After an absence last year, Prestwich Arts Festival will be returning later this month.

The community arts festival, run entirely by volunteers, brings a creative programme of events and activities by and for the people of Prestwich, on September 25 and 26.

Included in this year’s lineup is a comedy workshop, a classical concert for under-fives, a tour of The Fall’s Prestwich, a mod culture film screening and a new mural by Manchester-based street artist, kELzO.

Jane Thompson, festival chair, said: “Working with KELzO on the mural has been a delight this year. He’s taken the community feedback and made it into a huge visual representation about what makes Prestwich such a special place to local people.

“He’s taken time to chat and have photos with people while working and as well as being a great artist he’s also got an extensive historical knowledge and interest.

“He’s totally thrown himself into this work and I’d like to think that our murals are inspiring a new generation of local artists.”

Kicking off the festival is a screening and Q&A of new feature film ‘The Pebble and the Boy’ from filmmaker Chris Green, celebrating mod culture with the music of Paul Weller.

Family fun will come in the form of Professor Jiggett’s Stupendous Story Maps adventures at St. Mary’s Flower Park.

Fans of The Fall can join a walking tour of Mark E Smith's Prestwich, learning from superfan Rob Carroll about how Mark often wrote about the people and places right on his doorstep.

kELzO said: “I wanted to do a piece of street art that would be appreciated by the people that live here. As well as representing the rich history of an area, the style of the art itself has to fit in with the personality of a place. It’s really important to connect with the people who live here.

“One woman told me how delighted she is that she’ll see this mural every single day and how happy that makes her.”

Comedian Peter Slater will be running the free comedy workshop, and the ‘Home is Where the Art Is’ community returns, along with the five-minute film festival, inviting budding filmmakers to create a short film in any genre.