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.
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 ...

Blackpool’s Regent Cinema Classic Film Programme Continues

Blackpool’s Regent Cinema classic film programme continues with movies shown regularly on Friday evenings ...

Kite Runner Flies At The Grand

Khaled Husseini crams a lot into his novel and this is reflected in this ...

Wordpool Festival Returns For Triumphant Twelfth

The twelfth year of the Wordpool festival, Blackpool Arts and Libraries’ Festival of Words, ...

New speakers boost independent cinema’s classic film programme

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

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, Blackpool’s ...