Blackpool is the 'perfect' conference venue

According to the town of Blackpool is rapidly establishing itself as a "perfect" Conference Venue in the UK.

In the next few weeks the town will host the National Association of Local Government Arts Officers (NALGAO), a key event in the UK arts calendar. The 'switched on' conference will be held at Blackpool's Winter Gardens and will seek to address how the creative industries in the UK support urban regeneration and create sustainable communities.

Councillor Tony Williams, cabinet member for culture and communities, said: "Blackpool takes pride in celebrating the arts and is relishing the opportunity to show delegates its cultural side."

The conference will take in subjects specific to Blackpool over its three-day run, including issues of regeneration that will partly focus on the town, while special social programme 'Blackpool celebrates' will be held at the Tower Ballroom.

In other news, reports that the controversial £20 park fee to be introduced in October for the park's famous rides will not include the elderly or their carers.

The town is keen to compete with London venues in terms of conference facilities.

(Related categories of interest see Conference Venues and Conference Centres)

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