A FESTIVAL in Stroud billed to inspire wonder in an age of exhaustion offered attendees a weekend of free activities centred around five free spectacular circus performances.

Other events at the Festival of Wonder included dance, comedy, magic and music performances all intended to inspire and awaken a sense of wonder.

Over 2,000 people visited the venue, based at St Laurence Church.

Festival organiser Phil Coysh said: “We are pleased to bring this free event to the Stroud community and delighted by the community interest and involvement as well as the amazing support of all our volunteers and funders that make this free festival possible.

"It has been an amazing (a truly wonderful) weekend.”

All pictures taken by photographer Simon Pizzey.