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.

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 ...

Blackpool Attractions Rise Up for 2018

Blackpool is storming back for the 2018 tourism season, launched officially on Tuesday 20th ...

Review – John Culshaw’s Good Impression At The Grand

Deadringers star John Culshaw took the Grand’s stage on the evening of 17th June ...

English Touring Opera The Marriage of Figaro

Mozart masterpiece The Marriage of Figaro storms the stage

As a nice touch, this rendition of Mozart masterpiece The Marriage of Figaro from ...