OVER 50 artists and performers packed into Wiveliscombe Community Centre for the launch meeting of this year's 10 Parishes Festival.

The September event in Wiveliscombe and surrounding parishes will include a feast of art exhibitions and events in homes and venues, a buzzing street market and colourful community carnival.

Director Pauline Homeshaw, who outlined the planned activities, said: “The meeting was terrific, a really good start to organising this year’s festival."

Email info@10parishesfestival.org.uk to get involved.

The festival runs from September 7-15 and last year £3,500 was raised for charity.