Wordpool Festival is Blackpool Arts and Libraries Festival of Words. In 2016 we were awarded an Arts Council England National Lottery Grant to develop the festival programme to provide all year round festival activities that celebrate words. Wordpool’s Festival of Written Word is one of the new four annual festivals, each one with a distinctive offer and focus: the Autumnal Festival of Poetry, TimeHop our Young Adult Fiction Festival and Wordpool’s ever popular Summer Family Festival.
Wordpool Festival – Saturday 6 July 2019
Blackpool’s free family festival will return on Saturday 6th of July with a day of fantastic arts activities, performance and storytelling.
This year the event celebrates 50 years since the first landing on the moon with an ‘out of this world’ space theme. From aliens to spaceships, astronauts to the weird and wonderful, there’ll be plenty for all ages to see and do throughout the day.
Holly Goodfellow, Producer of his year’s Family Day said, “Audiences can expect to see and get involved with a whole range of free activities, from science experiments to spaceships and alien encounters. This has always been a highlight in the Blackpool summer calendar and we’re so pleased to announce that we will be back this year with another very special event.”
Special visitors to this year’s family day are The Roswell Family, all the way from Outer Space. They have made Blackpool the first stop on their summer holiday and will be here to discover just what a typical British holiday looks like. They would love to meet some Blackpool families to compare experiences. We know you will make them very welcome.
More about Wordpool Festival
It’s the 13th year of the festival. It was set up to celebrate literature, writers and words, in all their many wonderful forms. Blackpool’s Art and Libraries Service has teamed up with LeftCoast, The Grundy, Blackpool Museums and Heritage, Blackpool Illuminations and partners across the town to produce a vibrant programme.
This year Wordpool Family Day coincides perfectly with the Fields in Trust ‘Have a Field Day’. People are encouraged to enjoy local parks and green spaces and have a picnic on July 6. For the first time we will a have a dedicated picnic area – on our moon!
The event is completely free, just turn up and register in Stanley Park. You can pick up a map and list of the day’s activities.
Last year the popular event in Stanley Park saw 4,000 people turn up to join in its circus themed activities.
This event is not organised by Live Blackpool. Please check with the organiser for further information. All details correct at time of publication.
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