A HOST of activities celebrating Bewdley’s culture and heritage will take place during a second annual festival.

Following a successful introduction last year, Bewdley Heritage Festival will be held on Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16 – coinciding with a national programme of Heritage Open Days.

A series of events have been organised by Bewdley Town Council, Bewdley Museum, Bewdley Civic Society and Bewdley Choral Society.

Saturday will feature a community market, soup trail, heritage tour, civic displays, children’s activities at the Museum, and a “Coracle Drift” on the River Severn by members of the Ironbridge Coracle Society.

The day will culminate with an opportunity to re-live the story of Bewdley’s heritage by joining in a sing-along version of “Forest, River & Royals” in St. George’s Hall, which last year was presented as a “Son et Lumiere” on the banks of the river.

This year there are two shows, the first from 5pm to 6.30pm and the second from 7.30pm to 9pm.

Admission is free, but because space in the Hall is limited, people are asked to reserve places by either e-mailing jim.ineson@gmail.com or by signing up on-line at www.thehall-bewdley.org.uk/events.

On Sunday, in addition to these events, a taste of medieval times will be recreated in Jubilee Gardens by the Plantagenet Medieval Society, and local coracle enthusiasts are invited to enter their craft into a Coracle Challenge.

Admission is free to all events except where noted. A full programme can be seen on the Facebook Page ‘Bewdley Heritage Festival’ or for further information, people can contact Jim Ineson on 01299 405645 or jim.ineson@gmail.com.