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Hearts for the Arts Shortlist

The Wordpool team were really excited to be nominated for the Hearts for the Arts– Best Local Authority Arts Initiative Award so needless to say, when we found out we’d been shortlisted we were over the moon!The annual award recognises local authorities who are investing in the ‘joy, excitement and life-enriching quality of the arts’. […]

Timehop – Young Adult Fiction Festival

We are incredibly excited about spending the day tomorrow with pupils from Unity Academy and South Shore Academy. We will celebrating all things YA with a fantastic line up of popular YA authors Please note this event is invitation only

TODAY! Come and see us at the Big Friendly Family Day

Okay, so it’s not exactly as blisteringly hot as it was last year, but the great thing about Family Day is that it happens rain or shine! We’ve waterproofed all our Big Friendly guests and they’re ready and raring to go, they just need you! So, we’ll see you in Stanley Park between 1-4pm Bring […]

Aspire Youth Dance at Wordpool Family Day

We’re welcoming back Aspire Youth Dance this Wordpool Family Day on July 2, 1-4 at Stanley Park Sarah Gough from Aspire Youth Dance gives us a preview of what to expect from them on Family Day WP: Tell us a little bit about yourself? SG: Aspire Youth Dance! We are a youth dance company ranging ages […]

Family Learning at Wordpool Family Day

Jackie Simpson, Family Learning Manager, gives us a preview of what to expect from them on Family Day WP: Tell us a little bit about yourself? JS: The Family Learning Team with around 500 families in Blackpool every year to help parents and carers to brush up their own skills and learn how to support their children’s […]

Storytellers Inc. at Wordpool Family Day!

When we’re not borrowing books, our go-to place to buy is always Storytellers, Inc. in St Annes! We’re hooked on their genuine passion for literature and reading and that’s why we’re so excited to welcome them to Family Day for our 10th anniversary… Katie Clapham, proud owner of Storytellers Inc., lets us know what we can look forward […]

Dan the Storyman at Wordpool Family Day

We can’t wait to welcome back Dan the Storyman AKA Dan Worsley to our Wordpool Family Day on July 2, 1-4 at Stanley Park Dan Worsley, local children’s writer and storyteller, gives us a sneak peek of what we can expect… WP: Tell us a little bit about yourself? DW: After teaching for fifteen years in a large […]

Wordpool’s Big Friendly Family Day 2016

TWO WEEKS TO GO! WORDPOOL’S FAMILY DAY 2016 It’s our 10th Anniversary and we can’t wait for you to see what we have lined up! Come rain or shine and we’ll entertain you with our Big Friendly Worlds from 1-4pm.. It’s STILL completely free and this year it’s going to be bigger and better than […]

The Blackpool Museum’s Big Ideas at the Family Day

We can’t wait to welcome back The Blackpool Museum Project to our Wordpool Family Day on July 2, 1-4 at Stanley Park John Simpson-Wedge, Education Officer, shares with us a little more about what we can expect… WP: Tell us a little bit about The Blackpool Museum Project? JS-W: The Blackpool Museum Project is a […]

Wordpool in Schools

Wordpool Festival’s BIG Friendly Family Day is COMING! Saturday 2 July 1-4pm Stanley Park In the run up to Family Day, we’ve been visiting schools with the Save Our Stories RescueShip and working with primary school pupils on our ‘Stealing Stories’ project! The Save Our Stories RescueShip, local storyteller Dan Worsley & artist Vanessa Card have been […]