Literary Event:WordFest at Wakefield

Literary Event, Thu 1 - Sat 31 Oct 2020, free entry



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Wakefield Library


Town Hall, Wakefield,

Events at this Venue

date event
Thu 1 - Sat 31 Oct WordFest
Thu 3 - Sun 6 Jun Long Division 2021


Welcome to WordFest 2020! WordFest is a celebration through a free programme of music, theatre, poetry, digital, spoken and written word.

WordFest takes place throughout October, and there are a series of wonderful workshops happening at local libraries all over the district. For a full programme of events, click the link below to see the official festival brochure.

You can also get involved online through social media. There'll be a whole host of challenges to get involved with! including writing a haiku about climate change, recommending your favourite book, sharing your best Yorkshire-isms and making a word – literally! – from whatever material takes your fancy. There'll also be #WordOfTheDay challenges, and the chance to learn Makaton, a simple sign language.

Take a look at the webpage for more information:

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 1 - Sat 31 Oct 2020


Free entry

Also see



See location of Wakefield on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 331210  Lat: 53.68442 Long: -1.50030

By Road:
Follow signs to the City Centre from the M1 or M62 junctions.

By Public transport:
Nearest Railway Stations: Wakefield Westgate Railway Station
Kirkgate Railway Station
Nearest Bus Station: Wakefield City Bus Station


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