Free event Family friendly


Sat 30 Oct 2021 - Sat 30 Oct 2021


10:00 - 16:00


WX (Former Market Hall)

Welcome to day eight of WordFest at WX!

Here’s what’s on:

Ocean Biome: Selkie – The Seal Woman – a play by Wakefield college and Actual Size theatre company, Selkie – The Seal Woman is based on a traditional Celtic and Norse mythology folk tales. The piece includes music, choreography and storytelling, performed by students studying professional theatre at Degree level with live musicians.

Showtimes: 10:00am – 10:15am | 10:45am – 11:00am | 11:15pm – 11:30pm | 12:00pm – 12:15pm | 1:00pm – 1:15pm | 1:45pm – 2:00pm | 2:30pm – 2:45pm | 3:15pm – 3:30pm


Land Biome: Pivotal – Pivotal is an interactive art installation. The aim of Pivotal is to playfully acknowledge the relationships between people, and between people and nature; to make us aware of the sounds and natural environment around us, and our impact on those surroundings. Participants are invited to sit on the wooden seats and gently ‘seesaw’. As people interact with the artwork, air pumps are triggered, creating an airflow that pushes up through copper branches of the tree and through a flock of clay bird water whistles.

Showtimes: 10:00am – 4:00pm


Land Biome: Library Storytime – settle down and get cosy for an enchanting story in the enchanted forest.

Showtimes: 3:30-4:00pm


Air Biome: The Butterfly Effect by Tony Wade – a mesmerising aerial art installation consisting of thousands of hand-decorated paper butterflies which move in the slightest breeze and is an exploration and celebration of the positive steps everyone can take, individually and collectively, to reduce our carbon footprint and environmental impact.

Showtimes: 10:00am – 3:00pm


Stage Area: Our Earth, Your Choice – One to One Development Trust gaming showcase Our Earth, Your Choice, an online game where you lead a team of eco-activists and take on a series of important missions that will influence the future of our world. An adventure where every decision you make has an impact on the planet! They will be hosting a talk on the game at 12:30pm.

Showtimes:10:00am – 3:00pm


The Factory (Former Food Hall): Breathing Room by Anna Berry – a kinetic light installation in which a tunnel lined with cones ‘breathes’, creating a strange and otherworldly immersive experience. On the outside the beautiful and ornate mechanism is the focus of attention, whilst inside you travel through a luminous, gently moving tunnel, for an almost psychedelic experience. In association with Unlimited Arts.

Showtimes: 10:00am – 4:00pm


The Shed (Market Hall): Craft sessions, digital activities, story corner – there are loads of activities happening during the day, including finding out about recycling, things to make and do, games to play, stories to read and lots more!

Showtimes: 10:00am – 4:00pm


Food and drink will be available from 10am – 4pm under the canopy.

Reception desk, information, lost children and property, first aid, security point will be open from 10:00am – 4:00pm in the reception area (The Book).

A floorplan of WX can be found here.

Full access information can be found here.