Eternal Love: Costume Talk at the Grand Theatre

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Aunty Social and Blackpool Grand invite you to take an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how the Wardrobe Mistress and her assistant get over eighteen actors in and out of nearly 100 costumes during the production of Eternal Love. From starving monks to kings and courtiers, the costumes range from simple dresses, monks and nuns habits to sumptuous robes.  Some were made specifically for this production, others have a pedigree going back to the 1960s.  You’ll find out about how the costumes were made, the choice of fabrics and the research which went into their designs.

Date: Friday 14 March 5.30pm – 6.15pm

Location: Grand Theatre Studio

Following the talk you can take advantage of a 2 for 1 offer on tickets for the performance on the Friday evening starting at 7.30pm. You will receive the discount code once you book your workshop ticket.

Get your tickets

Aunty Social presents: Free activities over the Summer for young people and their families

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For Children under 13 and their parents.  Wednesdays 1pm- 3pm throughout August at Palatine Library (St Annes Rd, Blackpool, FY4 2AP)

  • 7th August – Bead workshop
  • 14th August – Pom-bombing
  • 21st August – Superhero art workshop
  • 28th August – 3D Art workshop


For young people aged 13 – 19 years
Fridays 10am – 12pm throughout August at the Oracle (49 St. Annes Road, Blackpool, FY4 2AR).

  • 9th August – Bead workshops (jewellery and Hama beads)
  • 16th August – Yarnbombing workshop
  • 23rd August – Stencilling/t-shirt workshop
  • 30th August – 3D Art workshop

Pop-up Picturehouse: Free family film screenings

A selection of your favourite films old and new at the Oracle (49 St. Annes Road, Blackpool, FY4 2AR).

  • Wednesday  24th July – Ghostbusters
  • Wednesday 31st July – Brave
  • Thursday 1st August – Iron Man 3
  • Wednesday 7th August – Labyrinth
  • Wednesday 14th August – Wreck-it Ralph
  • Wednesday 21st August -The Goonies
  • Thursday 22nd August – Oz: The Great and Powerful
  • Wednesday 28th August – Back to the Future

All PG-rated. Under 13’s must be accompanied by an adult.  Spaces are limited, so please book to avoid disappointment.

To book places please visit Eventbrite or leave a telephone message 07866 023992.

Places to go and things to do…

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At Aunty Social we’re always looking at how we can put on fun and interesting creative events and activities that get people out of the house. So we’ve put together a quick survey to help us plan our programme.

Please help us out and take part, it shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes.

Take the survey

D.I.Y. Open making sessions at Aunty Social HQ


craft background4After a little break, we’re back with a new regular making session, every week at Aunty Social HQ in Blackpool.

Come and try different crafts or bring along your own project.

Drop in from 7pm, we’ll provide brews and biscuits.
Suggested donation £2-3.

For more information, take a look at our events page

Handmade on the High Street

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Pop-up Fashion Market

A chance to shop for locally made fashion and accessories at a Town Centre location on:

  • Saturday 8th December (10am-6pm) and
  • Sunday 9th December (10am-6pm).

Money raised from Handmade on the Highstreet will go to local community arts organisations Aunty Social and NWBaseline, so that they can organise more creative and cultural activities in Blackpool.

Stalls cost £15 per day or £25 for the weekend.
Your stall should sell 70% fashion and/or accessories, this includes handmade, customised or vintage.

If you would like a stall in this great Hounds Hill location, please email for a booking form or contact us via Facebook or Twitter.


Aunty at Me&FYC: New pop-up shop in Blackpool


Do come and visit Blackpool’s newest pop-up shop, Me&FYC. It’s an exclusive fashion boutique selling clothing, accesories and gifts for men and women.  All of the products are handmade or up-cycled, made with love by talented local designers – either made in or inspired by Blackpool & Fylde.

We’ll be selling some lovely bags, badges, cufflinks, hair accessories and rings.

Open from Friday 17th August at 11am (Launch party 6-8pm)
Opening Times: Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm until Saturday 1st September.

Me& FYC Facebook page

Me&FYC Twitter page

FYCreatives, 154-158 Church Street, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 3PS


Aunty, Aunty, where are you?


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It’s been a while since the last post, but we have been ever so busy with planning activities for this month and beyond.  Over the Bank Holiday weekend, we painted a gazillion faces and helped nippers make lots of pretty bracelets and necklaces at YOMOFO ‘Alfresco’ at Stanley Park Cricket Club.  Despite the yucky weather, it was a grand day out, with plenty of activities, brill music and smiling faces.

So, this is where we will be in June:

Watch out for other crafty activities in between!

Free Art Fridays part 2


Aunty has been ninja-ing around Blackpool town centre again leaving little crafty prizes for one and all.  This time we have badges, jewellery and a cuddly chicken called Clive along with a card and a little note.

We hope that the lucky finders will get in touch and let us know that the pieces have found a good home.  Why not pop into town and see if there are any still there?  The clues are in the photos!

Free Art Fridays: Aunty Spreads the crafty love!

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Aunty has just been on a free art drop in Blackpool town centre.  Arty Farty Fridays, started by local screen print artist Robin Ross and inspired by the capers of street artist My Dog Sighs involves placing art on the street for members of the public to find and take home.  For more on the background of Free Art Fridays and the movement in general see the Facebook page.

Aunty has been sneaky-sneaking about Blackpool town centre leaving little bundles of fun for people to keep.  We left a selection of badges, jewellery and hair accessories along with a card and a note.  We hope that the lucky finders will get in touch and let us know that the pieces have found a good home.  Why not pop into town and see if there are any still there?  The clues are in the photos!

Blackpool Arty Farty Friday Facebook group.