• Mike Wood

Live Gallery: Seaside Shutdown, Blackpool

If you mention Blackpool to the majority of Brits, you’d think of sea, sand & stag dos. In its heyday, the seaside town was the ultimate stay-at-home holiday resort, with millions of holiday makers visiting its bustling seafront every summer. However, in the last decade or so, Blackpool has fallen on hard times, whilst the cheaper, all-inclusive resorts abroad that are drenched in sun are seen as a much more enticing option for families. This has led to some parts of the town becoming derelict & run down, with nothing for the natives to shout and be proud of. Step forward Grime music; an unlikely source of hope up north. The genre has given a new lease of life to the town, and a renewed sense of ambition for the many young people within the surrounding area.

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