The Blackpool Museum’s Big Ideas at the Family Day

We can’t wait to welcome back The Blackpool Museum Project to our Wordpool Family Day on July 2, 1-4 at Stanley Park John Simpson-Wedge, Education Officer, shares with us a little more about what we can expect… WP: Tell us a little bit about The Blackpool Museum Project? JS-W: The Blackpool Museum Project is a […]

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 […]

‘Peachy’ fun with The Winter Gardens at the Family Day

 We are really pleased to be welcoming The Winter Gardens Blackpool to our Family Day team for the first time this year. They are bringing some ‘James-tastic’ activities to Stanley Park  for all the family to experience on July 2, 1-4pm. We asked them to tell us more… WP: Tell us a little about The Winter […]

Look what rolled into Wordpool HQ…

We had a visit from our Save Our Stories RescueShip today after a week of outings at Blackpool primary schools in preparation for our Big Friendly Family Day at Stanley Park, July 2. Lots of pupils are having the opportunity to interact with the rescue ship as part of our Wordpool Schools Programme, where children have an […]

Wordpool Schools

Wordpool’s 2016 Blackpool Primary Schools Offer Wordpool is working with Save Our Stories (an exciting new storytelling/writing project for Blackpool) to give Blackpool Primary Schools the opportunity to take part in a full day of creative writing/drama or creative writing/arts activities based on a narrative about a Family of Sea Folk and a band of Pirate Story […]

Wordpool 10th Anniversary boost from Arts Council

We’re so happy to announce that we’ve been awarded a £70,000 grant from Arts Council England to help celebrate Wordpool Festival‘s 10th anniversary! Our annual festival is about to get a whole lot bigger over the next two years! [getty src=”55948800″ width=”345″ height=”445″] With the new funding we’re planning to expand our festival to create three new […]

Save Our Stories Freelance Learning Co-ordinator

Save Our Stories Freelance Learning Co-ordinator We are seeking a highly creative individual to lead on the development and delivery of a strategic learning pilot for Save Our Stories, an exciting and innovative new storytelling and creative writing programme for Blackpool and Wyre. This is a role for an experienced practitioner, who has exceptional storytelling […]

Congratulations! Wordpool authors shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2015!

Congratulations to Tasha Kavanagh and Andrew Michael Hurley who have both been nominated for the Costa Novel Award 2015. Both authors have been part of our Wordpool Festival programme in 2015 and we are always delighted when authors we work with go on to receive great success with their work. The entire Wordpool team wish […]

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 […]