Wolds Words Festival

The annual autumn festival of reading, writing and performance returned to Louth and Spilsby areas throughout October with many action packed events fully booked.

Young and old enjoyed a vast range of events at Wolds Words Festival

Over 50 events formed this year's Festival with thousands of people enjoying workshops, performances and learning new skills. Fringe events began on October 1 with some very popular events, many of which were delivered by community groups and organisations.

The education and outreach programme offered a diverse range of activities for primary and secondary schools in East Lindsey. Slam poetry workshops which lead to rhyme battles, rhythm games, team performances and beatboxing. There were also music and wet felt craft workshops leading a very creative week.

The main festival took place from October 21 to 25 and saw events sold out.

People enjoyed new experiences from making leaded stained glass, using traditional rug-making techniques, to getting an insight into the mind of a local UK bestselling novelist Nick Louth.

After all of this, the Children and Young People programme ran during the half term holiday October 26 to 31.

Crafts, plays and workshops were enjoyed by children from 2 to 18 years and their families. A special performance of the best-selling book by Stuart Spendlow, Penguinpig was sold out and over 30 children enjoyed the Witches and Wizards workshops where they created magic potions, spooky lanterns and decorated cookies.

Freya was one of the children who enjoyed the witches and wizards workshop and said: "It was a really great day and I want to go back."

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