HIGHCLIFFE celebrates all things edible with its second annual food festival next month.

The Revival Food Festival will be held on Saturday, May 21, from 10am-5pm, seeing a whole host of activities for all the family at participating venues.

There will be Japanese tea tasting, a balloon man and puppeteer, a variety of musical entertainment as well as an array of live cookery demonstrations at the Methodist Church Hall, Lymington Road.

Starting at 10.15am, Luke Matthews - executive head chef of the Chewton Glen Hotel, who was recently awarded Hampshire Chef of the Year - kicks off the demonstrations.

He will be followed by chef director of the Pig group, James Golding, a Christchurch-born chef and forager and, at 12.15pm, TV chef Valentine Warner presents dishes made from sustainable foods. He then attends a two-course lunch at the Cliffhanger Cafe, and wraps up the demonstrations at 4pm.

Colin Nash, head chef from the Three Tuns at Bransgore cooks up a storm from his award-winning pub menus at 2pm, then Kevin Brown, of the Lord Bute restaurant, presents some of his two-Rosette dishes from 3pm.

The Methodist hall will also host a 'Kidz Kitchen' at 10am, 12.30pm and 3pm, for children aged seven-11, with cook Rachel Hills. They can learn to cook a chicken schnitzel dish, but places are limited and tickets, which cost £8, can be bought from the Chris Watson Family Butchers.

There will be the Great Highcliffe Baking Competition for children and adults, the products of which will go display at the Sports and Social Club during the day, and a number of bars, pubs and restaurants will be hosting their own events to celebrate the festival.

Tribute acts perform at the Cliffhanger Cafe on Friday, May 20, and tickets cost £32 per person. On Saturday there will be classic cars, live music and a barbecue.

The Galleon will have a Pimms tent, and the Highcliffe Community Association serves cream tea and scones at Greystones House.

From 10am-4pm, Aldridge Brownlee Solicitors host a model-making competition for children under 11-years-old, with prizes handed out on the day, and the Blue Sky Deli puts on a barbecue.

Event chairman, Mary Reader, said: "After last year's very successful festival, we're delighted that this year's is going to be even bigger. We have over twice as many stalls, a greater variety of entertainers, and lots more for children to do.

"Our local businesses are actively taking part, and we are so keen for people to come and see the Highcliffe Revival at its best."