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Storytellers Inc. at Wordpool Family Day!

When we’re not borrowing books, our go-to place to buy is always Storytellers, Inc. in St Annes! We’re hooked on their genuine passion for literature and reading and that’s why we’re so excited to welcome them to Family Day for our 10th anniversary… Katie Clapham, proud owner of Storytellers Inc., lets us know what we can look forward […]

Dan the Storyman at Wordpool Family Day

We can’t wait to welcome back Dan the Storyman AKA Dan Worsley to our Wordpool Family Day on July 2, 1-4 at Stanley Park Dan Worsley, local children’s writer and storyteller, gives us a sneak peek of what we can expect… WP: Tell us a little bit about yourself? DW: After teaching for fifteen years in a large […]

Wordpool’s Big Friendly Family Day 2016

TWO WEEKS TO GO! WORDPOOL’S FAMILY DAY 2016 It’s our 10th Anniversary and we can’t wait for you to see what we have lined up! Come rain or shine and we’ll entertain you with our Big Friendly Worlds from 1-4pm.. It’s STILL completely free and this year it’s going to be bigger and better than […]

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 […]