Literature & Spoken Word
How To Starve an Artist – The Film

How To Starve an Artist – The Film

A few months ago I was asked to shoot a local poetry session, at which, I was told, the renowned Canadian poet, Rose Condo would be performing.  I’ve always loved poetry so, although I wasn’t familiar with Rose at that point, I was happy to record the event. When Rose took

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Interview: Steve Stroud Introduces MiKo Berry

Interview: Steve Stroud Introduces MiKo Berry

Blackpool and Fylde College is a bastion of education. Not only does it teach the next generation academic knowledge, artistic expression, and vocational skills, it also lays the foundations of altruism, critical thinking, and social responsibility. Combining all these facets is no easy tasks and takes quality tutors backed up

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Interview: Monkey Poet

Interview: Monkey Poet

Spoken word is on the rise. Advertisers are starting to notice that those who have been laying down words on the ears of audiences in the know, have become more renowned, outside the usual Edinburgh Fringe and art festival goers. Last year, the Pub Poets, who meet the first Sunday

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E-BOOK VS ACTUAL BOOK: the ongoing debate

E-BOOK VS ACTUAL BOOK: the ongoing debate

When was the last time you took a walk around a bookshop?  Revelled in the peace that only comes from rooms insulated by reams of novels?  Felt the wonder of words wresting to burst out of their pages and lodge themselves in your brain.  As I listened to the debate

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Colin Davies: Doctor Who Adventure

He’s back.  And this time, he’s brought a companion! Blackpool based poet, performer, author and Whovian Colin Davies has piloted his literary TARDIS to a brand new adventure in time and space.  His sci-fi poetry book, 2001: A Space Ode And Ditty, the basis of an outstanding live show telling of a

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Storytellers, Inc Presents I’ll Be Home For Christmas

Storytellers, Inc Presents I’ll Be Home For Christmas

On the 12 December, three top young adult authors will be starring in a fabulously festive event at AKS School. “Storytellers, Inc… presents I’ll be Home for Christmas” brings authors Lisa Williamson, Katy Cannon and Julie Mayhew to the beautiful AKS venue for an evening of author talks and book signing, a

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LGBT Literary Talent Heads To Blackpool

LGBT Literary Talent Heads To Blackpool

London’s award winning LGBT literary salon, Polari, has been given Arts Council of England funding to tour the UK. On 18 of November it arrives at The Grand. It’s creator and host, author Paul Burston bring together on stage some of the best in established and emerging LGBT literary talent.

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Say it right, Speakeasy in Blackpool

Say it right, Speakeasy in Blackpool

Not so much in the vain of zoot suits and mobster guns, nor even having the salute of a gangster rap on the door down to the craps game. Blackpool Speakeasy is a new means of sharing ideas and having niche conversations together in an experimental monthly event aimed at local people,

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Sara Hirsch at the Pub Poets

Sara Hirsch at the Pub Poets

When it comes to spoken word performers Sara Hirsch is as big a talent as you can get. UK slam champion 2013; Winner – Farrago award for best slam performance 2013; European slam semi finalist 2014; 3rd in the world slam championships 2014; runner up in the Hammer & Tongue national slam finals

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Diary Of A Wimpy Kid At Blackpool Tower Ballroom

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid At Blackpool Tower Ballroom

Jeff Kinney, the author of the global bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series will be coming to Blackpool Tower Ballroom on Thursday 3 November for his only UK solo author event for 2016. Warm up your winter with this hugely entertaining family event, inspired by Jeff’s new book Diary of

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