David Campbell and Anne Hunter write of their adventures and experiences at a brand new festival of words in Much Wenlock. Get a Word in Edgeways brings Storytelling, music, poetry, art and much more to the heart of the Shropshire hills.
This is not your average festival.
Not simply a story-telling festival.
Not just a poetry festival.
Not only a music festival.
It is a festival that sits on the borders between genres.
And we all know that borders are where magic happens.
Stand on a mountain top. Border between earth and sky. Or on the shoreline between land and sea.
Feel the power that lies at those border lands.
This is a festival about harnessing that power.
About creating something new.
It is a festival that celebrates the spoken word in all its guises.
A multitude of voices.
Making sounds not heard before.
A festival of discovery.
We are excited to hear what emerges.
‘The festival had a wonderful and amazing mix of things to see, hear and participate in. Music, poetry, poetry slams, storytelling, spoken word, words around the fire, children’s activities, book signings, healing words, a special commission, and a Virtual Reality tent.’