Words Weekend 2019
OneTrackMinds brings its trademark mix of songs and storytelling up to Words Weekend for a celebration of the life-changing power of music.
An engaging cross between Desert Island Discs, TED Talks and The Moth, OneTrackMinds sees five guests share stores about the one song that changed their life – before we play that song to the audience.
“A London institution waiting to happen” – Erica Buist
Our Words Weekend OneTrackMinds line-up will be featuring stories about life-changing songs from historian David Olusoga, journalist Rhik Samadder, performance poets Emma Purshouse and Malik Al-Nasir and playwright and author Cash Carraway.
You’ll laugh, you’ll cry – and you may well find yourself dancing in the aisles…
“This show is like stepping into a warm bath” – Vanessa Kisuule
Start time: 8pm
As everyone deserves equal access to entertainment, every event in Words Weekend will be accessible. In addition to the gold standard access provision at Sage Gateshead, all events will be BSL interpreted and there will be a roaming interpreter facilitating conversations throughout the venue.
Words Weekend will post a Social Story on their website for anyone who might find new situations difficult and would like to know what to expect from the festival. Sage Gateshead also offer short familiarisation visits.
We request that everyone is tolerant to the needs of other audience members, some of whom might need to take a break from a space during an event, for example. Lighting will be raised slightly higher than usual, sound levels will be limited at most events and more comfortable seating options will be offered in some spaces. Please remember that not all disabilities or health conditions are visible. If you have any questions please contact [email protected]