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Record attendance for Guernsey Literary Festival

Of the attendees, 2,000 were children taking part in the education programme Credit: ITV Channel TV

This year's Guernsey Literary Festival saw a record attendance of almost 9,000 people.

Now in its 7th year, the six day event - organised by volunteers - included 67 speakers across 84 events.

Of the attendees, 2,000 were children taking part in the education programme.

We’ve had so much positive feedback, not just from those who went to the talks and performances, but from the authors themselves. They commented on the warm welcome they received from the Festival team and the excellent organisation of events.

– Claire Allen, Festival Director

The festival mainly took place in St Peter Port, but talks were also organised in the prison and at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital.