Visual Arts & Exhibitions
All The Fun Of The (Art) Fayre

All The Fun Of The (Art) Fayre

Fancy taking in five art exhibitions in one, free to enter with over 400 participants and something for everyone?  Then get your skates on and get yourself down to The Grundy before the Blackpool Art Fayre closes at the end of this week.  If you are still unsure and wondering

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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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Abingdon Studios Welcomes Artists For Residency Weekender

Abingdon Studios Welcomes Artists For Residency Weekender

Abingdon Studios has paired up with UK Young Artists (UKYA), a thriving new arts organisation developing emerging artist aged 18-30 with national and international opportunities. Together the studios and UKYA will host the first residency weekend in partnership with a view to explore new ways of working and collaborating longer

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A Grand Photographic Session

A Grand Photographic Session

This January, a photographic opportunity for all aspiring and interested photographers will allow access to The Grand Theatre, Blackpool for a Masterclass with Sean Conboy, their official, in-house photographer to guide you through how to capture that perfect shot of The Grand’s spectacular interior. This exciting photography opportunity is not an experience to be

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Grundy Throws Open The Doors For Blackpool Fayre

Grundy Throws Open The Doors For Blackpool Fayre

Here at altBlackpool we know the local art and creative output we cover inspires you to take part in the rich and varied activities going on across the Fylde. Many of you may be pure consumers, but doubtless some of you produce artwork of some form for your own fulfilment.

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A Symptom Of Objects At Supercollider

A Symptom Of Objects At Supercollider

Icy winds groaned and whistled chaotically around the walls and windows of the top floor of Abingdon Studios last Thursday night. Inside, however, was home to an oasis of calm, considered and clinical precision at the opening of Supercollider’s latest exhibition. Entitled ‘A Symptom of Objects’ the group exhibition draws

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An Alternative Shopping Experience

An Alternative Shopping Experience

  Never one to pass up a shopping expedition, particularly one that involves work produced by local artists and craftspeople, I was excited to hear about an evening of retail therapy entitled ‘Make It Christmas’ at several local outlets, planned for 1 December 2016. As a member of the Blott Artist

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Memories Of Mereside In New Exhibition

Memories Of Mereside In New Exhibition

Recent local arts activities have included several strands related to live on housing estates.  UNIT showed Andrea Luke Zimmerman’s 2015 film “Estate – A Reverie’, about life on the Haggerston Estate in Hackney. The Grundy aired Duncan Campbell’s film ‘Falls Burns Malone Fiddles’ using images from the Belfast Community Photographic

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Yoko Ono Exhibits At Lightpool 2016

Yoko Ono Exhibits At Lightpool 2016

Yoko Ono, one of the world’s leading contemporary artists and social activists, has been confirmed to exhibit alongside artists including Bob & Roberta Smith, Mark Titchner and Liz West at the inaugural LightPool Festival in Blackpool from Friday 28 October to Wednesday 2 November 2016. Marking the penultimate weekend of

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Preview: It Shouldn’t Really Work

Preview: It Shouldn’t Really Work

An exciting collaboration will take place in the ever experimental Abingdon Studio Project Space, which over the last 12 months has hosted residencies, held screenings, exhibitions and talks by contemporary arts practitioners. It Shouldn’t Really Work is an investigation of space, by Tina Dempsey and Tom Harforth will launch on Thursday 6 October from

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