Lightpool Festival in partnership with Blackpool Football Club Community Trust are to hold UV Football events for Blackpool Year 2 Primary Schools and Blackpool Academy, during October.
Teams from local schools and the academy will don neon bibs, glow in the dark accessories for the 5-a-side competition, in an innovative and fun-filled event.
100 Local Lanterns
All ages are invited to take part in a drop-in lantern-decorating workshop at Blackpool’s newest creative venue The Old Electric (Springfield Rd, FY1 1QW) 4-6pm on Mondays during October (4,11,18,25) with artist Janine Walker.
All lanterns will then be installed to form an immersive community exhibition inside the theatre at the venue and everyone is invited to come along and enjoy this light up wintery wonderland from 6-10pm Wednesday 27-Friday 29 as part of Lightpool Festival.
Driven by an illuminated one-of-a-kind Peterbilt owned by Fox Bros., the artwork will be touring the streets of Blackpool, bringing Lightpool Festival up close and personal to residents and visitors alike, 15-17 October 2022.
Check visitblackpool.com/lightpoolfestival for routes
Bark by ‘pup’ular demand! LumiDogs returns for Lightpool 2022
We are hosting a series of make & create workshops across Blackpool and inviting dog owners and their pooches to get involved.
Join us for a FREE workshop in a dog friendly & relaxed environment. Bring yourself and your four legged companion along to one of our workshops and our creative workshop leader will guide and assist you into making your dog’s very own Lumi jacket!
Illuminated Tram Parade
The Illuminated Tram Parade will celebrate Blackpool’s unique illuminated tramway history and presents a wonderful opportunity to witness and enjoy Blackpool’s dazzling, historic collection of illuminated tramcars.
Live entertainment will also be buzzing along the glittering streets of Blackpool as back by popular demand are Spark!, the original and best LED drummers. Illuminated giant puppets will also be joining the parade adding a wow factor and showcasing content never seen before by audiences in Blackpool.
An exhilarating menagerie of illuminated Carnival will hit the Tower Ballroom for an electrifying showcase of music, puppetry and dance. Internationally recognised Carnival performers will present a showstopper over 30 minutes, bringing a diverse melting pot of Carnival magic.
From giant hand-crafted puppets to stunning illuminated dancers, there will be something for all the family.
Tickets are required for this free to attend event, available from:
100 Stories High
5 & 11 October
Theatre company and projection specialists imitating the dog, along with composer James Hamilton, are making a beautiful new piece of work at Lightpool Festival; and they’re looking for music-loving residents from the area to take part.
You will be joining other local people to form a choir to perform live at the event, alongside the projection.
You don’t need to have a lot of experience of musical or singing ability – just lots of enthusiasm. If you can make a noise, they want to hear from you!
A free workshop week for artists who want to develop skills in projection-mapping, led by imitating the dog, held at Lightworks, the home of Blackpool Illuminations.
Participants will learn about imitating the dog’s approach to site-specific projection mapping work, from storyboarding, through basic animation and projection mapping techniques.
To find out more, visit imitatingthedog.co.uk/project/leap-blackpool Applications close at 10am on Monday 31 October.