Weston Literary Festival to return next year

Lord Archer and Amanda Prowse who gave talks at the literary festival.

Lord Archer and Amanda Prowse who gave talks at the literary festival. - Credit: Submitted

Weston’s first literary festival which brought famous authors to the town will return again in 2019.

Weston Town Council’s community services committee has agreed to host the event with a budget of £3,000.

Speaking at the meeting on Monday, committee chairman Cllr Roger Bailey agreed the event was a huge success and has ‘so much more potential’.

The free festival was held across a number of town council venues and attracted famous authors including Lord Archer, Amanda Prowse and Huw Powell.

Councillors will discuss whether to apply a minimal charge next year to ensure those who have booked attend on the day.


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The committee also allocated £1,000 towards the flower festival in August and the YMCA Summer Starter event in Grove Park at the end of July.

Members will also look into the feasibility of running a Halloween event in Grove Park.

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