Shoreham Wordfest – 19th September to 12th October
Shoreham Wordfest is an eclectic festival of words, language, and the human connections they inspire.
This year’s festival, Invisible Threads, comprises 43 events and themes such as Looking Back: celebrating anniversaries for William Shakespeare and Brendan Behan. Conflict: allowing war poetry to shine a personal light on global conflict and meet today’s talented writers looking at conflict closer to home. Wayward Girls & Wicked Women: Domestic Chillers, Historical Femmes Fatales. Prunella Scales & Leo Aylen in an Assortment of Sybils, and of course – for no self respecting literary festival would be complete without the Bard – there is life with Shakespeare in Second Best Bed.
And there is much more, including courses, workshops, walks & talks. Special features include John Harvey, Cambridge Footlights, Attila the Stockbroker and Murray Lachlan Young, a whole weekend of graphic novels on The Fische houseboat, a workshop for young and old with John Hegley, and the opportunity to witness the acted readings of brand new plays in the very popular Drama out of Nothing, showcasing the work of local writers and featuring local actors.
For something completely different, why not go along to the annual Wordfest launch dinner with the festival patron, Carol Cleveland, who’s riding high with the Monty Python reunion and the publication of her autobiography, Pom Poms Up!
Get out & about during Wordfest or at one of the events in Littlehampton’s East Beach café later this year. And don’t forget the annual Sand Dance on Shoreham Beach on Sat 20th September from 5pm.
You can become a Friend of Shoreham Wordfest which gives you up to 20% reduction on some tickets.
Go to www.shorehamwordfest.com for more details or call 07522 957691.