HIGHLIGHTS from Edington Festivals of yesteryear will be broadcast online later this month after live performances were hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Festival organisers are planning to show video highlights of performances from previous festivals as far back as 1966.

Festival spokeswoman Anne Curtis said: "Its aim is to bring a little bit of Edington Festival magic to everyone and to celebrate the festival’s key themes – liturgy, music and friendship.

"Over the course of the festival dates, August 23-30, the festival will be releasing a series of videos which will feature music from previous festivals all the way back to 1966, alongside newly-recorded prayers, liturgical reflections from the clergy team, and voluntaries from the festival organists.

"BBC Radio 3 will broadcast the archived Evensong from 2015 on Wednesday, August 26 at 3.30pm, and this will be followed at 8pm by some light-hearted contributions from Ben Sawyer and his trusty singers.

"The week will finish in grand style with a very special recording of the traditional finale, the Parsons Ave Maria, featuring regular participants and some special guests."

The programme starts with Compline at 9.15pm on Sunday, August 23. For more details go to www.edingtonfestival.org. Music details will be added when confirmed.