Excitement mounting as Market Rasen’s WordFest draws near

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WordFest logo - the word is split in two, with 'word' on top if 'fest'

More literature and music-themed events are being added to this summer’s WordFest at Market Rasen.

Organised by West Lindsey District Council, WordFest Market Rasen takes place on 6 July. A full day of literary events planned for the day, staged at various locations around the market town, giving visitors the chance to spark their inner creative by sharing stories and passions through language and words. 

At the Advocate Arms there will be a Bookshop Café, where you can sit and chill with like-minded people over a coffee while browsing a book. Visitors will also be able to take a break and head out Market Rasen Library, which will be open on the day from 10am to 4pm.

Elsewhere there’s the chance to ride the Ice Cream Line Vintage Book Bus to North Willingham ice-cream parlour, and The Literature Village will be on the market place from 10am to 4pm - find book related stalls, authors and other traders, children’s entertainment and more. 

Pop down to the Book Barn from 10am to 1pm (under the Auction Shed) where the Broadbent Theatre will have books, storytelling, and fun for children. Children are invited to read their favourite story or poem, or their own writing, from the special ‘Book Chair’. 

Also joining on the day will be the Ally Pally Story Emporium with their fun and creative crafts, and Oskar will entertain with his magic accordion. There will also be a fabulous vintage fairground carousel for children on the market place throughout the day. 

There’s a full day of literary events planned, from author talks and history walks. Here’s a taster of the line-up for the day: hear from successful authors on their journey to publication or chillout to live jazz on the market place. Visitors will also be able hear the ‘true Lincolnshire dialect’ at a special reading in the Old Courtroom; take part in the launch of the children’s Marvelous Makers Scrapbook at the library – and much more! All Free!

Take a look what’s planned here. Details of which events are ticketed can also be found here.

Chairman of West Lindsey District Council, and ward member for Market Rasen, Cllr Stephen Bunney, said: 

“This event pulls together some really great elements of the written word, vocal performances and music, for all ages to enjoy here in Market Rasen. I’m sure WordFest will be another successful and well-supported event. I will see you all down there!”

On the same day as WordFest, as part of 'Trinity on Tour', Immersion Theatre is bringing its most magical musical to date, Peter Pan, to Market Rasen Leisure Centre.

This outdoor theatre experience starts at 2pm and tickets are £10 – concessions are £7 and a family ticket is £27 – you can book tickets here Peter Pan tickets

There’s a full day of literary events planned, from author talks and history walks.  Take a look what’s planned here. Details of which events are ticketed can also be found here.

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