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"Moments of Change" Shoreham Wordfest 2015

Become a 'Friend of Wordfest' now to receive advance tickets and discounts, before open sales go live at the Farmers' Market on July 11th.

Exciting events are planned for the fifth Shoreham Wordfest from the end of September to October 11th featuring local luminaries, national authors and international performers.

Celebrated playwright, David Hare, talks about his new memoir, The Blue Touch Paper, at his former school, Lancing College. The controversial journalist and commentator, Julie Burchill will be talking about her book, Unchosen, at the Yacht Club.

We have the world premiere of Roll Over Atlantic, a new show by Carribbean-British poet and performer John Agard, and a special talk, Simpson and I by Oggy Boytchev about his time working with the BBC's John Simpson in some of the most dangerous places on earth.

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Poetry Competition; people are invited to take a line, sentence or phrase from any of the poems to write a poem of their own. Click here for more information.

Patrons: Simon Brett /
Carol Cleveland

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2015 Poetry Competition

Become a Friend of WordFest

To become a Friend of WordFest costs £12 for the whole year to 31 May 2016. You can also apply by completing the membership form attached here and return with your payment to us at Shoreham Farmers' Market on 12 July, 9 August, 13 September or call 07522 957691.

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We have a host of ideas and suggestions, but do let us know if there is anything you particularly want to see.

Finally, we know that many of you are actively involved in creative writing and artistic activities. If you live in Adur or Worthing, and have a project in mind, you might be interested in applying for a small grant from the Adur and Worthing Trust. More details on

We will be sending monthly newsletters so contact us if you have any news you want to send to other Wordfest supporters:

We hope you all have happy memories of the events you came to during Wordfest 2014.
We commissioned a film of all the activities on one day, Saturday October 4th, which is now on YouTube. or the shorter version
We hope you like it and will forward it on to others.