KEIGHLEY will host its third Italian Festival this month.

The Keighley branch of ACLI Italian Association will stage the event at University Academy Keighley, in Utley, on June 23 and 24.

An association spokesman said: "The aims of the festival are to bring together the community in Keighley, Bradford Leeds and surrounding areas, to raise funds for ACLI and to fund the Italian language classes held every week in Keighley, Bradford and Leeds.

"Even though it's an Italian festival it is an event that is designed to bring together people from any nationality or religious background.

"It will be supported by local businesses, and there will be wine and food tasting, Italian street food, a barbecue, face painting, a bouncy castle and other activities.

"Admission will be free and there will also be free parking.

"People have enjoyed the event in previous years, and we hope we'll again be able to recreate the same family-friendly atmosphere."

The festival will run from 11am to 5pm on both days of the weekend. Visit for more details.