Comedy and knitting at the Wolds Words

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Attractions ranging from risqué comedy and dance to knitting are all included in the line-up for the 12th Wolds Words festival.

The East Lindsey District Council run festival is held between October 16 and 20 and is promised to be a ‘rich celebration of all things Lincolnshire’.

Libraries will host the Dance4 digital dance performance, writers will have the opportunity to take part in creative writing workshops, learning how to get published and get past the problem of writer’s block and family favourite Nick Cope will perform a variety of songs for children.

After making audiences laugh so much in 2012, comedian Matt Panesh, also known as the award-winning Monkey Poet, is back with a double bill of his new one man stand up show. Comedy theatre group Living Spit showcase The Six Wives of Henry VIII, crowned ‘The best 100 minute comedy show outside of the Edinburgh Fringe’.

And, one of the top comedians working in the UK today, writer and actor Hal Cruttenden, will appear on the Saturday evening at the Riverhead Theatre, supported by Geoff Whiting.

Hal’s recent television appearances include Royal Variety Performance, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, The Comedy Rocks and The Rob Brydon Show for which he also worked as a writer.

Tickets for Hal are now available through the theatre’s box office at 01507 600350.

Coun Adam Grist, the council’s portfolio holder for Culture, Leisure and Tourism, said: “Across the district we are celebrating a whole host of cultural events, firstly as part of the SO Festival 2013, and then the Wolds Words Festival in Louth in October.

“It is important to showcase some of our home-grown talent at the same time as bringing some nationally, and in some cases, internationally-known artists to the district to entertain both local people and visitors to the area.

“Cultural events like these are very important to local tourism, drawing visitors to the area who will support local businesses and services.

“I would urge everyone to take a look at the varied programme for the Wolds Words Festival as there really is something for everyone, from rather risqué comedy and dance events in libraries to a knitting, wet felted and needle felted dragonfly and butterfly workshop.

“Many of the events are free to attend.”

More information on all the events set to take place within the Wolds Words Festival can now be found at its new dedicated website www.woldswords.org.uk or look up Wolds Words on Facebook and Twitter.