Wandering Word is on haitus, though I hope it will be back with a bang one day.
Programming for Wandering Word was the ride of my life, the embers of the love I learned burns forever in my grumpy yorkshire heart.
This year at Shambala Festival, the WW shaped hole will be filled by Phantom Laundry.
Look at our lovely yurt, Anna Higgie did that mural.
Here’s a list of the wonderful poets, musicians, artists and perfomers that we had the honour of hosting at Wandering Word…
Kate Tempest, Lemn Sissay, Buddy Wakefield, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Dreadlock Alien, David J, John Cooper Clarke, John Hegley, Hollie McNish, Inja, Jonny Fluffy Punk, Rosy Carrick, Adam Kammerling, Raymond Antrobus, Wilf Merttens,Tony Walsh, Honeyfeet, Joe Driscoll and Sekou Kouyate, Jodi Ann Bickely, Smerins Anti-Social Club, DJ Dad, Toby Thompson, Rob Smith (RSD), Dizraeli and DJ Downlow, Pepino, Boy, Vanessa Kissuule, Mark Grist & Mixy, The Triangulators, Jeremy Toombs, Jim Evans, Rebecca Cant, Sophistafunk. DJ Drake, Edd Keene, Rag N Bone Man, Ten Tonne Tongue, Rik Warren, Stephen Morrison-Burke, Kimberly Newell, Laurie Bolger, Jeremy Toombs, Louis Barrabbas and The Bedlam Six, Mancub (Babyhead), Calico Jack, Captain Grimace, Walk, Emma Harper, Alex Harvest, Deanna Rodger, Mon Merttens, Age of Glass, Clayton Blizzard, Kain’s Torment, Me!, Nuala Honan, Pete Hogg, Talia Randall, Laurie Bolger, Ben Mellor, Leonie Higgins, Al Cummins, Anna Freeman, Snareophobe, Jessie Durrant, Toyface, John Fairhurst and Joe Strouzer, Rioghnach Conolly, Jamie Harrison, Mr Woodnote and Lil Rhys, The Lovely Eggs, Andy Craven-Griffiths, John Berkavitch, Rebecca Tantony, Rosie Knobbs, Dominie Hooper, Poeticat, Ben Sayer, Leonie Evans, Liz Greenfield, Jez Hellard and The Djukella Orchestra, Medicine Creek, Alabaster De Plume, Rembrandt Clarke, Captain Grimace, Steve Pottinger, Tekla the Talking Narrator, Angry Sam, Count Bobo and The Buillion, Rae, The Local Posse, Evermoor Sound, Pete Hunter, The Jester Project.