Meet the people working hard to make the museum a reality.
We all love working at Showtown and we are proud of what we do.
In the Spotlight with Emma Heslewood
Showtown's Curator, Emma Heslewood, has led the curatorial team through a huge amount of research to refine Showtown’s themes and recognise how important Blackpool’s role is in the history of entertainment.
In the Spotlight with Helen Shelley
Over the coming months we will be introducing you to some of the creative contributors working hard to bring Showtown to life. This article introduces Helen Shelley, an award winning, interior designer, who is currently working with MWorldwide on the retail design for Showtown.
In the Spotlight with Alastair Stewart
Ali is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Studio Treble. Along with his team, Ali is responsible for Showtown's brand new website, along with brand and design consultancy, True North.
In the Spotlight with House of Wingz
Aishley and Sam Bell-Docherty are the Artistic Directors of dance collective, House of Wingz and are the artistic leads for the community dance project, Get Dancing.
In the Spotlight with Poppy Singer
Poppy Singer is a Textiles and Costume Conservator and has worked on specialist conservation for some of the loans featured in Showtown.
In the Spotlight with David Noble
David Noble is the site manager from Conlon Construction working on the base build for Showtown.
In the Spotlight with Ruth E. Cockburn
Ruth E. Cockburn is a local comedian and writer working with Showtown and HeadStart Blackpool to develop a comedy course called 'Open up the Mic.'
In the Spotlight with Alex Mannion-Jones
Alex Mannion-Jones is a filmmaker. He has been working with us to capture the experiences of people taking park in Showtown projects and activities.
In the Spotlight with Ryan Gleeson
Ryan Gleeson is a local comedian and founder of the Comedy Station Comedy Club in Blackpool. He has been working with the young people involved in 'Open up the Mic' to help shape their stand up comedy routines.
In the Spotlight with Callum Harvie
Leeds based composer, Callum Harvie has worked closely with us on the Get Dancing project to create a piece of music called the Blackpool Way.
In the Spotlight with Garth & Harry
Artist and director of Abingdon Studios, Garth Gratrix and artist, Harry Clayton-Wright are leading the “We’re Still Here!” project in Blackpool. They have been working closely with Showtown sharing their vision for the project and how it might add value to Showtown in celebrating Blackpool’s history.