THOUSANDS of people are expected to descend on Stafford this weekend for the third annual arts festival.
More than 100 performers will take to the streets, 10.30am-4pm.
And among them will be Stafford theatre group Konniktiv who will present a piece of physical street theatre call The Machine.
The work is based in a retro sci-fi world of humanoid machines which highlights the relationship between mechanics and creativity.
It will take place at 11am on St Mary’s Church lawns.
Other homegrown talent includes the Crooked Bawbees and The Stafford Morris Men who will perform in Market Square 10.50am-11.50am.
At 12.30pm Stafford Operatic Society will perform hits from Guys and Dolls in the market square.
There will be live music in Sainsbury’s cafe 10am- 5pm and children’s arts and crafts workshops throughout the day at the Ancient High House.
Stafford photographer Derek Tamea’s last Stafford exhibition can also be seen at the venue.
In the Guildhall shopping centre an artist will produce caricatures on the spot while in Market Square jugglers, a balloon modeller and other artists will perform.
For full details see the festival website here.