Wordfest is embarking on an inter-age project with three local schools, running creative writing and art workshops for children and their older relatives which will culminate in a celebration event and a two-week exhibition in July at Skyway Gallery, The Shoreham Centre, Pond Road, Shoreham-by-Sea.

Adur Children's Arts Festival

Wordfest will be contributing to a calendar of events for children and families across Adur District, including a week of activities 13-17 August, and a weekend 9-11 October.

All Change, Wordfest 1-20 October

Our main Autumn festival of words, written, spoken and sung, will run from 1-20 October. Our theme will explore the impact and legacy of the Great War on social, economic and political change. We will be celebrating and exploring the impact of women's suffrage with books by Jenni Murray (Radio 4 Women's Hour) and Kate Adie (BBC foreign correspondent). We will have much loved Yorkshire poet Ian Macmillan joining us, along with performances of Romeo and Juliet by Brighton Shakespeare company. Wordfest will mark the centenary of Armistice Day with a special concert and spoken word commemoration at St. Mary de Haura on 20 October.

Much more is being planned and we will keep you regularly updated in the run up to Wordfest 2018.