Literary festival a huge hit in Weston-super-Mare

PUBLISHED: 10:00 12 March 2018

Bev and Sarah Milner Simonds with School Chef Steve Fowell. Picture: Eat: Festivals team

Bev and Sarah Milner Simonds with School Chef Steve Fowell. Picture: Eat: Festivals team

Eat: Festivals team

The inaugural Weston Literary Festival wrapped up last week and it could be just the beginning.

Portishead children’s book author Huw Powell. Picture: Weston Town CouncilPortishead children’s book author Huw Powell. Picture: Weston Town Council

The festival saw the likes of crime author Damien Boyd and international best seller Jeffrey Archer come to Weston to share their love for writing.

The event was organised by Weston Town Council to run across one week, ending on World Book Day last Friday.

Town council clerk Malcolm Nicholson said: “I thought it was a great event which I hope will grow and become a permanent festival for our town.”

The events were held across the town in Weston Museum, in Burlington Street, the Blakehay Theatre and the Stable, both in Wadham Street.

Alongside big names like Archer and Boyd were also local chef and newly-published author School Chef Steve Fowell, who sat down for a chat with Eat: Festival organisers Beverley and Sarah Milner Simonds and Portishead children’s book author Huw Powell.

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