Wakefield Lit Fest 2015

Join Wakefield Lit Fest for a festival of reading and writing – 18th – 27th September.

Children and young people weekend. 25th – 27th September 2015. Get involved in Wakefield Lit Fest’s very first weekend for children and young people! Take part in workshops and special events and discover something new…

Friday 25th September. Nick Arnold and his Horrible Sciences. 18:00 – 20:00 / Queen Elizabeth Hall, Queen Elizabeth Grammar School. £5, £3 U-16s.

If you think science is boring think again and prepare yourself for an explosive family event! Be amazed as Nick Arnold enthuses and educates audiences with his brilliant live performance with all the squishy bits. Supported by Wakefield Grammar School Foundation.

Saturday 26th September

Big Read. 11:00 – 11:30 at multiple venues, FREE – 3/8 years.

Take part in Lit Fest 2015 as we read the same book ‘Dog Loves Drawing’ by Louise Yates at the same time at venues across the district. Why not get involved and organise your own event!

Lyrics Workshop. 13:00 – 15:00, £5 – 11/14 years.

Have you got the X-Factor?  Do you have a song inside bursting to find its way out – come down to this great workshop with Andy Craven-Griffiths and hone your song writing skills.

Comic Book Workshop. 14:00 – 16:00, Wakefield Museum and Library, FREE – 8/12 years.

Be inspired to create your own comic and meet the people behind a reworking of local hero Charles Waterton’s life story written by local historian John Whitaker and illustrated by John Welding.

Spoken Word Workshop with Comic and Writer Kate Fox. 16:00 – 17:30, The Orangery, £5, please book – 14 years.

Build confidence and have fun trying out ways of writing and performing spoken word and poetry. Interactive, practical workshop from an experienced slam and performance poet.

Trinity Heroes Premiere Event. 12:00 – 13:00 & 14:00 – 15:00, Trinity Walk, FREE, drop in, for all the family.

Pop into Trinity Walk Sat 19th & 20th  September and be transformed into a superhero with free activities for children of all ages. Then, on Saturday 26th September, between 12 – 2pm visit the red carpet premiere event showing superhero shots on the big screen, as well as a special superhero appearance! Supported by Trinity Walk.

Bed Time stories with Natalie Bellingham. 16:30 – 17:30, Waterstones, Free but please book. 2 – 4 years.

Centuries after the original Robin Hood is claimed to have walked the streets of Wakefield, the poor and oppressed people of the city are still in need of a hero, could newcomer Brin be just what they are looking for? Please book via info@yew-tree.com


Diary of a Wakey Kid. 13:00 – 15:00. Free, 12+ years.

Discover the joy of writing and keeping a diary. Brush up on your writing skills and meet a real life diary aficionado. With Ben Davis, author of The Private Blog of Joe Cowley.

Manasamitra presents Lullaby, The Singing Bowl. The Orangery, workshop 11:00 – 11:45, Free. Performance 11:45 – 12:30 £5.00 (children up to 5 years free).

Enjoy a unique musical experience with vibrant, meditative light projections. Inspired by the Indian lullaby tradition in a contemporary exploration of night time sounds interspersed with lullabies from India.

For further details of any of the events. www.wakefieldlitfest.org.uk