Wolverhampton Literature Festival will be taking place between Friday 31st January and Sunday 2nd February 2020. It’s a Black Country focused festival of poetry, spoken word, readings, talks, live music, theatre, workshops, and more.

In the run up to the festival we are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us to continue to grow and deliver an exciting programme of literary events across the city.

examples of roles will include event stewards, information stewards, workshop assistants, marketing and distribution assistants, and photographers.

Some examples of roles will include event stewards, information stewards, workshop assistants, marketing and distribution assistants, and photographers. You don’t need any previous experience but we do ask that you are over 18 years of age and able to make a commitment to attend some of the festival

In return, we’ll provide professional development opportunities, beginning with a discussion about your goals, and the chance to see some performances. Tea and biscuits included!

To register your interest, please get in touch with penelope.thomas@wolverhampton.gov.uk.

There will be a volunteer induction session on Wednesday 8th January 2020, 4.00pm – 5.30pm. Come along to meet the team and other volunteers and pick up some information about how you can get involved. Please let us know if you are planning on coming along.


Festival Focus – Pop Up Performance Volunteers!

For the 2020 festival we are particularly looking for volunteers who are interested in trying their hand at public performance! We have some special, surprise, interactive performances taking place during the festival weekend that will bring the voice of the city to life. If you are interested in training with our performance team to be a part of something exciting, and would like the chance to take part in street performances, working with members of the public to make the weekend memorable, get in touch!

Please ensure that you will be available for a training day with the performance team on Thursday 30th January, 9.00am – 5.30pm at Wolverhampton Art Gallery, and for part or all of Friday 31st January, and Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd February in spaces and venues around the city. Email penelope.thomas@wolverhampton.gov.uk to find out more.