The Electric Sunshine Project* is a collective of high-quality workshops, events, projects and performances that seek to engage those who are least connected to the arts, produced in Blackpool but part of the wider cultural conversation.
Actively different from much of the commercial-entertainment currently available in the area but inspired by the local people, places and things we aim to engage in dialogue with other touring companies and venues regionally, nationally and internationally.
By responding to the needs of the local community, we hope to offer new light by which we can see ourselves, the society we live in and the world at large; learning, self-expression, self-reflection and the connection between healthy mind, body and spirit are at the core of everything we do.
We support the development of emerging artists as well as link with established industry experts, all activities are offered at reasonable rates to locals and regularity of service ensures the growth of long-term relationships and a stronger creative community.
*In 1879, Blackpool became the first town in the world to have electric street lighting; they called it ‘electric sunshine’. Our aim through this ongoing project is to capture this spirit of aspiration, innovation and creative solution and, through the arts, reinvent perceptions of what Britain’s best loved seaside town can offer the rest of the world.