David Simper David Simper

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.

Blackpool’s precious Grand Theatre is consulting on its future

Its loss does not bear thinking about, but along with all other arts institutions ...

My Favourite Things – preserve your lockdown learning in film

‘My Favourite Things’ is an international film collaboration project aiming to capture what people ...

Nightmare on Elm Street is The Regent’s Halloween Spooktacular – 31st October 2018

On the night of Halloween itself, enjoy Wes Craven’s classic slasher movie ‘Nightmare on ...

Blackpool’s Hidden History At Raikes Hall

I was previously aware of the Raikes Hall and the Royal Palace Gardens history, ...

Spooky Halloween Films At The Regent

Blackpool’s hidden gem retro-cinema The Regent, has a spooky halloween film programme running up ...

RUSH

Feel the RUSH at Lightpool Festival

The 2018 Blackpool Lightpool Festival, now an essential Illuminations season feature, will feature the ...

Jasper Comes To Grand

Classic comedian Jasper Carrott will bring a special show blending stand up hilarity with ...

The Regent Cinema Blackpool Sci Fi Season Presents Thrills for September.

Encroaching autumn is time for The Regent Cinema Blackpool sci fi season, a wealth ...