Wordstock Deconstructed

This year we’re looking at Wordstock in a different way. Rather than putting all our efforts into one big-bash day, we’re launching ‘Wordstock Deconstructed’. We’ll be running a number of things spread out over several months, so…

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26 things we learnt at Wordstock

It took widely praised Serbian author Vesna Goldsworthy thirty years to write creatively in English. Goldsworthy’s favourite game as a child was a made-up game called Office, a game of filling in forms in triplicate. Goldsworthy’s favourite…

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Wordstock 2016

Tickets are now on sale for this year’s 26 Wordstock on Saturday 15 October. A festival of words by 26 It’s become as regular as showers in April and blossom in May. Wordstock is back in October,…

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Book Now

Tickets are now on sale for this year’s 26 Wordstock on Saturday 15 October. A festival of words by 26 It’s become as regular as showers in April and blossom in May. Wordstock is back in October,…

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Listen and learn

At Wordstock this year, three oral historians will reveal how audio recordings can aid writing and unlock life stories. Alan Dein is one of them. He’s an oral historian and award-winning radio broadcaster with a skill for…

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Listen up

At Wordstock this year, three oral historians are going to reveal how audio recordings can aid writing and unlock life stories. Sue Evans introduces your oral history panel. Our oral historians are Alan Dein, Graham Smith and…

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The writer’s writer

We’re thrilled to say that Vesna Goldsworthy will be one of our Wordstock speakers on 15 October. Or we should say Professor Vesna Goldsworthy, Academic Director, Creative Writing, at the University of East Anglia – where Ian…

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Wordstock 2016

Tickets are now on sale for this year’s 26 Wordstock on Saturday 15 October. A festival of words by 26 It’s become as regular as showers in April and blossom in May. Wordstock is back in October,…

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Wordstock 2016

Wordstock 2016. Put the date in your diaries: Saturday 15th October, starting at 9.30. As in the previous five years, it will be at the Free Word Centre in Farringdon. We couldn’t see the point of an…

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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