Words Weekend 2019
Forum Books Silent Disco
Join our bookseller, Forum Books, at their Silent Book Disco, an interactive literary experience that enables children and grown-ups alike to have fun, dance and sing along. Each playlist has been curated in response to the events and themes of Words Weekend. Hear the songs that Candice Carty-Williams listened to when she was writing Queenie, Jay Rayner’s favourite jazz standard, or the first record Norman Jay ever bought.
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]