Illuminating A “Trash-aesthetic Extravaganza”?

“This autumn more than three million people will travel to Blackpool to see a work of art that is hardly ever mentioned in the metropolitan press. The Blackpool Illuminations attract many more visitors than the Edinburgh Festival. They have been up and running for far longer, too. So why do the broadsheets ignore this trash- aesthetic extravaganza? They don’t know what they’re missing. The Illuminations aren’t just an excuse for a good piss-up: they also shine a light on Britain’s light-entertainment past.”