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The Word Christ Church Book Festival has been postponed until the end of this year due to lockdown.

Of Word Christ Church Book Festival. What was scheduled to start next week has been postponed.

The decision was announced by organizers on Saturday morning, less than 24 hours after the government confirmed it. Nationwide Level 4 lockdown will continue. By the end of Tuesday.

The Word Festival, which had more than 80 planned events with 150 scheduled speakers, was scheduled to begin on Wednesday and run through Sunday.

Organizers are now hoping to confirm a new date later this year and hope to have a new program confirmed in the next few weeks. Ticket buyers will be contacted next week regarding ticket transfers and refunds.

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Rachel King, co-director of the program, said the postponement was disappointing, but it is a fact of life.

“We will come back, and as much as possible we will retain the elements of the festival that will make it a powerful, diverse and entertaining event,” he said.

The literary festival declares itself a world-class festival of writing and ideas. It drew an audience of 15,000 before the Cove 19 epidemic.

This Last held In October 2020, where. It attracted 7,000 locals. In 65 different shows.

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