Four new festivals will be held in Worcester next year, showcasing local, national and international creative talent.

The city will be animated by light installations and live performances for Worcester Light Night on 16 January. Then, a festival focussing on the environment – called Atmosphere - will take place on 25 April. There will be a mix of talks, discussions and live performances inspired by the world we live in.

The third festival, Disrupting the Norm, will be a week-long mix of pop-up events and accidental art from 6-11 July. Finally, Worcester’s International Story Festival will be held in October across 10 days and will be dedicated to stories, both old and new.

All of the festivals are funded through The Arches – Worcester project.

For more information, please visit www.thearchesworcester.co.uk/about.