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What’s Your Story? Creative Writing Course with Writing on the Wall

We have joined up with Liverpool’s Writing on the Wall for What’s Your Story? a creative writing short course. Join poet and author Helen Dring as she delivers this four week course which aims to connect individuals and communities, developing opportunities for self-expression, using group-work and dedicated time to ensure accessibility and collective encouragement for members […]

Wordpool Family Day Artist Opportunity

Background to Wordpool Festival Blackpool’s Wordpool Festival is a partnership between Arts & Library Services, managed by Lynne Pattinson, Arts Development Officer and Clancy Mason, Reader Development Manager with the help of a dedicated steering group and team of volunteers. Our audiences are growing year on year and are always enthusiastic and welcoming. Wordpool 2017 […]

1967 was a good year for buses

…and we’ve hired a beauty to take you on a memorable reader’s journey for Wordpool’s Festival Thursday. It’s a 1967 Leyland Titan PD3 in original Blackpool Transport livery. These trusty transport stalwarts were a familiar sight around the Blackpool area until the 1980’s. Join us for a nostalgic trip back in time as for one […]

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 […]