Comedy, creativity and culture planned for Wolds Words 2013

NOW in its 12th year, the Wolds Words festival promises an eclectic mix of comedy, creative workshops and cultural events for all the family.

The East Lindsey District Council-run festival will see events take place in the beautiful settings of Louth and its surrounding market towns between October 16 and 20 and will be a rich celebration of all things Lincolnshire including the return of Rural Reflections Day, which promises a treasure-trove for anyone inspired by our local history. 

The Council’s portfolio holder for Culture, Leisure and Tourism, Councillor Adam Grist, said: “Across the district we are celebrating a whole host of cultural events, firstly as part of the SO Festival 2013, which took place last week (June 28-July 3), and then the Wolds Words Festival in Louth in October.

“It is important to showcase some of our home-grown talent at the same time as bringing some nationally, and in some cases, internationally-known artists to the district to entertain both local people and visitors to the area. Cultural events like these are very important to local tourism, drawing visitors to the area who will support local businesses and services.

“I would urge everyone to take a look at the varied programme for the Wolds Words Festival as there really is something for everyone, from rather risqué comedy and dance events in libraries to knitting, wet felted & needle felted dragonflies & butterflies workshop. Many of the events are free to attend.”

Local libraries will host the Dance4 digital dance performance, writers will have the opportunity to take part in creative writing workshops, learning how to get published and get past the problem of writer’s block  and family favourite Nick Cope performs a variety of wonderful songs for children.

Guaranteed to make you laugh, this year’s festival also promises to be diverse, comical and at times a bit cheeky with both top class national comedians alongside local up and coming jokers.

After making audiences laugh so much in 2012, comedian Matt Panesh, also known as the award-winning Monkey Poet, is back with a double bill of his new one man stand up show.  A true celebration of the spoken word, it will be the darkest, rudest and funniest thing you see at the festival.   Comedy theatre group Living Spit showcase The Six Wives of Henry VIII, crowned “The best 100 minute comedy show outside of the Edinburgh Fringe.”

And, one of the top comedians working in the UK today – highly accomplished writer and actor, Hal Cruttenden will appear on the Saturday evening at Louth Playgoers Riverhead Theatre, supported by Geoff Whiting. Hal’s recent television appearances include Royal Variety Performance, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, The Comedy Rocks and The Rob Brydon Show for which he also worked as a writer.   Tickets for Hal are now available through the theatre’s box office at 01507 600350 or pop in 10am to 1pm Mon to Sat. Tickets £15

More information on all the events set to take place within the Wolds Words Festival can now be found at its new dedicated website or look up Wolds Words on Facebook and Twitter.

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