Revoe Blackpool

Revoe Blackpool

Welcome to the Revoe Blackpool 'Our Bigger Story' website. This is part of the multi media evaluation of 15 Big Local areas in England. The website is an opportunity to follow what is changing in Revoe Blackpool as a result of Big Local over a ten year period.

The aim of the website is to share the learning from everything that is happening in Revoe Blackpool with other Big Local areas and highlight what works in communities with a wider audience of practitioners and policy makers.

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  • Lightpool
    October 26, 2018      Photo
    Following a summer where we worked closely with many community artists and organisations we were invited to be involved in the Lightpool Parade! This involved using lanterns from our Winter Festival, a lot of glow sticks, lumidogs (we ran a workshop so you could decorate your pets!) and some lovely young people and their parents as well as our Chair and staff! The parade celebrates the illuminations and runs over half term. Our community development worker also took part in RUSH, which was a multimedia dance production with 120 community members form all over Blackpool who took part over 2 months to produce an amazing show looking at austerity and it's impact on Blackpool and it's people.
  • Creating Civic Change Bid
    September 28, 2018      Film
    Over the last few months, through community chest and consultation, we saw the potential that art based activities provided for the area and were keen to see this grow. We managed to gather a group of local community artists ranging from traditional to movement to dance to music, who were hungry to meet and explore options. It was felt that creating an art's base on Central Drive would be an ideal way to tackle a few of the issues raised through the plan, with this in mind we set about applying for the Creating Civic Change bid, the video was part of our submission. Unfortunately we were not successful BUT keen to keep this idea going and have been applying elsewhere for the relevant funds so watch this space!
  • Mutual Gain World Cafe Event
    September 22, 2018      Photo
    Mutual Gain, Lancashire Police, Blackpool Council, Revoe Learning Academy and Revoelution came together to support and facilitate a second World Café event in Revoe. The first successful one was held last September, however the momentum seemed to slow down and further action was not picked up as well as it could of been. This time, all the partners involved were keen to make sure this did not happen again and that we were able to get to a stage where solutions and schemes are in place with participatory budgeting as an overall goal. Through a great deal of promotion and hard work we had over 80 residents attend the World Café, spending over 2 hours discussing issues around drug and substance misuse in the Revoe area.
  • Kin'folk Music at the George Pub
    September 13, 2018      Film   Photo
    So over the summer we worked with John Morrow, a local community artist and musician who did guerrilla drumming around Revoe to engage passerbys! From this he approached the local pub and they agreed to let us use the back room to do free music workshops. These are run every Thursday and have been an eclectic mix of music, rhythm, movement and poetry and have been inclusive of all ages from 11 to 79! They have been a breath of fresh air introducing accessible creativity to the residents where the patrons wander in and get involved!