WORDS & MUSIC FESTIVAL

NANTWICH 9-15TH OCTOBER 2017


A WARM WELCOME


Welcome to the 10th Words & Music Festival. When Thea, Fluff and I started in 2008 with a mission to bring to Nantwich the most original, diverse mix of music and poetry we could source, we'd have been happy to think that, nearly a decade on, an iconic alternative thrash band would rub shoulders here with the poet laureate, that a young indie band and an early gay rights activist would share stages with a celebrated octogenarian man of letters. 


We thank our tremendous team of volunteers, Nantwich Town Council and people of Nantwich, the local businesses who support us, and we hope that, wherever you've travelled from, your Words & Music experience is a good one...let us know either way! 

 

For our part we're happy to celebrate the festival's first 10 years. We feel like we’re just getting going… 


Nigel Stonier 2017


AT A GLANCE


WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 11TH
Roger McGough CBE7:00pmCrown Hotel Ballroom
Original Music9:00pmWhite Horse
THURSDAY OCTOBER 12TH
Kids & Music6:45pmCrown Hotel Ballroom
Nigel Stonier & Special Guests8:45pmCrown Hotel Ballroom
FRIDAY OCTOBER 13TH
Therapy?7:30pmNantwich Civic Hall
SATURDAY OCTOBER 14TH
Jamie Holmes10:30amNantwich Town Square
Oli Ng Trio11:00amNantwich Town Square
Blair Dunlop11:30amBloom
Nantwich Young Voices11:45amNantwich Town Square
Trials of Cato12:15pmNantwich Town Square
Tom Robinson Band1:30pmNantwich Civic Hall
Carol Ann Duffy DBE2:00pmNantwich Players Theatre
Horse McDonald5:15pmGentleman Jacks
Thea Gilmore7:30pmNantwich Civic Hall
SUNDAY OCTOBER 15TH
Beth Rowley2:00pmCrown Hotel Ballroom
Ruth Theodore, Roland, Yapp & Jackson and Jonathan Tarplee 2:00pmEnzo
Mark Radcliffe's Galleon Blast7:30pmCrown Hotel Ballroom
THURSDAY OCTOBER 19TH
Seth Lakeman7:00pmNantwich Civic Hall
 
SPONSORS & PARTNERS FOR 2017
air tight studios Bloom enzo grapevine nantwich hearing centre nantwich town council offbeat brewery red fred creative south cheshire college tesni crown hotel the railway hotel

Concept and design by Red Fred Creative & Reeves Branding.