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Wordstock, our annual festival of words, is a one-day celebration of ideas, language, creative nonsense, book swaps and short sharp workshops. You can navigate the day as you please, choosing literal stuff to help you at work, or lateral stuff to unleash your creative spirit. Or both. In between, there’s loads of food and friendliness.

Our theme in 2014 (Wordstock’s fourth year) was FUTURES. The programme featured Alex Garland, Adrian Hon and the History of the Future in 100 Objects, Andy Serkis on the future of cinema and TV CGI, adventures with a lost Nick Drake recording, storytelling for children, performance poetry, copywriting, and plenty more to put a bounce into your crystal ball.

Past guest speakers include David Bodanis (biography of e=mc2), Kate Mosse (bestselling novelist and founder of Orange Prize), and David Parfitt (Oscar-winning producer of Shakespeare in Love, Madness of King George)…
 

Wordstock 2016 footage

 
Wordstock 2012 footage

 
Partner: The Free Word Centre

Latest 26 images

Disused pub in Hoxton by Andy York
Photo by Lucy Beevor
Image by Tony Linkson
Found on the island of Giglio, Italy by Chris Bird.
26 Screenshot by Lara Muth
I live at number 26, and this is my bin!  Rebecca Thomas
Captured in Venice by Elen Lewis
26-jane
Distance markers on a disused railway in East Sussex. The Cuckoo Line.  By Tony Linkson
Distance markers on a disused railway in East Sussex. The Cuckoo Line.  By Tony Linkson
Distance markers on a disused railway in East Sussex. The Cuckoo Line.  By Tony Linkson
Spotted by Marin Lee at the Serpentine in Hyde Park
Spotted in Copenhagen by Helen MacKinven.
Spotted on the airfield of Tivat airport in Montenegro by Martin Lee
I took this picture in a fabulous vegan and raw food restaurant in Turin - Ezri Carlebach
Spotted in Capri by Laura Hunter
Woods near Jouqueviel, Midi-Pyrenees, 10 minutes after I had told my walking group about 26. They gave me a funny look. By David Mathews
Image by Ed Pritchard
Image by Lydia Thornley in Krakow
Spotted in Belfast by Jonathan Holt
From Christmas travels in Krakow by Lydia Thornley
Night time lamp from Christmas travels in Krakow by  Lydia Thornley
Daytime lamp from Christmas travels in Krakow by  Lydia Thornley