ARTS collective Cradley Heath Creative is staging its third annual community arts festival on Saturday, May 13.

This year's festival is called Grassroots II: The Artists Strike Back and is expanding to three sites, all within walking distance, and spilling onto the street.

The main action is at The Hollybush Pub on Newtown Lane from 11am till 11pm, with performances and an exhibition - refreshments will be available. During the day local artists will run arts and crafts workshops in pottery, sculpture and painting.

Cradley Heath Creative founder Fran Wilde said: "We keep discovering artists and performers through our festival.

"Cradley Heath and the surrounding area always come up with creative talent."

She added: "We are really excited to be highlighting arts venues that local people have opened on their own initiative.

"The festival is free and we want to attract visitors from all over to see what Cradley Heath is can be and do, everyone is welcome."

Out on the street, festival goers will find Cradley Heath Creative’s mobile arts centre, Oss Box, converted into a stage for musicians, singers, story tellers, with dancing in the street and craft stalls. The evening will feature an art auction and prizes by local artists for a raffle.

In Oak Street Industrial Park, Iconoclast Constructs Ltd will be open from 11am to 3pm with demonstrations of hot riveting and metal work.

And at The Art Yard, 59 Reddal Hill Road, to see their Summer exhibition, take part in an ongoing 3D print workshop with members of Fab Lab, and see screenings of films with Midland Film and Art.

Any artists, performers, film makers and crafts people wanting to take part, contact Ms Wilde on 07952563725.

There is more information on the Facebook pages of Cradley Heath Creative, The Art Yard, or Iconoclast Constructs Ltd.