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Blackpool has a unique relationship with light, so you can be part of the festival, too! Find out how you can get involved in our select workshops below.

Lantern-Making Workshop - 4, 11, 18, 25 October

All ages are invited to take part in a drop-in lantern-decorating workshop with artist Janine Walker at Blackpool’s newest creative venue, The Old Electric, from 4-6pm on Mondays during selected dates in October. The lanterns will then be installed and ready to view from October 27-29. Find out more.

LumiDogs Workshop – 26 September, 2, 9, 17, 24 October

Bark by ‘pup’ular demand! LumiDogs returns for Lightpool 2021! We are hosting a series of free make and create workshops across Blackpool, and inviting dog owners and their  pooches to create your dog’s very own Lumi jacket.

All those taking part will be encouraged to join us and take part in the Illuminated Tram Parade on 27 October, followed by an illuminated dog-friendly walk around Lightpool Festivals spectacular art trail. Find out more.


During the workshop’s you will be working alongside a team of ‘rex’perts and costume designers as they assist you in the creation of the most perfect and bespoke illuminated costume for your dog.
The health, safety and wellbeing of visitors to our events is our upmost priority and to help safeguard this we have implemented the following protocol.
Please observe any safe distancing and hygiene measures we have put in place to protect you, other visitors and our people.
We ask that you do not attend any events if you feel unwell, or have had a suspected or confirmed case of Covid-19 in the past 10 days