BEAMINSTER Festival begins this weekend with Party in the Park at the Memorial Field, Beaminster from 5pm to 9pm.

Scoot will take to the stage supported by the Phoenix Band from the youth club. Entry is free and children must be accompanied.

On Sunday, enjoy Shakespeare in the open air with As You Like It performed in the grounds of Beaminster Manor from 2.30pm and on Sunday evening from 7.30pm, hear talented young pianist Eric Lu give a piano recital at St Mary’s Church.

Other highlights include A.N.Wilson discussing Prince Albert with Daisy Goodwin and a performance of Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte.

The festival continues until June 30. See for more information.