Wordfest set to return for sixth year

Shoreham Wordfest returns this weekend
Shoreham Wordfest returns this weekend

The annual Shoreham Wordfest festival returns for its sixth year this weekend.

This year, it will run in partnership with the Ropetackle Centre, from Saturday (October 1) to Sunday October 9.

The Duke

The Duke

The theme of the festival is ‘A Fine Frenzy’ and will feature local luminaries, national authors and international performers.

John Grace, the political sketch writer, will give his humorous take on some of Shakespeare’s plays and Shon Dale Hughes of Hoi Polloi theatre will be present with his Edinburgh Fringe success, The Duke.

All proceeds from the events will go to the Child Refugee Fund.

There will also be a feast of exciting new writing workshops, walks, talks, children’s theatre, and the opportunity to star in the annual short story and poetry slam hosted by Tom Cutler on Sunday October 9.

Shoreham Wordfest will run until October 9

Shoreham Wordfest will run until October 9

Mady Mantelin, a Parisian actress, will perform extracts from the famous French novel Madame Bovary in both French and English.

Oggy Boytchev, former producer for John Simpson BBC foreign correspondent, is expected to give a riveting talk in The New World Order and The Rise of Terrorism.

On the lighter side, Wordfest patron Simon Brett will be holding a humorous talk and there will be talks and walks highlighting Sussex history and landscape throughout the festival.

A children’s puppet show, the Three Little Pigs, will be held on Saturday October 8.

Shoreham Wordfest

Shoreham Wordfest

All events will be held at the Ropetackle Centre apart from the Shoreham singers concert which will be held at the Shoreham methodist church and the riverbank walk to St Nicolas’ Church with Geoff Mead.

Tickets for all events are available at the Ropetackle box office.

For more information, including locations and start times, please visit the Shoreham Wordfest website.

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

1) Make our website your homepage

2) Like our Facebook page

3) Follow us on Twitter

4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!

Always the first with your local news.

Be part of it.