Local band issues a Blanket call out to Blackpool’s creatives

Here’s a piece of news and a chance to take part in an innovative video project, tabled by local band Blanket, timed to complement and support their latest record release – ‘How To Let Go’ .

A video edited with the band’s instrumental tracks, will present a compilation of local makers and artists delivering fifteen second monologues on what ‘letting go’ means to them, in the context of their work.

We see this as the perfect companion to the music we have ready to go, and hope we can make a special and unique video presentation.”

They are looking for creatives of all ages to participate, and people are welcome to have their own artwork in the shot, or alternatively choose a location they would most like to film in or might most fit the vibe of your short monologue. They need ten to fifteen second clips that will then be cut in with other visuals, and have the band’s new cinematic instrumentals laid underneath them. Shooting will be very informal, just one camera in the location of your choice.

The aim is to get the project out there by September 2020, so there’s a teeny bit of urgency. If you’re interested in contributing to this video, which will join together so many artistic threads, send the band an email.

This is a great opportunity that our creative community can pitch into, for mutual benefit and that of Blackpool overall. Support your local musicians, especially when they’re making links beyond their immediate genre.


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    I have worked in the housing and transport professions for several local authorities, specialising in policy, strategy preparation and bid writing. Having always had an interest in film, the visual arts in general, theatre, music and lterature, I thought it would be good to combine the writing experience with these interests to contribute to altBlackpool. In addition to writing, my hobbies include watercolour and pastel painting, photography, woodwork, cycling and vegetable gardening.

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