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Solo Exhibition: Katarzyna Nowak

From: 3 Jun 2024 - 30 Jun 2024
Location: Tea Amantes
exhibition

With over 20 years of experience in creating art using oil, acrylic, and mixed media, Katarzyna’s work focuses on eliminating the negative and embracing the highs life has to offer. Her new collection features vibrant and colourful watercolour paintings. The bright hues and floral themes suggest another spring in the artist’s life, symbolizing transformation, freshness, and optimism.

Girls’ Night

Date: 24 Jun 2024
Location: Ramp City
sports

Skateboards-only and girls-only at Big Woody’s monthly night at ramp city. A free raffle ticket on entry with prizes from Clown Skateboards, Kruxs Trucks and Rolling Thunder. Coaching is provided and boards are available to borrow. Read our feature here.

This summer, the Olympia Exhibition Hall at the Winter Gardens will be transformed into a Euros Fanzone, perfect for football supporters to come together and cheer England on to Euro glory. An exclusive Penalty Box area offers VIP packages, complete with guaranteed seating in a dedicated penalty area. With a capacity of up to 1,000, there’s plenty of room for everyone to join the excitement. Food, drink and footy!

The Winter Gardens Ghost Tour

Date: 26 Jun 2024
Location: Winter Gardens
tour

On these tours you will be led by your Ghost Host through some of the Winter Gardens’ halls, rooms and theatres hearing tales of ghostly goings-on, horrifying hauntings, strange sightings (and sounds!) and much more.

The Rolling Stones Story

Date: 27 Jun 2024
Location: Grand Theatre
music | theatre

The Rolling Stones Story promises you an unforgettable Jumpin’ Jack Flash back in time. It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll, but we like it!

Odie’s Pottery: Casual Clay Sessions

Date: 27 Jun 2024
Location: Aunty Social, 28 Topping St
art | crafts | family

Head on down to Aunty Social and join Odie’s Pottery for one of their popular Casual Clay hand-building sessions, now in Blackpool! This informal, friendly hand-building workshop is all about getting creative, having a good time and experimenting with clay in a gentle environment.

How Modern Narratives Have Informed a Performance About Historical Myths

Date: 27 Jun 2024
Location: The Old Electric
talk | theatre

The origin story of Britain; founded by Brutus, is well known. But there is an earlier, alternative female-born story. In this pre-show talk to MYTHS hosted by Reclaim Blackpool, we will explore the modern day parallels of representation of women in mythology and how the experiences of today’s Blackpool women have informed this performance based on myths from the past.

Evil Blizzard

Date: 28 Jun 2024
Location: The Waterloo
gigs

Preston’s Evil Blizzard are truly an enigma. Four bass players, a singing drummer. An array of rubber masks that will give both children and adults sleepless nights. They are one of the most ingenious and charismatic live acts on the live scene today.

Queer Amusements: Tits & Teeth, Thick & Tight

Date: 28 Jun 2024
Location: Grand Theatre
dance | theatre

Thick & Tight are touring the UK with Tits & Teeth, the best bits of their back catalogue from their sell-out shows at London International Mime Festival 2023. Mixing ballet and contemporary dance with drag, satire, mime and lip-syncing, Tits & Teeth is a variety show like no other.

MYTHS

From: 28 Jun 2024 - 29 Jun 2024
Location: The Old Electric
theatre

A bold, brand new piece of theatre developed by a company of women through a broad range of creative techniques including writing, movement, music, puppetry, dance, sculpture and singing. Built out of research into formative female stories, both ancient and modern, the resulting performance is a fierce and playful invitation to audiences to consider recurring themes throughout his-story.

Friday Night Laughs 

Date: 28 Jun 2024
Location: Comedy Station  
comedy

Join Ryan Gleeson as he introduces three of the funniest comedians from telly shows, like 8 Out of 10 Cats, Live at the Apollo and more.

Regent ghost investigation

Date: 29 Jun 2024
Location: The Regent
tour

Are you brave enough to explore the haunted halls and uncover the mysteries that lie within the Regent? Get ready to encounter paranormal activity, hear ghostly tales, and maybe even catch a glimpse of a restless spirit!

Saturday Night Live

Date: 29 Jun 2024
Location: Comedy Station  
comedy

Join Ryan Gleeson as he introduces three of the funniest comedians from telly shows, like 8 Out of 10 Cats, Live at the Apollo and more.

Steve Steinman’s Love Hurts

Date: 29 Jun 2024
theatre

Critically acclaimed show producer and no one recording artist Steve Steinman presents a brand-new production – Love Hurts.

Mountain Vista Bob Ross Painting Workshop

Date: 29 Jun 2024
Location: Abingdon Street Market
art | crafts

Anthony Goldthorpe demonstrates just how simple and fun it is to create a masterpiece. With 30 years of experience at Bob Ross Inc and tutelage from Steve Ross, son of Bob Ross himself, Anthony brings expertise to every stroke of the brush and passes them on to you to have a go. Don’t miss this opportunity to unleash your inner artist.

Swiftogeddeon

Date: 29 Jun 2024
Location: Bootleg Social
music

A night dedicated to worshipping at the altar of Taylor Swift: non-stop Swifty all night: deep cuts, extended mixes, fan favourites and all the hits.

ASM Makers’ Market

Date: 30 Jun 2024
Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Abingdon Street Market
crafts | Shopping

A monthly makers’ markets, held on the last Sunday of every month. Spotlighting the finest artists and makers from the Fylde Coast and celebrating the town’s creativity.

Live Like Ralph Skate Sessions

Date: 30 Jun 2024
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: House of Wingz, Back Reeds Road
community | sports

Ralph’s House is a brand new skate facility designed to help beginners build their confidence and to give more advanced skaters a safe and creative space to hang out. Supported by Live like Ralph, the space is designed to encourage more young people take up skateboarding. A coach and equipment is available for these monthly skate sessions led by Kayleigh from Real Skate North West.

National Theatre Let’s Play: Schools Performances

Date: 5 Jul 2024
Location: The Old Electric
family | theatre

Following a summer of Let’s Play workshops led by teachers in their classrooms with support from local writer and poet Ant Briscoe, a cast of professional actors will perform scripts, devised by year five and six pupils from four primary schools, set in and inspired by Blackpool. Come and see the culmination of our all their work in this unmissable performance of local stories directed by National Theatre Director Ruth Mary Johnson.

Queer Amusements: Garth Gratrix

From: 6 Jul 2024 - 8 Sep 2024
Location: Grundy Art Gallery
art

Garth Gratrix, a contemporary visual artist at the forefront of nuanced queer expression, unveils a new light commission for multi-art form festival Queer Amusements. Set to illuminate the exterior of the Grundy Art Gallery as part of his upcoming major solo exhibition this summer titled Flamboyant Flamingos, commissioned by the Grundy Art Gallery.

Queer Amusements: Creating autobiographical performance work

Date: 11 Jul 2024
Location: The Old Electric
theatre

Join performance artist Krishna Istha for a workshop that explores how artists and performers can craft autobiographical, genre-pushing works. Participants will delve into idea-generating exercises, examining the use of personal experiences to shape stories, experimenting with form and structure, and will be encouraged to create their own material.

Chat About Books group

Date: 18 Jul 2024
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: Central Library
community | literature

Bring along a favourite book, or one you’ve read recently, to recommend to the group, and take away a book from a genre you might not have tried before, to widen your reading horizons. Adults of all ages welcome.

Live Like Ralph Skate Sessions

Date: 28 Jul 2024
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: House of Wingz, Back Reeds Road
community | sports

Ralph’s House is a brand new skate facility designed to help beginners build their confidence and to give more advanced skaters a safe and creative space to hang out. Supported by Live like Ralph, the space is designed to encourage more young people take up skateboarding. A coach and equipment is available for these monthly skate sessions led by Kayleigh from Real Skate North West.

Queer Amusements: Zine Workshop

Date: 3 Aug 2024
Location: Aunty Social
activism | art | crafts

Get your pens and crayons ready and join Teddy Ford, aka The Bearded Sewist, for a casual zine making workshop. A zine is most commonly known as a small circulation publication of original or appropriated texts and images. Because of its un-restrictive nature, zines have historically been adopted by marginalised and undocumented communities. Arts and activism groups have often found safe space in zine-making and the process has often been the driving force at the beginning of whole subcultures such as Queercore and Riot Grrrl.

Live Like Ralph Skate Sessions

Date: 25 Aug 2024
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: House of Wingz, Back Reeds Road
community | sports

Ralph’s House is a brand new skate facility designed to help beginners build their confidence and to give more advanced skaters a safe and creative space to hang out. Supported by Live like Ralph, the space is designed to encourage more young people take up skateboarding. A coach and equipment is available for these monthly skate sessions led by Kayleigh from Real Skate North West.

Queer Amusements: Fancy A Turn?

From: 2 Sep 2024 - 7 Sep 2024
Location: The Old Electric
theatre | workshop

Ever fancied dipping your toe into the exciting world of cabaret? Perhaps you wanna create a brand new piece of short form performance? Well we’ve absolutely got you covered, babes! Here is your chance to get involved – a week-long development opportunity from two award winning show offs, Scottee and Harry Clayton-Wright.

Queer Amusements: Fancy A Turn Showcase

Date: 6 Sep 2024
Location: The Old Electric
theatre

Scratch the surface and experience the fabulous, funny or perhaps even freaky in brand new cabaret acts and performances from our very own Queer Amusements development programme, Fancy A Turn? Hosted by award winning show offs Scottee and Harry Clayton-Wright, this is your chance to see performance at its most raw and exciting. Ten iconic legends will debut and premiere something they’ve been making and honing all week and you’ll be the very first in the world to enjoy it! Not bad for a fiver, right!?

Queer Amusements: Chippy Tea

Date: 12 Sep 2024
Location: Aunty Social
community | food and drink

Chats and chips with Scottee at Aunty Social. Scottee is a self taught, multi-award winning artist and actor who has received critical acclaim for his work in theatre, audio and fine art. Free chips with every ticket. Salt and vinegar provided.

Queer Amusements: Titty Kaka’s Workshop Weekender

From: 14 Sep 2024 - 15 Sep 2024
Location: Aunty Social
workshop

Have you ever made anyone feel uncomfortable on purpose, and kinda liked it? Do you fancy going into witness protection but don’t have the criminal clout? Have you ever peeled a banana with your hands? If so, you’ve possibly considered learning the art of drag! Look no further, Titty Kaka is here to help. As a world renowned performer, celebrating a decade of drag, she’s returning to the scene of the crime… Blackpool! Starting her career at the iconic Funny Girls, to the bright lights of the Champs-Elysées in Paris, she is now the resident drag queen onboard the award winning Virgin Voyages fleet of ladyships.

Drawing on the heritage of Blackpool’s Bathing Beauty competitions that took place on the sea front and also paying homage to the town’s rich history of drag, “STUNNING! – An Alternative Drag Pageant” – is a night for Queens, Kings and Things to dress up, show out and show off. The catwalk is open and we’re inviting you to make it yours.




Evil Blizzard

Date: 28 Jun 2024
Location: The Waterloo
gigs

Preston’s Evil Blizzard are truly an enigma. Four bass players, a singing drummer. An array of rubber masks that will give both children and adults sleepless nights. They are one of the most ingenious and charismatic live acts on the live scene today.




The Rolling Stones Story

Date: 27 Jun 2024
Location: Grand Theatre
music | theatre

The Rolling Stones Story promises you an unforgettable Jumpin’ Jack Flash back in time. It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll, but we like it!

How Modern Narratives Have Informed a Performance About Historical Myths

Date: 27 Jun 2024
Location: The Old Electric
talk | theatre

The origin story of Britain; founded by Brutus, is well known. But there is an earlier, alternative female-born story. In this pre-show talk to MYTHS hosted by Reclaim Blackpool, we will explore the modern day parallels of representation of women in mythology and how the experiences of today’s Blackpool women have informed this performance based on myths from the past.

Queer Amusements: Tits & Teeth, Thick & Tight

Date: 28 Jun 2024
Location: Grand Theatre
dance | theatre

Thick & Tight are touring the UK with Tits & Teeth, the best bits of their back catalogue from their sell-out shows at London International Mime Festival 2023. Mixing ballet and contemporary dance with drag, satire, mime and lip-syncing, Tits & Teeth is a variety show like no other.

MYTHS

From: 28 Jun 2024 - 29 Jun 2024
Location: The Old Electric
theatre

A bold, brand new piece of theatre developed by a company of women through a broad range of creative techniques including writing, movement, music, puppetry, dance, sculpture and singing. Built out of research into formative female stories, both ancient and modern, the resulting performance is a fierce and playful invitation to audiences to consider recurring themes throughout his-story.

Steve Steinman’s Love Hurts

Date: 29 Jun 2024
theatre

Critically acclaimed show producer and no one recording artist Steve Steinman presents a brand-new production – Love Hurts.

National Theatre Let’s Play: Schools Performances

Date: 5 Jul 2024
Location: The Old Electric
family | theatre

Following a summer of Let’s Play workshops led by teachers in their classrooms with support from local writer and poet Ant Briscoe, a cast of professional actors will perform scripts, devised by year five and six pupils from four primary schools, set in and inspired by Blackpool. Come and see the culmination of our all their work in this unmissable performance of local stories directed by National Theatre Director Ruth Mary Johnson.

Queer Amusements: Creating autobiographical performance work

Date: 11 Jul 2024
Location: The Old Electric
theatre

Join performance artist Krishna Istha for a workshop that explores how artists and performers can craft autobiographical, genre-pushing works. Participants will delve into idea-generating exercises, examining the use of personal experiences to shape stories, experimenting with form and structure, and will be encouraged to create their own material.

Queer Amusements: Fancy A Turn?

From: 2 Sep 2024 - 7 Sep 2024
Location: The Old Electric
theatre | workshop

Ever fancied dipping your toe into the exciting world of cabaret? Perhaps you wanna create a brand new piece of short form performance? Well we’ve absolutely got you covered, babes! Here is your chance to get involved – a week-long development opportunity from two award winning show offs, Scottee and Harry Clayton-Wright.

Queer Amusements: Fancy A Turn Showcase

Date: 6 Sep 2024
Location: The Old Electric
theatre

Scratch the surface and experience the fabulous, funny or perhaps even freaky in brand new cabaret acts and performances from our very own Queer Amusements development programme, Fancy A Turn? Hosted by award winning show offs Scottee and Harry Clayton-Wright, this is your chance to see performance at its most raw and exciting. Ten iconic legends will debut and premiere something they’ve been making and honing all week and you’ll be the very first in the world to enjoy it! Not bad for a fiver, right!?

Drawing on the heritage of Blackpool’s Bathing Beauty competitions that took place on the sea front and also paying homage to the town’s rich history of drag, “STUNNING! – An Alternative Drag Pageant” – is a night for Queens, Kings and Things to dress up, show out and show off. The catwalk is open and we’re inviting you to make it yours.




Friday Night Laughs 

Date: 28 Jun 2024
Location: Comedy Station  
comedy

Join Ryan Gleeson as he introduces three of the funniest comedians from telly shows, like 8 Out of 10 Cats, Live at the Apollo and more.

Saturday Night Live

Date: 29 Jun 2024
Location: Comedy Station  
comedy

Join Ryan Gleeson as he introduces three of the funniest comedians from telly shows, like 8 Out of 10 Cats, Live at the Apollo and more.




Live Like Ralph Skate Sessions

Date: 30 Jun 2024
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: House of Wingz, Back Reeds Road
community | sports

Ralph’s House is a brand new skate facility designed to help beginners build their confidence and to give more advanced skaters a safe and creative space to hang out. Supported by Live like Ralph, the space is designed to encourage more young people take up skateboarding. A coach and equipment is available for these monthly skate sessions led by Kayleigh from Real Skate North West.

Chat About Books group

Date: 18 Jul 2024
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: Central Library
community | literature

Bring along a favourite book, or one you’ve read recently, to recommend to the group, and take away a book from a genre you might not have tried before, to widen your reading horizons. Adults of all ages welcome.

Live Like Ralph Skate Sessions

Date: 28 Jul 2024
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: House of Wingz, Back Reeds Road
community | sports

Ralph’s House is a brand new skate facility designed to help beginners build their confidence and to give more advanced skaters a safe and creative space to hang out. Supported by Live like Ralph, the space is designed to encourage more young people take up skateboarding. A coach and equipment is available for these monthly skate sessions led by Kayleigh from Real Skate North West.

Live Like Ralph Skate Sessions

Date: 25 Aug 2024
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: House of Wingz, Back Reeds Road
community | sports

Ralph’s House is a brand new skate facility designed to help beginners build their confidence and to give more advanced skaters a safe and creative space to hang out. Supported by Live like Ralph, the space is designed to encourage more young people take up skateboarding. A coach and equipment is available for these monthly skate sessions led by Kayleigh from Real Skate North West.

Queer Amusements: Chippy Tea

Date: 12 Sep 2024
Location: Aunty Social
community | food and drink

Chats and chips with Scottee at Aunty Social. Scottee is a self taught, multi-award winning artist and actor who has received critical acclaim for his work in theatre, audio and fine art. Free chips with every ticket. Salt and vinegar provided.




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Odie’s Pottery: Casual Clay Sessions

Date: 27 Jun 2024
Location: Aunty Social, 28 Topping St
art | crafts | family

Head on down to Aunty Social and join Odie’s Pottery for one of their popular Casual Clay hand-building sessions, now in Blackpool! This informal, friendly hand-building workshop is all about getting creative, having a good time and experimenting with clay in a gentle environment.

Mountain Vista Bob Ross Painting Workshop

Date: 29 Jun 2024
Location: Abingdon Street Market
art | crafts

Anthony Goldthorpe demonstrates just how simple and fun it is to create a masterpiece. With 30 years of experience at Bob Ross Inc and tutelage from Steve Ross, son of Bob Ross himself, Anthony brings expertise to every stroke of the brush and passes them on to you to have a go. Don’t miss this opportunity to unleash your inner artist.

ASM Makers’ Market

Date: 30 Jun 2024
Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Abingdon Street Market
crafts | Shopping

A monthly makers’ markets, held on the last Sunday of every month. Spotlighting the finest artists and makers from the Fylde Coast and celebrating the town’s creativity.

Queer Amusements: Zine Workshop

Date: 3 Aug 2024
Location: Aunty Social
activism | art | crafts

Get your pens and crayons ready and join Teddy Ford, aka The Bearded Sewist, for a casual zine making workshop. A zine is most commonly known as a small circulation publication of original or appropriated texts and images. Because of its un-restrictive nature, zines have historically been adopted by marginalised and undocumented communities. Arts and activism groups have often found safe space in zine-making and the process has often been the driving force at the beginning of whole subcultures such as Queercore and Riot Grrrl.




Odie’s Pottery: Casual Clay Sessions

Date: 27 Jun 2024
Location: Aunty Social, 28 Topping St
art | crafts | family

Head on down to Aunty Social and join Odie’s Pottery for one of their popular Casual Clay hand-building sessions, now in Blackpool! This informal, friendly hand-building workshop is all about getting creative, having a good time and experimenting with clay in a gentle environment.

National Theatre Let’s Play: Schools Performances

Date: 5 Jul 2024
Location: The Old Electric
family | theatre

Following a summer of Let’s Play workshops led by teachers in their classrooms with support from local writer and poet Ant Briscoe, a cast of professional actors will perform scripts, devised by year five and six pupils from four primary schools, set in and inspired by Blackpool. Come and see the culmination of our all their work in this unmissable performance of local stories directed by National Theatre Director Ruth Mary Johnson.





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