Friends of Stanley Park

Friends of Stanley Park and Salisbury Woodland, Blackpool

News

2024

 

Friends of Stanley Park monthly meeting

 

The next monthly meeting will take place on Saturday 15th June 2024 at 2pm in the Visitor Centre.

The Guest Speaker is to be announced.

 

Tea and Coffee will be available from 1pm

 

Bandstand Next Show

Stanley Park, Blackpool

Sunday 2nd June 1pm to 4.30pm

Bob On, Escape the City

 

 

 

The next flower workshop is on Saturday 1st June at 12.30

Michelle's number is 07826 793439 to book

Make this lovely Pot au Fleur, an all summer long planter with plants and cut flowers. Cost is £29.95 payable in cash on the day.

Flower Workshiop  May 2024

 

 

Art Exhibition Call For Entries

 

Friends of Stanley Park and Salisbury Woodland

Open to all art exhibition June 2024

We are again holding our open art exhibition at the Visitor centre throughout June. There is no theme, any medium, any ability, all ages, just as long as the subject is family friendly, and is limited to no more than 2 entries per person, size no larger than A2, preferably on card or a lightweight canvas.

We can accommodate small framed pieces and a couple of larger ones, but apart from a limited hanging picture rail, everything is attached with Velcro to the board.

We cannot accept responsibility for your entries, but there are staff on duty at all times to keep an eye on them.

If you wish to sell your work, we ask for a donation to the Friends, but ask you to leave your work in place until the end of the exhibition.

Please submit your entries into the centre by May 25 th, open Tuesday to Sunday 11 to 3pm. If you would like to send a preview to ascertain suitability, you can e-mail to gillhoward@talktalk.net.

Please bring this form to accompany your work. We hope to see some great new artwork, so enjoy creating.


Link to pdf of entry form

 

 

Stanley Park Blackpool Bandstand Summer Shows 2024

Here's the poster to read it better and obtain more information please visit our Events Page: Click Here

 

Stanley Park Bandstand Blackpool Summer Bandstand Shows

 

The next Book Club meeting is on Thursday 23rd May 2024 at 2.30pm for 3pm start

The Friends of Stanley Park hold their book club meeting on the 4th Thursday of each month. The next meeting is on Thursday 25th April at 2.30pm for a 3pm start in the Stanley Park Visitor Centre next to the cafe.

The Book is:A man called Ove, Fredrik Backman

New members welcome.

The Book Club on Stanley Park Blackpool

 

The next flower arranging workshop, the rose arch, is on Saturday 27th April at 12.30pm at the Visitor Centre. All materials provided, cost is £29.99,payable in cash on the day.

Flower Arranging in Stanley Park Visitor Centre Blackpool 27th April 2024

 

 

2024 Events announced

Bandstand Shows on Sundays from 5th May to 15th September 2024. Love Parks Week. Fundraising fairs. More....

Friends of Stanley Park and Salisbury Woodland Calendar


April to December 2024 (as announced 10th April 2024)

April

13th National Literacy Trust: Spring Time Stories at Stanley Park 10am: 1pm
14th Bandstand Volunteers Training Day: Visitors Centre 1pm
20th AGM All Members Visitor Centre 2pm: Tea/Coffee served from 1pm
27th Flower Arranging Group 1pm: pre-booking required

May

3rd Committee Meeting 10am to 12pm
5th Bandstand 2024 Season begins(details are imminent)
6th Table Top Sale in the Visitor Centre: Trefoil Guild
18th Members Meeting Visitor Centre 2pm: Tea/Coffee served from 1pm
27th Table Top Sale in the Visitor Centre: Rotary

June

6th Committee Meeting 10am to 2pm
7th Donnas Dream House Coffee Morning
15th Members Meeting Visitor Centre 2pm: Tea/Coffee served from 1pm
28th Blackpool Arts Society Exhibition begins

July

5th Committee Meeting 10am to 12pm
20th Members Meeting Visitor Centre 2pm: Tea/Coffee served from 1pm
27th ECO day in the Park
29th Love Parks Week begins

August

2nd Love Parks Week ends
9th Committee Meeting 10am to 12pm
17th Members Meeting Visitor Centre 2pm: Tea/Coffee served from 1pm
17th Charity Bowling for Disabled
24th Strawberry Gardens Table Top Sale
25th Classic Car Show

September

6th Committee Meeting 10am to 12pm
15th Last of the Summer Bandstand shows
21st Members Meeting Visitor Centre 2pm: Tea/Coffee served from 1pm

October

4th Committee Meeting 10am to 12pm
19th Members Meeting Visitor Centre 2pm: Tea/Coffee served from 1pm
26th Halloween Event
27th Halloween Event

November

1st Committee Meeting 10am to 12pm
16th Members Meeting Visitor Centre 2pm: Tea/Coffee served from 1pm

December

6th Committee Meeting 10am to 12pm
7th Christmas Fair
8th Christmas Fair
12th Members Meeting Visitor Centre 2pm: Tea/Coffee served from 1pm
22nd Carols In The Park with Blackpool Light Operatic Society

The above dates are correct at 10th April 2024 but may be subject to changes and additions

Bandstand Events on Sundays from 5th May to 15th September 2024. Please see the separate list for individual dates.

 

Bandstand Stanley Park, Blackpool

Sunday 26th May 1pm to 4.30pm

The Bone Idols, The Sleepwalkers

 

 

On the Bandstand Sunday 12th May 1pm to 4.30pm

Boomshanka, Northern Alibi

 

The next monthly meeting will take place on Saturday 18th April 2024 at 2pm in the Visitor Centre.   The guest speaker is Richard Neale, talking about 'Life of the Theatre'.  Plus remaining AGM business.

 

The next monthly meeting is the AGM and will take place on Saturday 20th April 2024 at 2pm in the Visitor Centre. 

The Guest Speaker is Paul Hodgson, Manager of Green and Open Spaces for Blackpool Council, who will unveil the strategy for Stanley Park.

A nomination form for he election of the Executive Committee will be circulated to members.  If you would like to apply for any of the positions please ensure you complete the form and return it to Liz Marshall by 12 noon on Friday 12th April 2024.

 

Tea and Coffee will be available from 1pm

 

 

Easter Fair in the Visitor Centre

Saturday and Sunday 30/31st March 2024

Easter Bonnet Competition

Fancy Dress Competition

Fun and Games for all the family

 

Stanley Park Easter Fair 2024 30/31st March 2024 Friends of Stanley Park Blackpool

 

 

March Monthly Meeting

The March monthly meeting was on Saturday 16th March at 2pm in the Visitor Centre. Our guest speaker is John Garnham who will be talking about TramTown and the exciting developments unfolding plus a trip down memory lane with details of the inland service we once enjoyed. Tea and Coffee will be available from 1pm

Weekly Craft Club on Tuesday, Dog Club on Wednesday. Gardening Club on Monday and Thursday. Monthly Book Club on the 4th Thursday

 

 

Creative Hub Exhibition at Stanley Park Visitor Centre

 

New exhibition coming this week from our creative hub photographers.

Artists and photographers meet every other Sunday to create and share ideas and this is their first exhibition, a stunning display of a variety of subjects.

Next meet up of the Creative Hub is Sunday 10th March from 10 am.

Join the Creative Hub Facebook Group Click Here

Creative Hub Exhibition in Stanley Park Visitor Centre March 2024 Blackpool

 

Book Club meeting is on Thursday 28th March 2024 at 1.30pm for a 2pm start

The Friends of Stanley Park hold their book club meeting on the 4th Thursday of each month. The next meeting is on Thursday 28th March at 1.30pm for a 2pm start in the Stanley Park Visitor Centre next to the cafe.

The Book is: Twelve Secrets by Robert Gold.

New members welcome.

Dates through to 23rd May 2024:

The Book Club on Stanley Park Blackpool

 

Monthly meeting on Saturday 17th February 2024

The monthly meeting is on Saturday 17th February at 2pm. Our guest speaker - Deborah Contessa will be talking about how to read a graveyard. She will discuss symbolism and burial practices. Even those with little initial interest will find the talk fascinating.

 

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Awarded to the Friends of Stanley Park June 2022:

The Queens Award for Voluntary Service 2022 - The Friends of Stanley Park

 

 

 

2019

Fields in Trust Best Park in the UK - Stanley Park Blackpool

Following our award of UK Best Park and Best Field Event in 2017 we were ecstatic at winning the UK Best Park in 2019.

The announcement September 2019:

Fields in Trust Best Park in the UK - Stanley Park Blackpool

Fields in Trust Best Park in the UK - Stanley Park Blackpool

 

Link to Fields in Trust website

Fields in Trust champions and supports our parks and green spaces by protecting them for people to enjoy in perpetuity. Because once lost, they are lost forever.

 

Fields in Trust Best Park in the UK - Stanley Park Blackpool

Fields in Trust Best Park in the UK - Stanley Park Blackpool

 

Our 2017 Award:

UK Best Park and Best Field Event 2017  Stanley Park Blackpool.

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Updated: 27th May 2024