THE WOLDS Words festival, celebrating the written and spoken word, runs in the Louth area from October 19 to 23.
There are hungry caterpillars, poets, Thumbelina, a battle of dialects and more. Highlights include -
Thursday October 20:
l The Very Hungry Caterpillar at the Trinity Centre, Eastgate, 10am to 11.30am. Fun session for parents and toddlers
l John Hegley - Family Word Ship, 7.30pm. One of the nation’s funniest performance poets. Book on 01507 600350.
Friday October 21
l Rural Reflections Day at the Riverhead Theatre, 10.30am to 5pm. Including a talk on Billy Butlin and local author Ralph Needham on his book Conscience Hill
l Great Expectations at the Riverhead Theatre, 7.30pm. Hotbuckle present an innovative adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel. Book on 01507 600350.
Saturday October 22
l Thumbelina at the Riverhead Theatre, 2pm and 7.30pm. Magical show using puppets. Book on 01507 600350.
l Battle of the Dialects hosted by Far Welter’d, British Legion Hall, 1pm to 6pm. The Lincolnshire dialect society Far Welter’d plays host to speakers from around the country. From 7.30pm there is an Evening of Hentertayunment.
l Alys Fowler: An Edible Garden at the Riverhead Theatre, 7.30pm. The Gardeners World presenter gives gardening tips. Book on 01507 600350.
For more details go to www.woldswords.org.uk