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The Grundy launches the prestigious New Contemporaries 2023 exhibition which includes 55 exhibiting artists selected by internationally-renowned artists through an open call that received over 1,900 entries. The artworks will be presented thematically within the Grundy’s gallery spaces. A variety of supporting events will also be open to the public including artist talks and workshops.
Work by internationally recognised artists, Laura Daly, Shezad Dawood, and RA Walden presented onsite at the Grundy and offsite via Augmented Reality. These neon and new media works explore time, tides and the site of lost bandstands. Shezad Dawood and RA Walden are presented as part of Hybrid Futures. Laura Daly is presented in collaboration with The University of Salford Art Collection.
An exhibition, spanning two expansive floors, is a celebration of artistic expression and diversity with an eclectic mix of art forms and genres on display. Much of the art, created by local artists on the theme of winter, is available to buy.
Santa pitches up his grotto at the Pleasure Beach is a magical experience where little ones can not only meet Santa, but also marvel at a winter wonderland including games, food and warming drinks.
With the free-to-use skating rink as its centrepiece, Blackpool’s Christmas “village” includes festive light installations and projection shows, themed log cabins, artificial snowfalls, Christmas trees and tram rides. The village will also see themed children’s attractions including a new 100ft-long snow slide and the return of the Star Flyer. Open daily except Christmas Day.
Join hero Aladdin, his mother Widow Twankey and his brother Wishee Washee as they embark on a magical adventure and try to defeat the evil Abanazar and his plan to become master of the world. With help from the Genie of The Lamp and the Spirit Of The Ring. Will Aladdin save the day, will he marry the beautiful Princess Jasmine? Will the Genie be freed? There’s only one way to find out… This year’s pants at the Grand sees the return of West End star and TV soap sensation Tom Lister as Abanazar joining comic and Britain’s Got Talent finalist Steve Royle as Wishee Washee.
These 25-minute Christmassy travel from the North Pole (Pier) to the Pleasure Beach and back. Join Santa on board and see the illuminations, stop for a go on the free ice rink, enjoy artificial snowfall and more.Trams will be decorated for the festivities and every child will receive a festive Heritage activity booklet… plus don’t forget to write your letter to Santa and post it at the end of your tour! Running at various time on weekends throughout December.
Get into the Christmas spirit and celebrate the festive season in the Winter Gardens. Enjoy our twist on the traditional afternoon tea with a decadent selection of festive delights. It’s the perfect way to kick back and relax after Christmas shopping.
Blackpool’s new LGBTQ+ choir. In partnership with Manchester’s The Sunday Boys is an inclusive singing group who sing great tunes, perform and make new friends. No audition, no entry fee, everyone welcome including allies. There’s the opportunity to socialise after sessions 8-9pm in a relaxed, friendly alcohol-free space. The choir will be working towards a showcase in December.
There are no heroes in Simon Beaufoy’s heartfelt play, just a group of lads trying to regain their dignity and pride. Gaz and his mates are down on their luck and feel they have been thrown on the scrap heap, but they are determined to fight back and bare a little more than they ever thought they would have to.
BasicBxtch – naughty treats for good dogs – and Reclaim Blackpool – the campaign to tackle sexual harassment in the town – team up to host weekly evening dog walks for women. If you’d like to simply walk your dog without the fear of being hounded, then join them as they try and tame the pack mentality, bring misogyny to heel and make it clear that anyone passing us needs to be a good boy! The walks take place in different locations each week. If you’re interested in joining join the WhatsApp group by messaging ‘Good Boy!’ and your name to 07738 411 891.
Join in with stories and songs suitable for little ones up to about four years old and their grown ups. Older siblings welcome during the summer holidays. Free sessions to enjoy time together and spark your child’s love of books and reading. No booking required.
A beginner friendly knitting circle – everyone welcome!
If you enjoy knitting go along to Palatine Library every Tuesday for knitting and a chat.
Find a foundation for peace in your life through silent meditation. (Shh!)
Get ready to bounce and sing along with your little ones. Jools from Blackpool Central Library spreads holiday cheer with festive stories and songs for toddlers and babies.
Pop along to Mandus House for their singalong session every Wednesday. Make new friends and share the gift of music! This activity is free but it’s recommended that you book a slot beforehand if you’re interested.
Get a group together or come alone and test your knowledge with this free weekly group quiz. Although this event is free to attend, you must book a slot on the date or dates you wish to attend.
Start your spiritual journey by attending this enlightening meeting at Mandus House. By attending you will hear about the lives and teachings of spiritual teachers from around the world. This event is free but the must book a spot to attend.
If you would like to meet up with other local folk and play a game, colour a picture, do some knitting or just have a chat – then come along and join us. No need to book, just turn up.
Blackpool Park Rangers host a magical, wintery session full of crafts, forest school adventures and more.
Hosted by Imogen Evans, see the best of new local acts courtesy of In Good Company. Bands, solo, artists, poets and any other performers welcome.
One of the UK’s favourite TV household names, stand up Ed Byrne returns to the stage with a brand-new show this autumn.
Looking for a town centre creative space in which to work? Open to connecting with other local artists, makers, students and producers? Join Aunty Social at 28 Topping St every Thursday until March for some free hotdesking.
Go along to these weekly relaxation sessions on a Thursday and learn how to live a more balanced life.