Wordfest 2018

Wordfest 2018

Friday 6 July to Sunday 8 July

Sponsored by Gloucester Quays



Welcome to the very first Gloucester Cathedral Wordfest – a celebration of all things ‘word’.

Join us for an amazing weekend of talks, poetry, music, comedy, storytelling,  crafts and much more ...

Whether you want to whet your intellectual appetite, find out what it’s like to be an author, listen to readings and live music, or just relax with a drink and a good book in our beautiful grounds, we’ve got something to suit you.

Plus we have a full programme of free events, games and workshops all weekend, for young and old alike.

So put the date in your diary, and come and join the conversation.

Call Out for Festival & Events Interns to assist with the delivery of our first ever Gloucester Cathedral Wordfest - celebrating all things word!

Taking place from 6-8 July 2018, we are looking for interns to join our enthusiastic and energetic festival team to help us deliver this incredible event. If you would like some hands-on experience of festival management, are happy working with well-known names and members of the public, we would love to hear from you.

Get in touch by emailing for more info about the role and the benefits we can offer in return for your time.

See the full role description here

Ticket information

  • Reduced ticket prices apply to students and under 18s
  • Multi-buy discounts will be available
  • All ticketed talks are suitable for ages 12+.

Look for the family-friendly icon for events that are suitable for all ages: 


We are delighted to be sponsored by Gloucester Quays and partnering with Waterstones Gloucester for this event.

Thank you to all our sponsors and partners for helping to bring Wordfest to life.