Here I am, with poet and judge Polly Atkin, local Councillor Christine Wright, and winning poet Sarah Leavesley who wrote the very beautiful That Night. It was a bit cold outside by the sea during the screening, you can probably work that out from our hunched postures, but it was a very clear night, and a great atmosphere.
The evening kicked off at Blackpool Central Library, with poetry readings and the announcement of the winners. There was also hot pot!! Despite living here for five years, I have somehow never had this Northern delicacy; I liked it. So did my dog Freddy, who accompanied me and Billy, the film's composer. Freddy kept sniffing the air and looking around him quite optimistically.
From the library we took coaches to the Illuminations, and onto a big screen watched the film projected. Suprisingly, I took photos:
Would you like to see the film in question? It's actually still showing at the Illuminations every night for a week more I think, but hey here it is on the inter webs:
You can read more about the evening on the Wordpool website here and here. Thanks to Clancy Mason and Lynne Pattinson from Blackpool Council for working with us; we loved it!