2013

Paid Work Experience Placement

Paid Work Experience Placement

Blackpool Council’s Arts Service, in collaboration with Library Services, are pleased to announce funding for a  Literature Work Placement. We are looking for a young person aged 16-19 years to gain paid work experience working for 5 hours per week from February – July 2014,  at £5 per hour. What’s in it for you? Opportunity to work on […]

Writer Steve Tasane visits Blackpool High Schools

Writer Steve Tasane visits Blackpool High Schools

Aswell as being the author of Blood Donors, Steve is a performance poet who has featured at Glastonbury Festival, the 100 Club, Latitude and was writer-in-residence at Battersea Dogs Home. He is visiting Blackpool schools this week to talk about his new novel, a great read for the over 12s. Steve was at Highfield Humanities College […]

Freud in Blackpool Symposium

Freud in Blackpool Symposium

FREUD IN BLACKPOOL SYMPOSIUMSat 2nd November, Grundy Art Gallery. On Saturday 2nd November, to mark the close of our current exhibition, Zoe Beloff’s DREAMLAND: The Coney Island Amateur Pyschoanalytic Society and the Blackpool Chapter, the gallery will host Freud In Blackpool; a day-long symposium. Organised in consultation with the Freud Museum in London, the event will be […]

Exciting News from Bluemoose Books about NOD by Adrian Barnes

Wordpool hosted talks and book signings with Adrian during our 2012 festival to help Bluemoose launch NOD so we are very excited to hear that Fox has bought the Film and TV rights for the book…   Bluemoose Books Press Release. Tuesday 8th October 2013. FILM and TV rights for NOD by Adrian Barnes bought by global media giant […]

National Poetry Day Broadcast

National Poetry Day Broadcast

Listen again if you missed our Clancy Mason and Dead Good Poet Ashley Lister on the radio today, 2.22 in to about 2.45, chatting about poetry and Wordpool. Well worth twenty minutes of your time – well done Clancy and Ashley http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01gy51m

Wordpool – Dead Good Poets with Trev Meaney

Another review from altblackpool’s editor Vicky Ellis that reminds those of us who were lucky enough to be there what an enjoyable evening it was. Wordpool has really valued the coverage that Blackpool’s newest online arts, music and community magazine has given the festival this year. Read about Trev Meaney with the Dead Good Poets, http://www.altblackpool.co.uk/wordpool-dead-good-poets-with-trevor-meaney

The Grand Theatre’s Tiny World was Peachtastic

Read altblackpool’s review of the Tiny World that the Grand Theatre created for Wordpool 2013, inspired by the story of James and the Giant Peach, http://www.altblackpool.co.uk/james-and-the-giant-peach-grand-theatre-at-stanley-park

Tiny Worlds Family Day

The sun was blazing and the Tiny Worlds were bustling. The Tiny Worlds Family Day was a lovely end to Wordpool 2013!