THE Wotton under Edge community is getting into the festive spirit on Saturday with an evening of fun, food and shopping at Christmas under the Edge.

The event runs from 4pm to 8pm.

There will be over 30 stalls featuring seasonal crafts, food, tombolas, raffles and games, plus a funfair and fire-engine for the children.

Crowds can enjoy music from buskers and singing by the Round the Edge choir.

The Cotswold Book Room is laying on a special raffle for the children of the town.

The Tree-Musketeers gang, led by three town councillors - Rich Hale, Alex Wilkinson and Jon Turner - has helped to make Wotton look magical, by fundraising for, and then putting up trees and decorations around the town.

Wotton’s four shopping streets will be pedestrian only and closed off to traffic from 2pm to 9pm.

The town’s specialist shops will be open to 8pm, selling a range of antiques, health food, fruit and veg, home decor, books, art, recycled gifts, DIY products, jewellery, crafts, textiles and much more.

Extra parking has been laid on at Renishaw on Old Town and at the Wotton Auction Rooms car park off Tabernacle Road.

The evening will end at 8pm immediately followed by singer songwriter Keith Christmas concert at Under the Edge Arts.

Keith is no stranger to the bright lights of stardom having played with some iconic greats over the years.

This includes playing acoustic guitar on David Bowie’s Space Oddity album.

During his career he also supported acts including the Who, King Crimson and the Kinks, and performed at the first Glastonbury Festival in 1970.

After later becoming a teacher, he has returned to music in his retirement, and released a new album Life, Life in September.