Clevedon's literary festival LitFest has converted from a community interest company to charity status.

This move is set to accelerate its mission of increasing creative activities within the region.

The festival now seeks a fresh, local leader for its board of trustees, to spearhead an ambitious programme involving arts-related events centred around books, poetry, and music, all year round.

Since its establishment in 2019, Clevedon LitFest has blossomed from a solitary one-day summer festival into a ten-day-long hub of more than 50 events.

The aim is to unite the community, address social issues, and uplift local lives through the power of creativity.

North Somerset Times: The festival now seeks a fresh, local leader for its board of trustees

Carol Price, the current chair of LitFest, voiced the need for new leadership saying: "I'd like to take a step back now and make room for someone who will bring fresh ideas, as well as having the commitment to build on what has already been achieved."

That someone must have a passion for local arts and align with the organisation's values.

The incoming chair will work with fellow trustees, playing a key role in shaping the future of Clevedon's creative landscape.

They will be joining at an exciting time with the Summer Festival planned from June 5-9 featuring a fantastic line-up of nationally acclaimed and local speakers and performers.

Also in the calendar is a Celebration of the Book event on November 2.

If you boast a passion for the arts, share the vision of the charity, and are considering the role, or the role of vice chair, you are encouraged to reach out to for an informal chat.