Comedians, presenters and musicians will descend on Thornbury later in the year for the town's annual arts festival.

One of the longest running multi-arts festivals in the country, Thornbury Arts Festival is returning on Friday, April 26.

Running for just over a week, there will be workshops, exhibitions and a variety of performances and talks from special guests.

This year in the 50th anniversary of the festival and sees a number of headline names visit the town.

Comedian Miles Jupp will kick off proceedings on April 26 and there will be performances each day until singer Liza Pulman closes the festival on May 4.

Other big names playing the festival include wildlife presenter Kate Humble and Rev. Richard Coles.

The festival is entirely run by volunteers, with organisers also responsible for the Thornbury Eisteffod, a youth music and performing arts festival in March and May's Severn Vale Art Trail.

Tickets for all shows at the arts festival go on sale on February 1.

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