We have absolutely SMASHED our festival opening this weekend with not one, not two, not even three events taking place, but FIVE over a total of just three days. Friday saw the official launch of the festival, though, and for those not yet privy to the news (where have you been?) we are delighted to announce that our new Poet Laureate was revealed for the coming year and that poet is… NINA LEWIS!
Nina has been a determined supporter of Worcestershire LitFest and Fringe in past years, and we are delighted to see her take up the position of Worcestershire Poet Laureate. We know that she’ll make us proud!
Saturday saw Holly Daffurn drop a workshop in St John’s Library in the afternoon followed by Suz Winspear – out-going Poet Laureate – putting on a stellar display of poetry at Worcester’s porcelain museum (she was accompanied by a fair amount of laureates, past and present, might we add).
Sunday’s events started off with another workshop – Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know – that taught attendees of the wicked wonder of hard-to-like characters. AND to round the weekend off we had the marvellous 30-40-60 event taking place at The Hive. It was a new event – new concept, even! – but audiences were in awe of the stunning poetry delivered, accompanied by wonderful multimedia elements, too.
So there you have our weekend round-up. But of course, it doesn’t stop there…
The festival team will be heading back to the beautiful Cafe Bliss this evening for the exciting Short Stories, Sketches, and Scurrilous Scribings (doors open at 7pm for a 7:30pm start). Tickets can be purchased on the door for this event, and we hope to see many of you there!