North Yorkshire's Deer Shed Festival which happens from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd July 2017. has announced its the literary and spoken word line-up.
Deer Shedders will be treated to everything from 'champions of social justice and progression' to stories of music legends like David Bowie and The Beatles told by those that worked closely with them, via a collection of the nation’s most celebrated spoken word poets and talks from authors of books that have been flying off the shelves.
For 2017 there's Guardian columnist Owen Jones, who can be described as many things. Some words here say "you can look forward to him continuing his empowerment of the people by spreading the good word", tho did Jones' endorsement of Jeremy Corbyn empower the people? Less seriously, there's Tim Dowling who'll speak of his recent book 'Dad You Suck' while Stuart Heritage has a siblings' take on family.
Reconnecting with nature is Amy Liptrot who in 'The Outrun' makes the journey towards recovery from addiction in a book about living on the edge, the pull between island and city and the restorative power of the great outdoors, who will be joined to discuss nature and memoir by Rob Cowen.
Woody Woodmansey & Ken Scott will speak about their lives in music around David Bowie and The Beatles, and there's poetry from Vanessa Kissule, while sports writer Anthony Clavane links the neoliberal from 80s deindustrialisation to brexit, illustrator Kate Pankhurst, poets Dominic Berry, and Rowan McCabe, the Sunday Morning Papers with Kate Fox, children's entertainer and poet Paul Cookson, slam poetry collective Say Owt Slam, story-telling time from Pip Theatre, debates and engagement with Shed Talks, multi-sensory story making with young children with Mud Pie, and bedtime stories from Bedtime Yurt, plus many more storytellers.
They join the previously confirmed music acts which include headliners Teenage Fanclub, Kate Tempest, & The Divine Comedy, plus Honeyblood, Ibibio Sound Machine, Arab Strap, Cabbage, and many more including the comedy line-up, with more still to be announced. For all the details so far please see the line-up page.
Tickets are on sale, with an adult (16+) weekend ticket is currently priced at £135, a teen (aged 11 - 15 years) weekend ticket is priced at £45, child (aged 6 - 10 years) weekend ticket is priced at £45, child (aged 3 - 5 years) weekend ticket is priced at £10, toddler (aged 0-2 years) is free. Free camping is included. Prices include booking fees. Weekend campervan & caravan pass is priced at £50, add £15 for awning or tent. Car parking £10.
All the kids activities and workshops free of charge.
Deer Shed Festival offers a main stage with second acoustic stage in the Deer Shed itself, plus plenty of clean toilets and baby changing facilities. There will be a main bar as well as a cocktail bar, a large food tent with seating and high chairs. As well as the music the event offers vintage art and craft stalls, kids tent and outside play area, and will have a welfare and first aid tent.
The Arts programme includes cinema, PG-rated comedy, commissioned theatre, artists at work, illustrators, graffiti artists, spoken word, circus, cabaret, storytelling, and more usually centred around the theme.
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