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Wordfest - Sunday 8 July

Wordfest 2018: Sunday 8 July

In commemoration of the centenary of the Armistice in 1918, many of our events today will focus on peace and reconciliation. We’ll also be celebrating the centenary of the Suffragettes, with a real-live Pankhurst and a procession of banners made by our younger visitors.

Add into the mix some crime writers, artists and comedy writers, lots of free workshops and live music, and you have yourself an inspiring and fun-filled day.


Women of the War
Margaret Dickinson and Liz Trenow / Saturday 7 July, 12.00pm–1.00pm
Open 'Women of the War'

Shadow Cast By Mountains: A Poetic Response to Iraq and War
Patrick Howse / Sunday 8 July, 1.15pm–2.00pm
Open 'Shadow Cast By Mountains: A Poetic Response to Iraq and War'

Life in the Fast Lane: a Lifetime of Working the Streets
Helen Marriage / Sunday 8 July, 2.15pm–3.00pm
Open 'Life in the Fast Lane: a Lifetime of Working the Streets'

Long Shadows: Crime Fiction and History
Emma Flint and Andrew Taylor / Sunday 8 July, 3.30pm–4.30pm
Open 'Long Shadows: Crime Fiction and History'

‘Beyond Words’: Exploring the Silence and Mystery of God
Janet Williams, David Runcorn and Canon Andrew Braddock / Sunday 8 July, 3.45pm–4.45pm
Open '‘Beyond Words’: Exploring the Silence and Mystery of God'

Reconciliation: the Art and Power of Conflict Resolution
Amnesty International / Sunday 8 July, 5.00pm–6.00pm
Open 'Reconciliation: the Art and Power of Conflict Resolution'

Women’s Lives and Women’s Rights, Past, Present and Future
Helen Pankhurst / Sunday 8 July, 6.30pm–7.30pm
Open 'Women’s Lives and Women’s Rights, Past, Present and Future'

Sue Limb and Jon Canter: Between Friends - A Life in Comedy
Sue Limb and Jon Canter / Sunday 8 July, 8.00pm–9.00pm
Open 'Sue Limb and Jon Canter: Between Friends - A Life in Comedy'