Video: Published on 19 Oct 2012, by Arts Council England.
Welcome to YARDSTICK 2013, a festival of some of the best-established and emerging authors from across the English-speaking, African Diaspora. This year we have representation from Jamaica, Kenya, Somalia, Nigeria, DR Congo, South Africa, Uganda, Ghana, Ethiopia, Somalia and Britain. The festival events in Bristol and Bath will take place from June 27 to 30. Our activities in Plymouth will lead up to this.
The festival is funded by Arts Council England through Grants for the arts. Our programme includes spoken word performances, panel discussions and creative writing workshops.
We plan to forge a long term working relationship with Royal African Society and Commonwealth Foundation to embed the YARDSTICK festival and brand as a regular fixture in the annual spoken word festival calendar.