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.’
Born in Little Hulton, Salford, Shaun Rider is nothing short of a music legend. As the frontman of The Happy Mondays and Black Grape, Shaun is a fundamental cog in the Madchester phenomenon that spread across the globe. The creative force behind countless anthems, his music transcends genre and has defined a generation. Join Shaun at Words Weekend for a fascinating interview about the rock’n’roll capers for which he is so renowned and why he believes ”geting old is shit”. You will also hear his take on the Manchester music scene and have the opportunity to ask Shaun your burning questions to delve even further into the mind of this cultural icon.