Pop goes the Lights show!

Comedian Keith Lemon gets a Pop Art makeover ' and so could you
Comedian Keith Lemon gets a Pop Art makeover ' and so could you
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BLACKPOOL is celebrating 100 years of its world-famous Illuminations this year and people who love the Lights are being given the opportunity to become part of the world famous attraction.

The display will include the new Centenary Heads section – Andy Warhol-style pop art images which will include faces of hundreds of people.

And this is a golden opportunity for people, and even pets, to get their face in the Lights for the 66-night run when more than three million people will visit the resort.

People will have to be quick as there are only 210 spaces available and the closing date for photographs to be submitted for inclusion is Friday July 20.

The colourful section follows on from the successful Famous Heads display which featured in last year’s Illuminations with faces including Keith Lemon, Les Dawson, Ken Dodd and Dame Shirley Bassey.

Blackpool Illuminations Manager Richard Ryan said: “We’re delighted to be adding the Centenary Heads to this year’s Illuminations.

“It’s very exciting to be celebrating 100 years of our world-famous Blackpool Illuminations and we feel it’s important to let people really feel they are part of this fantastic light show.

“What better way than to see your face, your child’s face or even your pet in the Lights.”

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The Centenary Heads display will be located on the cliffs in the famous tableau section at North Shore meaning people can actually walk up and have their photograph taken with it.

It costs £100, plus VAT, to be part of the display and those taking part receive a copy of the image.

Bosses at Marketing Blackpool say a place in the display would make a perfect gift surprise for loved ones visiting Blackpool.

Marketing Blackpool managing director Natalie Wyatt added: “Everyone loves the Illuminations and it’s fantastic people are being given the chance to feature in the Lights in this way.

“We’re really looking forward to celebrating 100 years of the Illuminations and welcoming the many visitors who will enjoy not only the Lights but the many other attractions we have.

“This is going to be a great year for Blackpool.”

For anyone who wants to be part of the Centenary Heads feature, images need to be a head and shoulder’s shot.

Digital images can be submitted by e-mail, or photographs by post.

Colour and black and white images are acceptable but a colourising special effect will be applied to the image and this is what will be displayed in the Centenary Heads feature 2012.

For full terms and conditions and details of how to submit your order, go to www.visitblackpool.com/heads.

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