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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.
Granthams

Arts Gifts At Granthams

Anybody who dabbles in arts and crafts in Blackpool and the Fylde probably knows ...

Santa Trams

Santa Riding The Tram Into Town

Blackpool is lucky in having retained its tramway system at all, when so many other ...

Headless Lady at Showzam Central

Showzam! Set To Return For 2017

Oh such extremely good news – Showzam! is back. This festival has quickly become ...

Hopeful & Glorious Fair

Review: Hopeful & Glorious Winter Art Fair

After dropping off my Christmas offerings at the Charabanc shop in Blackpool town centre, ...

Leviathan - Credit Steve Tanner

Review: Leviathan

This show proves that it is possible to really enjoy something without necessarily knowing ...

Tale of Two Cities

Review: A Tale Of Two Cities

It is rare to write that I have enjoyed a piece of theatre virtually ...

FORM Meeting

FORM Offers Theatre Training Experience

Move quickly to grab one of seven places on this exciting opportunity for theatre ...

On Trial UK

Art of Punk at Blackpool Music Festival

I’m ashamed to say that, being of that age, I missed out on most ...

Tale of Two Cities

Preview: Tale of Two Cities

Suffice to say in prelude that I am something of a Dickens nut and ...

Fleetwood Folk & Blues Music Festival Back For 2016

Following their Tram Sunday triumph, hats off to Fleetwood once more for punching above ...