Thursday, 31 January 2013

Exeter hosts National Dialect Day 2013

A cross-post from the Devon History Society: I've just been in correspondence with Bill Murray about this year's National Dialect Day. The weekend event - the fifth - will be hosted in Exeter.

From the site:
Devon is delighted to be hosting National Dialect Day 2013

Now in its fifth year, the National Dialect Day, actually a whole weekend (!), will take place in the glorious county of Devon at the Barnfield Theatre in historic Exeter. We are looking forward to celebrating the diversity of our regional dialects on the 18th, 19th and 20th of October 2013. We hope that you will want to join us and will put these dates in your diary straight away!

And there’s a chance to win prizes! Have a look at the Competitions pages to see how you can win yourself (and your dialect) a trophy.

We’d love to hear from you in the run-up to National Dialect Day 2013 and there are opportunities for you to comment in lots of different ways on the site, please join in.

The competitions, whose entry details are on the site, are for the performance of a fie-minute piece - prose, poetry or song or a combination - in three categories: Devon dialect performed by the piece’s author, English region dialect performed by the piece’s author, and English region dialect piece from any source, modern or historic.
See National Dialect Day 2013 for ongoing details.

- Ray

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