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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.

Tim Vine Tour – Grand Theatre 7th June

Tim Vine comedy can have you dying on the floor in stitches and his ...

New speakers boost independent cinema’s classic film programme

As a regular attendee at Blackpool’s incredible independent cinema, The Regent, my one criticism ...

Mark Bruce Company Macbeth

Macbeth lays on the dance drama (McDuff)

So often is it referenced, quoted and no doubt misquoted, that this is a ...

Low budget creepery grabs Winter Gardens audience

Having an aversion to big budget Hollywood flummery, a little bit of The Black ...

The Grand’s New Full On Entertainment Programme

Always up there with its mixed and entertaining slate with something for all, Blackpoolโ€™s ...

Madama Butterfly takes The Grand stage

The Opera and Ballet International provided the opera hungry Blackpool population with a fine ...

Radio Wave team digs for Winter Gardens green victory

People’s carbon footprint tends to be a lot bigger than they think: all credit ...

Christmas Carols in Stanley Park

If you’re looking for a Christmas singalong then Stanley Park visitor centre is the ...

Preview – The Jungle Book

Dad bought me The Jungle Book Disney version film sound track album to play ...

Stanley Park Enjoys Deserved Recognition

I have previously stated my love for this park going back to childhood on ...