Blackpool Connecting Stories Exhibition

Blackpool exhibition

Welcome to the Get Blackpool Reading online exhibition!

In March 2021, children and young people in Blackpool, age 7 to 14, were invited to take part in a creative writing competition with the theme 'Blackpool's Future / A Brighter Blackpool'. Connecting Stories is proud to be working with The Grand Theatre as part of this exhibition. We look forward to welcoming you to more Connecting Stories events later in the year.

Well done to all of the entrants age 7 to 11, displayed in the anthology below:

Make sure you also take a look at the gallery of entries from children age 11 to 14:

Feeling inspired? Write a poem with Kate Wakeling

Recommended for KS2

Hear the fastest possible reading of Kate’s poem ‘Moon Juice’ and exclusive performances of her other inspiring works. Take up the challenge to write your own list-poem. What little known facts about yourself could you put in your poem? Are your feet jet-powered? Can you secretly communicate with dogs and bats? Follow Kate’s tips to come up with your own super-powered poem.

Or enjoy an intro to Slam Poetry with Joelle Taylor

Recommended for KS3

Hear an exclusive performance of ‘the correct spelling on my name’ from poet Joelle Taylor and pick up some top tips for starting to write and perform your own slam poems.