Free event Family friendly

Date

Fri 29 Oct 2021 - Fri 29 Oct 2021

Time

10:00 - 16:00

Venue

WX (Former Market Hall)

Welcome to day seven of WordFest at WX!


Here’s what’s on:


Autism Quiet Time – Music and sound effects will be on very low, during this time, and performances will be relaxed.


Times: 10:00am – 11:00am


 


Ocean Biome: Plastic Ocean – Witness the spectacle of an 18m-long, life-size sperm whale, a giant of our oceans, and meet the eccentric marine biologist, Netty Northwest and her friends, the sea creatures and their battle to survive in an ocean full of rubbish. They need your help to save the turtle and the whale from the ocean of rubbish.


Showtimes: 10:30am – 10:50am* | 11:00am – 11:20am | 12:30pm – 12:50pm | 1:00pm – 1:40pm | 2:30pm – 2:50pm | 3:00pm – 3:20pm | * the 10:30am – 10:50am performance coincides with Autism Quiet Time. This performance will be delivered sensitively and in a relaxed style.


 


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


 


Screen: Ice Age (U) – Twenty-thousand years ago, Earth is a wondrous, prehistoric world filled with great danger, not the least of which is the beginning of the Ice Age. To avoid a really bad frostbite, the planet’s majestic creatures – and a few small, slothful ones – begin migrating south . The story revolves around sub-zero heroes: a woolly mammoth, a saber-toothed tiger, a sloth and a prehistoric combination of a squirrel and rat that is known as Scrat.


Showtimes: 11:30am – 1:00pm. Ice Age will be subtitled in English.


 


Screen: Finding Dory (U) – Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss every 10 seconds or so. The one thing she can remember is that she somehow became separated from her parents as a child. With help from her friends Nemo and Marlin, Dory embarks on an epic adventure to find them. Her journey brings her to the Marine Life Institute, a conservatory that houses diverse ocean species. Dory now knows that her family reunion will only happen if she can save mom and dad from captivity.


Showtimes: 1:30pm – 3:00pm. Finding Dory will be subtitled in English.


 


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.