A NEW look Kidderminster Arts and Food Festival (KAFF) will launch this weekend - and it's set to be out of this world.

This year's event will showcase local and national talent from music, dance, arts, theatre and - for the first time - food.

The two-week festival will celebrate 50 years since the first moon landing and is set to include live music, story-telling, craft sessions, pop-up poetry, food markets and more.

Kidderminster Arts and Food Festival's journey through time and space will take place from Saturday, October 19 to Saturday, November 2, starting with a Guinness World Record attempt for the most people dressed up as astronauts in one place.

The record attempt will take place at Brinton Park on the first Saturday at 12pm and organisers Wyre Forest District Council are urging visitors to help beat the current record of 257 people.

Anyone taking part needs to wear a full all-in-one space suit or white coverall, a space-style helmet which covers the whole face, white gloves or plastic medical gloves, and space boots (or wellies covered in tin foil).

There will be prizes for the best dressed astronauts. Foil recycle bins will be available.

Councillor Helen Dye, cabinet member for culture, leisure and community protection, said: "This year’s Kidderminster Arts and Food Festival is set to be the best yet.

"Adding the extra ‘F’ means for the first time the festival will also showcase food. The other big change we’ve made is moving the festival to October.

“By holding the festival later in the year we can work better with local schools and colleges so KAFF becomes a platform for up and coming local talent as well as continuing to shine a light on exciting and innovative professional performances.

“There are loads of great events going on throughout the festival and it would be great if we can kick off KAFF by breaking a Guinness World Record.

"If you want to be a record breaker, please come along to Brinton Park on Saturday, October 19 at 12pm and dress up as an astronaut. We really need your help.”

Many events in the festival are free to attend and tickets for the paid-for sessions are all priced under £5.

For more information on this year's line-up, visit kaffestival.org.uk.