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.

Jasper Comes To Grand

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

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 ...

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 ...

Review – Fylde Coast Food and Drink Festival

The sixth annual Fylde Coast Food and Drink Festival was a foodie’s cornucopia of ...

There’s No Place Like Blackpool For A New Toto

Fans of The Wizard of Oz will know that there’s no place like Blackpool ...

Pogonophile’s paradise – Beard and Moustache Championship – 18th August 2018

It’s a pogonophile’s paradise at Blackpool’s glorious Winter Gardens as the bearded and moustachioed ...