NAILSWORTH Festival kicked off in the sun as the annual event returned to the town.

The week-long festival which began on Saturday, May 20 runs until Sunday, May 28.

Saturday's entertainment included folk music, circus tricks and country blues in Mortimer gardens.

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On the weekend there was also a sports festival, art exhibition and a fancy dress competition.

Upcoming events this week include a talk by the BBC's Ajay Tegala, a poetry competition and an archaeological walk.

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All pictures taken by photographer Simon Pizzey.