2014

Terry Caffrey gets day 3 of Wordpool started

We’re all enjoying our brunch with Terry Caffrey this morning as he serves up his Scrambled Eggs and Hard Boiled Poets. We have Polly Atkin later today too. Polly will be launching Blackpool’s National Poetry Competition. Drop by and find out more!  

Murder, Mystery & Martinis…

Just a few snippets from our Murder, Mystery and Martinis Wordpool launch on Wednesday evening with Ann Cleeves and Peter Robinson. More pictures to follow soon. An absolutely wonderful evening was had by all

Twitter Book Club…. T minus 15 minutes!

Hi Folks , grab yourselves a quick cup of tea and hop on over to twitter as we chat all things Emma Healey and her fantastic debut novel Elizabeth is Missing. Find us @BPoolLibraries or #‎bookpool!

La Petite Mort Rehearsal

Our Dance Development Officer Sarah Hall popped along to Stanley Park to see La Petite Mort Dance Theatre rehearsing their new piece Tall Tales ready for the Giants are coming… Wordpool Family Day on Saturday 5th July. We can’t wait to see them on Saturday in their ‘Tall Tales’ costumes, performances on the hour from […]

and the winning cocktail is…

and the winning cocktail is…

Strawberry Diequickly altBlackpool’s ‘name our Murder, Mystery and Martinis cocktail’ competition winner, Alison Baker has come up with this great name for our 2nd cocktail of the evening. All those lucky enough to have a ticket for tomorrow will be able try if they dare our ‘Strawberry Diequickly’. If you haven’t already got your ticket […]

Wordpool makes the world go around…

Have a peek at The Gazette for their preview of Wordpool and to re-assure everyone who has tickets for Lunch with Sophie Hannah, she isn’t running a workshop! It’s an author’s talk and Q & A as stated in the Wordpool publicity.

The Giants are Coming!

There is sooooo much going on in our Giant Worlds this Saturday for our Wordpool Family Day. Arts, crafts, performances, storytelling, spectacles… lots for all the family. Stanley Park, 1-4pm, don’t forget to register to get your free Giant Worlds Map… you can collect a stamp each time you visit a new world on the […]

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 […]

altBlackpool have some great Wordpool previews and are running a competition to name our Murder, Mystery cocktail

http://www.altblackpool.co.uk/preview-make-brunch-date-poet-terry/ http://www.altblackpool.co.uk/win-tickets-wordpools-gala-launch-event/ There’s an extra special treat for those lucky enough to be coming to Murder, Mystery and Martinis,  songs from the very fabulous jazz singer Rosie Harrison – she used to work in the library you know! http://www.altblackpool.co.uk/preview-murder-martinis-wordpool-launch-event/