Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, this event has been cancelled. Words Weekend Artistic Director Beth Gallimore’s statement reads:
‘It is with huge sadness that we have taken the decision to cancel Words Weekend at The Lowry following the escalation of COVID-19 in Europe. Although this is an incredibly difficult decision, the health of authors and audiences must be the priority.
The cancellation of London Book Fair was an early indicator of the impact COVID-19 would have on our industry, and given the fast-changing nature of the situation, we feel we must act quickly and decisively.
All ticket holders will be contacted directly by the venue.
We will be pressing ahead with our plans for Bury St Edmunds in May, our spring 2021 festival at Sage Gateshead, and hope to plan another festival at The Lowry in the future.’
With gilded acting careers spanning several decades, Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid are universally known for their remarkable performances in theatre and television. And yet the pair met only recently when they were brought together on the set of Sally Wainwright’s phenomenal BBC One romantic drama series, Last Tango In Halifax, which returns to our screens this spring.
Join Words Weekend for a rare opportunity to hear two of the most celebrated British icons of stage and screen, Sir Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid.