Blackpool - the People's
Publisher: Guy Woodland (1 Dec 2009)
This book contains recent photographs of Blackpool.
Blackpool has long been regarded as Britain’s undisputed
capital of entertainment and a new book - Blackpool: The People’s
Playground - is a panoramic tribute to this great seaside town, celebrating
Blackpool’s glittering heritage whilst also putting a very emphatic focus on
Students at the Blackpool & the Fylde College’s School of Art & Design
took many of the photographs and the book also features the winning shots from
the nationwide ‘Blackpool - Take a Fresh Look’ photographic competition
launched in the summer by visitBlackpool and the Lancashire and Blackpool
Tourist Board, and supported by the NWDA.
Incorporating a special foreword by Lord McNally of Blackpool, the coffee
table-style book is published by Guy Woodland, who produced a similar
publication for Liverpool when it was European Capital of Culture in 2008; as
well as ‘Urban Reflections’, an EMA project in collaboration with HP, and a
‘Live 8’ book with Mike McCartney. Guy is a former student of Blackpool
& The Fylde College.
Cllr Tony Williams, Cabinet Member for Culture and Communities, said: “This
book is the culmination of several years of work and is a true celebration of
Blackpool - past and present. It is a wonderful coffee table book and showcases
just how much there is to be proud of in our town.
“Many people have a great fondness for Blackpool, and this is captured in the
many images. The book truly encourages everyone to take a fresh look and
discover something in Blackpool they may not have seen before - and it’s a
great Christmas gift for anyone who loves the town.”
The book is available at all good book stores in the town and region, and
tourist offices, priced at £15. It will also be available to borrow from all
Published by Woodland Publishing, the publication is a partnership with the
Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA), Blackpool Council and