which can be purchased from the venue if they are not already owned. 

3pm, free, Winter Gardens (wintergardensblackpool.co.uk)

 

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

Direct from the West End, the Olivier Award nominated smash hit show, The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns on tour, celebrating over 12 years on stage!

11am & 2pm, £15.50, Bootleg Social (bootlegsocial.co.uk)

 

WordFest: An Audience with Paul O’Grady

Join beloved comedian and bestselling author Paul O’Grady for an intimate event as he introduces his hilarious, action-packed children’s adventure series, Eddie Albert and the Amazing Animal Gang. Tickets include a signed copy of the latest in the Eddie Albert series, The Curse of the Smugglers’ Treasure.

4pm, £20, Conference & Exhibition Centre (wintergardensblackpool.co.uk)

 

WordFest: An Audience with Sir Lenny Henry

Join Sir Lenny Henry as he traces his career through the eighties and nineties, from a sixteen-year-old who won a talent competition to an adult forced to navigate his way through the seas of professional comedy, learning his craft through sheer graft and hard work. Tickets include a meet and greet with the author and a signed copy of his book Rising to the Surface.

8pm, £20, Conference & Exhibition Centre (wintergardensblackpool.co.uk)

 

Boyzlife

Boyzlife perform as part of their Old School headline tour across the UK, which will see the band perform new songs from their upcoming original material studio album, and classic hits from Boyzone and Westlife. 

7.30pm, from £41.65, Opera House (wintergardensblackpool.co.uk)

 

Trucker Diablo 

Northern Irish Rock Band Trucker Diablo tour their album Tail End of a Hurricane. Trucker’s sound, described by Classic Rock Magazine as Stadium Pub Rock, has seen them share the stage with Foo Fighters, Black Stone Cherry, Ricky Warwick, Thunder and many more. The one thing you do expect from Trucker is big riffs, big choruses and big performances.

4pm, £13.20, The Waterloo Music Bar (waterloomusicbar.com)

Emma Underwood Exhibition 

A new exhibition of artworks by Emma Underwood who’s studied a wide range of artistic styles including watercolour, textiles, oil and acrylic, ceramics, multi-media creations and photography at Preston, Lancaster & Morecambe and Blackburn Colleges. Emma grew up in a family overflowing with artistic, musical and creative skills. It was inevitable that she would follow suit, choosing an artistic route through her education.

Free, Tea Amantes (teaamantes.com)

 

WordFest: An Audience with Anton Du Beke

Join ballroom dancer and Sunday Times bestselling author Anton Du Beke for an intimate event as he discusses his stunning new Buckingham novel The Ballroom Blitz. Tickets include a meet and greet with the author and a signed copy of his book.

8pm, £20, Conference & Exhibition Centre (wintergardensblackpool.co.uk)

 

All American Mondays 

Dirty Blondes’ new Monday night event includes beer pong, a foosball table, 50p wings, extended happy hour and DJ Jammie playing all the best country/hip hop/ r n b tunes allll night… Walk ins welcome! 

Dirty Blondes (dirtyblondes.co.uk)

 

An Audience With Wayne Sleep

An Audience With Wayne Sleep is a glamour filled trip down memory lane full of insider gossip! The dance superstar commands the audience from the word go!

1.30pm, £25, Grand Theatre (blackpoolgrand.co.uk)

 

Dr Sure’s Unusual Practice + Eye Scream Men

Dr Sure’s Unusual Practice are making modern punk music in the original sense of the word – no rules. Combining elements of post/synth/egg-punk, new wave, full power rock n roll, avant-garde and surrealism. Their ethos is creative resistance – innovative and politically subversive – that’s most often compared to Devo and Tropical Fuck Storm. Support from Eye Scream Men, Blackpool’s finest purveyors of Goo-Wop, Bubblegrunge and other 3 chord punk merriment.

7pm, £5, Bootleg Social (bootlegsocial.co.uk)

Emma Underwood Exhibition 

An exhibition of artworks by Emma Underwood who’s studied a wide range of artistic styles including watercolour, textiles, oil and acrylic, ceramics, multi-media creations and photography at Preston, Lancaster & Morecambe and Blackburn Colleges. Emma grew up in a family overflowing with artistic, musical and creative skills. It was inevitable that she would follow suit, choosing an artistic route through her education.

Free, Tea Amantes (teaamantes.com)

 

Collection Spotlight: Louise Giovanelli

In 2016, Grundy Art Gallery presented Louise Giovanelli’s first solo exhibition in a public gallery and museum. For that exhibition Louise generated a series of new paintings that responded to works in the Grundy’s collection. Six years later, the Grundy is re-showing two works from that exhibition; works that were later acquired into the Grundy’s permanent collection. Elsewhere in the public art gallery there are forecourt displays by Fiona Grady, Shining Light and a like installation by Tom Ireland reading “Blackpool Stands Between Us and the Revolution”.

10am-4.45, free, The Grundy Art Gallery (thegrundy.org)

 

Blood Brothers

Willy Russell’s legendary musical tells the captivating and moving tale of twins separated at birth, who grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with tragic consequences.

7.30pm, from £20.50, Opera House, Winter Gardens (wintergardensblackpool.co.uk)

 

Promenade History Walk

Hosted by Showtown, meet at Wilton Parade tram shelter opposite The Imperial Hotel, Promenade, FY1 2HB. Discover the fascinating heritage of the north Promenade while enjoying the stunning sea views during this tour. The Promenade History Walk will provide a unique insight into some of Blackpool’s fascinating local history.

11am-12.30pm, £5 per ticket, Imperial Hotel (showtownblackpool.co.uk)

 

Late Night Dance Party

Skool of Steet’s Late Night Dance Party is a funky, fun and friendly adult dance space. Sessions teach foundational dance moves to adult beginners, with the aim of helping people feel confident in their mind and body both on and off the dance floor.

8pm, free, The Old Electric (theoldelectric.co.uk)

Emma Underwood Exhibition 

An exhibition of artworks by Emma Underwood who’s studied a wide range of artistic styles including watercolour, textiles, oil and acrylic, ceramics, multi-media creations and photography at Preston, Lancaster & Morecambe and Blackburn Colleges. Emma grew up in a family overflowing with artistic, musical and creative skills. It was inevitable that she would follow suit, choosing an artistic route through her education.

Free, Tea Amantes (teaamantes.com)

 

Collection Spotlight: Louise Giovanelli

In 2016, Grundy Art Gallery presented Louise Giovanelli’s first solo exhibition in a public gallery and museum. For that exhibition Louise generated a series of new paintings that responded to works in the Grundy’s collection. Six years later, the Grundy is re-showing two works from that exhibition; works that were later acquired into the Grundy’s permanent collection. Elsewhere in the public art gallery there are forecourt displays by Fiona Grady, Shining Light and a like installation by Tom Ireland reading “Blackpool Stands Between Us and the Revolution”.

10am-4.45, free, The Grundy Art Gallery (thegrundy.org)

 

A Celebration of Father Ted with Joe Rooney

Celebrating one of the greatest sitcoms ever made, as seasoned stand-up comic Joe Rooney for a night of all things Father Ted.

7.30pm, £25, Grand Theatre (blackpoolgrand.co.uk)

 

Blood Brothers

Willy Russell’s legendary musical tells the captivating and moving tale of twins separated at birth, who grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with tragic consequences.

2.30pm & 7.30pm, from £20.50, Opera House, Winter Gardens (wintergardensblackpool.co.uk)

Emma Underwood Exhibition 

An exhibition of artworks by Emma Underwood who’s studied a wide range of artistic styles including watercolour, textiles, oil and acrylic, ceramics, multi-media creations and photography at Preston, Lancaster & Morecambe and Blackburn Colleges. Emma grew up in a family overflowing with artistic, musical and creative skills. It was inevitable that she would follow suit, choosing an artistic route through her education.

Free, Tea Amantes (teaamantes.com)

 

Collection Spotlight: Louise Giovanelli

In 2016, Grundy Art Gallery presented Louise Giovanelli’s first solo exhibition in a public gallery and museum. For that exhibition Louise generated a series of new paintings that responded to works in the Grundy’s collection. Six years later, the Grundy is re-showing two works from that exhibition; works that were later acquired into the Grundy’s permanent collection. Elsewhere in the public art gallery there are forecourt displays by Fiona Grady, Shining Light and a like installation by Tom Ireland reading “Blackpool Stands Between Us and the Revolution”.

10am-4.45, free, The Grundy Art Gallery (thegrundy.org)

 

Blood Brothers

Willy Russell’s legendary musical tells the captivating and moving tale of twins separated at birth, who grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with tragic consequences.

2.30pm & 7.30pm, from £20.50, Opera House, Winter Gardens (wintergardensblackpool.co.uk)

 

Milton Jones: MILTON:IMPOSSIBLE

Milton reveals the truth about being an international spy, before being given a disappointing new identity which forced him to appear on Mock the Week.

13 Oct, £31, Grand Theatre (blackpoolgrand.co.uk)

 

Laurence Jones

Blues rocker Laurence Jones has developed a virtuoso pedigree as the UK’s hottest guitar-slinger & often gets compared to a young Eric Clapton. With coruscating riffs, soloing and catchy songs, his cross-over sound has won him several major awards & accolades, playlisted on national radio stations & supported the likes of Sir Van Morrison, Sir Ringo Starr, Status, Quo, Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck & many more stars. 

7pm, £13.20, The Waterloo Music Bar (waterloomusicbar.com)

Joshua (and Me) at the Grand
Emma Underwood Exhibition 

An exhibition of artworks by Emma Underwood who’s studied a wide range of artistic styles including watercolour, textiles, oil and acrylic, ceramics, multi-media creations and photography at Preston, Lancaster & Morecambe and Blackburn Colleges. Emma grew up in a family overflowing with artistic, musical and creative skills. It was inevitable that she would follow suit, choosing an artistic route through her education.

Free, Tea Amantes (teaamantes.com)

 

Collection Spotlight: Louise Giovanelli

In 2016, Grundy Art Gallery presented Louise Giovanelli’s first solo exhibition in a public gallery and museum. For that exhibition Louise generated a series of new paintings that responded to works in the Grundy’s collection. Six years later, the Grundy is re-showing two works from that exhibition; works that were later acquired into the Grundy’s permanent collection. Elsewhere in the public art gallery there are forecourt displays by Fiona Grady, Shining Light and a like installation by Tom Ireland reading “Blackpool Stands Between Us and the Revolution”.

10am-4.45, free, The Grundy Art Gallery (thegrundy.org)

 

Regard the Light and Mark Leckey’s Sodium Lights

A duo of new exhibitions at The Grundy. Regard the Light looks at how light is variously used by artists to create drama, atmosphere and symbolic meaning and draws on the gallery’s collection of paintings as well as the loan of works by JMW Turner (1775-1851), from Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre. Sodium Lights is an installation that uses repurposed low-pressure sodium streetlights of the kind phased out across the UK in the 1990s. The colour of the light overwhelms the space and has the effect of rendering the space otherworldly.

10am-4.45, free, The Grundy Art Gallery (thegrundy.org)

 

Lightpool

Blackpool’s award-winning Lightpool Festival is back with extraordinary free-to-see entertainment from the 14-29 October 2022. This programme comprises 16 nights of illuminated spectacle, providing an intoxicating mix of light-based art installations, lasers, live performances, family-friendly activities, and 3D projection shows.

Various times and locations, free (visitblackpool.com/lightpoolfestival)

 

Blood Brothers

Willy Russell’s legendary musical tells the captivating and moving tale of twins separated at birth, who grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with tragic consequences.

7.30pm, from £20.50, Opera House, Winter Gardens (wintergardensblackpool.co.uk)

 

Beauty and the Beast Ballet

Join Ballet Theatre UK with one of the most enchanting love stories of all time, Beauty and the Beast.

14 Oct, Grand Theatre (blackpoolgrand.co.uk

 

Joshua (and Me)

One-woman show about being a sibling to someone who’s autistic.

7pm, £14.50, Grand Theatre Studio (blackpoolgrand.co.uk)

 

Warner E Hodges and Ryan Hamilton 

Warner E. Hodges is a Tennessee based rock artist and founding member of the bands Jason & The Scorchers and Dan Baird & Homemade Sin. Ryan Hamilton is a Texas based singer songwriter that has been dubbed the ‘Tom Petty of this generation’. The pair perform together in a night of harmonious Americana.

7pm, £16.50, The Waterloo Music Bar (thewaterloomusicbar.com

 

Friday Night Laughs 

Join resident compere, Ryan Gleeson, for Friday Night Laughs, as he introduces headline act Glen Wool, supported by two of the best comedians, from the U.K. comedy circuit. With comedians from shows, such as Mock the Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News for You and more, you can be sure of the biggest laughs and the best night out. 

7pm, £15.50, The Comedy Station (blackpoolcomedyclub.com)

 

Sarpa Sarpa

Fresh off the back of their first USA dates, playing 8 shows in 5 days at the coveted SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas where they won over a whole host of new supporters in the industry including a mention in Billboard Magazine praising the bands fresh indie disco sound.

7pm, £6, Bootleg Social (bootlegsocial.co.uk)

Hollie Cook at Bootleg Social, Blackpool
Emma Underwood Exhibition 

An exhibition of artworks by Emma Underwood who’s studied a wide range of artistic styles including watercolour, textiles, oil and acrylic, ceramics, multi-media creations and photography at Preston, Lancaster & Morecambe and Blackburn Colleges. Emma grew up in a family overflowing with artistic, musical and creative skills. It was inevitable that she would follow suit, choosing an artistic route through her education.

Free, Tea Amantes (teaamantes.com)

 

Collection Spotlight: Louise Giovanelli

In 2016, Grundy Art Gallery presented Louise Giovanelli’s first solo exhibition in a public gallery and museum. For that exhibition Louise generated a series of new paintings that responded to works in the Grundy’s collection. Six years later, the Grundy is re-showing two works from that exhibition; works that were later acquired into the Grundy’s permanent collection. Elsewhere in the public art gallery there are forecourt displays by Fiona Grady, Shining Light and a like installation by Tom Ireland reading “Blackpool Stands Between Us and the Revolution”.

10am-4.45, free, The Grundy Art Gallery (thegrundy.org)

 

Regard the Light and Mark Leckey’s Sodium Lights

A duo of new exhibitions at The Grundy. Regard the Light looks at how light is variously used by artists to create drama, atmosphere and symbolic meaning and draws on the gallery’s collection of paintings as well as the loan of works by JMW Turner (1775-1851), from Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre. Sodium Lights is an installation that uses repurposed low-pressure sodium streetlights of the kind phased out across the UK in the 1990s. The colour of the light overwhelms the space and has the effect of rendering the space otherworldly.

10am-4.45, free, The Grundy Art Gallery (thegrundy.org)

 

Lightpool

Blackpool’s award-winning Lightpool Festival is back with extraordinary free-to-see entertainment from the 14-29 October 2022. This programme comprises 16 nights of illuminated spectacle, providing an intoxicating mix of light-based art installations, lasers, live performances, family-friendly activities, and 3D projection shows.

Various times and locations, free (visitblackpool.com/lightpoolfestival)

 

Joshua (and Me)

One-woman show about being a sibling to someone who’s autistic.

7pm, £14.50, Grand Theatre Studio (blackpoolgrand.co.uk)

 

Harry Hill: Pedigree Fun!

Harry Hill is back with brand-new amazing jokes in an all-singing, all-dancing one-man spectacular. Harry will also be joined by Stouffer the Cat.

7.30pm, £33.50, Grand Theatre (blackpoolgrand.co.uk)

 

Blood Brothers

Willy Russell’s legendary musical tells the captivating and moving tale of twins separated at birth, who grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with tragic consequences.

2.30pm & 7.30pm, from £20.50, Opera House, Winter Gardens (wintergardensblackpool.co.uk)

 

Horror Comic Con World

A Halloween Comic Con Event with cars, displays and props from movies, horror heroes, free-play gaming zone. Comic Con World has been running since 2016, this will be its sixth Show.

From 10am, from £8.99, Winter Gardens (wintergardensblackpool.co.uk)

 

World Fireworks Championships

Gathering together the crème de la crème of the world’s firework elite the second in a series of displays offering entertainment for all the family features Celtic Fireworks from Wales. 

8.30, Tower Headland (visitblackpool.com)

 

I’am Gallagher & aka Noel Gallagher

Two cover artists come together to create the best of Oasis’s back catalogue as well as performing solo material by the two brothers. 

7.30, £16.50, The Waterloo Music Bar (waterloomusicbar.com

 

Saturday Live! 

Join resident compere, Ryan Gleeson, for Saturday Live!, as he introduces headline act Glenn Wool, supported by two of the best comedians, from the U.K. comedy circuit. With comedians from shows, such as Mock the Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News for You and more, you can be sure of the biggest laughs and the best night out. 

7pm, £15.50, The Comedy Station (lackpoolcomedyclub.com)

 

Hollie Cook

Hollie Cook is a British singer and keyboardist. She was part of the final line-up of all-female punk/reggae band the Slits. She combines her unique vocal talent with charming charisma to craft her own dynamic strand of lovers rock with enduring tropical vibes.

7pm, £17.50, Bootleg Social (bootlegsocial.co.uk)

Absolva | Waterloo, Blackpool
Emma Underwood Exhibition 

An exhibition of artworks by Emma Underwood who’s studied a wide range of artistic styles including watercolour, textiles, oil and acrylic, ceramics, multi-media creations and photography at Preston, Lancaster & Morecambe and Blackburn Colleges. Emma grew up in a family overflowing with artistic, musical and creative skills. It was inevitable that she would follow suit, choosing an artistic route through her education.

Free, Tea Amantes (teaamantes.com)

 

Lightpool

Blackpool’s award-winning Lightpool Festival is back with extraordinary free-to-see entertainment from the 14-29 October 2022. This programme comprises 16 nights of illuminated spectacle, providing an intoxicating mix of light-based art installations, lasers, live performances, family-friendly activities, and 3D projection shows.

Various times and locations, free (visitblackpool.com/lightpoolfestival)

 

Absolva

Absolva is a classic metal band, based in Manchester & featuring twin lead guitar in the great British tradition. They play with support from King Voodoo, Unknown Refuge and Afterdown. 

4pm, £13.20, Waterloo Music Bar (waterloomusicbar.co.uk

 

Vincent Simone – Tango Passions

Argentine Tango King and Strictly Come Dancing legend, Vincent Simone, returns to the stage in 2022 with his brand new show… ‘Tango Passions’.

3pm, £32, Grand Theatre (blackpoolgrand.co.uk)

Emma Underwood Exhibition 

An exhibition of artworks by Emma Underwood who’s studied a wide range of artistic styles including watercolour, textiles, oil and acrylic, ceramics, multi-media creations and photography at Preston, Lancaster & Morecambe and Blackburn Colleges. Emma grew up in a family overflowing with artistic, musical and creative skills. It was inevitable that she would follow suit, choosing an artistic route through her education.

Free, Tea Amantes (teaamantes.com)

 

X-Treme Magic

Starring Richard Cadell (Master Illusionist), Richard Jones (Winner Of Britain’s Got Talent), John Archer (Penn & Teller Fool Us), Solange Kardinaly & Arkadio. X-treme Magic Will Deliver a non-stop adrenaline rush. A spectacular show packed with fire, illusion & death-defying stunts.

7.30pm, from £30.65, Opera House (wintergardensblackpool.co.uk)

 

All American Mondays 

Dirty Blondes’ new Monday night event includes beer pong, a foosball table, 50p wings, extended happy hour and DJ Jammie playing all the best country/hip hop/ r n b tunes allll night… Walk ins welcome! 

Dirty Blondes (dirtyblondes.co.uk)

Emma Underwood Exhibition 

An exhibition of artworks by Emma Underwood who’s studied a wide range of artistic styles including watercolour, textiles, oil and acrylic, ceramics, multi-media creations and photography at Preston, Lancaster & Morecambe and Blackburn Colleges. Emma grew up in a family overflowing with artistic, musical and creative skills. It was inevitable that she would follow suit, choosing an artistic route through her education.

Free, Tea Amantes (teaamantes.com)

 

Collection Spotlight: Louise Giovanelli

In 2016, Grundy Art Gallery presented Louise Giovanelli’s first solo exhibition in a public gallery and museum. For that exhibition Louise generated a series of new paintings that responded to works in the Grundy’s collection. Six years later, the Grundy is re-showing two works from that exhibition; works that were later acquired into the Grundy’s permanent collection. Elsewhere in the public art gallery there are forecourt displays by Fiona Grady, Shining Light and a like installation by Tom Ireland reading “Blackpool Stands Between Us and the Revolution”.

10am-4.45, free, The Grundy Art Gallery (thegrundy.org)

 

Collection Spotlight: Louise Giovanelli

In 2016, Grundy Art Gallery presented Louise Giovanelli’s first solo exhibition in a public gallery and museum. For that exhibition Louise generated a series of new paintings that responded to works in the Grundy’s collection. Six years later, the Grundy is re-showing two works from that exhibition; works that were later acquired into the Grundy’s permanent collection. Elsewhere in the public art gallery there are forecourt displays by Fiona Grady, Shining Light and a like installation by Tom Ireland reading “Blackpool Stands Between Us and the Revolution”.

10am-4.45, free, The Grundy Art Gallery (thegrundy.org)

 

Lightpool

Blackpool’s award-winning Lightpool Festival is back with extraordinary free-to-see entertainment from the 14-29 October 2022. This programme comprises 16 nights of illuminated spectacle, providing an intoxicating mix of light-based art installations, lasers, live performances, family-friendly activities, and 3D projection shows.

Various times and locations, free (visitblackpool.com/lightpoolfestival)

 

Late Night Dance Party

Skool of Steet’s Late Night Dance Party is a funky, fun and friendly adult dance space. Sessions teach foundational dance moves to adult beginners, with the aim of helping people feel confident in their mind and body both on and off the dance floor.

8pm, free, The Old Electric (theoldelectric.co.uk)

 

Harry Potter Quiz

POTTERHEADS UNITE and test your Potter knowledge. Make sure you book a table because this is going to be a busy one so they are two sittings.

5pm and 7pm, Dirty Blondes (dirtyblondesbars.co.uk)

 

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

A brand new production of the Award Winning West End and Broadway show, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, comes to Blackpool this October.

7.30pm, £18.50, Grand Theatre (blackpoolgrand.co.uk

Emma Underwood Exhibition 

An exhibition of artworks by Emma Underwood who’s studied a wide range of artistic styles including watercolour, textiles, oil and acrylic, ceramics, multi-media creations and photography at Preston, Lancaster & Morecambe and Blackburn Colleges. Emma grew up in a family overflowing with artistic, musical and creative skills. It was inevitable that she would follow suit, choosing an artistic route through her education.

Free, Tea Amantes (teaamantes.com)

 

Collection Spotlight: Louise Giovanelli

In 2016, Grundy Art Gallery presented Louise Giovanelli’s first solo exhibition in a public gallery and museum. For that exhibition Louise generated a series of new paintings that responded to works in the Grundy’s collection. Six years later, the Grundy is re-showing two works from that exhibition; works that were later acquired into the Grundy’s permanent collection. Elsewhere in the public art gallery there are forecourt displays by Fiona Grady, Shining Light and a like installation by Tom Ireland reading “Blackpool Stands Between Us and the Revolution”.

10am-4.45, free, The Grundy Art Gallery (thegrundy.org)

 

Collection Spotlight: Louise Giovanelli

In 2016, Grundy Art Gallery presented Louise Giovanelli’s first solo exhibition in a public gallery and museum. For that exhibition Louise generated a series of new paintings that responded to works in the Grundy’s collection. Six years later, the Grundy is re-showing two works from that exhibition; works that were later acquired into the Grundy’s permanent collection. Elsewhere in the public art gallery there are forecourt displays by Fiona Grady, Shining Light and a like installation by Tom Ireland reading “Blackpool Stands Between Us and the Revolution”.

10am-4.45, free, The Grundy Art Gallery (thegrundy.org)

 

Lightpool

Blackpool’s award-winning Lightpool Festival is back with extraordinary free-to-see entertainment from the 14-29 October 2022. This programme comprises 16 nights of illuminated spectacle, providing an intoxicating mix of light-based art installations, lasers, live performances, family-friendly activities, and 3D projection shows.

Various times and locations, free (visitblackpool.com/lightpoolfestival)

 

Will Young

Having spent the last two decades at the forefront of pop after bursting onto the scene in 2002 as the original winner of Pop Idol, Will Young performs as part of his current tour.  

7.30pm, from £55.95, Opera House (wintergardensblackpool.co.uk)

 

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

A brand new production of the Award Winning West End and Broadway show, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, comes to Blackpool this October.

2.30 & 7.30pm, £18.50, Grand Theatre (blackpoolgrand.co.uk)

 

Nerdvana 

The monthly boardgames night hosted by Nerdvana and Upside Down. There will be a huge selection of games to choose from and instructions and guidance given to get you going. You’re welcome to bring your own from home to share! 

6.30pm, £1, Upside Down (nerdvananw.square.site)

Emma Underwood Exhibition 

An exhibition of artworks by Emma Underwood who’s studied a wide range of artistic styles including watercolour, textiles, oil and acrylic, ceramics, multi-media creations and photography at Preston, Lancaster & Morecambe and Blackburn Colleges. Emma grew up in a family overflowing with artistic, musical and creative skills. It was inevitable that she would follow suit, choosing an artistic route through her education.

Free, Tea Amantes (teaamantes.com)

 

Collection Spotlight: Louise Giovanelli

In 2016, Grundy Art Gallery presented Louise Giovanelli’s first solo exhibition in a public gallery and museum. For that exhibition Louise generated a series of new paintings that responded to works in the Grundy’s collection. Six years later, the Grundy is re-showing two works from that exhibition; works that were later acquired into the Grundy’s permanent collection. Elsewhere in the public art gallery there are forecourt displays by Fiona Grady, Shining Light and a like installation by Tom Ireland reading “Blackpool Stands Between Us and the Revolution”.

10am-4.45, free, The Grundy Art Gallery (thegrundy.org)

 

Collection Spotlight: Louise Giovanelli

In 2016, Grundy Art Gallery presented Louise Giovanelli’s first solo exhibition in a public gallery and museum. For that exhibition Louise generated a series of new paintings that responded to works in the Grundy’s collection. Six years later, the Grundy is re-showing two works from that exhibition; works that were later acquired into the Grundy’s permanent collection. Elsewhere in the public art gallery there are forecourt displays by Fiona Grady, Shining Light and a like installation by Tom Ireland reading “Blackpool Stands Between Us and the Revolution”.

10am-4.45, free, The Grundy Art Gallery (thegrundy.org)

 

Lightpool

Blackpool’s award-winning Lightpool Festival is back with extraordinary free-to-see entertainment from the 14-29 October 2022. This programme comprises 16 nights of illuminated spectacle, providing an intoxicating mix of light-based art installations, lasers, live performances, family-friendly activities, and 3D projection shows.

Various times and locations, free (visitblackpool.com/lightpoolfestival)

 

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

A brand new production of the Award Winning West End and Broadway show, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, comes to Blackpool this October.

2.30 & 7.30pm, £18.50, Grand Theatre (blackpoolgrand.co.uk)

 

Coffee Tasting Night

Hosted by Obadiah, Upside Down’s house roaster based in Edinburgh, come and find out what this specialty coffee shop is all about and discover the best brew in town. 

Upside Down (upsidedownblackpool.com)

Jack J Hutchinson 

The blues/rock guitarist and songwriter plays as part of a 10 date headline tour in support of new EP/DVD What Doesn’t Kill You.

7pm, £11, Waterloo Music Bar (waterloomusicbar.co.uk

The Ways of Water 

A vibrant and exciting solo exhibition exploring a varied collection of work by seascape artist Cassia Helme at HIVEArts. Cassia (31) began painting seascapes in 2018 to aid her recovery from a disabling back injury, and it soon became a passion and dedication which continues to aid her ongoing battle with chronic pain. Inspired by her love of wild swimming and the local coastline of her hometown Lytham St Annes, the self-taught artist explores the nature of water using oil paints and soft pastels, along with environmentally friendly materials. Cassia creates realistic paintings of her subject, ranging from local Lancashire rivers, to vast tropical oceans.

Free, HIVEArts (hivearts.co.uk)

Emma Underwood Exhibition 

An exhibition of artworks by Emma Underwood who’s studied a wide range of artistic styles including watercolour, textiles, oil and acrylic, ceramics, multi-media creations and photography at Preston, Lancaster & Morecambe and Blackburn Colleges. Emma grew up in a family overflowing with artistic, musical and creative skills. It was inevitable that she would follow suit, choosing an artistic route through her education.

Free, Tea Amantes (teaamantes.com)

 

Collection Spotlight: Louise Giovanelli

In 2016, Grundy Art Gallery presented Louise Giovanelli’s first solo exhibition in a public gallery and museum. For that exhibition Louise generated a series of new paintings that responded to works in the Grundy’s collection. Six years later, the Grundy is re-showing two works from that exhibition; works that were later acquired into the Grundy’s permanent collection. Elsewhere in the public art gallery there are forecourt displays by Fiona Grady, Shining Light and a like installation by Tom Ireland reading “Blackpool Stands Between Us and the Revolution”.

10am-4.45, free, The Grundy Art Gallery (thegrundy.org)

 

Collection Spotlight: Louise Giovanelli

In 2016, Grundy Art Gallery presented Louise Giovanelli’s first solo exhibition in a public gallery and museum. For that exhibition Louise generated a series of new paintings that responded to works in the Grundy’s collection. Six years later, the Grundy is re-showing two works from that exhibition; works that were later acquired into the Grundy’s permanent collection. Elsewhere in the public art gallery there are forecourt displays by Fiona Grady, Shining Light and a like installation by Tom Ireland reading “Blackpool Stands Between Us and the Revolution”.

10am-4.45, free, The Grundy Art Gallery (thegrundy.org)

 

A Warning to the Curious

M R James first wrote his ghost stories to perform to friends in Kings College Cambridge in the year leading up to World War One. Now, over a century after their first publication, Nunkie Theatre Company have bought two of the eeriest and most entertaining back to life in this gripping, candlelit one-man show.

7pm, £8, The Old Electric (theoldelectric.co.uk)

 

Lightpool

Blackpool’s award-winning Lightpool Festival is back with extraordinary free-to-see entertainment from the 14-29 October 2022. This programme comprises 16 nights of illuminated spectacle, providing an intoxicating mix of light-based art installations, lasers, live performances, family-friendly activities, and 3D projection shows.

Various times and locations, free (visitblackpool.com/lightpoolfestival)

 

The Shakin’ Stevens Story

Widely regarded as the definitive tribute to the UK’s biggest selling singles artiste of the 1980s Whole Lotta Shakin’ is a nostalgic celebration, jam-packed with feel-good rock’n’roll.

7.30pm, from £27.90 (wintergardensblackpool.co.uk)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975 film) 

A flat tyre leaves Brad and Janet stranded on a stormy night. They experience strange incidents when they seek shelter in a nearby castle belonging to Frank-N-Furter, an eccentric transvestite. PG rating.

7.30pm, £5.50-£11, The Regent (theregentblackpool.co.uk)

 

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

A brand new production of the Award Winning West End and Broadway show, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, comes to Blackpool this October.

7.30pm, £18.50, Grand Theatre (blackpoolgrand.co.uk)

 

Dirtbox Disco

Dressing like rejects from a fancy dress convention for idiots, but armed with a multitude of short, sharp glam-pop-punk-rock songs and tunes, nothing stands in the way of the Dirt Box Disco, 4 musical super Hero/Villains on a mission to amuse or abuse anyone who will listen. The band play with special guests.

7pm, free, Waterloo Music Bar (waterloomusicbar.com)

 

Friday Night Laughs 

Join resident compere, Ryan Gleeson, for Friday Night Laughs, as he introduces headline act Glen Wool, supported by two of the best comedians, from the U.K. comedy circuit. With comedians from shows, such as Mock the Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News for You and more, you can be sure of the biggest laughs and the best night out. 

7pm, £15.50, The Comedy Station (blackpoolcomedyclub.com)

 

Joe & The Shitboys

Joe & the Shitboys are four bisexual vegan punks holding a mirror up to the world with a nod, a wink and a fuck you to conservative society. Support from Torture & The Desert Spiders, Blow Up & Hot Pink Sewage.

7pm, £5, Bootleg Social (bootlegsocial.co.uk)

The Ways of Water 

A vibrant and exciting solo exhibition exploring a varied collection of work by seascape artist Cassia Helme at HIVEArts. Cassia (31) began painting seascapes in 2018 to aid her recovery from a disabling back injury, and it soon became a passion and dedication which continues to aid her ongoing battle with chronic pain. Inspired by her love of wild swimming and the local coastline of her hometown Lytham St Annes, the self-taught artist explores the nature of water using oil paints and soft pastels, along with environmentally friendly materials. Cassia creates realistic paintings of her subject, ranging from local Lancashire rivers, to vast tropical oceans.

Free, HIVEArts (hivearts.co.uk)

Emma Underwood Exhibition 

An exhibition of artworks by Emma Underwood who’s studied a wide range of artistic styles including watercolour, textiles, oil and acrylic, ceramics, multi-media creations and photography at Preston, Lancaster & Morecambe and Blackburn Colleges. Emma grew up in a family overflowing with artistic, musical and creative skills. It was inevitable that she would follow suit, choosing an artistic route through her education.

Free, Tea Amantes (teaamantes.com)

 

Collection Spotlight: Louise Giovanelli

In 2016, Grundy Art Gallery presented Louise Giovanelli’s first solo exhibition in a public gallery and museum. For that exhibition Louise generated a series of new paintings that responded to works in the Grundy’s collection. Six years later, the Grundy is re-showing two works from that exhibition; works that were later acquired into the Grundy’s permanent collection. Elsewhere in the public art gallery there are forecourt displays by Fiona Grady, Shining Light and a like installation by Tom Ireland reading “Blackpool Stands Between Us and the Revolution”.

10am-4.45, free, The Grundy Art Gallery (thegrundy.org)

 

Collection Spotlight: Louise Giovanelli

In 2016, Grundy Art Gallery presented Louise Giovanelli’s first solo exhibition in a public gallery and museum. For that exhibition Louise generated a series of new paintings that responded to works in the Grundy’s collection. Six years later, the Grundy is re-showing two works from that exhibition; works that were later acquired into the Grundy’s permanent collection. Elsewhere in the public art gallery there are forecourt displays by Fiona Grady, Shining Light and a like installation by Tom Ireland reading “Blackpool Stands Between Us and the Revolution”.

10am-4.45, free, The Grundy Art Gallery (thegrundy.org)

 

Lightpool

Blackpool’s award-winning Lightpool Festival is back with extraordinary free-to-see entertainment from the 14-29 October 2022. This programme comprises 16 nights of illuminated spectacle, providing an intoxicating mix of light-based art installations, lasers, live performances, family-friendly activities, and 3D projection shows.

Various times and locations, free (visitblackpool.com/lightpoolfestival)

 

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

A brand new production of the Award Winning West End and Broadway show, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, comes to Blackpool this October.

2.30 & 7.30pm, £18.50, Grand Theatre (blackpoolgrand.co.uk)

 

World Famous Elvis Show Starring Chris Connor

If you were not lucky enough to see Elvis live, you will walk away from this concert feeling that you have! Many Elvis fans are left moved when they leave the show which is made by Elvis fans for Elvis fans.

7.30pm, from £35.70, Opera House (wintergardensblackpool.co.uk)

 

Special Kinda Madness 

Special Kinda Madness are a Madness and a Specials tribute band from London playing an authentic and energetic set made up of hits from both bands.

7pm, £11, Waterloo Music Bar (waterloomusicbar.com)

 

Saturday Live! 

Join resident compere, Ryan Gleeson, for Saturday Live!, as he introduces headline act Glenn Wool, supported by two of the best comedians, from the U.K. comedy circuit. With comedians from shows, such as Mock the Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News for You and more, you can be sure of the biggest laughs and the best night out. 

7pm, £15.50, The Comedy Station (lackpoolcomedyclub.com)

 

So Fetch 

“Gretchen, stop trying to make fetch happen! It’s not going to happen!”
Regina George was wrong. So Fetch is happening, playing all your favourite hits from the 00s
Think Britney Spears to Avril Lavigne. McFly to Usher. Rihanna to Gwen Stefani. Justin Timberlake to Busted. Beyonce to Amy Winehouse.

11pm, £4, Bootleg Social (bootlegsocial.co.uk)

 

The Ways of Water 

A vibrant and exciting solo exhibition exploring a varied collection of work by seascape artist Cassia Helme at HIVEArts. Cassia (31) began painting seascapes in 2018 to aid her recovery from a disabling back injury, and it soon became a passion and dedication which continues to aid her ongoing battle with chronic pain. Inspired by her love of wild swimming and the local coastline of her hometown Lytham St Annes, the self-taught artist explores the nature of water using oil paints and soft pastels, along with environmentally friendly materials. Cassia creates realistic paintings of her subject, ranging from local Lancashire rivers, to vast tropical oceans.

Free, HIVEArts (hivearts.co.uk)

Emma Underwood Exhibition 

An exhibition of artworks by Emma Underwood who’s studied a wide range of artistic styles including watercolour, textiles, oil and acrylic, ceramics, multi-media creations and photography at Preston, Lancaster & Morecambe and Blackburn Colleges. Emma grew up in a family overflowing with artistic, musical and creative skills. It was inevitable that she would follow suit, choosing an artistic route through her education.

Free, Tea Amantes (teaamantes.com)

 

Lightpool

Blackpool’s award-winning Lightpool Festival is back with extraordinary free-to-see entertainment from the 14-29 October 2022. This programme comprises 16 nights of illuminated spectacle, providing an intoxicating mix of light-based art installations, lasers, live performances, family-friendly activities, and 3D projection shows.

Various times and locations, free (visitblackpool.com/lightpoolfestival)

 

Twister 

Following their successful UK headline tour in April this year, modern rock outfit Twister are delighted to be heading back out on the road in support of their brand new EP ‘Only The Strong Survive’.

4pm, £11, Waterloo Music Bar (waterloomusicbar.com)

 

The Ways of Water 

A vibrant and exciting solo exhibition exploring a varied collection of work by seascape artist Cassia Helme at HIVEArts. Cassia (31) began painting seascapes in 2018 to aid her recovery from a disabling back injury, and it soon became a passion and dedication which continues to aid her ongoing battle with chronic pain. Inspired by her love of wild swimming and the local coastline of her hometown Lytham St Annes, the self-taught artist explores the nature of water using oil paints and soft pastels, along with environmentally friendly materials. Cassia creates realistic paintings of her subject, ranging from local Lancashire rivers, to vast tropical oceans.

Free, HIVEArts (hivearts.co.uk)

Emma Underwood Exhibition 

An exhibition of artworks by Emma Underwood who’s studied a wide range of artistic styles including watercolour, textiles, oil and acrylic, ceramics, multi-media creations and photography at Preston, Lancaster & Morecambe and Blackburn Colleges. Emma grew up in a family overflowing with artistic, musical and creative skills. It was inevitable that she would follow suit, choosing an artistic route through her education.

Free, Tea Amantes (teaamantes.com)

 

All American Mondays 

Dirty Blondes’ new Monday night event includes beer pong, a foosball table, 50p wings, extended happy hour and DJ Jammie playing all the best country/hip hop/ r n b tunes allll night… Walk ins welcome! 

Dirty Blondes (dirtyblondes.co.uk)

 

Lightpool

Blackpool’s award-winning Lightpool Festival is back with extraordinary free-to-see entertainment from the 14-29 October 2022. This programme comprises 16 nights of illuminated spectacle, providing an intoxicating mix of light-based art installations, lasers, live performances, family-friendly activities, and 3D projection shows.

Various times and locations, free (visitblackpool.com/lightpoolfestival)

 

The Ways of Water 

A vibrant and exciting solo exhibition exploring a varied collection of work by seascape artist Cassia Helme at HIVEArts. Cassia (31) began painting seascapes in 2018 to aid her recovery from a disabling back injury, and it soon became a passion and dedication which continues to aid her ongoing battle with chronic pain. Inspired by her love of wild swimming and the local coastline of her hometown Lytham St Annes, the self-taught artist explores the nature of water using oil paints and soft pastels, along with environmentally friendly materials. Cassia creates realistic paintings of her subject, ranging from local Lancashire rivers, to vast tropical oceans.

Free, HIVEArts (hivearts.co.uk)

Blackpool & Fylde Historical Society talk

This month the historical society host a talk from Mike Winstanley. Markets to Supermarkets: 200 Years of Shopping focuses on the distinctive developments across the North West over two centuries. 

7.30pm, £3, Cricket Club (facebook.com/Blackpoolhistory)

 

Emma Underwood Exhibition 

An exhibition of artworks by Emma Underwood who’s studied a wide range of artistic styles including watercolour, textiles, oil and acrylic, ceramics, multi-media creations and photography at Preston, Lancaster & Morecambe and Blackburn Colleges. Emma grew up in a family overflowing with artistic, musical and creative skills. It was inevitable that she would follow suit, choosing an artistic route through her education.

Free, Tea Amantes (teaamantes.com)

 

Collection Spotlight: Louise Giovanelli

In 2016, Grundy Art Gallery presented Louise Giovanelli’s first solo exhibition in a public gallery and museum. For that exhibition Louise generated a series of new paintings that responded to works in the Grundy’s collection. Six years later, the Grundy is re-showing two works from that exhibition; works that were later acquired into the Grundy’s permanent collection. Elsewhere in the public art gallery there are forecourt displays by Fiona Grady, Shining Light and a like installation by Tom Ireland reading “Blackpool Stands Between Us and the Revolution”.

10am-4.45, free, The Grundy Art Gallery (thegrundy.org)

 

Collection Spotlight: Louise Giovanelli

In 2016, Grundy Art Gallery presented Louise Giovanelli’s first solo exhibition in a public gallery and museum. For that exhibition Louise generated a series of new paintings that responded to works in the Grundy’s collection. Six years later, the Grundy is re-showing two works from that exhibition; works that were later acquired into the Grundy’s permanent collection. Elsewhere in the public art gallery there are forecourt displays by Fiona Grady, Shining Light and a like installation by Tom Ireland reading “Blackpool Stands Between Us and the Revolution”.

10am-4.45, free, The Grundy Art Gallery (thegrundy.org)

 

Lightpool

Blackpool’s award-winning Lightpool Festival is back with extraordinary free-to-see entertainment from the 14-29 October 2022. This programme comprises 16 nights of illuminated spectacle, providing an intoxicating mix of light-based art installations, lasers, live performances, family-friendly activities, and 3D projection shows.

Various times and locations, free (visitblackpool.com/lightpoolfestival)

 

Dreamgirls The Musical

Direct from the West End with an extraordinary story and the unforgettable, spine-tingling vocals that send audiences wild, this spectacular musical production features the classic songs And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going, Listen, I Am Changing and One Night Only.

7.30pm, from £20, Opera House (wintergardensblackpool.co.uk)

 

The Ways of Water 

A vibrant and exciting solo exhibition exploring a varied collection of work by seascape artist Cassia Helme at HIVEArts. Cassia (31) began painting seascapes in 2018 to aid her recovery from a disabling back injury, and it soon became a passion and dedication which continues to aid her ongoing battle with chronic pain. Inspired by her love of wild swimming and the local coastline of her hometown Lytham St Annes, the self-taught artist explores the nature of water using oil paints and soft pastels, along with environmentally friendly materials. Cassia creates realistic paintings of her subject, ranging from local Lancashire rivers, to vast tropical oceans.

Free, HIVEArts (hivearts.co.uk)

Emma Underwood Exhibition 

An exhibition of artworks by Emma Underwood who’s studied a wide range of artistic styles including watercolour, textiles, oil and acrylic, ceramics, multi-media creations and photography at Preston, Lancaster & Morecambe and Blackburn Colleges. Emma grew up in a family overflowing with artistic, musical and creative skills. It was inevitable that she would follow suit, choosing an artistic route through her education.

Free, Tea Amantes (teaamantes.com)

 

Collection Spotlight: Louise Giovanelli

In 2016, Grundy Art Gallery presented Louise Giovanelli’s first solo exhibition in a public gallery and museum. For that exhibition Louise generated a series of new paintings that responded to works in the Grundy’s collection. Six years later, the Grundy is re-showing two works from that exhibition; works that were later acquired into the Grundy’s permanent collection. Elsewhere in the public art gallery there are forecourt displays by Fiona Grady, Shining Light and a like installation by Tom Ireland reading “Blackpool Stands Between Us and the Revolution”.

10am-4.45, free, The Grundy Art Gallery (thegrundy.org)

 

Lightpool

Blackpool’s award-winning Lightpool Festival is back with extraordinary free-to-see entertainment from the 14-29 October 2022. This programme comprises 16 nights of illuminated spectacle, providing an intoxicating mix of light-based art installations, lasers, live performances, family-friendly activities, and 3D projection shows.

Various times and locations, free (visitblackpool.com/lightpoolfestival)

 

Blackpool Scout Gang Show

Come along and watch the Scouts and Guides from Blackpool as they return to the iconic Grand Theatre for their 60th Anniversary Blackpool Scout Gang Show.

7.30pm, £13.50, Grand Theatre (blackpoolgrand.co.uk

 

Dreamgirls The Musical

Direct from the West End with an extraordinary story and the unforgettable, spine-tingling vocals that send audiences wild, this spectacular musical production features the classic songs And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going, Listen, I Am Changing and One Night Only.

7.30pm, from £20, Opera House (wintergardensblackpool.co.uk)

 

The Big Draw

Enjoy being creative with no drawing skills needed at Showtown’s Big Draw event.

Experiment with light and other materials to create exciting pieces of art.

11am-2pm, free, Outside the former Debenhams, Houndshill Shopping Centre (showtownblackpool.co.uk)

 

The Ways of Water 

A vibrant and exciting solo exhibition exploring a varied collection of work by seascape artist Cassia Helme at HIVEArts. Cassia (31) began painting seascapes in 2018 to aid her recovery from a disabling back injury, and it soon became a passion and dedication which continues to aid her ongoing battle with chronic pain. Inspired by her love of wild swimming and the local coastline of her hometown Lytham St Annes, the self-taught artist explores the nature of water using oil paints and soft pastels, along with environmentally friendly materials. Cassia creates realistic paintings of her subject, ranging from local Lancashire rivers, to vast tropical oceans.

Free, HIVEArts (hivearts.co.uk)

Emma Underwood Exhibition 

An exhibition of artworks by Emma Underwood who’s studied a wide range of artistic styles including watercolour, textiles, oil and acrylic, ceramics, multi-media creations and photography at Preston, Lancaster & Morecambe and Blackburn Colleges. Emma grew up in a family overflowing with artistic, musical and creative skills. It was inevitable that she would follow suit, choosing an artistic route through her education.

Free, Tea Amantes (teaamantes.com)

 

Collection Spotlight: Louise Giovanelli

In 2016, Grundy Art Gallery presented Louise Giovanelli’s first solo exhibition in a public gallery and museum. For that exhibition Louise generated a series of new paintings that responded to works in the Grundy’s collection. Six years later, the Grundy is re-showing two works from that exhibition; works that were later acquired into the Grundy’s permanent collection. Elsewhere in the public art gallery there are forecourt displays by Fiona Grady, Shining Light and a like installation by Tom Ireland reading “Blackpool Stands Between Us and the Revolution”.

10am-4.45, free, The Grundy Art Gallery (thegrundy.org)

 

Collection Spotlight: Louise Giovanelli

In 2016, Grundy Art Gallery presented Louise Giovanelli’s first solo exhibition in a public gallery and museum. For that exhibition Louise generated a series of new paintings that responded to works in the Grundy’s collection. Six years later, the Grundy is re-showing two works from that exhibition; works that were later acquired into the Grundy’s permanent collection. Elsewhere in the public art gallery there are forecourt displays by Fiona Grady, Shining Light and a like installation by Tom Ireland reading “Blackpool Stands Between Us and the Revolution”.

10am-4.45, free, The Grundy Art Gallery (thegrundy.org)

 

Lightpool

Blackpool’s award-winning Lightpool Festival is back with extraordinary free-to-see entertainment from the 14-29 October 2022. This programme comprises 16 nights of illuminated spectacle, providing an intoxicating mix of light-based art installations, lasers, live performances, family-friendly activities, and 3D projection shows.

Various times and locations, free (visitblackpool.com/lightpoolfestival)

 

Blackpool Scout Gang Show

Come along and watch the Scouts and Guides from Blackpool as they return to the iconic Grand Theatre for their 60th Anniversary Blackpool Scout Gang Show.

7.30pm, £13.50, Grand Theatre (blackpoolgrand.co.uk)

 

Dreamgirls The Musical

Direct from the West End with an extraordinary story and the unforgettable, spine-tingling vocals that send audiences wild, this spectacular musical production features the classic songs And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going, Listen, I Am Changing and One Night Only.

2.30pm and 7.30pm, from £20, Opera House (wintergardensblackpool.co.uk)

 

Promenade History Walk*

Hosted by Showtown, meet at Wilton Parade tram shelter opposite The Imperial Hotel, Promenade, FY1 2HB. Discover the fascinating heritage of the north Promenade while enjoying the stunning sea views during this tour. The Promenade History Walk will provide a unique insight into some of Blackpool’s fascinating local history. *BSL interpreted performance.

11am-12.30pm, £5 per ticket, Imperial Hotel (showtownblackpool.co.uk)

 

World Fireworks Championships

Gathering together the crème de la crème of the world’s firework elite the third in a series of displays offering entertainment for all the family features Fireworks Factory from Finland. 

8.30, Tower Headland (visitblackpool.com)

 

The Ways of Water 

A vibrant and exciting solo exhibition exploring a varied collection of work by seascape artist Cassia Helme at HIVEArts. Cassia (31) began painting seascapes in 2018 to aid her recovery from a disabling back injury, and it soon became a passion and dedication which continues to aid her ongoing battle with chronic pain. Inspired by her love of wild swimming and the local coastline of her hometown Lytham St Annes, the self-taught artist explores the nature of water using oil paints and soft pastels, along with environmentally friendly materials. Cassia creates realistic paintings of her subject, ranging from local Lancashire rivers, to vast tropical oceans.

Free, HIVEArts (hivearts.co.uk)

Friday Night Laughs at the Comedy Station Comedy Club
Emma Underwood Exhibition 

An exhibition of artworks by Emma Underwood who’s studied a wide range of artistic styles including watercolour, textiles, oil and acrylic, ceramics, multi-media creations and photography at Preston, Lancaster & Morecambe and Blackburn Colleges. Emma grew up in a family overflowing with artistic, musical and creative skills. It was inevitable that she would follow suit, choosing an artistic route through her education.

Free, Tea Amantes (teaamantes.com)

 

Collection Spotlight: Louise Giovanelli

In 2016, Grundy Art Gallery presented Louise Giovanelli’s first solo exhibition in a public gallery and museum. For that exhibition Louise generated a series of new paintings that responded to works in the Grundy’s collection. Six years later, the Grundy is re-showing two works from that exhibition; works that were later acquired into the Grundy’s permanent collection. Elsewhere in the public art gallery there are forecourt displays by Fiona Grady, Shining Light and a like installation by Tom Ireland reading “Blackpool Stands Between Us and the Revolution”.

10am-4.45, free, The Grundy Art Gallery (thegrundy.org)

 

Collection Spotlight: Louise Giovanelli

In 2016, Grundy Art Gallery presented Louise Giovanelli’s first solo exhibition in a public gallery and museum. For that exhibition Louise generated a series of new paintings that responded to works in the Grundy’s collection. Six years later, the Grundy is re-showing two works from that exhibition; works that were later acquired into the Grundy’s permanent collection. Elsewhere in the public art gallery there are forecourt displays by Fiona Grady, Shining Light and a like installation by Tom Ireland reading “Blackpool Stands Between Us and the Revolution”.

10am-4.45, free, The Grundy Art Gallery (thegrundy.org)

 

Lightpool

Blackpool’s award-winning Lightpool Festival is back with extraordinary free-to-see entertainment from the 14-29 October 2022. This programme comprises 16 nights of illuminated spectacle, providing an intoxicating mix of light-based art installations, lasers, live performances, family-friendly activities, and 3D projection shows.

Various times and locations, free (visitblackpool.com/lightpoolfestival)

 

Blackpool Scout Gang Show

Come along and watch the Scouts and Guides from Blackpool as they return to the iconic Grand Theatre for their 60th Anniversary Blackpool Scout Gang Show.

7.30pm, £13.50, Grand Theatre (blackpoolgrand.co.uk)

 

Dreamgirls The Musical

Direct from the West End with an extraordinary story and the unforgettable, spine-tingling vocals that send audiences wild, this spectacular musical production features the classic songs And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going, Listen, I Am Changing and One Night Only.

7.30pm, from £20, Opera House (wintergardensblackpool.co.uk)

 

Lightpool

Blackpool’s award-winning Lightpool Festival is back with extraordinary free-to-see entertainment from the 14-29 October 2022. This programme comprises 16 nights of illuminated spectacle, providing an intoxicating mix of light-based art installations, lasers, live performances, family-friendly activities, and 3D projection shows.

Various times and locations, free (visitblackpool.com/lightpoolfestival

 

The Exorcist (1973)

Regan, a young girl, displays bizarre behaviour after playing with an Ouija board. Chris, her mother and an actress, consults two priests who conclude that Regan is possessed by a demonic entity. 18 rating.

7.30pm, £5.50-£11, The Regent (theregentblackpool.co.uk)

 

World Fireworks Championships

Gathering together the crème de la crème of the world’s firework elite the third in a series of displays offering entertainment for all the family is a celebratory display with Titanium Fireworks. 

8.30, Tower Headland (visitblackpool.com)

 

Iffy Clyro

The Biffy cover band throw a Halloween party with support from Alanis More Or Less.

7.30, £11, Waterloo Music Bar (waterloomusicbar.co.uk)

 

Friday Night Laughs 

Join resident compere, Ryan Gleeson, for Friday Night Laughs, as he introduces headline act Glen Wool, supported by two of the best comedians, from the U.K. comedy circuit. With comedians from shows, such as Mock the Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News for You and more, you can be sure of the biggest laughs and the best night out. 

7pm, £15.50, The Comedy Station (blackpoolcomedyclub.com)

 

The Wave Pictures 

The Wave Pictures play their first show in Blackpool. Although they’re British, you’ll hear a cross between US artists Jonathan Richman, Bob Dylan and Townes Van Zandt, with a little British indie thrown in too (think Suede and The Smiths), and some afrobeat guitars.

7pm, £16.50, Bootleg Social (bootlegsocial.co.uk)

 

The Ways of Water 

A vibrant and exciting solo exhibition exploring a varied collection of work by seascape artist Cassia Helme at HIVEArts. Cassia (31) began painting seascapes in 2018 to aid her recovery from a disabling back injury, and it soon became a passion and dedication which continues to aid her ongoing battle with chronic pain. Inspired by her love of wild swimming and the local coastline of her hometown Lytham St Annes, the self-taught artist explores the nature of water using oil paints and soft pastels, along with environmentally friendly materials. Cassia creates realistic paintings of her subject, ranging from local Lancashire rivers, to vast tropical oceans.

Free, HIVEArts (hivearts.co.uk)

Emma Underwood Exhibition 

An exhibition of artworks by Emma Underwood who’s studied a wide range of artistic styles including watercolour, textiles, oil and acrylic, ceramics, multi-media creations and photography at Preston, Lancaster & Morecambe and Blackburn Colleges. Emma grew up in a family overflowing with artistic, musical and creative skills. It was inevitable that she would follow suit, choosing an artistic route through her education.

Free, Tea Amantes (teaamantes.com)

 

Collection Spotlight: Louise Giovanelli

In 2016, Grundy Art Gallery presented Louise Giovanelli’s first solo exhibition in a public gallery and museum. For that exhibition Louise generated a series of new paintings that responded to works in the Grundy’s collection. Six years later, the Grundy is re-showing two works from that exhibition; works that were later acquired into the Grundy’s permanent collection. Elsewhere in the public art gallery there are forecourt displays by Fiona Grady, Shining Light and a like installation by Tom Ireland reading “Blackpool Stands Between Us and the Revolution”.

10am-4.45, free, The Grundy Art Gallery (thegrundy.org)

 

Collection Spotlight: Louise Giovanelli

In 2016, Grundy Art Gallery presented Louise Giovanelli’s first solo exhibition in a public gallery and museum. For that exhibition Louise generated a series of new paintings that responded to works in the Grundy’s collection. Six years later, the Grundy is re-showing two works from that exhibition; works that were later acquired into the Grundy’s permanent collection. Elsewhere in the public art gallery there are forecourt displays by Fiona Grady, Shining Light and a like installation by Tom Ireland reading “Blackpool Stands Between Us and the Revolution”.

10am-4.45, free, The Grundy Art Gallery (thegrundy.org)

 

Lightpool

Blackpool’s award-winning Lightpool Festival is back with extraordinary free-to-see entertainment from the 14-29 October 2022. This programme comprises 16 nights of illuminated spectacle, providing an intoxicating mix of light-based art installations, lasers, live performances, family-friendly activities, and 3D projection shows.

Various times and locations, free (visitblackpool.com/lightpoolfestival)

 

Blackpool Scout Gang Show

Come along and watch the Scouts and Guides from Blackpool as they return to the iconic Grand Theatre for their 60th Anniversary Blackpool Scout Gang Show.

2pm & 7pm, £13.50, Grand Theatre (blackpoolgrand.co.uk)

 

Dreamgirls The Musical

Direct from the West End with an extraordinary story and the unforgettable, spine-tingling vocals that send audiences wild, this spectacular musical production features the classic songs And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going, Listen, I Am Changing and One Night Only.

2.30pm and 7.30pm, from £20, Opera House (wintergardensblackpool.co.uk)

 

S2S x Retro x 90s Baby present Halloween Fantasia!

S2S x Retro x 90s Baby present Halloween Fantasia at Blackpool Winter Gardens! Dance Classics, 90s and Retro!

8pm, from £21.94, Winter Gardens (wintergardensblackpool.co.uk)

 

Regent Paranormal Evening

A night of guaranteed spooks at the historic cinema. 

9pm, £26.25, The Regent (theregentblackpool.co.uk)

 

Spooky Blackpool

Join Showtown Blackpool for some Spooky stories for Halloween inspired by the

spooky Illumination tableaux. There will also be opportunity to make and take

away a hand-made scary paper lantern.

11am-2pm, free (showtownblackpool.co.uk)

 

Saturday Live! 

Join resident compere, Ryan Gleeson, for Saturday Live!, as he introduces headline act Glenn Wool, supported by two of the best comedians, from the U.K. comedy circuit. With comedians from shows, such as Mock the Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News for You and more, you can be sure of the biggest laughs and the best night out. 

7pm, £15.50, The Comedy Station (lackpoolcomedyclub.com)

 

Halloween Country Music Night 

Live music from Emma Jade Garbutt, Alan Finlan and the Cowboy DJ! Dirty Blonde’s country nights are some of our busiest nights of the month so get down early to make sure you’re involved in the action! If you can make cowboy hates and plaid spooky then you probably won’t get a free drink.

7pm, free, Dirty Blondes (dirtyblondesbars.co.uk

 

Hew & The Greater Good

Assembled between Manchester and Leeds, alternative/indie/folk group Huw & the Greater Good came together in 2020, bonded by a love of classic and contemporary bands, including Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Cage the Elephant, The Waterboy’s, The War on Drugs. Support from Sample Text & Joe Platt (solo).

7pm, £6, Bootleg Social (bootlegsocial.co.uk)

 

The Ways of Water 

A vibrant and exciting solo exhibition exploring a varied collection of work by seascape artist Cassia Helme at HIVEArts. Cassia (31) began painting seascapes in 2018 to aid her recovery from a disabling back injury, and it soon became a passion and dedication which continues to aid her ongoing battle with chronic pain. Inspired by her love of wild swimming and the local coastline of her hometown Lytham St Annes, the self-taught artist explores the nature of water using oil paints and soft pastels, along with environmentally friendly materials. Cassia creates realistic paintings of her subject, ranging from local Lancashire rivers, to vast tropical oceans.

Free, HIVEArts (hivearts.co.uk)

Mama G at the Old Electric
Emma Underwood Exhibition 

An exhibition of artworks by Emma Underwood who’s studied a wide range of artistic styles including watercolour, textiles, oil and acrylic, ceramics, multi-media creations and photography at Preston, Lancaster & Morecambe and Blackburn Colleges. Emma grew up in a family overflowing with artistic, musical and creative skills. It was inevitable that she would follow suit, choosing an artistic route through her education.

Free, Tea Amantes (teaamantes.com)

 

Dreamgirls The Musical

Direct from the West End with an extraordinary story and the unforgettable, spine-tingling vocals that send audiences wild, this spectacular musical production features the classic songs And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going, Listen, I Am Changing and One Night Only.

7.30pm, from £20, Opera House (wintergardensblackpool.co.uk)

 

Mama G’s Storytime Roadshow

Combining panto and the art of storytelling, this all-singing, partial-dancing extravaganza is filled with stories about loving who you are and being who you want! Mama G is going to share some of her most fabulous creations such as Little Roar, the fashionista dinosaur; Bonnie, the bunny who has lost her bounce and Eunice the unicorn. 

2pm-3pm, £8, The Old Electric (theoldelectric.co.uk)

 

FM

British rock outfit play hits from their 13-album strong back catalogue. 

7pm, £22, Waterloo Music Bar (waterloomusicbar.co.uk)

 

Elkie Brooks 2022

Elkie Brooks is a stunning performer and whatever she does, she does it best live. Don’t miss the chance to see a truly great artist in action.

7.30pm, £32.50, Grand Theatre (blackpoolgrand.co.uk)

 

The Ways of Water 

A vibrant and exciting solo exhibition exploring a varied collection of work by seascape artist Cassia Helme at HIVEArts. Cassia (31) began painting seascapes in 2018 to aid her recovery from a disabling back injury, and it soon became a passion and dedication which continues to aid her ongoing battle with chronic pain. Inspired by her love of wild swimming and the local coastline of her hometown Lytham St Annes, the self-taught artist explores the nature of water using oil paints and soft pastels, along with environmentally friendly materials. Cassia creates realistic paintings of her subject, ranging from local Lancashire rivers, to vast tropical oceans.

Free, HIVEArts (hivearts.co.uk)

Emma Underwood Exhibition 

An exhibition of artworks by Emma Underwood who’s studied a wide range of artistic styles including watercolour, textiles, oil and acrylic, ceramics, multi-media creations and photography at Preston, Lancaster & Morecambe and Blackburn Colleges. Emma grew up in a family overflowing with artistic, musical and creative skills. It was inevitable that she would follow suit, choosing an artistic route through her education.

Free, Tea Amantes (teaamantes.com)

 

Dreamgirls The Musical

Direct from the West End with an extraordinary story and the unforgettable, spine-tingling vocals that send audiences wild, this spectacular musical production features the classic songs And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going, Listen, I Am Changing and One Night Only.

7.30pm, from £20, Opera House (wintergardensblackpool.co.uk)

 

All American Mondays 

Dirty Blondes’ new Monday night event includes beer pong, a foosball table, 50p wings, extended happy hour and DJ Jammie playing all the best country/hip hop/ r n b tunes allll night… Walk ins welcome! 

Dirty Blondes (dirtyblondes.co.uk)

 

The Ways of Water 

A vibrant and exciting solo exhibition exploring a varied collection of work by seascape artist Cassia Helme at HIVEArts. Cassia (31) began painting seascapes in 2018 to aid her recovery from a disabling back injury, and it soon became a passion and dedication which continues to aid her ongoing battle with chronic pain. Inspired by her love of wild swimming and the local coastline of her hometown Lytham St Annes, the self-taught artist explores the nature of water using oil paints and soft pastels, along with environmentally friendly materials. Cassia creates realistic paintings of her subject, ranging from local Lancashire rivers, to vast tropical oceans.

Free, HIVEArts (hivearts.co.uk)

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