A STAR-studded lineup has been announced for this year's Bewdley Festival.

The festival features a wide range of events in four different venues, including Tree Tops Pavilion at West Midlands Safari Park, from Friday, October 7 to Saturday, October 15. 

The week opens at St Georges Hall where Danny George Wilson and Band will be performing numbers from the acclaimed album “Another Place” on the Friday. 

Saturday, October 8 brings the return of Aardman Animation with two workshops for families to get model-making.

The Saturday evening event is 'An Evening with Chris Difford', the Squeeze songwriter and singer, whilst Sunday, October 9 will see jazz-funk band The James Taylor Jazz Quarter perform. 

Monday, October 10 will feature a talk from Shakespearean actor and director Michael Pennington and 'An Evening with Jess Phillips MP,' Shadow Minister for Domestic Violence and Safeguarding and author. 

Tuesday, October 11 will feature talks from nature writer Stephen Moss, auctioneer and TV presenter Philip Serrell, and award-winning news reporter Susie Boniface.

Local historian Max Keen will sift the fact from the fiction in pirate history at a talk on Wednesday, October 12, and comedian Rich Hall will bring his wit to the Tree Tops Pavilion in the evening. 

Thursday, October 13 will feature a screening of the film Pissarro, Father of Impressionism, and a performance of a locally developed play ‘The Importance of Being a Blithe Spirit.’

Life-long Kidderminster Harriers fan and LBC Talk Radio host James O’Brien will bring his new show to the town in the evening. 

Friday 14 features two award-winning artists - poet, memoirist and academic Hannah Lowe, and songwriter and producer Guy Chambers, who has worked with Robbie Williams, Mark Ronson, Kylie Minogue and Diana Ross. 

The final day will see a performance by Lesley Smith as Katherine of Aragon, as well as a closing set by Scottish fusion band The Peatbog Faeries. 

Tickets are available for all events online from Saturday, July 2 at www.bewdleyfestival.org.uk.