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FESTIVAL: Spoken Word Festival Day Ticket

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Tisbury

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Our inaugural Spoken Word Festival continues our programme of exploring process in the arts. Take your seat in an agora – a central public speaking place key to ancient Greek cities, literally meaning ‘gathering place’ – in the largest 13th century barn in the country and listen to some of spoken word’s leading exponents in a day of recitals, performances and learning.

Of all the arts, the spoken word is arguably the most widely recognised but least appreciated. Its techniques often remain a mystery despite the power of the performance, yet like any craft it has its masters and willing students. By hearing first hand about how different techniques can be put to use across a range of events we are the beneficiaries of greater understanding and in turn greater enjoyment of the art form itself.

In a time when so much communication is completed on digital platforms is it not time to ask what value exists in the spoken word. It has the power to empathetically form bonds between groups of people, and its techniques when mastered offer more in terms of social mobility than sets of grades.

The festival is programmed into a series of events covering the spoken word from declamation to stage, story and poetry. Learn about public speaking or pick up a personalised poem, perambulate to a pentameter or just take in the pleasures of the spoken word.

A day ticket for Sunday 15 July includes tea, coffee and use of our VIP lounge and free access to the events of the day:

10am Communicate with confidence, influence and authority with voice coach Caroline Goyder

11:30am Writing the Voice with author Barney Norris

1pm Recitation of John Betjeman by Edward Fox OBE

2:30pm The Devil, The Tsar & 3 Biscuits: storytelling with Ben Haggarty (suitable for all the family age 8+)

4pm East Meets West: Recitals by the Hottest Young Poets from London and Bristol

5:30pm The Fate We Bring Ourselves: grown-up storytelling with Ben Haggarty

Other free events on the day include: The Poetry Takeaway, Poetry Perambulation with the Running Poet and Poetry in a Phone Box


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