We are delighted to announce the release of Blackpool Revisited on Saturday 28th August (on the anniversary of Blackpool Remembered!). Again, the publication will be a free PDF download. Here’s a little taste of what’s in store for you…
Our artist in residence, Alex Storer, has produced prints of his recent Doctor Who illustrations, and these are now available as a limited edition set. Each individually numbered pack contains six A5 prints of Alex’s vibrant illustrations, featuring the Daleks, Davros, Cybermen, Sontarans and K9 – slightly alternative versions of some of these pieces were originally commissioned for Blackpool Remembered.
Numbers are limited, so if you enjoyed the illustrations in the book, and would like to own a set, email Alex for details: alex [at] thelightdream.net
We are pleased to reveal the name and cover of our follow-up publication, Blackpool Revisited, which will be released in 2021.
Work is now well under way, writing, researching and collating content and contributors. We look forward to further memories about the original Blackpool exhibition, but this time, we’ll also be taking a detailed look at the second Blackpool exhibition, David Boyle’s Doctor Who Museum, and no doubt exploring various connections and offshoots along the way!
Stay tuned for updates and calls for contributions over on our Twitter account: @Blackpool7485
Meanwhile, here is the cover art, again by Alex Storer plus a little video teaser 🙂
Following additional information and corrections from our lovely readers, Blackpool Remembered has been revised and updated. Various typos or grammatical errors have been fixed, but the main update concerns the year-by-year exhibition floor plans.
This part of the book was always going to be a work in progress, but with the help of Philip Brennan in particular, all the plans have been dissected, scrutinised and updated – they now feature even more detail, and we believe are now as accurate as possible (in the absence of actually getting in a TARDIS and going back to check every year in person!). You’ll notice we’ve also given the front cover a little tweak to distinguish it from the previous version.
Just head over to the download page…
We hope you enjoy your journey back in time!
Artist and book contributor Alex Storer has reflected on his work for Blackpool Remembered over in a special post on his website. Alex details some of his process for the exclusive illustrations, but also reflects on his childhood obsession with drawing Doctor Who and even being featured in DWM!
Read Alex’s feature here: thelightdreams.wordpress.com/blackpool-remembered
We would also like to thank everybody who has taken the time to download and read Blackpool Remembered – the response has been truly overwhelming.
The August Bank Holiday weekend was a time when the Collier family would traditionally be making their way up to Blackpool – which for young John, meant it would soon be time to descend those famous stairs once again, to see the year’s new exhibits at the Doctor Who exhibition, hidden beneath the surface of Blackpool’s Golden Mile.
It is now time to re-live those moments, as John’s long-time ambition to compile an expansive book about the Blackpool Doctor Who exhibition has finally come to fruition.
Enter the TARDIS and defy the Daleks once again, as Blackpool Remembered is now available! It is most certainly bigger on the inside – you will find over 400 pages of memories, photographs, interviews, floor plans, nostalgia, memorabilia, artwork and much more. For those fans who visited, this is the opportunity to go back in time, and for the generations of fans who missed it, your visit starts here!
Blackpool Remembered editor John Collier and illustrator/right-hand-man Alex Storer recently caught up with the excellent Type•40 podcast to talk all things Blackpool. The end result is over an hour’s worth of exhibition nostalgia and indulgence, as we go behind the scenes of this epic project.
In the run-up to the release of the Blackpool Remembered, John Collier and illustrator Alex Storer sat down at a very safe distance with Geeky Scifi TV to discuss the project and how it all came about…
Welcome to our website! With only a week to go until Blackpool Remembered is available for download, we thought it was a good time to get the site online – do check back for more content, but in the meantime, why not head over to the Sights & Sounds page, where there are a few things to explore.
This project has been in the mind of its creator, John Collier for thirty-five years. At long last, thanks to the passion and generosity of all the contributors, John’s dream of a comprehensive exhibition book has become a reality!