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DISCOVERING WATH – AND YOUR LOCAL DIALECT

August 2, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

£5

“YORKSHIRE DAY PLUS ON”

A JOINT EVENT BY THE YORKSHIRE SOCIETY AND THE YORKSHIRE DIALECT SOCIETY

A chance to discover Wath-on-Dearne, a hidden gem in the heart of South Yorkshire and take part in a proactive session to learn more about Yorkshire Dialect, Yorkshire’s own very special linguistic heritage.

Itinerary

Meet at 18th century Wath Hall,  close to Wath centre; easy free parking at the Hall or frequent 22X bus from either Barnsley or Rotherham Interchange direct to Wath, bus stop by Hall)

11.00am Welcome to Wath

11.15am  An introduction and brief history of Yorkshire Day & Wath Hall by Joshua Daniels and Steve Bradwell of the Yorkshire Society

11.45am Questions and Answers  – and short break

12.00noon Talk Yorkshire

Rod Dimbleby, Chairman of the Yorkshire Dialect Society and Joshua Daniels, Rotherham film-maker and member of the Yorkshire Society, will introduce three short films by Josh exploring different aspects of Yorkshire Dialect and why it is relevant for our time:

  1. The Story of Yorkshire Dialect – from Viking invaders to the present day
  2. Great Yorkshire Poetry – Readings with words and pictures of some wonderful classic dialect poems
  3. Dual Identity – Words and poems exploring Yorkshire and South Asian heritage by two young Yorkshire poets, Aamina Khan and Zara Sehar.

1.00pm Discovering your Dialect  Rod Dimbleby explores the words and phrases people in Wath, Barnsley and Rotherham and other parts of the West Riding of Yorkshire have grown up with and which is part of who they are.  You will be asked to share some of the familiar words you and your family know and use!

2.00pm Saving Yorkshire Dialect Rod, Joshua and Steve lead a discussion on how we can make the most of our rich linguistic heritage in Yorkshire by sharing our dialect and stories.

2.30 – 3.30pm  Tea Break  Bring sandwiches or use a choice of cafes/pubs in Wath town centre.

3.30pm Discovering Wath  A  Guided tour of Wath Hall followed by a short guided around this historic Yorkshire town in the Dearne Valley led by Steve Bradwell and Joshua Daniels

5.00pm event ends

TICKETS

Only £5 per person and you can pay on the door.

Details

Date:
August 2, 2023
Time:
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
£5

Organiser

Yorkshire Dialect Society

Venue

Wath Hall
Wath upon Dearne
Rotherham, S63 7RE
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