A SUMMER arts festival has announced plans to return this year.

Organisers of the annual event in Wantage, which will take place from July 1 to 31, revealed this will be 'the biggest and best' yest, with something for every taste.

There will be more than 40 events going on ranging from jazz and opera performance to art and literature.

Festival artistic director James Mitchell commented: "After such a long period of not being able to perform or watch performances, apart from online, local residents are looking forward to a month of exciting live events.

"A calendar of everything happening is being sent to every Wantage postal address in mid-June."