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Wordfest - Free Family & Community Events

Free Family & Community Events

As well as our ticketed talks, we have planned a whole weekend of free community and family events, all designed to engage you with the word and inspire the writers and artists in you.

On top of this, throughout all of Saturday and Sunday, there will be pop-up performances by local poets and musicians as well as free workshops and craft activities designed for all ages. So bring the whole family along and be part of the conversation.


Creative Writing Course with Rick Vick
Friday 6 July, 1.30pm-3.30pm
Open 'Creative Writing Course with Rick Vick'

From Country Life to Countryfile
Adam Henson / Friday 6 July, 4.00pm-5.00pm
Open 'From Country Life to Countryfile'

Peppers at the Cathedral with the Reverend Stretch
Friday 6 July, 6.00pm-8.00pm
Open 'Peppers at the Cathedral with the Reverend Stretch'

Book Conservation Workshops
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10.30am-12.30pm
Open 'Book Conservation Workshops'

Stonemason Demonstrations
Saturday 7 July, 10.00am-1.00pm
Open 'Stonemason Demonstrations  '

Workshops with Hannah Shaw: Children’s Writer and Illustrator
Saturday 7 July, 1.15-2.00pm and 2.45-3.30pm
Open 'Workshops with Hannah Shaw: Children’s Writer and Illustrator'

The Midnight Storytellers: Nightshade’s Tales of Tooth and Claw
Saturday 7 July, 11.00am, 12.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.30pm
Open 'The Midnight Storytellers: Nightshade’s Tales of Tooth and Claw '

Way Out West
Saturday 7 July, 3.00pm-3.30pm
Open 'Way Out West'

Hot Off the Tongue: Storytelling Workshop for all Beginners
Sunday 8 July, 10.30am–1.30pm
Open 'Hot Off the Tongue: Storytelling Workshop for all Beginners'

Time Passages - Marsha Dermott
Sunday 8 July, 2.00pm - 3.00pm
Open 'Time Passages - Marsha Dermott'

Storytelling Slam! The Bardic Chair of Gloucester
Sunday 8 July, 4.00pm - 6.00pm
Open 'Storytelling Slam! The Bardic Chair of Gloucester'

Votes for Women! Suffragette Banner-Making
Sunday 8 July
Open 'Votes for Women! Suffragette Banner-Making'