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In the Spotlight with Debanjali Biswas

Debanjali is Showtown's first TaPRA Fellow currently exploring Blackpool's historic collections in more detail.

Alex Williamson

In the Spotlight with Alex Williamson

Alex is a collage-based illustrator currently working with Showtown to create a series of large scale artworks that will feature in the museum.

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. Showtown have been working with them to collect stories about the LGBTQIA+ community in Blackpool.

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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 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.

Alex MJ recording camera

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.

Black & White image of Ruth Cockburn on stage at the Comedy Station, Comedy Club.

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 David Noble

David Noble is the site manager from Conlon Construction working on the base build for Showtown.

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.

Head and shoulders shot of Poppy Singer

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.

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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.

Aish and Sam from House of Wingz standing against pink wall

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.

Head and shoulders shot of Alastair Stewart from Treble

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.