Meet the Team

Editorial Team

Duncan Hodgson

Editor in Chief

Claire Griffiths

Photography Editor

Contributors Team

Alison Raouf

Contributor

Catherine Mugonyi

Contributor

Clancy Mason

Contributor

Colin Davies

Contributor

David Simper

Contributor

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.

Dawn Mander

Dawn Mander

Contributor

Elizabeth Ward

Elizabeth Ward

Contributor

Local artist, (painting, drawing, collage, and occasional photography, (for reference), of landscape, and abstract, in oil, acrylic, and any other medium which captures my imagination. Contributor, and writer for altBlackpool. Collector, of sometimes anything, but mostly pot, and ceramics.

Garth Gratrix

Contributor

Jill Reidy

Contributor

Kay Trayford

Contributor

Louise Ashcroft

Contributor

Melanie Whitehead

Contributor

Melanie has worked with young people for over 20-years in a variety of fields including for the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. She writes; articles and reviews, children’s books, original theatre pieces and adapts existing works for new audiences. She has a CIM Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing and a PGCert in Teaching Shakespeare and was, until recently a Board Member for Geese Theatre.

Rebecca Alper

    Scarlett Clegg

    Contributor

    Sean Payne

    Sean Payne

    Contributor

    Past Contributors

    Aishley Docherty

    Contributor

    Alfie McKenzie

    Contributor

    Beth Barker

    Contributor

    Bethany Houldsworth

    Contributor

    Brendan Bunting

    Contributor

    Caris Smith

    Contributor

    Caroline Fisher

    Contributor

    Christopher Heyworth

    Contributor

    David Riley

    Contributor

    Fiona Jones

    Contributor

    Joe Booth

    Contributor

    John Marc Allen

    Contributor

    Michelle Williams

    Contributor

    Richard Shirt

    Contributor

    Sandra Mangan

    Literature Editor

    Steve Guest

    Contributor

    Blackpool based self-confessed music fanatic involved in the local music scene around the Fylde and particularly passionate about promoting and assisting new upcoming bands and artists breaking through.

    Steve Stroud

    Contributor

    Susan Pugh

    Contributor

    Vicky Ellis

    Deputy Editor