A FIVE-day festive food and drink festival is coming to Redditch town centre.

Redditch Business Improvement District (BID) is set to host its first-ever Festive Feast, from Wednesday November 17 to Sunday November 21.

The event takes place on Church Green and will showcase flavours from around the world for visitors to sample.

Mince pies and mulled wine will be available for purchase, as well as a range of takeaway cold food options.

Visitors will also be able to enjoy a three-hour Christmas show on the Saturday, which will feature performances from a range of local talent.

Muj Rahman, BID manager, said: “We are incredibly excited to announce and soon host our first-ever Festive Feast event. Christmas last year was a challenging time for many, not least because so many of our festive celebrations were disrupted or altogether cancelled.

"In light of this, all of us at the BID wanted to be able to offer the local community an event that could help bring people together and build anticipation for the Christmas period.

“Food and drink are so central to the way that we celebrate special occasions or to the way that we socialise with others, so it is wonderful to be able to offer Redditch locals the space to come together, socialise and just soak up the festive atmosphere.

"The opportunity to showcase all the delicious cuisines that we have available in Redditch is also a great way of celebrating how multicultural our local community is, as well as the wonderful food producers that we have in the area. The event really gets to the heart of what we are about at Redditch BID, which is about celebrating all that Redditch and its people has to offer. I for one cannot wait to see everybody there.”

The event takes place 10am to 6pm on Wednesday to Saturday and from 10am to 5pm on the Sunday.