Celebrating all things spoken

WORLD OF WORDS · 

Talks, debates, panels and performances

A vibrant area in the arboretum, home of the Hip Yak Poetry Shack, the giant crossword, and Human Books.

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the world of words tent

A challenge for the curious

The World of Words Tent is a beautiful wooden framed geodesic dome, nestled in the shade of the arboretum. It’s the place to sit down, relax and enjoy fascinating talks, interesting debates, inspirational authors, and much more

the world of words tent

A challenge for the curious

The World of Words Tent is a beautiful wooden framed geodesic dome, nestled in the shade of the arboretum. It’s the place to sit down, relax and enjoy fascinating talks, interesting debates, inspirational authors, and much more

Hip Yak Poetry Shack

Join the country’s best performers under the trees by the little purple tent, for the finest, funniest, deeply moving and profoundly right-on spoken word entertainment you will hear this summer!

HUMAN BOOKS

Flick through a catalogue of tantalising synopses and choose a human book to chat to for 30 minutes. Sit in a beautifully furnished yurt and enjoy a unique interaction that could inspire, challenge, or move you. There are over 40 “books” to choose from. Do you have an amazing life story to tell?

 

HUMAN BOOKS

Flick through a catalogue of tantalising synopses and choose a human book to chat to for 30 minutes. Sit in a beautifully furnished yurt and enjoy a unique interaction that could inspire, challenge, or move you. There are over 40 “books” to choose from. Do you have an amazing life story to tell?

 

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