AFTER a fun-filled two weeks of activities for all ages, the Worcester Festival is set to sign off with a bang this weekend.

Over the course of the past 10 years the festival’s free firework display has become a must-see event in the Faithful City’s calendar, drawing thousands of people to the riverside at South Quay.

People will be arriving early on Monday evening to secure a prime spot by the river Severn to enjoy the city’s largest and most spectacular firework show as it lights up the night sky from 9pm to 10.45pm.

There will be a collection afterwards in aid of St Richard’s Hospice.

Prior to the explosive finale there is a wide selection of events to keep everyone occupied over the final festival weekend.

The Film Orchestra will be making its live debut at the Swan Theatre, performing a programme of music from film, TV and radio from 7.30pm tonight.

Conductor Thomas Payne will lead the orchestra through numbers from Star Wars and Pirates of the Caribbean, as well as the Dambusters March. Tickets for the show are £12.50.

Worcester Cathedral will still be packed with a variety of tours and exhibitions, while guided walks will delve into the Battle of Worcester and ghostly goings on.

Markets at the Fold in Bransford, near Malvern, and along the riverside at South Quay will provide visitors with the chance to buy arts, crafts and food.

Youngsters can go on a hunt for treasure, have their faces painted or even learn the secrets of ancient Egypt.

For more information, go to or you can call the box office on 01905 611427.