The organisers of Hat Fair – the UK’s longest running festival of outdoor arts – are looking for volunteers for this year’s event, which takes place from July 5 to 7.

The festival, which takes over the city streets and green spaces of Winchester, is visited each summer by tens of thousands of people of all ages, who come to enjoy the street theatre, music, dance, circus, comedy and more.

A festival that hosts professional acts, youth and local talent, and hundreds of schoolchildren and community groups with a colourful carnival, requires a brilliant team of volunteers to help set up the event, tend to the performers’ needs, provide festival-goers with much needed information and raise money to support the event.

Volunteers need to be aged 18 or above, friendly and responsible. In return they will gain valuable festival experience, meet performers and enjoy fabulous shows.

Anyone with spare time in June and July is invited to apply via the Hat Fair website

For more information send an email to [email protected]