WordFest events

Wordfest Events 1-31 October 2020

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Date/Time Location Event Age Description

1–15 October

Library Hours

Wakefield Library

 

Postcards From Wakefield Exhibition

 

Adults

 

A thought-provoking exhibition of postcards written by local people on the theme of positive mental health.

3 October

10.30am;

2pm

Stanley Library

 

Words That Sing!

 

Preschool

Families

 

A music, rhyme and craft workshop for young families exploring the lyrical sounds of our language. With Charlie Wells.

3 October

2pm

 

Castleford Library

 

Overdue

 

12+A play set in a library, Overdue looks at what to do with those young people who no-one knows what to do with. With Paul Bateson.

3 October

10am; 11am;

1pm; 2pm

Pontefract

Library

Storytelling

Box

Families

LD

friendly

Live interactive storytelling from Stride Theatre. Young people and their families create their own story.

3 October

10am; 11.10am;

12.20pm; 2pm; 3.10pm

Airedale Library

 

Telling Tall Tales

 

Families

aged 5+

 

Wakefield Theatre Royal presents four stories performed by a well-known actor and accompanied by a facilitator and a musician.

3 October

11am

 

Wakefield Library

 

The Rebel Woman's Wardrobe

 

Adults

 

This energising talk showcases the lives of six historical British women, and how they used the clothes which constrained them to make a powerful impact.

5 October

2pm

 

Horbury Library

 

Recycled Words Craft Session

 

Adults

 

Renewii presents a craft session where participants reuse and recycle old words into new sculptures.

10 October

10.30am;

2pm

Sandal Library

 

Words That Sing!

 

Preschool

Families

 

A music, rhyme and craft workshop for young families exploring the lyrical sounds of our language. With Charlie Wells.

10 October

2pm

 

Horbury Library

 

Overdue

 

12+A play set in a library, Overdue looks at what to do with those young people who no-one knows what to do with. With Paul Bateson.

10 October

10am; 11am;

1pm; 2pm

Airedale Library

Storytelling

Box

Families

LD

friendly

Live interactive storytelling from Stride Theatre. Young people and their families create their own story.

10 October

10am; 11.10am;

12.20pm; 2pm; 3.10pm

Pontefract Library

 

Telling Tall Tales

 

Families

aged 5+

 

Wakefield Theatre Royal presents four stories performed by a well-known actor and accompanied by a facilitator and a musician.

12 October

10am

Airedale Library

 

Recycled Words Craft Session

 

Preschool

Families

 

Renewii presents a craft session where participants reuse and recycle old words into new sculptures.

14 October

2pm

Wakefield Library

 

Recycled Words Craft Session

 

Preschool

Families

 

Renewii presents a craft session where participants reuse and recycle old words into new sculptures.

17 October

10.30am;

2pm

Airedale Library

 

Words That Sing!

 

Preschool

Families

 

A music, rhyme and craft workshop for young families exploring the lyrical sounds of our language. With Charlie Wells.

17 October

2pm

 

Pontefract Library

 

Overdue

 

12+A play set in a library, Overdue looks at what to do with those young people who no-one knows what to do with. With Paul Bateson.

17 October

10am; 11am;

1pm; 2pm

Normanton Library

Storytelling

Box

Families

LD

friendly

Live interactive storytelling from Stride Theatre. Young people and their families create their own story.

17 October

10am; 11.10am;

12.20pm; 2pm; 3.10pm

Featherstone Library

 

Telling Tall Tales

 

Families

aged 5+

 

Wakefield Theatre Royal presents four stories performed by a well-known actor and accompanied by a facilitator and a musician.

23 October –

19 December

Library Hours

 

Wakefield

Library

 

Unfinished Business and

Supressed Suffragists Exhibitions

 

Adults

 

Two linked exhibitions. Unfinished Business is an

exhibition from the British library on women's rights, and

Suppressed Suffragists is a response to those themes by local women.

24 October

10.30am;

2pm

Castleford Library

 

Words That Sing!

 

Preschool

Families

 

A music, rhyme and craft workshop for young families exploring the lyrical sounds of our language. With Charlie Wells.

24 October

2pm

 

Hemsworth Library

 

Overdue

 

12+A play set in a library, Overdue looks at what to do with those young people who no-one knows what to do with. With Paul Bateson.

24 October

10am; 11am;

1pm; 2pm

Featherstone Library

Storytelling

Box

Families

LD

friendly

Live interactive storytelling from Stride Theatre. Young people and their families create their own story.

26 October

10am

Airedale LibraryChristopher Nibble

Preschool

Families

Topsy Turvy Theatre present the story of a guinea pig trying to halt the disappearance of the delicious dandelion!

26 October

2.30pm

Normanton LibraryChristopher Nibble

Preschool

Families

Topsy Turvy Theatre present the story of a guinea pig trying to halt the disappearance of the delicious dandelion!

27 October

11am

Hemsworth Library

 

Recycled Words Craft Session

Families

aged 5+

Renewii presents a craft session where participants reuse and recycle old words into new sculptures.

27 October

2pm

South Elmsall Library

 

Recycled Words Craft Session

Families

aged 5+

Renewii presents a craft session where participants reuse and recycle old words into new sculptures.

27 October

11am–1pm

Wakefield Library

 

Unfinished Business

Craft Workshop

 

Families

and adults

 

Led by Dream Time creative this craft workshop lets participants create their own dolly peg suffragette to march for women's rights!

27 October

10am

Hemsworth LibraryChristopher Nibble

Preschool

Families

Topsy Turvy Theatre present the story of a guinea pig trying to halt the disappearance of the delicious dandelion!

27 October

2.30pm

South Elmsall LibraryChristopher Nibble

Preschool

Families

Topsy Turvy Theatre present the story of a guinea pig trying to halt the disappearance of the delicious dandelion!

28 October

2pm

Horbury Library

 

Recycled Words Craft Session

Families

aged 5+

Renewii presents a craft session where participants reuse and recycle old words into new sculptures.

29 October

10am

Horbury LibraryChristopher Nibble

Preschool

Families

Topsy Turvy Theatre present the story of a guinea pig trying to halt the disappearance of the delicious dandelion!

29 October

2.30pm

Wakefield LibraryChristopher Nibble

Preschool

Families

Topsy Turvy Theatre present the story of a guinea pig trying to halt the disappearance of the delicious dandelion!

30 October

10am

Pontefract LibraryChristopher Nibble

Preschool

Families

Topsy Turvy Theatre present the story of a guinea pig trying to halt the disappearance of the delicious dandelion!

30 October

2.30pm

Castleford LibraryChristopher Nibble

Preschool

Families

Topsy Turvy Theatre present the story of a guinea pig trying to halt the disappearance of the delicious dandelion!