Commissions welcomed! We are available for Radio and TV work, Event Compering, PR and Media Consultancy, Ghostwriting
- also foreign language translation and interpreting in French, German, Italian, Spanish and a bit of Dutch and Czech....

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Belly Dancers To Support Charities with Saturday Shimmy!

Groups of bellydancers across the country are set for a simultaneous 3 minute shimmy at 3pm to raise funds for their chosen charity. If you have a group locally who is doing this, please try to support them. Pictured left is Blackpool's own belly dance queen Sahara.

Here's Guinevere from South Wales who explains how it all came about:

Never Too Late - Joanna van Gyseghem preview



Check out this hilarious comedy at the Blackpool Grand Theatre - call the box office on 01253 290190 or visit the website at www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk

Friday, 25 June 2010

Miss Blackpool 2010 Heat 1




Congratulations to Louise Whiteley and Joanne Walker who won through last night's heat to the Miss Blackpool Final which will take place on Friday 20th August at the Imperial Hotel. Next heat is Thursday 1st July at Uncle Tom's Cabin - why not go along and take part?

For more details visit www.missblackpoolpageant.co.uk

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Victor Spinetti & Sandra Dickinson Interview Clips Now Available

We were deeply saddened to hear about the death of actor Victor Spinetti yesterday.

We met him in July 2010 when he was appearing in a comedy at the Blackpool Grand Theatre and had a wonderful hour long chat with him about his career and his philosophy of life.

As our own special tribute to Victor Spinetti, we will be broadcasting our 45 minute interview with him in full in our "Best Kept Secrets" radio show on 103.2 Preston FM on Friday evening 22nd June from 7pm.

You can hear Preston FM on 103.2FM in the local area or worldwide via the internet by going to www.preston.fm and clicking on "listen live".




See The American Four Tops At Lowther Pavilion!


GET READY COS HERE THEY COME!
If there’s one show not to miss it’s this one
After selling out for 7 years straight
THE AMERICAN FOUR TOPS MOTOWN SHOW are back!

LOWTHER PAVILION Lytham ON SUNDAY 27TH JUNE 2010

Show starts at 7.30pm Tickets £15.50 Box Office 01253 658666

The AMERICAN FOUR TOPS Motown Show features the voice of Mr William Hicks. The high stepping choreography and superb vocal harmonies hits the stage with all the glitz of Vegas and is guaranteed to leave you breathless!

Mr William Hicks is a big man with a big voice who comes from Atlanta Georgia- he is the “Real Thing” and comes from the old school. He has played in the Atlanta Stadium on the same bill as Gladys Knight and the original Four Tops and Temptations.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Northern Rail 9s Groups Drawn

Reigning Northern Rail 9s champions Blackpool Panthers will face a testing round of group games when they defend their title at Fylde Rugby Club’s Memorial Ground on Saturday July 17.

Pool 1: Dewsbury Rams, Rochdale Hornets, Swinton Lions, Gateshead Thunder.
Pool 2: Featherstone Rovers, Barrow Raiders, Oldham, Sheffield Eagles.
Pool 3: Keighley Cougars, Workington Town, York City Knights, Whitehaven.
Pool 4: Doncaster, Blackpool Panthers, London Skolars.
Pool 5: Halifax, Hunslet Hawks, Leigh Centurions.

Teams in Pools 1, 2 and 3 will each play three matches against their rivals in the same pool. The teams in Pools 4 will play three matches against the teams in Pool 5, who will play matches against each of the teams in Pool 4.

The top four teams in a composite league table based on the results from all five pools will then progress to the semi-final stage. All matches will last nine minutes each way.

The winners of the Northern Rail 9s will go on to represent The Co-operative Championships clubs at the Carnegie Floodlit 9s at the Headingley Carnegie Stadium in August.

The Northern Rail 9s takes place the day before Widnes Vikings and Batley Bulldogs compete in the Northern Rail Cup Final at Bloomfield Road, Blackpool on Sunday July 18

Tickets, priced at £9 (£5 concessions), can be purchased on the day or in advance from the RFL Ticket Office on 0844 8561113. Supporters purchasing tickets for the Northern Rail 9s will be given a promotional code to secure a discount for the Northern Rail Cup Final.

Win Free tickets! competition to follow

Magic Of The Beatles - Lancaster Grand - Preview & Ticket Competition


The “Magic of the Beatles” show comes to the Lancaster Grand Theatre on Saturday 17th July and Fylde FM has a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky listener.
The show celebrates the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Beatles and features all the memorable songs from those years.
To enter the draw for the tickets, all you have to do is answer the following question :
In which German city did The Beatles play a residencybefore they achieved UK chart success?
If you think you know the answer, send an e-mail to poshupnorth@googlemail.com with your answer, e-mail address and daytime telephone number.
The draw will be made during the Fylde FM Breakfast show on Friday 16th July and you could be going to see The Magic Of The Beatles in Lancaster the next day!
If you can’t wait for the draw and want to book tickets anyway, visit the Lancaster Grand website at www.lancastergrand.co.uk

Sandra Dickinson Interview - Murdered To Death


A telephone interview with TV star Sandra Dickinson looking ahead to Agatha Christie spoof Murdered To Death at Blackpool's Grand Theatre which runs from Monday 28th June to Saturday 3rd July.

Also talking about her involvement in "Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy", how she got started in acting, her own theatre school and daughter Georgina Moffett.

For info and tickets call 01253 290190 or visit www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk

Soundclips to follow.

Lucy and Roy Meet Dad's Army Cast

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Carolyn Hilton & The Darktown Strutters at the Art Deco Cafe

A fantastic mixture of traditional jazz standards, little known blues and spiritual songs and tunes at the world famous Art Deco Cafe in Blackpool's Stanley Park - an excellent way to spend Sunday lunchtime!

Check out Carolyn's Myspace site at www.myspace.com/carolynhilton

Here's today's fascinating interview - music edits available in various lengths:

Friday, 18 June 2010

Dads Army At Blackpool Grand Theatre - Leslie Grantham Interview



A full telephone interview with Leslie Grantham looking ahead to "Dads Army Marches on" at Blackpool's Grand Theatre.

Also: what he thinks about Blackpool, how he prepared for the role of Private Walker and if he minds being called "Dirty Den"...

Edited packages available at various lengths.

For info and tickets, call the box office on 01253 290190 or visit the website at www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk

Brain Tumour UK Charity



Check them out at www.braintumouruk.org.uk

World Cup Fever at Burnley Mechanics Theatre

Yes it's true - for 2 minutes last night we were the holders of the World Cup... well, a replica anyway... at a great 1966 evening in aid of the Brain Tumour UK charity where the guest speakers were two of England's world winning heroes Geoff Hurst and Gordon Banks. There was also a hilarious comedian in the shape of Nobby Styles' son John Styles.

Monday, 14 June 2010

Win Colin Fry Tickets for 1st July



A lucky FYLDE FM listener can win a pair of tickets to see TV medium and psychic Colin Fry live on Blackpool's North Pier on Thursday 1st July. Listeb to the question here, then go to the contact page on the Fylde FM website at www.fyldefm.com to send in your entry to go forward to the draw on Martin Richards' show on Monday 28th June...

If you can't wait till then and want to book tickets anyway, call the North Pier box office on 01253 623304 or visit the website at www.blackpoolnorthpier.co.uk

Grand Theatre Competition - New Email Address

It has been brought to our attention that the e-mail address given for the Liza Goddard ticket competition will not accept e-mails from certain providers. While we are working to rectify this situation, please use the following e-mail address for competition entries: poshupnorth@gmail.com. Entries sent to the previous address will still also be valid. Ticket prizes for Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings are still available

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Countdown To Miss Blackpool 2010!


The first heat of Miss Blackpool 2010 takes place at Uncle Tom's Cabin on Thursday 24th June and new entrants are sought for the heats to be held on the 6 subsequent Thursdays. You don't have to live in Blackpool to take part, it doesn't cost anything to enter and you can just join in on the night if you feel like it.

For full competition rules, check out the Miss Blackpool website at www.missblackpoolpageant.co.uk

Interview clips with reigning Miss Blackpool Jessica Bery (pictured) and organiser Karen Cookson will be poster here shortly

Garrick Moves To Nelson ACE Centre!


The Garrick theatre group has moved venues to the Nelson Ace centre and presented its 2010/11 programme in a fascinating launch evening at the venue on Friday evening.

The respective directors talked through the 5 plays that are going to be produced: "Charley's Aunt", "Skylight", "Funny Money", "An Inspector Calls" and "Habeas Corpus" and there was an open invitation to prospective new members to join in a fun social evening on Tuesday 6th July at the Haggate Rehearsal Rooms from7.30pm.

Here you can listen to clips from a fascinating interview with chairman Lynne Atkinson and membership secretary Martin Chadwick where thye talk about the group, the next Little Hut evening and the new ACE Centre venue.

To find out more about the exciting new Garrick era, visit their website at www.thegarrick.org

Financial Book Launch at the Zoo!

Poulton based financial adviser Michael Barr has written a book which he says exposes the myth that financial advisers have some sort of magic insight into how the markets will perform.

"How To Invest Better Than The Average Primate" demonstrates how much luck is involved in most financial planning and suggests that anybody can make their own investment decisions. It costs £ 11.99 and proceeds go to both UNICEF and MAG (see below). You can buy the book through Amazon, who have agreed to accept lower fees so that more can go the two charities.

To find out more about Michael Barr, visit his website at www.michaelbarr.org.uk

Lucy is currently reading the book and we'll produce a review as soon as she has finished it!

Interview clips with Michael will be posted here shortly.

Support Manchester Based Landmine Charity




We found out all about the good works that MAG - the Manchester based landmine clearance charity do around the world. Here's Mark from MAG showing some samples of typical landmines that are used.

Check out their website at www.maginternational.org

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Kelly Johnson - Fascinating Interview



A fascinating interview with Blackpool based singer Kelly Johnson, talking about her experience of singing on cruise ships, living in India and how discovering yoga has changed her life (photo by Blackpool Gazette).

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Grand Theatre Ticket Competition

Courtesy of FYLDE FM and the Blackpool Grand Theatre, we have pairs of free tickets to give away for this new Alan Ayckbourn domestic comedy starring Liza Goddard and Jack Ellis which runs at the Grand from Moday 14th to Saturday 19th June.

To have a chance of winning you need to answer the following question:
In which Australian series (featuring a kangaroo...) did Liza Goddard make her TV debut?

If you think you know, email your answer, along with which day you'd like to go to the show to paul@bestkeptsecrets.biz and all correct answers will be entered into the daily draw for a pair of tickets for the following day.

If you can't wait and want to book tickets now, call the box office on 01253 290190 or visit the website at www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk

Vote For Kerry In Miss England Semi Final!

Miss Fylde Coast 2010 Kerry Capoverde is competing in the Miss England semi final next week and she wants everybody to vote for her in the public vote. Take a look at the Miss England website at www.missengland.info to see all the semi finalists and the rules about voting. Kerry is number 40!

Here's our message of support for Kerry:




She has also posted a great video on You Tube of her talent demonstration - balloon modelling! Check it out.

Monday, 7 June 2010

Win A Copy Of Elkie Brooks' New CD!




Yes! One lucky listener can win a copy of Elkie Brooks' new CD "Powerless". Listen to the question and,if you think you know the answer, go to the competition page on the East Lancs Radio website at www.east-lancs-radio.co.uk and if you're right, your name will go into the draw to pick the winner.

Closing date is Wednesday 30th June.

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Postcard From Blackpool No.3 (and Morecambe...)

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Yes! Here is the very latest instalment of our postcard from Blackpool.

This time around, we tell you about the production of Anything Goes that we saw at Lowther Pavilion in Lytham, all about our trip to Morecambe to stay at the Midland Hotel and about a musical Sunday lunch at the Art Deco Cafe in Blackpool.
Also included are interview clips with TV psychic and medium Colin Fry, One In Vegas star Martyn Lucas and a preview of the ABBA The Concert show on Blackpool's North Pier with "Agnetha" Claire Newman.

Wish you were here!

Kelly Johnson with Rob Bee at the Art Deco Cafe

Talented, versatile jazz and blues singer Kelly Johnson teamed up with keyboard/saxophone virtuoso Rob Bee on Sunday, 6th June 2010 to entertain diners at lunchtime at the fabulous Art Deco Cafe in Stanley Park, Blackpool. A wonderful, relaxing atmosphere, good food, highly professional dedicated staff and the feel-good factor of top class live musical entertainment - what more could you want?

Forthcoming entertainment on Sunday lunchtimes at the Art Deco Cafe, Stanley Park, Blackpool:

Sunday, 13th June - Flip;

Sunday, 20th June - Carolyn Hitton's Darktown Strutters;

Sunday, 27th June - Jazz Knights with Lynne Fox.

We Like Goat's Milk ! (other types of milk are available...)

Saturday, 5 June 2010

One Night In Vegas - Martyn Lucas Interview

A fascinating interview with the star, producer and director of the sensational "One Night In Vegas Show", talking about how it all came about - and his experiences playing the Phantom of the Opera.

For nationwide tour dates and more information about the show, visit the website: www.onenightinvegas.co.uk

The full 12min 30 sec interview with Martyn is now available upon request, with shorter edits tailored to suit. Here are some clips:

"ABBA The Concert" at Blackpool North Pier - Interview & Promo



Exclusive interview with Claire Newman from Abba The Concert.

Sounclips available:


For info and tickets visit www.blackpoolnorthpier.co.uk or www.blackpoollive.com

The Great British R&B Festival - Early Ticket Offer

It’s the 21st Great British R&B Festival in Colne from 27th to 30th August and they have a great line up, including:Peter Green , Georgie Fame, Chris Farlowe, Dr Feelgood, Sandi Thom and all the way from the USA - Omar and The Howlers
There’s a special early ticket offer on until 26th June where you can buy a full festival ticket for £95 instead of the normal price of £120.
For full details, visit the website at www.bluesfestival.co.uk or call 01282 661234

Early Ticket Offer Promo now available:


Note: a full 1 hour documentary with previews of the artists appearing and behind the scenes interviews with the organisers will be available for syndication from 28th June.
Register now to secure your copy. If we havent' received YOUR station jingles and idents to insert, it will slow things down!

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Exclusive Interview With Colin Fry




Interview clips with Colin Fry available soon.

Here's Colin with FYLDE FM Competition winner Sandra Lee who won free tickets to the evening and a signed copy of Colin's new book "By Your Side".

Keep on listening to Fylde FM for more chances to win great prizes!