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.

Stanley Park celebrates its 90th anniversary summer

I cannot begin to express how much pleasure this park has given me over ...

Thriller Live Returns To Wow Blackpool

Michael Jackson continues to cast a long musical shadow. Fans can recapture the Jackson ...

Review: Running Wild Storms Blackpool

Running Wild is the latest theatrical taken from the collection of the peerless Michael Morpurgo, ...

COAL

COAL: A Personal and Inspirational Journey

Last night, altBlackpool’s David Simper went to check out COAL, a production by Gary ...

March of the Mods

March Of The Mods

Fans of the Mod scene should head down to the Waterloo pub tomorrow for a ...

Mr Bloom’s Nursery Live At The Grand

The Grand hosts Mr Bloom’s (Ben Faulks) first ever theatre tour, turning the hit ...

SpringSong & FolkFolly Kick Off Musical Season

Spring is officially on it’s way thanks to the SpringSong and FolkFolly headed to ...

Resort Pass

Resort Pass Means Blackpool Is Open For Business

This pass is part of the resort’s ongoing effort to keep Blackpool at the ...

42nd Street Winter Gardens Film Festival

Review: Winter Gardens Film Festival

The Opera House looked magnificent with the big screen set up for this showing. ...

Smokin' Monkey at the Belle Vue

Review: Smokin’ Monkey

It’s easy walking distance from our house to the Belle Vue, but it seems ...