Wor Dialect Day

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Join us at The Word for a special day of celebrating the North East dialect!

Following on from the success of our previous exhibitions looking at the North East dialect, we are hosting a day full of events and activities during our WRITE Festival for all to enjoy.

The North East dialect is an important part of our heritage and who we are, and we strive to keep it alive and continue to use the dialect in a contemporary way.

As part of previous exhibitions, 2,400 words and phrases were donated by visitors, creating the Word Bank of Lost Dialects. This word bank became the inspiration for Wor Dialect Day.

To keep the dialect alive we have commissioned three new dialect songs that will incorporate the Word Bank of Lost Dialects, as well as launched a Lost Words Dialect Writing Competition, both of which will culminate as part of this celebratory day.

The Programme

Time Event/ performance Location of performance
10.30am Local film: Trading Places – 250 years of South Shields Marketby Janis Blower and Gary Wilkinson (7m 30s) Catherine Cookson Room
11am BBC Newcastle’s Alfie Joey will read from the winners of writing competitions. Atrium
11.30am Jen Stevens will sing three newly commissioned folk songs and three other North East local songs Atrium
11.30am Local film: The Place We Love by Tom Kelly and Unified Films (15m 21s)

 

Catherine Cookson Room
11.50am Lambton Worm immersive storytelling session StoryWorld
12.15pm Geordie the Musical Atrium
12.30pm Local film: Westoe Rose – The Chronicles of Amy Flagg by Gary Wilkinson ((12m 10s)

 

Catherine Cookson Room
12.40pm Lambton Worm immersive storytelling session StoryWorld
1pm Choirmaster Atrium/ whole building
1.30pm Local film: Our Catherine by Tom Kelly and Unified Films (15m 57s)

 

Catherine Cookson Room
1.45pm Geordie the Musical Atrium
2.10pm Lambton Worm immersive storytelling session StoryWorld
2.30pm Jen Stevens will sing three newly commissioned folk songs and three other North East local songs Atrium
2.30pm Local film: Who were the marchers? By Gary Wilkinson (11m 32s)

 

Catherine Cookson Room

WRITE Festival 2020

This event is part of The Word’s WRITE Festival which is being held between 23 May – 12 June 2020.

The Festival is jam-packed with events and workshops for people of all ages to enjoy. Find out more by viewing our full WRITE Festival programme at www.theworduk.org/write.

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