Haere mai, talofa, and welcome to the inaugural collision of some of Scotland, Aotearoa and beyond’s favourite wordsmiths, mavericks, lexical butter churners & raconteurs. This fast-paced and gnarly buffet of verse, music and performance is hosted by Michael Pedersen, co-creator of Edinburgh’s iconic Neu! Reekie! showcases – ‘Scotland’s favourite avante-garde noise makers’ – knowing for blurring the boundaries between spoken word, animation, film, music, and the realms beyond.
The bar will be open aw nicht, with the sweet sounds of DJs Tawdrey Trainwreck and blle fmme spinning tunes between shows.
Michael Pedersen (Scotland)
Hollie McNish (UK)
Pati Solomona Tyrell & Manu Vaeatangitau (FAFSWAG) (NZ)
Samuel Flynn Scott (NZ)
Hera Lindsay Bird (NZ)
Omar Musa (AUS)
Leilani Banday (USA)
Dominic ‘Tourettes’ Hoey (NZ)
Please note that due to personal circumstances, Irvine Welsh will no longer be able to attend WORD Christchurch Festival 2018. For more information please see our announcement here.
Supported by: APRA AMCOS, RDU, British Council and Creative Scotland