Words Weekend 2019
The State of the Nation
From the politicians who reluctantly voted for it, to the millions who must now cast their vote, everybody knows that this is a very strange moment in UK politics. Less than one week before the most volatile General Election in living memory, join us in assessing The State of the Nation. The country feels more divided than it did in 2016, the political narrative is more divisive and who knows how it’s going to turn out. Stop endlessly scrolling through Twitter wondering how it all went so wrong and join us in celebrating the power of powerful oratory with one of the leading figures in UK political commentary.
Start time: 3pm
Venue: Sage One
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].