Archive for August, 2008

Blackpool Beach Volleyball

August 23, 2008 Leave a comment

Beach Volleyball

Beach Volleyball

Beijing Olympic Action in Blackpool
See Olympic Quarter final qualifiers in action at Blackpool as Germany’s Klemperer and Koreng men’s team and the returning Schwaiger sisters from Austria come straight from Beijing for our NESTEA European Championshi.

Play at 2012
If you fancy yourself as the next beach volleyball Olympic Champion, start practising now for 2012 at the FREE Volley on the Prom beach training camp on Saturday and Sunday 6 & 7th September.

For more details on this event, please visit:


Blackpool 2008 Illumination Switch On – Friday 29th August

August 22, 2008 1 comment

Top Gear Team

The greatest free light show on earth will this year be launched by one of the most watched programmes on the BBC. Top Gear are taking an extended pit stop in Blackpool this August to turn on the world famous Blackpool Illuminations.

The Top Gear team will be joined by a host of big names in a free Radio 2 concert to be broadcast live.

Whats New for 2008


As the summer season draws to a close, Blackpool looks forward to long autumn nights bathed in light and colour.

Blackpool Illuminations are considered to be the greatest free light show on earth, which entertains millions of visitors each year and brings glowing warmth to even the coldest October evening.

This years Illuminations are bigger and better than ever, with a whole host of new features including:

  • LocalHeads – 288 people from across the UK will feature in this colourful portrait-based installation
  • The Victorians – An impeccable pair of characters from yesteryear parade the promenade in their gloriously illuminated Victorian dress.
  • Lolly Dolly and Mr Delightful – A reworked 1970s Ice Cream Van, bejeweled in thousands of lights
  • Lumicycles – showing their illuminated pedal power as they cycle their way through the Lights.
  • Plus much much more

Ride the Lights – Tuesday 26th August

August 22, 2008 Leave a comment

Enjoy a sneak preview of Blackpool’s World Famous Illuminations on a traffic free Promenade.

‘Ride the Lights’ is a free event, and open to everyone. Ride for fun or ride for charity, its up to you!

Between 8pm and 10pm, get on your bike to ride a section of the ‘Lights’ between Starr Gate and Red Bank Road

You are welcome to start the ride at any point along the Promenade, and ride as much or as little of the route as you are able

‘Michaela’s Zoo Babies’

August 21, 2008 Leave a comment

BLACKPOOL ZOO will be featured on Channel Five’s ‘Michaela’s Zoo Babies’ on Friday 22nd August 2008.

The crew spent five weeks filming many of the zoo’s baby animals including Ferguson, the baby Red River Hog, who was rejected by his mother and hand reared.

They also filmed the zoo’s kangaroos being micro-chipped.

Also see Zoo post on 21st May

Debenhams store the night before it opens.

August 21, 2008 1 comment

The new Debenhams Store in the expanded Houndshill shopping centre the night before it is due to open.

View through the front door.

Main entrance to the Houndshill Shopping centre. Still a lot of finishing being done for the opening tomorrow.

The Grand Theatre Blackpool

August 17, 2008 2 comments

Seven Brides For Seven Brothers

Friday 22 August to Saturday 06 September 2008

Voted the third most popular musical of all time by BBC Radio 2 listeners, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is a glorious romp, brimful of hand-clapping effervescent energy, dazzling dance routines and

The Grand Theatre Blackpool

Blkackpool World fireworks Championships

August 17, 2008 Leave a comment

Join us on the Prom for five fantastic free firework displays, as some of the best pyrotechnical companies from around the world compete to prove their might as top international masterblasters. Expert companies from Australia, Canada, China and Germany will fire for national pride in this popular competition. Displays will take place on Sunday 31 August and then every Friday night between 5-26 September. Build up will commence around 7.30pm Fireworks from approximately 8.30pm