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We are looking for new work that is specific to the special context and location of A B&B in Blackpool – The UK home of popular culture.

Take a look at these unusual, curious, historic and contemporary images that give a flavour of the cultural setting as well as specific images of A B&B property prior to its refurbishment by you.

Want to design your own ‘Blank Canvas’ A B&B logo and have it added to our website?

Take a template of our brand and merge it with your own imagery. We will then add these to this image section and represent you and your work online. 

Create your own A B&B, download our brand below.

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A B&B is made possible through passionate people and creative partners.

Here is a short film created to support our successful 50th anniversary award from Clore Duffield Foundation as well as another LeftCoast project depicting the excellent Pembroke Hotel (another Blackpool B&B) being co-opted for a book launch of new images by photographer JJ Waller (filmed and edited by John Randall).

We will post further videos of works in progress and conversations as A B&B develops.

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*****UPDATED BRIEF AND EXTENDED DEADLINE*****

External Façade Artist Commission

  • Deadline for submission of proposals – 4.57pm on Monday 27th February
  • Shortlisting to take place w/c 13 March following discussions with the Planning Authority

We are looking for proposals from artists or collectives to design and implement work for the external facades of the property. This new façade will be a key recognisable feature for all guests looking for A B&B.

We want an inspiring and engaging façade and we are not being overly prescriptive about what form we see this commission taking. We are interested in receiving proposals across all mediums, from installation and visual art to architecture, design, light and sound.

Read the full brief: A BB Facade commission FINAL 1.2.17

Download an image of the front elevation 

Download an image of the Rear Elevation

See how the hotel looks now

Download the Proposed elevations: JBA206_PL_007 Proposed Elevations