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Presenting our Most Marvellous Family Day yet…

  We had a magical time at our twelfth annual Family Day in Stanley Park! Pssst! You can find more of Jill Reidy’s vibrant photos from Family Day over in our gallery The sun shone brightly down on a day jam-packed with lots of exciting things to make, do, and see. There was something amazing […]

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

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 […]

Story Safari is only 1 week way

Story Safari is only 1 week way

We were looking through some of last years Wordpool Family Day photos and thought we would share some of them with you as this years Story Safari Family Day is only 1 week away! Last year we were very fortunate to have the most glorious sunshine; the most talented volunteers, artists and story tellers and […]

Pre Wordpool preparations are go!

We are working away like busy beavers today getting ready for our visiting authors. We have ordered in spades the following for Wordpool: Sunshine ✓ Blue Skies ✓ An amazing selection of authors from across the UK ✓ The friendliest audiences in the UK ✓ An array of pastries, cakes, snacks and drinks ✓ All booked and ready for the […]

Wordpool 2015 Artist Call Out for our Family Day

Planning is well under way for our Wordpool Family Day 2015 at Stanley Park. We can reveal that this year’s theme is Story Safari. We have two opportunities for artists / performers / practitioners to join us on the day. Please see below for more details. Brief for Artist Led Workshops for Wordpool Family Day […]

The Ides of April by Lindsey Davis – Guardian review

We thought we would share The Guardians wonderful review of Lindsey Davis’s new book The Ides of April. Lindsey’s very popular Flavia Albia has quite a following across all our libraries. Come join Lindsey for afternoon tea on Thursday 3 July at Layton Library. Tickets are available from any Blackpool Library or via Eventbrite. We are running […]

Hot off the press… Wordpool 2014 Programme

Hot off the press… Wordpool 2014 Programme

 We are so very excited to share with you our lovely new programme for Wordpool 2014!! This year helping us celebrate the amazing and diverse ways we all use words are internationally acclaimed authors Ann Cleeves, Peter Robinson, Sophie Hannah and Lindsey Davis. We are also delighted to be showcasing new writing talent with Emma […]

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