October 2015

National Poetry Day Round Up

We’ve had a brilliant couple of days in Blackpool with our #makelikeapoet Blackpool Illuminations switch-on event on Wednesday night followed by an action packed National Poetry Day with our partners Grundy Art Gallery, The Museum Project, Blackpool Arts and Libraries and LeftCoast. Lunchtime saw poets performing their work at Brilliance on Burley Street with LeftCoast as part […]

Dream, speak, love, live, act and think “Make like a poet” for National Poetry Day

See the responses to Anthony Burrill’s invitation to Think, Dream, Speak, Live, Love, Act like a poet lit up in Blackpool Illuminations on North Promenade (opposite The Cliffs Hotel) on display from 8.10.15-8.11.15 Cllr Vicky Singleton and Poet Mark Grist at the launch Baby Lottie helps mum Johanna switch on “Make like a poet” . Johanna’s […]

“Make like a poet” for National Poetry Day: 8 October 2015

Famous voices Professor Stephen Hawking, Sean Bean, Samantha Morton and Juliet Stevenson call on the nation to ‘make like a poet’ to light Blackpool Illuminations with poetry The nationwide celebration of poetry and all things poetical marks its 21st anniversary on Thursday 8 October 2015. The day is an opportunity to break with the tyranny […]