Take a journey through the hidden spaces of Blackpool?s iconic Winter Gardens to explore the bygone splendour of its glorious past before it is redeveloped by a modern property development company.

In 1958 a young woman wins the jackpot on the Premium Bonds and celebrates by checking into the exclusive Pavilion Suite at the fashionable Winter Gardens Hotel.

Over 50 years later, she is still living there.

Now the new owners of the building say they are redeveloping the hotel to make it more affordable for working people, creating jobs and prosperity. They have a reputation to maintain and they want her out.

But what are they really up to? What?s really going on inside the once darkened corridors and faded interiors of this mysterious hotel?

Above all, who is this enigmatic woman and why has she been there for so long?

Travelling in small groups at your own pace, ABSENT takes you on a theatrical journey along a maze of rooms and corridors that are inexplicably transforming before your very eyes. Mixing film, architecture and vast model-making installations with a haunting soundtrack, you will enter a kaleidoscopic world that shifts between Blackpool?s past, present and future to create a beautiful and unforgettable experience.

You’ll never look at the Winter Gardens in the same way again; you’ll never look at Blackpool in the same way again.

“Beautiful and unbearably heart rendering” The Telegraph

” ?A singular experience” The New York Times

Taking place on the following dates:

20 to 25 August

12-16 September

25 to 29 September

?12:00 to 21:45

Tours ?17.50

Call Winter Gardens Hotel on 01253 74 33 44 or visit wintergardenshotel.co.uk


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