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Opportunity To Take Part In Wakefield’s WordFest 2023

Wakefield Council is calling on Creative people and businesses to be part of WordFest 2023.

The festival celebrates words in their broadest sense, bringing together a programme of music, performance, art, digital, spoken, and written word.

Creative people can apply now for commissions to be part of the hugely popular libraries-led festival that runs throughout May.

The theme for this year’s festival in 2023 is Beyond Words – Bringing Stories to Life and it uses different approaches for bring imagination life from the page, such as through illustration, game design, theatre, film design, traditional 2D graphics and illustration, 2D or 3D digital recreation or live performance on stage or screen.

Urging creative people and business to apply, Cllr Michael Graham, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure, and Sport said: “We are really excited about WordFest 2023, and we want to commission talented people who can work with and inspire children and adults to get involved and take part in the visual arts and storytelling.

“If you have the skills and enthusiasm, apply for these commissions and be part of something that is very special.”

The Council is particularly looking for creative performances, and events and workshops for family and early years audiences:

  • A large high-quality commission (to include a school engagement element and 12 performances)
  • Music & movement focused activities for pre-schoolers (12 sessions over 6 days)
  • Music & movement focused activities for Primary school age (4 sessions over 2 days)
  • Performative arts aimed at families (8 performances over 4 days)
  • Digital workshops aimed at 10-14 yrs olds (4/5 days over Saturdays or half term)
  • Workshops for younger primary age 4-8 yrs old (6 sessions over 3 days
  • Workshops for older primary age 8-12 yrs old (6 sessions over 3 days)

    To apply visit the event website here