A MINI-FESTIVAL is set to bring four days of music, spoken word, creativity and art to Alloa next weekend.

All free to attend, with a view of getting the community back together for live events, One Weekend In Alloa is set to go ahead from Thursday, June 30, at Resonate Together's Carsebridge Cultural Campus in the town.

The former brewery site will play host to live acts such as Wee County musicians Adele Gavin, The Gator and Joseph Hewer, along with Clacks author Kate Donne.

And there will also be artists travelling from further afield with the likes of acoustic duo Fathers Medicine and harpist Pauline Vallance from Ayrshire.

There will be much more over the four days to Sunday, July 3, in what is a collaborative effort between the many creative minds of The Write Angle in Falkirk and beyond as well as Resonate.

Ian Maxtone, spokesperson for the event, told the Advertiser: “It's such a collective effort, there's absolutely no one person that could make all of this happen.

“It relies on everybody pulling in the same direction at pretty much the same time to make this happen – there's no money, it's a huge effort by a great number of people.”

This will be the third such mini-festival put on by the collective in the Forth Valley area, the first One Weekend event having taken place in Falkirk in 2017.

Stirling followed later that year and last year Alloa enjoyed an online version with Facebook Live and Zoom events.

But there is nothing that could substitute in-person events, Ian explained.

He said: “It's more important than ever now, when we have been distanced for so long from each other, to come back together.

"For us, this is the perfect focus because it's centred around things that people will enjoy – that they'll get pleasure from.”

All events are free, there are no tickets, bookings or registration in advance.

The festival will kick-off with Fathers Medicine from 5.15pm on Thursday, June 30, followed by spoken word events from Carol Allan and Angela T Edgar.

The Gator will bring his delta blues to the stage from 8.45pm before Liza Miles and Debbie Baker appear for more literary events.

Other highlights will include Joseph Hewer from 7.30pm on Friday, followed by more music from Stirling's Steven Kemp.

There will be a networking event from 1.45pm on Saturday, followed by an art workshop from 3pm while harpist Pauline Vallance will be singing words of one song to the tune of another from 6pm that day.

Kate Donne will be on from 6pm on the Sunday before live music from Adele Gavin and a raffle draw to wrap up the weekend.

Find One Weekend In Alloa on Facebook for the full programme.