Block Party 2018: Bloktoberfest

Saturday 20th October 2018: Doors open at 12PM; close is at 4PM.
Sunday 21st October 2018: Doors open 10AM; close at 4PM.


Pixel pushers rejoice!  The next Block Party has been confirmed for Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st October 2018. This year, Britain’s premier teletext festival will venture ‘up north’ to Wigan STEAM for a weekend of VBI, Videotext and Viewdata jollities.The third iteration of the Block Party is dubbed ‘Bloktoberfest’. It will be a celebration of homebrew teletext, playing host to pixel art workshops as well as games and presentations much like those seen at Block Party Cambridge in 2017.

The event will give you an opportunity to chat to, see at work and get tips from before trying teletext art for yourself!

Check out the line up of pixel art artists who will be joining us this year:

Carl Attrill (@that_other_Carl)

Alistair Cree (@ZXGuesser)

Dan Farrimond (@illarterate)

Horsenburger (@Horsenburger)

Peter Kwan (@PeterKVT80)

Raquel Meyers (@raquelmeyers)

Jason Robertson (@grim_fandango)

Admission is free and you can turn up on the day. We would appreciate if you could complete this Eventbrite form to let us know if you’re coming so we can gauge numbers.

Further information will appear here and on the Teletext Facebook Group as the schedule is developed and exhibitors are confirmed.

You can also get in touch with Jason at or

If possible, please bring your own laptop.

For more information, download the Info pack.



October Events Programme: Light Night Wigan & Leigh

Our October events programme is now up!

As a part of Light Night Wigan & Leigh we are delivering a range of exciting workshops for all ages. Linking with the wider Light Night Programme, you will have an opportunity to showcase your light up artworks from the workshops at Wigan STEAM during the parades in both Wigan and Leigh.



Wigan #LightNightWigan

Saturday 6th 10am – 1pm Nocturnal Animal Lantern, At Fun Palaces, Wigan Library, Drop in

Wednesday 10th 7pm – 9pm Cardboard Creations with Louise Robson, 16+

Wednesday 17th 7pm – 9pm Cardboard Creations with Louise Robson 16+

Monday 22nd 10am – 12pm Banner Making with Helen Mather

Monday 22nd 1pm – 3pm Mask Lanterns with Anna FC Smith

Tuesday 23rd 10am – 12 pm Hot Air Balloon Lanterns with Kirsty Rae

Tuesday 23rd 1pm – 3pm Illuminated Costumes with Hannah Bold

Wednesday 24th 10am – 12pm Light up wind catchers with Laura Pulling

Wednesday 24th 1pm – 3pm Let’s get light headed with Sarah Keeler Dawson

Saturday 27th 5:30 – 8.30 pm LIGHT NIGHT WIGAN


Leigh #LightNightLeigh

Saturday 6th 9:30am – 12p Willow Lanterns Making, Spinners Mill, Drop in

Saturday 6th 1pm – 4pm Nocturnal Animal Lantern making, Pennington Hall Park, The Pavilion, Drop in

Saturday 20th 10am – 3pm Make-a-lantern: Laser cut lanterns and willow lanterns, Drop in

Saturday 25th 5:30 – 8:30 Light Night Leigh


For more information you can download our Digital Brochure.
You can book on to our events on our Eventbrite page.


Light Night Wigan & Leigh is delivered in partnership between Wigan STEAM, Wigan Council, Wigan Libraries, D:Circus Project and Arts Council England.