A village near Evesham is set to stage its first ever festival with activities for all the family this summer.

The quaint village of Harvington will see plenty going on from July 8 to 22 - when it kicks off with a joint event with Evesham Festival of Words.

If Clouds Were Sheep – will start the event with tea, cake and scones with Sue Andrews in the Village Hall.

Organisers say that there is a "huge number of events and activities for everyone" from storytelling and puppet-making to a classic film show for children.

It will also include an open gardens and flower festival, meet the author events - including a big read, festival dinner with a former features editor of The Sun - wine-tasting and quiz, three free musical events, a talk on tracing ancestors and a theatre workshop and classic film for the adults.

There is an accessible village trail and treasure hunt for everyone, and two competitions: photography and 50 word poem or story.

Signed copies of A Wartime Secret, the novel for the village big read can be purchased for £5 by phoning 01386 872738.

All details, including how to book tickets can be found at www.harvingtonfestival.org All events take place in or around Harvington.

Although it may be possible to buy tickets on the day of an event, numbers for ticketed events are restricted - so buy online to be sure.