New Words

Festival of New Writing
in Aberdeen and
North-East Scotland

New Words (previously Wordfringe) was North-East Scotland's innovative festival exploring the spoken and written word in performance, with events taking place in venues in Aberdeen and towns and villages throughout Aberdeenshire. The festival was held annually from 2006 until 2012, then again in 2014, but withdrawal of local authority support has meant the festival has had to be suspended for the time being.

The New Words festival was part of North-East Scotland's autumn season of performing arts festivals.

New Words


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