WordFEST just around the corner!

It’s been a busy few weeks getting the WordFEST events ready for February Half Term which starts this Saturday. There have been lots of freelancer contracts and orders to write, events to plan and promotion of WordFEST to schools, youth groups and project partners.

I’m really looking forward to the Looking Glass Fashion Show, with the Alice in Wonderland themed costumes made by the students from City of Sunderland College.  We are also having a witches, wizards, ghouls and demons day, with real broomstick making, a fantasy drama workshop led by staff from Seven Stories and a monsters talk by Andy Newbound, author of Demon Strike.

Other highlights will include the Create Project volunteers, who are taking on the role of gallery guides each afternoon next week.  They have each been researching their favourite writers to talk about to families and visitors to the exhibition and I can’t wait to see them do their stuff!

It’s looking like its going to be an amazing week. Click here for all WordFEST events taking place at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens.

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