Shoreham Wordfest 2022

The Poet Laureate, a popular newsreader, a celebrated Welsh theatre troupe and a congregation of crime writers are set to descend on Shoreham from October 3-16 for this year’s Wordfest.
There is a strong poetry theme this year, culminating with Poet Laureate Simon Armitage, who will be heading to the Ropetackle Arts Centre with his band LYR on October 11. The band will be performing tracks from their debut album Call in The Crash Team, which sets Simon’s spoken vocals to music.
Actors from The Dylan Thomas Theatre will be swapping Swansea for Shoreham for a performance of the Welsh poet’s iconic drama Under Milk Wood at Shoreham Methodist Church on October 8.
The festival will also highlight some of the hot topics in news and world events, with BBC newsreader and presenter Clive Myrie in conversation with Professor Ivor Gaber at St Mary de Haura Church on October 14.
Former Foreign Secretary and recent Conservative Party leadership hopeful Jeremy Hunt MP will be discussing his recent book Zero, Eliminating Preventable Harm and Tragedy in the NHS, at The Sir Robert Woodard Academy on October 12.
Join authors Jon Alexander and Kate Hughes as well as the President of Sussex Wildlife Trust, Tony Whitbread, for an Environment Day summit at The Shoreham Centre on October 9. There will be a series of talks and breakout sessions throughout the event as well as bookable walks to local environmental projects.
For the full list of events and to buy tickets visit Tickets can also be purchased from Shoreham Art Gallery and the Wordfest stall at Shoreham Market on August 13 and 27 and September 10 and 24.