Zoe Sharp Author Talk…

I’ve just had a lovely afternoon with crime writer Zoe Sharpe at Moor Park Library as she led an authors talk with a group of local crime writing enthusiasts. Zoe kindly signed a copy of her book ‘Hard Knocks’ which I’m going to give to my mum! You can meet Zoe Sharpe along with writers […]

If You Go Down To The Woods…

Sunday, 6th November saw the Wordpool Family Day themed ‘If You Go Down To The Woods…’ with a performance of Little Red Riding Hood by Horse and Bamboo Theatre. The Horseshoe, Winter Gardens, was transformed into an enchanted forest with lots of activities including storytelling, crown making, making music, sock tree’s, leaf decorating…

Reading Places: Travel Writer’s Day

Come and join travel writers Robin Bailey, Kapka Kassabova, Fran Sandham and Alistair Sutcliffe for our Reading Places day at Central Library, Saturday 5th November from 2 -4.30pm. Each writer has a different tale to tell – from walking across Africa to climbing the highest peaks in the world. The afternoon will be led by Anne Caldwell. […]



  Wander around the Central Library building to discover incidental dances amongst the books! Students from schools and colleges in Blackpool will perform site-specific dances created in a one-off Choreography Lab based upon our connection with, and use of, WORDS. Performances are from 11am on Saturday 12th November 2011 in various locations in the Central Library Blackpool. […]



  Join us for tea, biscuits and a good old natter about are memories of dance in Blackpool then join in the dances…learn new ones and try out the classics. Tony Sharkey will guide you through some images of the dancing ages of Blackpool where you can tell your stories and share your memories. Then […]


Robin Ross, the local artist behind the Urban Art Fair and The Old Rock Factory, has been busy with his Wordpool newspaper. Robin has printed ‘A Thousand Words’ onto the Witter page. If anyone has been doodling on their Witter page, or printing  / painting etc, please bring them in to Central Library.

NaNo – A guide to writing a novel in 30 days

Join local writer Vicky Ellis for her exciting workshop: NaNo – A guide to writing a novel in 30 days. The workshop will introduce the concept of National Novel Writing Month and giving a brief explanation of the writer’s experiences thereof and then launch into an initial practical writing exercise which is designed to show […]

An Evening with Jon Gomm… and an afternoon masterclass too!

    Join us for an Evening with Jon Gomm in the beautiful Spanish Ballroom at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens for the final event of the Wordpool 2011 festival. ‘Jon Gomm is an acoustic singer-songwriter with an incredible virtuoso guitar style, where he uses one acoustic guitar to create drum sounds, basslines and sparkling melodies all […]


LISA WIGHAM/ IN THE FALL/ EXHIBITION / PREVIEW Local artist Lisa Wigham from Two a.m. Press launches her new exhibition          In The Fall at Supercollider tomorrow evening, 7th October at FYCreatives, Church Street, Blackpool from 6-9pm. Supercollider | Contemporary Art Projects FYC / 154 – 158 Church Street / Blackpool / […]



Wordpool Fringe is growing. Michelle and her team are co-ordinating activities, performances and workshops for Friday 11th Nov & a special Wordswap Event at Central Library for Sat 12th Nov. If you’re part of a creative  writing/ poetry/ drama/comedy group or  book club or any group that uses words creatively and would like to join in please email us: artsdevelopment@blackpool.gov.uk