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Call Margaret Rutherford

Call Margaret Rutherford

A very appreciative audience gathered for Jacqueline Pilton’s one woman show ‘Call Margaret Rutherford’ at Central Library last night. Jacqueline’s well paced and carefully observed drama led us through the public triumphs and private trials of that great lady of British stage and cinema. Jacqueline’s uncanny resemblance to Margaret and a narrative that balanced the […]

Wordpool Presents – One Woman Show to showcase life of iconic actress

An iconic actress is set to be brought back to life thanks to a special one-woman show. Margaret Rutherford was a star of stage and screen throughout the 1940s and 50s, starring as the original Miss Marple in the black and white version of the classic Agatha Christie murder mysteries and winning an Academy Award, […]

2013 Wordpool Festival Dates

2013 Wordpool Festival Dates

Wordpool is moving, no more cold dark wintry nights for us, get out your summer diaries and mark the dates 4/5/6th July 2013. More news soon …

Good Luck Jane Brooks

Good Luck Jane Brooks

Wordpool wishes our Festival Director from libraries, Jane Brooks a very happy retirement. Jane helped to create Wordpool and has led the planning and delivery of all six festivals. After 37 years working in Library Services Jane is now taking time out to to spend more time with family and friends and enjoy her travels […]

Some great things to go to in Blackpool this week

Some great things to go to in Blackpool this week

Celebrate LGBT History Month at the LGBTea Party 3pm Thursday 28th February 2013 at Blackpool Town Hall Keep Taking the Tablets Premiere of a new documentary produced by Renaissance Blackpool and Age Concern Central Lancashire which explores how Science and Technology has shaped the lives of four older LGBT people living in the North West. […]

Good luck Kim

Good luck Kim

Wordpool is sorry to say goodbye to Steering Group Member and Volunteer Kim Chamberlain. Kim is moving back to live in Wellington, NZ in mid-March, she’ll be getting a ‘Brain Workout’ book based on words and language published in the USA in September. The publishers have also commissioned a series of ‘Conversation Starter’ books, the […]

Love and Loss: Tales from Imagined Lands

Love and Loss: Tales from Imagined Lands

Kat Quatermass Thursday, February 14, 2013 at Central Library 6:45pm until 7:45pm Can the weaving girl hold on to love, when she has witnessed such worlds of sorrow? Storyteller Kat Quatermass stitches together tales from distant lands and across centuries in a simple, poetic exploration of the happiness and howling we find in love. Arrive […]