A CELESTIAL themed festival to mark the summer solstice is coming to Sanquhar in Dumfries and Galloway.

Taking place in the Crawick Multiverse outdoor park and art installation, the family friendly event will begin at 4am on June 21 and events will continue through to 12.30pm.

Visitors will have the chance to take part in a variety of activities including yoga, a family art workshop and a tai chi demonstration.

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The Walking Theatre Company will also be there to provide an immersive performance based on the elements of fire, air, earth and water, where they will invite the audience to join them in celebrating the solstice.

There will be live music to enjoy as the Cairn Chorus community choir and internationally renowned harpist Wendy Stewart take to the stage.

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Stewart said: “It’s such a special feeling to play my music at Crawick Multiverse and even more remarkable to be there at midsummer.

"Celebrations to mark the longest day at the turning of the year have been going on for millennia and it’s great to have an opportunity to come together in such a setting with singing, music, and dance.”

Kelton the Beltie bull, a giant one-tonne wicker statue, will be present at the event to remind visitors of the current zodiac season, Taurus.

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Crawick Multiverse’s general manager Sharon Glendinning said: “We’re really excited to be welcoming Kelton back to the Multiverse, for his first outing of the year. He has an amazing mythical quality that’s ideal for the solstice and the Multiverse.

“This will be a great way to mark the solstice, with relaxed entertainment that will allow the local residents and visitors to the area to enjoy Crawick in a new way – as an outdoor events venue.”

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Tickets are £8 and are available at the festival’s website: www.crawickmultiverse.co.uk