StoryTrails - Blackpool

Blackpool Central Library

Date and time

16 - 17 July

Publication date
Funny Girls Nightclub & Basil Newby MBE
Photo by Blackpool Gazette


See your hometown in a new light

StoryTrails, a unique, multimedia storytelling experience is coming to Blackpool on 16 - 17 July.

It offers you the opportunity to experience Blackpool in a completely new way by using technology to bring hidden stories of your town/city to life.  Drop into Central Library, Queen Street and try out a range of different immersive and virtual reality experiences or go on a guided tour of your town with the StoryTrails app as your tour guide.

In Blackpool the augmented reality app reveals the untold history of LGBTQ+ Blackpool from the 1930s, and the notorious Colonel Barker’s under-the-pier ‘freak show’, to the dark days of the 1980s and 1990s. Featuring characters such as drag queen, Divine, and owner of legendary Blackpool nightclub Funny Girls, Basil Newby MBE

The tour is narrated by D J Zoe, Drag Queen and host of Funny Girls in Blackpool which features in the trail

Time travellers need no previous technical experience and electronic mobile devices can be borrowed for the tour if you don’t have your own.

All activities are completely free so just turn up and join in.

For more details see unboxed2022.uk/storytrails and search Story-Trails on your app store.

Commissioned as part of UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK.

StoryTrails website