The 18th Worcester Festival will go ahead in August and feature a mix of socially-distanced live events and both live-streamed and pre-recored virtual events. 

Festival Director Chris Jaeger said: “For this year only, the festival will be rebranded as Worcester Festival 2020: Virtually The Same. It will include workshops, theatrical events and competitions, everything from cooking to colouring and much, much more.

"We genuinely believe that we can involve huge numbers of organisations and individuals, making the festival more inclusive than ever. It will be a fantastic opportunity for large numbers of people to participate in an event or indeed to stage an event of any sort."

Worcester Festival 2020: Virtually The Same takes place from Saturday 15 to Monday 31 August.

Keep an eye on worcesterfestival.co.uk for more information as it's released.