clevedon literary festival

more than words

More than words 2023

Clevedon’s Literary Festival of poetry, prose, performance, art, music and fun

31 May – 11 June

Buzz Buzz … We’re Going on a Bee Hunt!

Storytelling Event in Alexandra Gardens*

See the new Storytelling Chair in Alexandra Gardens and join storyteller Michael Loader for a hum and a buzz and the story of a tireless worker bee looking for early spring nectar. After exploring the park for signs of pollen and early buzzing bees, there will be a telling and singing of an uplifting story of the abundance and generosity of nature – with the bee en route to a honeypot ending.

The event will open with music and singing by Dawn Kelly of Magpie 22.

The children’s play equipment Is funded by the Clevedon BID and other grants, and we are grateful to the BID for supporting this event.

*If weather is wet we will be at Kabbala Yoga Studio, 87 Hill Road.

Michael Loader is a storyteller, writer and workshop leader working with all ages. He works with the Read For Good charity in children’s hospitals, is director of Somerset Storyfest and has storytelling residences with Wild Words at St George’s and Blaise Castle Museum, both in Bristol.

Sleeping with the Moon  “Murmurs and Rumours under a Pink Moon ” 

A Moon Reading & Poetry Workshop with Michael Loader – at Clevedon Pier, Thursday April 6th 7-9pm

Coming soon…

More Than Words Fun – The Book Quiz!

More than books, more than questions, more than prizes!

Wednesday 3rd May at 7pm at The Salthouse (dining room)

Bring your mates – tables for up to 6 will available for £5 per head (we can put individuals together)

Come early to order food/drinks from the bar – questions will start at 7.30pm

Raffle on the night

This will be a social occasion for any friends of the festival and will also raise a little money for us

Quiz led by one of our wonderful volunteers, Phil Cook – thanks Phil!

Tickets available below 

Litfest 2022 highlights

A huge thank you for the support we receive from...

our grant givers:

our sponsors:

our donors:

Clevedon Art Club / Richard Walker / Huw Watts Independent Financial Planning Ltd

Clevedon Literary Festival is a non-profit organisation relying on grants, sponsorships and donations

We welcome  donations – however small!

Your donation will help fund our activities, such as performer fees and expenses, venue hire,  printing and website costs. The Festival is run by an enthusiastic team of volunteers and we work to keep costs to a minimum