Free event Family friendly


This May, local libraries and other venues across the Wakefield district are celebrating words by holding a wide range of free, exciting events and activities for WordFest. From puppetry, storytelling, Makaton and music to AI digital workshops and author talks… there truly is something for everyone to enjoy.

WordFest is led by Wakefield Libraries and combines the power of our spoken and written language through poetry, theatre, debate, song and creative writing. Join in with the conversation on social media by using the hashtags #WordFest and #MakeWordsCount.

Discover the events happening throughout May below and book your free place on a workshop. Book your place on an event here.

Follow the festival social media accounts:

Facebook: @WakefieldLibraries

Twitter: @WFLibraries


Instagram: @WFLibraries


TikTok: @WFLibraries

Download the WordFest programme here.

Venue Details

Find us at

Burton Street, Wakefield, WF1 2EB