Maryport's Dancing Queens are back.

The three-day Queen of the Solway festival will be held this month, for the first time since lockdown.

As well as being shut down since lockdown, the festival organiser has also had to find a new home after new attractions meant a continuing lack of space at the Wave Centre.

Secretary Sandra Chapman said: "We have found a new venue at what used to be known locally as Camp Road School - Maryport Primary School on Camp Road."

The festival was organised at short notice this week and will last only three days instead of the usual five.

The Queen of the Solway usually attracts young dancers from as young as two or three to around 20. They come from all around West Cumbria and from the North East and Lancashire.

The festival this year has been organised by Theresa Mulgrew in honour of her mother Florence who started the competition and ran it until her death in January 2017.

The festival will run from Saturday to Monday, May 28, 29 and 30.