Categories: 2015 Events

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 […]

“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 […]

Wordpool Presents…. The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley

We are excited that Andrew Michael Hurley is launching his novel The Loney at Blackpool Central Library on Thursday 10th September, 6.30pm.  The Loney is the modern classic set on England’s northwest coast, it is a tale that sucks you in like the tide and envelops you in a thick fog which’ll keep you guessing […]

Just Some of the Wonderful Things You Said About This Year’s Wordpool

Just Some of the Wonderful Things You Said About This Year’s Wordpool

Dan Worsley told his Poolie story to an amazing number,  3760 schoolchildren, and 468 children took part in artist-led workshops with Bonkers Clutterbucks and Vanessa Card to create a large scale artwork for the Story Safari Family Day. The Wordpool Schools programme engaged 13 schools in total (12 primaries and 1 special school). This is […]

It’s a wrap!

JustJust a few images from our fun packed Story Safari Family Day on Saturday. We’ll be giving a full festival round up shortly. Thanks so much to all our Wordpool volunteers, staff, steering group, partners friends, authors, performers, artists…. you’ve all been amazing! And a special huge thank you to everyone who turned up and […]

See you tomorrow…. Story Safari Family Day!

See you tomorrow…. Story Safari Family Day!

Pack your sunscreen, bring some pennies for an ice cream and see you tomorrow afternoon for Wordpool’s Story Safari Family Day! It’s going to be an action packed afternoon at Stanley Park. Registration from 12.30 at the Visitors Centre, Clock Tower or Italian Gardens, the main event is 1-4pm. Did we mention that its FREE! […]