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Issy Simpson: Wizard Extraordinaire

Issy Simpson: Wizard Extraordinaire

Blackpool’s packed with talent. I know this. You know this. And when the rest of the country gets to see something extraordinary in our seaside town, well, you can’t help but feel just a little bit proud. However, knowing this won’t prepare you for when you see 8 year old

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Blackpool Libraries Wordpool Festival Gallery

Blackpool Libraries Wordpool Festival Gallery

Blackpool Libraries very own literacy festival, Wordpool “happened” last week. A word based extravaganza hosting a series of talks, workshops and inviting a variety of exciting authors into the town  to discuss their writing practice, sharing tips and  even enjoying a bite to eat and perhaps a cocktail. You could enjoy

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Council Launch Exciting Heritage Strategy

Council Launch Exciting Heritage Strategy

A Future for the Past is the new, exciting Built Heritage Strategy developed by Blackpool Council. It has been founded to ensure preservation and promotion of the town’s assets until 2020. Included as assets are historical buildings, parks, gardens, archaeology and conservation areas. It outlines exactly how the Council intends to

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Make The Arts Summer With LeftCoast

Make The Arts Summer With LeftCoast

If you have ever wanted to get involved in delivering arts events on the Fylde Coast now is your chance as LeftCoast launch their new ‘Makers’ scheme. LeftCoast is an arts consortium which successfully delivered a three year programme of work on the Fylde Coast, and the Arts Council have

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Interview: The Blue Room Community Pub

Interview: The Blue Room Community Pub

altBlackpool’s Clancy Mason catches up with Graham Moore from The Blue Room Community Pub, one of the five individuals behind the efforts to raise funds to secure the future for this historic venue. CM: Can you tell me a little bit about yourselves? What brought the five of you together?

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SpareParts On The Move With New Arts Council Funding

SpareParts On The Move With New Arts Council Funding

Preparations for SpareParts, the UK’s only Festival of Art, Performance and Spectacle dedicated to transport and travel, are getting underway with the fantastic news that Fleetwood Festival of Transport has been awarded a grant by Arts Council England (ACE)to tour SpareParts to two other transport Festivals in the North of

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Grundy Film Club Returns

Grundy Film Club Returns

There’s been a lot going on at The Grundy recently, including the acclaimed Neon exhibition and now the ever-popular show of local residents’ work. What some altBlackpool readers may have missed is the return of the film club, supported by the Institute of Contemporary Arts. The next instalment is this

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Resort Pass Means Blackpool Is Open For Business

Resort Pass Means Blackpool Is Open For Business

This pass is part of the resort’s ongoing effort to keep Blackpool at the forefront of British tourism. The pound’s currently depreciated level may make foreign travel suddenly more expensive, but the lure of predictable sunshine abroad will remain strong and there is always increasing domestic competition with new attractions

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Climbing Craze Is Clipping Good

Climbing Craze Is Clipping Good

Blackpool is sporting a resurgence in adventurous activities for locals with the new Clip ‘n Climb franchise joining ventures such as the ever popular Ascent and the soon to be opened Coast Riders Roller Rink in offering affordable year round family friendly fun for residents. So what is it? Clip

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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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