A Change To The Schedule

Posted 20th Jan 12 by in News

As you may have come to expect, this chilly month usually heralds a bit of a ‘to-do’ about the forthcoming London Word Festival – mail outs, streamers, marching bands, JG Ballard on a pole, that sort of thing. And judging by the number of lovely emails & submissions we’ve had, its not gone unnoticed amongst among a few of you.

So we thought best to send the carrier pigeons out with the news that, alas,  there shall be no 2012 festival. After four wonderful years, we wanted to take a break to think about the future, reflect on what we’ve done thus far and explore some new ideas.

We’ll keep you posted on how things develop, and we hope we’ve not upset your forthcoming spring too much. If you do find yourself affected by lackoffestival stress disorder, or know some you is, help is at hand. Here’s some advice from a man who not only knows a thing or two about waiting, but also insects, humans, insects and humans, and even insects and dinosaurs.

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Posted 26th Nov 11 by in News

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LWF nominated for Off West End Award

Posted 18th Aug 11 by in News

The Quiet Volume by Ant Hampton & Tim Etchells has been nominated in the Best Entertainment catagory of the 2011/12 Off West End Awards, or Offies. The Offies were launched last year aiming to recognise the wealth and ingenuity of independent theatre across London. The awards are run by OffWestEnd.com and the winners are chosen by a panel of theatre critics.

We’re delighted to have made the shortlist from over 400 productions considered; and it’s a privelege to be nominated alongside major theatres and pioneering fringe spaces. The winners are announced on 5th February 2012. So watch this space.

The Quiet Volume is a whispered, audio theatre piece for two at a time, set in a public library. We toured it through three London libraries across the festival: The Bishopsgate, Hackney Central and Senate House. More details on the production here.

Further info on The Offies – including all other awards and nominations – can be found here

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The Goodbye Library at Humbermouth Festival in July

Posted 17th Jun 11 by in News

Emmy & Jack are taking the Dewey Decimal based perturbed library-variety show to Hull Truck Theatre on 9th July. Part of the Humbermouth Festival. Details and tickets here.

[photo: Rosie Reed Gold]

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King James Bible Bash

Posted 19th May 11 by in In Pictures

Sat 23rd May 2011. At Stoke Newington International Airport.

All photos by Nick Collett

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Festival Programme 2011

Poster illustration by Oliver King