This December, Fane brings the first edition of their brand new festival to Sage Gateshead. Words Weekend will feature an exceptional international line-up whilst championing diversity, accessibility and the rich talent and culture of the North East. Words Weekend celebrates the power of words and stories with a packed programme of talks, workshops, panel discussions, music and spoken word. Over 25% of festival events are free and all are fully accessible and BSL interpreted.
Highlights include Grayson Perry, Marian Keyes, Ben Okri, Stacey Dooley, Nadiya Hussain, Candice Carty-Williams, Cash Carraway, Tracy Chevalier, Elizabeth Day, Bernardine Evaristo, Salena Godden, Kerry Hudson, Val McDermid, Michael Morpurgo, Philippa Perry, Jay Rayner and Elif Shafak, with many more to be announced in September.
Through the power of words and stories, Words Weekend aims to unite communities and ignite imaginations.