Wordfest is going to be busy in 2018 – coming up first is the annual Celebrating Shakespeare event, which this year is an action-packed day on Saturday 21 April. A free drop in session of poetry, play extracts, song and music starts the day at St. Mary de Haura church, followed by a talk by historian Chris Hare and a singing session. The finale is a Shakespearean Celidh and feast at the Shoreham Centre. Go to our What's On Page.

We have a poetry marathon or Poemathon on Saturday 28 April in the Ropetackle arts centre foyer. Children and young people will be reading their poems from 11.30am and then non-stop open mic for poets of any age from 1-4pm. We are aiming for 100 poems and will be raising money for Rohingya refugees. Go to our What's On Page.

Comedy of Errors 15 and 16 June
Brighton Shakespeare Company performing Shakespeare's madcap farce Comedy of Errors on Shoreham's Coronation Green. Friday 15 and Saturday 16 June 7pm Doors open. Marquee, food and drink stalls open to all before each performance and Saturday afternoon. Tickets: £10 child/Student, £15 adult, £45 family of 4. Buy tickets HERE.

Meanwhile, there are lots of goodies being planned for the annual Wordfest in October this year with the theme of All Change, Including Jenni Murray, Ian MacMillan, Kate Adie and Brighton Shakespeare Company, this time with Romeo and Juliet. The full programme will be launched in July.

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Culture Calling

Shoreham Wordfest has recently featured on London based Culture Calling website. Click for our interview and glorious technicolour photos of Shoreham-by-Sea: https://goo.gl/bptaoK