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Blackpool - the People's Playground

Blackpool - the People's Playground

Publisher: Guy Woodland (1 Dec 2009)
ISBN-10: 1905547110
ISBN-13: 978-1905547111

Blackpool - the People's Playground 

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 the future. 

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 Blackpool libraries. 

Published by Woodland Publishing, the publication is a partnership with the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA), Blackpool Council and ReBlackpool.

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