A celebration of all things folk is taking place across town.

Bridport Folk Festival sees six stages, more than 60 musical acts, storytelling, dancing - and lots of fun.

The not-for-profit event is in its third year but is already a huge fixture on Bridport’s calendar, attracting performers and folk fans from across the country.

As well as the many folk acts, the three-day festival - which kicked off yesterday - will offer Morris, clog, rapper, and Appalachian dancing, Ceilidhs, workshops, music sessions, a children's area, storytellers and craft stalls.

South Street will close tomorrow (Sunday) for a huge Morris dance.

New venues have been added to this year's programme, and more of the town's pubs are involved than ever before.

Organiser Chris Deacon is excited about the festival's return - and its future.

He said: "Since we started the support has been overwhelming. We've not looked back. It's been said it's the biggest new folk festival and the friendliest - the feedback has been fantastic. The festival is good fun and everyone gets involved."

Last year's event saw disastrous weather hit the festival hard, resulting in a small financial loss. But things are looking good for this year's festival as we bask in a heatwave.

Bridport Folk Festival will take place at venues across the town on July 26, 27 and 28.

For more information or to become a folk festival volunteer, visit its website at bridportfolkfestival.com