Wordfest this week

After launching with our colourful Parade on Saturday, Wordfest is well and truly underway – come along to this week’s events:

Published: Tuesday, 14th March 2017
Big Wordfest Parade photos by Dermot Carlin
Big Wordfest Parade photos by Dermot Carlin

Top events for young people and adults this week:

Left Book Club

Suitable for adults

Tuesday, March 14, From 7.30pm

Reason Coffee Shop & Bookstore

Talk and Q&A with Neil Faulkner author of 'A People's History of the Russian Revolution'. Neil is a leading historian who appears regularly on television.  He is also a research fellow at the University of Bristol.


Open Mic Night

Suitable for all ages

Tuesday, March 14, 8pm-11pm

Pump House Theatre Watford

Open to all musicians, players, songwriters and performers, we offer 15 minute sets with a full set up of mic's, amps etc. Just turn up and put your name down and play or talk... All styles are welcomed and we have a varied and diverse mix of performers. 
Cost: £3
Email: watfordopenmic@hotmail.com



Suitable for all ages

Wednesday, March 15, 6pm and Friday, March 17, 6pm

Watford Colosseum

Spoken word and poetry reading slot in the foyer before main show
Tel: 01923 571102 Email: info@watfordcolosseum.co.uk


CYT Youth Connections Play - Status Update

Suitable for ages 15+ 

Fri, Mar 17 - Sat, Mar 18, 7.30pm

Pump House Theatre Watford

Status Update is an unflinching and funny catalogue of the things teenagers learn, believe and have sussed out about the world. 
To book visit: www.pumphousecyt.info


Talk, Q&A and Book Signing – Matt Smith and Robert Enright

Saturday, March 18, 1.45pm

Reason Coffee Shop & Bookstore

Robert Enright, whose urban Sci-Fi thriller, Doorways was published in October 2016, will be on hand to discuss the process of writing, his personal journey from self-publication to Urbane, and will also be signing copies of Doorways in store.

As one of the leading independent publishers in the UK, Matt Smith will be discussing the publishing industry and the growth of Urbane publications. There will also be a Q&A session for fans, readers and aspiring writers to ask any questions that both Matt and Rob will be happy to answer.

Top events for children this week

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, March 14, 11-11.30am

North Watford Library

A mix of lively stories and rhymes for you and your child. Stories are aimed at toddlers and pre-school children but babies are welcome too.


Baby Rhyme Time

Friday, March 17, 2.15-2.45pm

North Watford Library

A fun half hour session of songs and rhymes suitable for babies and toddlers – children love being bounced and tickled, and rhymes are a great way of entertaining them!


Children's Activities 

Saturday, March 18, 10.30am-4.pm

Waterstones Watford

Join us for all things Marvellous with our George's Marvellous Medicine day!
Suitable for children
Tel: 01923 634724
Email: Watford@waterstones.co


Children's poet-TREE competition

Sat, Mar 11 - Thu, Apr 20

Cassiobury Park

Write a poem about what you have seen, felt, heard and smelt at Cassiobury Park and hang it on our Poet-TREE. The best poems in each age group (5-8, 9-11 and 11+) as judged by the Watford Writers, will win book tokens from Waterstones and the runners up will receive a Cassiobury themed gift.
Visiting schools will be invited to take time out from bug hunting and history trails to write a poem. Visitors to the Hub and Café Cha can also take part.
And if you can't make it to the park during the competition period or feel inspired after you've gone home you can email your entry to us at cassiobury@watford.gov.uk. All entries must be clearly marked with your name, age and contact details (either school name, parent's name and email or phone number).

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