Heritage inspired creative workshops this summer

Get creative in the town centre with our range of artist-led workshops and activities.

High Street Patterns – Repeat pattern design with Bonnie Craig

10:30am-3:30pm, Saturday 1 July

Explore Blackpool’s architectural detail and learn how to use its shapes and textures to create your own repeat pattern designs.

Join visual artist and designer Bonnie Craig for a day creating your own original repeat patterns by hand using traditional design techniques.

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Creative workshops for families

11am & 1:30pm, Sat 8 July

Join children’s book author, Susan Brownrigg, for a fun creative writing family workshop.

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Reimagining the High Street

11:30am & 2pm, Sat 8 July

Join artist Hannah Blackman-Kurz in a colourful re-imagining of Blackpool’s high street.

DROP IN: no need to book

Place-inspired poetry writing with Linda Hampton

11am – 3pm, Thurs 13 July

Join local writer Linda Hampton for a relaxed poetry writing workshop.

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Artefact-inspired creative writing (short stories)

1pm, Sat 15 July

Join Antonia Charlesworth-Stack as we explore using historic artefacts to inspire your creative writing.

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Drawing from the sea – seaside cyanotypes

11am – 3pm, Sat 22 July

Join artist Lavinia Haslam and create your own sea-inspired cyanotype.

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I Love Blackpool – A paper collage tribute to our town

11am & 1:30pm, Fri 28 July

Join artist Sarah Buckett in this colourful collage workshop.

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Expressive Watercolour Sketch Tour

11am & 1:30pm, Sat 29 July

Join artist Joseph Travis on a walking watercolour sketch tour around Blackpool.

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Blackpool Sculptures with Lisa Kenney

11am – 3pm, Sat 12 August

Sculpt your own Blackpool-inspired plasticine model.

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Mono printing with Robin Ross

11am & 1:30pm, Tues 15 August

Create your own mono prints from found grasses, plants and flowers in Blackpool

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Walking, chatting, and mapping

11am – 3pm, Thurs 24 August

Join Artist and Educator Ann Carragher in a mindful walk and workshop, connecting with the Blackpool Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) area.

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Print and Play – lino printing for families

11am – 2pm, Thurs 31 August

Join Artist Ian Halawi in this lino printing workshop taking inspiration from the buildings in the Blackpool HAZ area.
DROP IN: No ticket required.

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All tickets are £2.50, apart from the drop in sessions which are free and pattern design, which is £5 (includes lunch).


Activities will take place at:
Aunty Social,
28 Topping St

Apart from:


    • Mono Printing – at Rock Factory Print Studio, Deansgate.

    • Print and Play – Blackpool Central Library

Please see the event info for full details.

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