Places for Art - Save our Stories

Save Our Stories is a unique storytelling experience centred on the amazing S.O.S RescueShip (designed and built by public artist and automatist Andy Hazell).

The S.O.S RescueShip is a stunning, startling, story-gathering voyager which travels to festivals, schools, libraries, and communities with one simple message – help us save our stories.

It is an imaginative and vibrant approach to storytelling and story-sharing and offers a surprising yet accessible opportunity to engage in literacy.

S.O.S works with writers, artists, teachers and librarians to develop new creative approaches to literacy through imaginative, immersive storytelling, creative writing and reading activities.

Save our Stories first year of development was in partnership with LeftCoast. The Save Our Stories adventure is funded and managed by Blackpool Council Cultural Services.

For more information about Save Our Stories or to find out how you can help, contact