Haworth Festival is heading for success thanks to the help of many local people, says one of its organisers.

John Sargent promised that everyone would find events they liked during the nine-day jamboree beginning tomorrow.

Among more than 15 activities will be theatre and music performances, films, family fun, art, poetry, literature and comedy.

Mr Sargent, a member of the volunteer organising committee, said: “There are so many different activities happening that we are sure that everyone will be able to find several events to interest them.

“We are delighted to be able to put on such a huge variety of events on a very small budget, which has only been possible to do with the co-operation of so many members of the local community.

“We have great hopes for this year’s events and plans to expand the festival over the next few years.”

One event has been added at the last minute, Tales With Ales, a free storytelling session at Haworth Old Hall next Tuesday from 8pm.

The festival opens tomorrow from 5pm with a party, open to all, with an Asian flavour, with food and music, at West Lane Baptist Church.

Entertainment will be streamed live across the internet from Top Withens, followed by the screening of movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel at 7.30pm.

This Saturday sees a family fun day from 10am at Bronte School Rooms, Church Street, and the following Saturday offers a Mad Hatter’s tea party in Central Park, Haworth, with picnics, storytelling, fancy dress and music.

For more information visit the festival website at haworthfestival.org.uk.