YARNfest 2011 Programme is Launched!
Head to Pages > Experience YARN to see full listings and book tickets.
We’re delighted with our 2011 line-up with a whole new set of fun events where you, the YARNers, can actually get your hands dirty and really let your imagination run wild!
YARNers can take part in a very grown up game of consequences during 5-Aside Story. Hosted by Acorn Independent Press and running for the duration of the festival, everyone can head online to create a story together, with writers only able to add 5 sentences to the mix.
If you fancy getting your pens, pencils and crayons out, YARNers can take part in the creation of a zine at a workshop hosted by Hato Press, Cure Studio and Soupa Creative Network.
The Illustrationarium will be open throughout the weekend, where you can come and create your own illustrations – come down on the Sunday night to see authors and storytellers perform their stories whilst illustrators simultaneously take up the challenge of illustrating the story, live!
For the more wordy amongst us, if trying to add five sentences to a story just isn’t playful enough for you Acorn Independent Press will be hosting Libations, Laughs and Literature on Sunday afternoon – the ultimate pub-quiz for people who can get more than 3 words from a boggle!
The almighty Scat Pack will be presenting whole movies live on stage on Sunday evening. If you came down to Movies in Minutes last year, this is like that, but on speed!
On Monday evening, YARNfest is honoured to have Hanif Kureishi join us to judge Cover Wars. We’re taking The Buddha of Suburbia, handing it over to four London Illustration Networks, and see them battle it out Live on the night, creating their new versions of the cover artwork! Hanif Kureishi will read from the novel and judge the artworks created, alongside Jon Gray of Gray318.
On Tuesday evening, YARN presents The Special Relationship – A night of literary entertainment where award-winning writers, poets, comedians and filmmakers have a story to tell.
And our finally this year will be Ten Stories about Smoking. If you enjoyed YARNs Four Stories High then you will love this event. Join us in a smoky underbelly to launch Stuart Evers new collection ‘Ten Stories about Smoking’. See the collection interpreted into film, theatre, music and spoken word by artists including The Strumpettes, Quattro Formaggio, Verity Flecknell, The Android Angel and Camila Fiori
YARN HQ can’t wait to see you there!
head to Pages > Experience YARN to book your tickets now!