Weston Literary Festival to return next year

PUBLISHED: 10:00 17 March 2018 | UPDATED: 11:01 19 March 2018

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

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

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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.

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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