Read all about it! New literary festival proves a hit

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More than 60 performers entertained the crowds at Chorley’s first ever literary festival.

What’s Your Story, Chorley? saw hundreds of people letting their imaginations run wild as they enjoyed storytelling, creative writing and dramatic plays on

Author Adam Perrett meets Laura Blundell, 15, at Ebb And Flo book shop

Author Adam Perrett meets Laura Blundell, 15, at Ebb And Flo book shop


There were also poetry readings, talks by local authors, tips on publishing a book and even yoga for babies.

The performers were based in nine locations around the town centre, including Chorley Library, Ebb & Flo book shop, Knitty Noras and the Chorley Pals memorial.

There were also unannounced events in other parts of the town centre.

The festival was organised by Chorley Council and the Creative Network, and followed the success of the Chorley Live music festival last year.

They aimed to draw the crowds into the town centre and provide something for everyone, from children starting to read to adults who have enjoyed thousands of books.

Nigel Stewart, of the Creative Network, said: “It’s amazing what we achieved at the weekend and we hope many people went away excited by what they had seen and are inspired to use words as a source of entertainment.

“These types of events create a real atmosphere in the town centre and when we bring creative people together anything is possible.

“I’d like to thank everyone who gave their time to take part because it was a real team effort and we couldn’t have done it without people volunteering their expertise with, and enthusiasm for, words.”