Blackpool: Heritage, Regeneration and Representation Symposium

Where: TBC

Time: 10am-6:00pm

Symposium Opening with Ewa Mazierska
Time: 10:00am-10:15am

Symposium Part 1 – Music in Blackpool
Time: 10:15am-11:45am

  • Taking a Trip: Blackpool and the Challenge of Rock Music’s New Carnivalesque, 1967 with Peter Atkinson
  • Blackpool Rap: spectacle, façadism and the dark ages of Hip Hop with Adam de Paor-Evans
  • Music scenes in contemporary Blackpool with Colin Appleby

Time: 11:45am-12:00pm

Symposium Part 2 – Blackpool in Photography and Performance
Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm

  • Shakespeare and Blackpool: RSC A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Play for the Nation (2016)
  • The Pleasure Prom: Blackpool 2016 with Mark Reeves and David Dennison
  • LeftCoast: Community Art in Blackpool with Laura Jamieson and Jenny Rutter

Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm

Symposium Part 3 – Blackpool in Screen Media
Time: 2:30pm-4:30pm

  • Blackpool on film, 1927 to 2000 with Alan Hughes
  • 21st Century Media Representation of Blackpool with Sophia Slater
  • ‘Queering Blackpool’ with Helen Eadon-Sinkinson

Screening of Skool of Street in Blackpool, dir. Emma Biddulph and Chelsea Dean with the collaboration of Skool of Street
Time: 4:45pm-5:15pm

Blackpool’s Future – Open Discussion
Time: 5:15pm-6:00pm