THE live final of a Worcestershire poem competition took place on the weekend.

The final of Worcestershire Poet Laureate was held on Sunday, September 13.

This year's theme was 'Masks and Portraits' and was organised by the Worcester LitFest.

There are also a number of LitFest Specials taking place this week - keep an eye out on the Worcester LitFest and Fringe Facebook page for up to date news.

Leena Batchelor, winner of the competition, said: "I am very proud to announce that I will be holding the reins of this prestigious post attempting to follow in the wonderful footsteps of Charley Barnes.