We believe that every child has the right to experience the magic of stories and explore the world of the imagination. Save Our Stories works with children, young people, their families and teachers, encouraging them to experiment with their writing and creativity, helping them acquire the literacy skills they need to take them on their own magical storytelling journeys.

Our Stories

Marvels and Mayhem

Stanley Park, West Park Drive, Blackpool, UK

In the Marvels and Mayhem Big Top storyteller Emily Hennessey and artists Tina Dempsey and Garth Gratrix brought Blackpool’s amazing Blackpool Tower Circus’s history to life. Both Tina and Emily have been working in Blackpool and Wyre schools throughout June 2018 to help children create magical circus themed stories and artwork inspired by Heritage Blackpool’s… Read more »

An intergalactic Christmas

Winter Gardens, Church Street, Blackpool, United Kingdom

We’ve been feeling sooooo festive at S.O.S HQ this week! We got out our glitter and glue and decorated the S.O.S tree for the Winter Gardens Trust Christmas Tree Festival. Take a peek and see what you think. Friendly space creatures (designed by our fantastic StorySavers from local schools) really wanted to help us celebrate… Read more »

Saving Stories at Old Trafford Library

Old Trafford Library Manchester M16 9AX, United Kingdom

Zanzibar Zoe was a nasty old pirate when Save Our Stories first encountered her. She was a dedicated destroyer of stories, and quite a dab hand with a cutlass. In a strange twist of fate Zoe’s life was saved by stories and she now repays her debt by boarding the S.O.S RescueShip and helping us… Read more »

Friendly Space Creatures

Blackpool, United Kingdom

Our RescueShip spent the Summer Term travelling to local schools and libraries on the Fylde Coast. Inspired by our Robot Aliens story we challenged children to create some friendly space creatures. Aren’t they amazing! We especially love how many are referencing books and stories. A huge well done you to Baines Endowed VC Primary School,… Read more »

Wordpool Festival Family Day – Animal Antics

Stanley Park, West Park Drive, Blackpool, United Kingdom

We had intergalactic adventures galore at Wordpool Festival‘s Family Day on Saturday. We performed our exciting new touring show Robot Aliens Stole My iPig. Dr New and the Binaries travelled to Earth in our plucky S.O.S RescueShip. They were on the hunt for Dr New’s missing iPig, a supersonic story storage device. The iPig holds all… Read more »

Robot Aliens in Wigan

The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan, United Kingdom

  The S.O.S RescueShip was on the hunt for story stealing aliens in Wigan Town Centre. Aided by the mysterious Dr New and her trusty Robot helpers. Wigan Arts Festival Our  intergalactic high-jinks came to Wigan as part of Wigan Arts Festival pre-festival celebrations. Wigan Arts Festival is a fantastic two week programme of live events. including dance, poetry,… Read more »

World Book Day with Blackpool Libraries

Moor Park Library, United Kingdom

We had a blast celebrating World Book Day with Blackpool Libraries! CJ Griffiths Photography came along to Moor Park and Layton Library to document our day. We absolutely adore these photos of St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School and Layton Primary School enjoying stories with StoryCrew mate Louise. They had a great time aboard the S.O.S RescueShip

Doing Something Booky for World Book Day

Blackpool Central Library, Queen Street, Blackpool, United Kingdom

This year we celebrated World Book Day in style, doing lots of booky things with four Blackpool Libraries and local school children. The RescueShip was joined by our storytelling Crew Member, Louise. Louise’s storytelling session was based on Nick Walker’s original Save Our Stories book. She explored all the different ways stories could be saved… Read more »

SOS Rescue Vehicle

Visiting local schools and communities in Blackpool and Wyre. Click to see where we’ve visited.