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Haunted Blackpool – event location change

Unfortuntely, due to predicted adverse weather expected tomorrow, the Haunted Blackpool switch-on and anthology book launch is moving location. Aunty Social have kindly offered us space at the Pavillion Theatre, Winter Gardens prior to their Halloween Screen event. Please join the Dead Good Poets as they perform their new work and launch the eagerly awaited ‘The […]

Mechanical toys, clockwork boxes and puppetry….

We are very excited to be welcoming Professor Popups Puppet Theatre to the Wordpool Spooky Fun Family Day at The Oracle tomorrow afternoon. The performance of The Pied Piper of Hamlyn is performed with mechanical toys, clockwork boxes, glove and shadow puppets, gentle music and lighting. The Pied Piper is charming show especially written for children […]

Make a Date to Dance

In celebration of the 1st anniversary of the Tea Dance at Central Library, specially commissioned dance cards have been made to make this an extra special occasion! Based on an original from the Winter Gardens in 1895, the dance card has a list of dances which will be ‘called’ (and learnt if you don’t already know […]

Flying Solo

Flying Solo

A feast of new perfomance awaits at Moor Park Library on Thursday 15th November from 6pm-7.3o. There will be performances of original monologues from award winning local writers David Riley, Ian Simpson, Jennifer Smethurst and Ruth White. The monologues are set in many diverse settings from the bus to the Spanish Civil war. Norman Hadley […]

2Day preparations are in full swing!

Preparations are underway for the last rehearsal of the  2Day project at The Oracle ahead of the performance at the Spooky Family Fun Day on 31st October 2012! Pupils from Revoe Primary School have been working with Poet Craig Bradley and Dance Artist Jody Blunden on a creative performance project exploring the theme of diaries […]

More over Pepys you’ve had your day….

More over Pepys you’ve had your day….

If Adrian Mole had you howling, Allen Clarke raised your eyebrow and Nella Last pulled at your heartstrings now it’s your turn to have a go. The Blackpool diary project is a unique chance for you to become a diarist for a day and  help preserve  a snapshot of Blackpool life on the 31st October 2012 […]

Pierrots on the Pier Installation

                                             First and Second Year  BTEC Fashion students at Blackpool & The Fylde College are very excited to be part of the Wordpool festival. The creative student designers have researched, developed ideas, problem solved and created a beautiful and insightful installation of masks and garments for Blackpool Central Library. Pierrot masks/hats/accessories and garments form the […]

Pierrots on the Pier Installations

BTEC fashion students from Blackpool and the Fylde College started installing their Pierrots on the Pier Installation this morning in Central Library.

An Evening with Lesley Pearse

Blackpool Libraries would like to extend a huge welcome to the successful writer, Lesley Pearse. She will be joining us at Blackpool Central Library to reveal the secrets of her success! Lesley has sold over 7 million books worldwide which are varied in subject and take us to many faraway places. The heart rending book […]

Spooky Poems on the Prom…

On Halloween, Wednesday 31st October, please join us as Blackpool Dead Good Poets’ Society will be performing pieces from their new anthology, ‘Haunted Blackpool’ at the Illuminations installation of the same name. Situated on The Cliffs, Queen’s Promenade, the ‘Haunted Blackpool’ project is a collaboration between Blackpool Arts Service, Blackpool Illuminations and the Dead Good […]