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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.
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 ...

The Shires at Lytham Festival - Image courtesy of Cuffe & Taylor

The Shires at Lytham Festival

The original plan to get to this gig part cycle/part train didn’t quite work ...

Omid Djalili

Omid Djalili is ‘Schmuck for a Night’

I don’t think that it’s just that Omid is one of our very few ...

Big Friendly Read

Dahl-ish summer activities for families

During my school days Roald Dahl’s books were virtually bibles, particularly Charlie and the ...

Terrific transport at Tram Sunday 2016

Having written a preview for this fine event, I was duty bound to go. ...

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SpareParts hits the town at Tram Sunday

Fleetwood’s annual Tram Sunday event is the envy of many a larger place and ...