clevedon literary festival

more than words

MORE THAN WORDS is Clevedon’s Literary Festival of poetry, prose, performance, art, music and fun.

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2023 Festival dates for your diary:
Friday 9 - Sunday 11 June

Grants & Sponsors

Exciting news

Thank you to all our donors, our sponsors Spinning Weal, The Court Gallery, Greenfield Acupuncture, and Avery Care at Poets Mews Care Home, and the Arts Council England, Clevedon BID and Clevedon Community Bookshop for their grants. We will now pick up the pace to deliver our exciting 2022 programme!

Highlights from 2021

In June 2021 we held our first live and digital event around the town showcasing local authors, talks from established writers,  launch of  a Dyslexia friendly press for adults, a guided viewing of rediscovered Clevedon artist, Doris Hatt’s watercolours and sketch books, Theatre Shop shows, Curzon online comedy and chat, a Kids’ Comic Masterclass, Open Mic Poetry and all day music at the Bandstand, plus local groups at St. Andrew’s Church, and the Clevedon Marine Lake joined in too. All possible with a vintage coach ride through the town!

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It was just a really nice day! Relaxed, lovely wandering around and happening across things and seeing lots of people

It was fabulous to see the Bandstand come to life!

Such a special event! Thank you

I really enjoyed the talks, they were really inspiring and made me want to pick up a pen and paper myself.