À DOZEN beers and a dozen ciders will be on tap as the Covingham beer festival returns for a second year.

St Paul's Church will be rolling out the kegs today and tomorrow.

Organiser Chris Smith said: "The festival is a fundraiser for both the Dorcan Church and Covingham library.

"The library has had its funding cut. We feel that this is a vital service for the residents of Covingham and would like to see the library thrive for all people in the community.

"Reading is so important for younger people and is loved by all ages, it would be such a shame if the library were to close."

Dotty's café and the Friends of Covingham Library will be serving up the food, the Women's World Cup will be screened and, from 1pm to 4pm, family activities will be on offer. On Sunday, Christian comedian John White will be heading to the Dorcan church centre. Doors open at 7pm, with the gig starting at 7.30pm. Tickets are £3, with leftover beer, cider and snacks from the festival thrown in for free.

The Covingham Beer Festival runs from Saturday, June 22 to Sunday, June 23. Tickets are £10 and include a festival guide and free commemorative glass.