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That Night… – Wordpool Festival That Night... - Wordpool Festival

That Night…

That Night…


We are delighted to share with you That Night, a short animated film of Wordpool’s Poetry Competition’s winning poem by Sarah Leavesley.

Emily&Anne who produced That Night are an award-winning directing duo who collaborate together, working freelance as animators and illustrators. Their clients include: CBeebies, CBBC, British Film Institute, FACT Liverpool, The Tate, Cornerhouse Manchester and DFS. They also make short films together, which they write and direct.

You can see That Night projected onto a giant screen on the promenade near Gynn Square as part of Blackpool Illuminations.

Award winning poet Polly Atkin judged Wordpool’s first Poetry Competition which had entries from all over the UK. Polly read out the short listed entries at a celebration event at Blackpool Central Library on 2 October 2014, National Poetry Day.

Huge thank to Blackpool Illuminations for all their support, and to everyone who came to celebrate on the night!


  1. […] project. I had a great time judging the first Wordpool Poetry Competition, and was delighted to see the winning poem turned into an animation in the Blackpool illuminations. I won the Wigtown Poetry Prize (with […]

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