The chair of the Evesham Festival of Words was lost for her own after its 'main weekend'.

Sue Ablett, chair of the festival, was left speechless after organising 17 events across eight days.

Dr Ablett said: "The weekend started with a fabulous concert by EODS in the beautiful setting of Bengeworth Church, and ended on Sunday night at the Rowing Club with an unforgettable performance by professional photographer, train buff, and great raconteur, Jack Boskett, entitled' From Railways to Royalty'.

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"We couldn't have had a better finale to the weekend."

She spoke about some of the events, including a two-course lunch and talk at Holland House, a talk titled 'Hatch, Match, Despatch', which was fittingly held in the Marriage Room, music by Colin Pitts and storytelling by Stroud-based writer Philip Douch.

Dr Ablett continued: "We linked up with Evesham Walking Festival for a leisurely stroll round Cleeve Prior, with the walk interspersed with poetry readings, and ending up with tea and cake in the Court Barn.

"We even had a local poet compose a poem for the festival."

Dr Ablett gave a talk, entitled 'Bums on Seats', which told the story of the festival.

A nearby author Patrick Worrall hosted a talk on his first novel, The Partisan, and his second, which is set for release shortly.

Coralie Bickford-Smith discussed her journey into clothbound classic book designs, and the sell-out Festival Quiznight also featured.

Gloucestershire poet, Brenda Read-Brown, spoke in a profound show titled 'But I Haven't Finished Yet', which discussed the joys of ageing.

Blenheim Palace senior researcher Antonia Keaney returned for her second year, discussing 'A Passion for Fashion', while Stroud-based author Debbie Young hosted a writing workshop, and authors Mike Gayle and Rebecca Tope also hosted sessions.

There is more where that came from in the near future, with Sunday Times bestselling author Henry Hemmings set to speak about his latest book 'Four Shots in the Night' on Wednesday, July 17.

On Sunday, July 21, the festival will feature a performance by classical soprano, Susanna MacRae, and award-winning pianist Claire Habbershaw in All Saints Church.