Blackpool Civic Trust

Activities: Events, Visits and Meetings

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Blackpool Civic Trust 2014 Awards

Monthly meetings are all held at 7pm on the third Monday of the month in the Town Hall, unless stated otherwise. The list of meetings and speakers is shown below.

New members and visitors are welcome at our meetings. It's worth coming just to sit in the Council Chamber and look at the surroundings.

Non members are welcome to attend our meetings. Walk into the Town Hall and up the stairs where you will be signed in.

If you wish to speak at one of our meetings please contact the
Speakers Secretary: Judi Brown.

2019 Meetings and Visits

Monthly Meetings
Monthly Meetings on the third Monday of the month at 7pm

2019 Meeting Speakers


Monday 17th June 2019 at St Stephens on the Cliffs

Guest Speaker: Bob Milner

The Joy of a Cinema


Monday 15th July 2019 at the Town Hall

Jimmy O'Donnell

Memories Revisited


Monday 19th August 2019 at St Stephens on the Cliffs

Linda Tolsen

125yrs of the Glorious Grand


Monday 16th September 2019 at the Town Hall

David Evans

From Little Acorns, Great Jaguars Grow


Monday 21st October 2019

Shirley Matthews

A Towering 125yrs


Monday 18th November 2019

Professor Vanessa Toulmin

Title to be confirmed


Monday 16th December 2019

Salvation Army Carol Concert


Monday 19th January 20120

Carl Carrington

Update on Blackpool's Heritage


Monday 16th February 2020

Blackpool Museum update


Monday 15th March 2020


Speaker to be confirmed





Blackpool Civic Trust Art Competition 2019


This year Blackpool civic Trust is holding an art competition open to any non -professional artists, schools, colleges and youth groups with an aim to producing a calendar for 2020. We have booked Exhibition space at the Solaris, south shore, for the whole of July next year where the shortlisted artworks will go on display, and the final 13 winners will each receive their artwork framed as their prize.



The aim is to show a positive side to Blackpool. “What I love” could be anything from a local street or park, to a hobby, school, local attraction, something which would make an interesting picture.

All work to be completed in 2-D of any medium i.e. paint, pencil, pastel, collage, and to depict either a month of the year or an idea for a front cover. We would require being informed which months have been chosen so that there are not too many of any one.

We are looking to include works from infants, juniors, high schools, colleges, art societies, mental health groups, people with learning difficulties, amateur artists and youth groups. Each organisation can then make their own selections from the entries to put forward to the competition and these will go on display at the Solaris, where the winners will be chosen and announced in the first week of July.

We hope you would be interested in entering our competition and we will be happy to come and visit your organisation and speak to the participants 

For an entry form, please e-mail or write to Mrs Gill Howard at 45, Poulton Old rd, Blackpool FY3 7LB, tel 01253 301264

Gill Howard, Corporate Members’ Officer, Blackpool Civic Trust,


This competition is open to everyone, so if you know anyone who you think would like to enter please forward this information to them from the link below.


An entry form, details of the competition and a poster are linked below.

Blackpool Civic Trust Art Competition 2019


Link to entry form in Word.


Link to information about the competition for forwarding to others, Word.


PDF of the poster above.







Blackpool Civic Week 11th to 16th June 2018

Read our Civic Week page for a report click here


Blackpool Civic Trust members are invited to join in the visits below. Tickets are available from Sharon tel 01253 315162.


2019 List of Visits and Events for members




Photo of our first Civic Day event in 2011, music in St John's Square:

Street Party 2011

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