Where

words

come

to

life

The Lowry

27 - 29 March 2020

Words Weekend returns for it’s second edition, taking over The Lowry at Salford.

The names announced so far include local and international talent who champion diversity, social inclusion and the rich musical and literary history of the North West. Through the power of words and stories, Words Weekend aims to unite communities and ignite imaginations

Event Map

Gateshead 2019
See event line-up →
Salford 2020
London 2020

Words Weekend is a truly unique new festival, set to shake up the literary events industry. From the vast number of free events, accessible ticket pricing, the diversity of the programme and even the way speakers are paid. The aim is to reach much further than one weekend, and we are really proud to be partnering with so many inspiring local charities and organisations in order to have year-round impact in the region. This really is a festival for the North East of today; confident, diverse and exciting.

David Olusoga
Words Weekend Ambassador

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