Spoken Word — Festival

Are you a Poet, Storyteller or Cabaret Artist? ...Word Up! is the Buddhafield venue that models authentic self-expression and honours Oral Traditions. We like to make people laugh and model upbeat truth-telling with plenty of participation. Our favourite acts are those which encourage people to think in new ways, poke gentle fun at taking-ourselves-too-seriously, and leave people feeling ready to take a risk and take a turn in the spotlight.

We are always looking for keen Buddhafield performers who have a show or a piece to contribute, so tell us more about what you can offer. This form isn’t for musicians or walkabout acts. (Please refer back to the website and follow the relevant links for those areas). WordUp! takes care to craft a quality programme, themed through the larger context, so your application won't always guarantee selection. Please do try again next year if it doesn't happen this time around!

Applications will be open until late May, so don't worry about hearing back from us before then.

  A Word about Alcohol and Recreational Drugs

All Buddhafield events are free from recreational drugs and alcohol

We don’t wish to judge people’s views on this — and hope it won’t put you off applying. If this would be a new way of experiencing a festival for you then why not give it a try?

However, please bear in mind that if you choose to apply to work with us and are accepted, then we expect this policy to be respected.