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Family Day 2019

Our ‘out of this world’ programme has arrived – will you be joining us in the beautiful Stanley Park on Saturday? Celebrating 50 years since the first moon landings with a rocket load of space storytelling, performances and activities you can meet our alien visitors, The Roswells, as they experience the Great British holiday, join […]

Open Call for Artists – Wordpool Family Day 2019

Wordpool is Blackpool Council’s Arts and Library Services established programme of festivals celebrating literature, writers and words in all their many wonderful forms. The Wordpool Family Day is a highly successful annual date in the calendar at the beginning of July where up to 4000 local families enjoy arts activities, performances and storytelling across different locations in Stanley Park. […]

Presenting our Most Marvellous Family Day yet…

  We had a magical time at our twelfth annual Family Day in Stanley Park! Pssst! You can find more of Jill Reidy’s vibrant photos from Family Day over in our gallery The sun shone brightly down on a day jam-packed with lots of exciting things to make, do, and see. There was something amazing […]

Join our Short Story Writing Course

Are you an aspiring short story writer, or a creative writer interested in exploring a new form? Or do you simply fancy trying something a bit different this year? Independent publisher Comma Press are delighted to partner with Wordpool to deliver a bespoke short story course with published short story writer and author Tania Hershman. […]

Festival of Written Word 2018

Wordpool’s Festival of Written Word returns in May, and we have something to suit everyone’s reading taste…. Tuesday 15 May [foogallery id=”3073″] Queens of romance Carole Matthews & Fiona Walker will be joining us for a fashionably late afternoon tea at our fundraiser launch event. So don those formals and florals and join us for ‘G […]

Hearts for the Arts Shortlist

The Wordpool team were really excited to be nominated for the Hearts for the Arts– Best Local Authority Arts Initiative Award so needless to say, when we found out we’d been shortlisted we were over the moon!The annual award recognises local authorities who are investing in the ‘joy, excitement and life-enriching quality of the arts’. […]

Timehop – Young Adult Fiction Festival

We are incredibly excited about spending the day tomorrow with pupils from Unity Academy and South Shore Academy. We will celebrating all things YA with a fantastic line up of popular YA authors Please note this event is invitation only

TODAY! Come and see us at the Big Friendly Family Day

Okay, so it’s not exactly as blisteringly hot as it was last year, but the great thing about Family Day is that it happens rain or shine! We’ve waterproofed all our Big Friendly guests and they’re ready and raring to go, they just need you! So, we’ll see you in Stanley Park between 1-4pm Bring […]

Aspire Youth Dance at Wordpool Family Day

We’re welcoming back Aspire Youth Dance this Wordpool Family Day on July 2, 1-4 at Stanley Park Sarah Gough from Aspire Youth Dance gives us a preview of what to expect from them on Family Day WP: Tell us a little bit about yourself? SG: Aspire Youth Dance! We are a youth dance company ranging ages […]

Family Learning at Wordpool Family Day

Jackie Simpson, Family Learning Manager, gives us a preview of what to expect from them on Family Day WP: Tell us a little bit about yourself? JS: The Family Learning Team with around 500 families in Blackpool every year to help parents and carers to brush up their own skills and learn how to support their children’s […]