Words Weekend

25 October - 27 October 2019

A dynamic new festival celebrating the power of words, Words Weekend will host a variety of innovative live shows in a series of unique settings across the UK.

Each festival will showcase local and international talent and bring to audiences an inspiring mix of speakers and shows over multiple days. Diversity and accessibility are at the heart of our programming with over 25% of events being free, and all events fully accessible and BSL interpreted. Helping us to deliver this vision are our Words Weekend ambassadors: David Olusoga, Liv Little and Karolina Sutton.

Our first festival will take place at Sage Gateshead from the 25th – 27th October 2019, followed by The Lowry, Salford, in March 2020 and Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, London, in summer 2020.

Through the power of words and stories, Words Weekend aims to bring communities together and ignite their imaginations.

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Words Weekend