SO To Speak Festival returns in October22nd August 2017
SO: To Speak
Southampton’s Festival of Words, SO: To Speak, is set to return to the city on 19th October for 10 days with more than 60 events. Supported with a grant from Arts Council England, the festival will showcase the city’s own talents as well as bringing nationally known authors, historians and poets to Southampton.
Local organisations and venues are working with organisers Southampton Festivals to bring the city alive with theatre, poetry, Spoken Word, comedy, history and author talks, as well as workshops for writers. Taking place over half term, there are also some great events for children and young adults.
Charlie Hislop of Southampton Festivals said “We are excited that the Arts Council is supporting what we are doing. Since we began in 2015, the live literature scene – poetry, storytelling, flash fiction and comedy has really grown, and this year we are able to commission two developing writers to produce new work to perform at the Festival.
Nuffield Theatres Southampton, The Arthouse, Maskers Theatre Company, ArtfulScribe and the Library service are the leading partners in the festival, which will also include open mic sessions and a return of Words in the City, an open performance afternoon which this year will feature a public poetry contest.