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.
Creative workshops for families
11am & 1:30pm, Sat 8 July
Join children’s book author, Susan Brownrigg, for a fun creative writing family workshop.
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.
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.
Drawing from the sea – seaside cyanotypes
11am – 3pm, Sat 22 July
Join artist Lavinia Haslam and create your own sea-inspired cyanotype.
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.
Expressive Watercolour Sketch Tour
11am & 1:30pm, Sat 29 July
Join artist Joseph Travis on a walking watercolour sketch tour around Blackpool.
Blackpool Sculptures with Lisa Kenney
11am – 3pm, Sat 12 August
Sculpt your own Blackpool-inspired plasticine model.
Mono printing with Robin Ross
11am & 1:30pm, Tues 15 August
Create your own mono prints from found grasses, plants and flowers in Blackpool
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.
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.
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:
28 Topping St
- Mono Printing – at Rock Factory Print Studio, Deansgate.
- Print and Play – Blackpool Central Library
Please see the event info for full details.