Where

words

come

to

life

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 6-8th December 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.

The North East is a part of the world that I care about, and also a place that is changing fast, becoming increasingly diverse and confident. I’m really excited about playing a part in a new kind of festival in which success with diverse communities and accessibility are key.

David Olusoga
Words Weekend Ambassador

When?

6-8 December 2019

Days Until

days

Where

Sage Gateshead
St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays
Gateshead NE8 2JR

VIEW ON MAP

Event Map

Gateshead 2019
Salford 2020
London 2020

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