Interviews
Interview: Meera Syal

Interview: Meera Syal

With her 1996 novel Anita and Me adapted for stage and heading to Blackpool this March, Meera Syal talks about growing up caught between two cultures “I grew up in a very white area and went to a very white school and a very white university. I was often the

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Interview: Dotty Delightful, Before The Flood

Interview: Dotty Delightful, Before The Flood

altB’s Clancy Mason catches up with Dotty Delightful who talks to us about the special screening of Before The Flood. CM: Tell us about the film you are screening? DD: Before the Flood is the film from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award-winning actor, environmental activist and U.N. Messenger

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Interview: Catherine Mugonyi Director of the Winter Gardens Film Festival

Interview: Catherine Mugonyi Director of the Winter Gardens Film Festival

  altB’s Clancy Mason caught up with Winter Gardens Film Festival Director, Catherine Mugonyi to find out more about  what is happening this weekend: CMa: Tell us a little bit about your background? How did you get to the point where you are now directing a film festival? CMu: I’ve run

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Jill Gets A Kick Out Of Seaside Towns

Jill Gets A Kick Out Of Seaside Towns

Renowned local photographer Jill Reidy has recently launched a kickstarter campaign for her latest project, using her 40 years of Blackpool experience to now photo-document several other English seaside resorts.  I caught up with her this week to talk about what the project involves, and how altBlackpool readers can get

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Interview: Monkey Poet

Interview: Monkey Poet

Spoken word is on the rise. Advertisers are starting to notice that those who have been laying down words on the ears of audiences in the know, have become more renowned, outside the usual Edinburgh Fringe and art festival goers. Last year, the Pub Poets, who meet the first Sunday

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Christmas Gifts: Blackpool Pubs Book

Christmas Gifts: Blackpool Pubs Book

Think you know all of Blackpool’s pubs? Well think again but, as luck would have, local builder Chris Bottomley and childhood friend Allan Wood have the ultimate guide for you. altBlackpool’s Michelina chats to Chris about the book. Michelina: Please tell us a little about the book? Chris: To our

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Christmas Gifts: When Fandoms Collide By Gareth Monger

Christmas Gifts: When Fandoms Collide By Gareth Monger

This cleverly written book makes the perfect stocking filler for the loveable geek in your life. Talented, local artist and writer, Gareth Monger takes you on an adventure via his distinctive writing style, inventive plot and witty humour. The author of When Fandoms Collide tells us about his new book

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Christmas Gifts: Storytellers, Inc.

Christmas Gifts: Storytellers, Inc.

Storytellers, Inc. is an award-winning independent bookshop in St. Annes who stock a range of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and children’s books. They have well-attended monthly book clubs and regular author events. altB’s Clancy Mason caught up with bookseller Katie Clapham for a quick fire round of ‘What gift would you

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Christmas Gifts: Red Snapper Photography

Christmas Gifts: Red Snapper Photography

  altB’s Clancy mason catches up with Blackpool based photographer Jill Reidy to talk her photography and the Christmas gift packages she has on offer. CM: Tell us a little bit about yourself / your photography business JR: I went to Art College in the late ‘60s and graduated with

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Big Interview: Little Shop of Horrors’ Josh Wilmott

Big Interview: Little Shop of Horrors’ Josh Wilmott

altBlackpool’s Stacey Marie Laird chats to Audrey II’s puppeteer Josh Wilmott ahead of Little Shop of Horrors arrival at the Grand Theatre Blackpool next week.  Hi Josh… I’ve seen that you were in Avenue Q also, would you say Little Shop of Horrors is a more or less challenging role in

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