The 2022 summer season has already been a massive success for Blackpool’s tourism industry and there’s more to come well into the winter season with many more great Blackpool events lined-up, including Word Fest which is set to attract some big names to Blakcpool’s Winter Gardens.
Blackpool Winter Gardens attracting some big names for Word Fest.
Funny man Sir Lenny Henry, Latin and ballroom dancer Anton Du Beke and TV presenter Paul O’Grady will feature in an ‘in conversation with’ event at Word Fest. from Friday, 7th October until Monday, 10th October 2022. Lenny Henry will talk about his latest book ‘Rising to the Surface’ on Sunday at 8pm and tickets for the event will include a signed copy of this book as well as a meet and greet with the comedian.
Paul O’Grady will talk about his book ‘Eddie Albert and the Amazing Animal Gang’ which is basically a story of a young boy who p[ossesses the ability to talk to animals. This will take place at 4pm on Sunday and tickets will include a signed copy of the book.
Strictly presenter Anton Du Beke will talk about his tale of dance which is centred on London’s Buckingham Hotel during WW2. This conversation takes place at 8pm on Monday, 10th October and the ticket will include a signed copy of Ballroom Blitz along with a chance to meet the dancer.
This is the first Word Fest to be held and tickets for the event have been selling extremely fast. It is the first new literary festival to be held in Northern England for a number of years. The festival will be co-produced by Kirkham bookstore Book Bean and Ice Cream as well as Winter Gardens Blackpool.