Family friendly


Fri 01 Oct 2021 - Sun 31 Oct 2021


09:00 - 17:00

WordFest is a festival celebrating the spoken and written word in all its forms and its important place in our culture. Whether words are used to communicate mundane facts or complex concepts words have a power all of their own and we all use them on a daily basis.

Led by Wakefield Libraries as part of Festival of the Earth, WordFest 2021 combines the power of our spoken and written language through poetry, theatre, debate, song and creative writing with the Festival of the Earth themes and how words can be employed to inform, entertain and educate us on climate change and sustainability. Words used to celebrate our amazing planet and face its future as the climate emergency unfolds will combine throughout the month of October across the district and end with a spectacular immersive exhibition at WX (former Market Hall) during half term week 23-30 October.

Scroll down to see some of the highlighted events taking place.