Shoreham Wordfest faces another sell-out event

A POPULAR literature festival is expected to have another sold-out event when it returns next month.

Shoreham Wordfest, taking place October 3-16 at locations across Shoreham, is set for another successful year, with some events already selling out.

Tickets for a talk with BBC news presenter Clive Myrie and a performance of Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood are sold out, but a limited number of tickets are still available for headline star Poet Laureate Simon Armitage with his band LYR .

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The band will perform tracks from their debut album Call in The Crash Team at the Ropetackle Arts Center on October 11th.

They are supported by the singer, composer and musician Rebecca Askew.

Meanwhile, a traditional ceilidh with Kate’s Kitchen Band will cause a stir at the Shoreham Center on October 9th.

The band’s musical influences include traditional and contemporary folk, jazz, classical and morris dance music.

Due to popular demand, the State of the Union panel has been moved to a larger location and will now take place on October 7th at St Mary de Haura Church.

Attendees will hear from four leading commentators on political affairs, including Channel 4 News political editor Gary Gibbon and journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, as they offer their thoughts on the hot topics of the day.

The Argus: Journalist Yasmin Alibhai-BrownJournalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Following the political theme, former Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt MP will speak on his latest book Zero, Eliminating Preventable Harm and Tragedy in the NHS at The Barn Theater in Southwick on October 12.

Expect more about his proposal to prevent preventable deaths, save money, reduce backlogs and improve working conditions.

Tickets have been reduced to £5 for NHS workers.

And for the first time, the festival will dedicate a whole day to crime fiction.

Curated by authors Elly Griffiths and William Shaw, the Fatal Shore Festival of Crime Writing will feature bestselling playwright and author Kate Mosse, as well as a host of other top authors.

There is an opportunity to meet the authors and browse at a book stall.

Tickets are £10 per panel, £40 for the whole day or a special price of £30 per person for groups of four or more.

This year there is also a day dedicated to environmental issues.

The Environment Day Summit: Citizens not Consumers event will take place on October 9th at the Shoreham Center. Join author Jon Alexander as he talks to TV presenter Jane Mote about his book, Citizens.

Author Kate Hughes will also share her story of an ordinary family’s journey to a zero-waste and sustainable lifestyle. In addition, Dr. Tony Whitbread, President of the Sussex Wildlife Trust, giving a presentation.

To experience some community action projects in person, visitors can also join one of the guided walks to the Steyning Downland Scheme or New Salts Farm. Shoreham Wordfest faces another sell-out event

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