THE ANNUAL Festival at the Edge at Alderford Lake saw an international array of traditional performers.

The 27th year of the festival attracted 1,400 people to the weekend events, with a range of storytelling, musical performances and food for all to enjoy.

Peter Chand, artistic director of storytelling, said it was a great event.

“This is only the second year we’ve hosted at the lake so we are still finding our feet, but we were so pleased with how everything went,” he said.

“The weather was great and it’s always so nice to see so many people come out to support us.

“This year we added a special storytelling around the bonfire, which was greatly missed last year.

“It’s an opportunity for people to share stories and listen to some wonderful music – it’s one of my favourite parts of the weekend.

“Festival at the Edge is actually the oldest storytelling festival in the whole of England, and it has always been based in Shropshire.

“It’s great that so many people enjoy the festival and keep coming back.”