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by Samantha Jeffree (subscribe)
I'm a mother, wife, writer and online store owner. I've lived in the southern suburbs of Adelaide all my life.
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Explore the language you use every day
Words. They can tell an amazing story of heroism, survival and loss; they can strike fear in the heart of man and weave stories for generations to come; they can also be used to order your dinner at your favourite restaurant.

For as long as history has been told, in some form or another words have been used to convey almost everything around us. 'I love you', 'goodbye', 'I'll have a burger with the lot please'; these are just a few of the sayings that can change our lives.

New to the famous South Australian festival scene, Word Adelaide Festival is an opportunity to explore the way we communicate; the good and the bad; the nice and ugly.

Kitty Flanagan
Kitty Flanagan


Through the use of words and conversation, a variety of celebrities including Kitty Flanagan and the increasingly famous and sometimes inappropriate English comedian Matt Lucas (Little Britain, Come Fly With Me, Bridesmaids) join in conversation with audiences surrounding the way we communicate in our every day, modern lives.

Matt Lucas
Matt Lucas


Various events (some free) will be occurring during the festival encouraging the audience to participate in conversations.

'In Their Own Words' starring Kitty Flanegan, Matt Lucas and Emeritus Professor of Applied Language Studies Roly Sussex and hosted by English bassist Guy Pratt will be held on Saturday, 17 August 2013 at 7:30pm at Adelaide Entertainment Centre and will not be a comedy show, but rather an opportunity for presenters to have an honest, up front conversation with the audience around the ways in which their industry has changed over the years.

For more information please go to Word Adelaide Festival's website.

Ever wanted to let the world know exactly what you think without having to audition, organise a manager, a venue and some groupies? Wanted to have your say on a matter without having to pay for it but only found Facebook as an outlet? Soapbox with Joel Ozborn held on Friday, 16 August at 12:30pm and Saturday, 17 August at 12:30pm in Rundle Mall might be just what you've been looking for. Stand up, take charge and tell the world the worst jokes you can think of! Whatever your forte, if you are interested in participating, register for this event here.

Joel Ozborn
Join Joel on the soapbox


Above is just a sample of events held during the Festival running from 15 to 18 August this year; for further information and to have a unique chance to engage with celebrities and members of the public alike (yes, you will need to communicate with people in person - no you can't just text, Tweet ,or Facebook them!), head to the website and find something worth talking about.
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Why? To explore the written and spoken word in our modern day world
When: 15 to 18 August 2013
Phone: 08 8463 4650
Where: Various locations around Adelaide
Cost: Various costs (some free)
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