THE 34th edition of the popular Bewdley Festival has been hailed a success by organisers. 

The long-running event came to a close on Saturday (October 22) with a performance of Faure’s Requiem by Bewdley's Festival Voices and Festival Players. 

A spokesperson for the festival said: "Sell-out performances, top-class levels of performance and professional organisation by the volunteers all helped to create a week that will live long in the memory of the festival attendees".

The event featured music performances by The Christians, The Peatbog Faeries and Guy Chambers, talks from Jess Phillips MP, Susie Boniface and James O’Brien, and a stand-up show by comedian Rich Hall. 

Organisers have confirmed planning has already begun for next year’s festival, to be held in the first two weeks of October. 

Those who want to stay ahead of the crowd can join the Friends of Bewdley Festival for just £20 per annum (£30 for couples)