CultureBlackpool is all about showcasing Blackpool’s back story of architecture, heritage, exhibitions and internationally acclaimed installations and events to its 142,000 residents and to its 18 million visitors.
It is a collaboration between VisitBlackpool, LeftCoast, Grand Theatre Blackpool, Blackpool Council Arts & Cultural Services including the Grundy Art Gallery and the Winter Gardens Blackpool.
The CultureBlackpool project has been supported by Arts Council England to allow us to commission research and plan a campaign to encourage you to see what we see, look up, look down and look around at the hidden, and not so hidden, delights of Blackpool.
The project is championed by movie, theatre, music, art and TV greats such as John Robb, Alfie Boe, Little Boots and lots more, they have each revealed what they love about Blackpool and what they see as Blackpool’s B-side. Check out their cultural itineraries and find out their B-side moments.
John Robb, award winning music journalist explains, “Blackpool is a creative town with a thriving culture and now I am an ambassador, I can portray ‘my’ Blackpool and highlight the DNA that underpins the town’s glory and glamour.”
The ‘B/Side’, part of CultureBlackpool’s approach, is a positive and confident message about everyday culture in Blackpool from opera to knitting, carnivals to light art, from the architecture to fish & chips. It’s the bonus track — the alternative, hip, experimental and for some the lesser known, unexpected Blackpool that excites, engages and inspires.
Have a look around, you might see something differently that you haven’t thought about before. If you do why not post your images on our social channels – see your B-side moments for more information.