People have been invited to a free summer spectacular held by a church in the heart of Gorleston.

St Mary Magdalene Church is hosting its fourth annual Summer on the Mag event on Magdalen Square from 1pm - 5pm on Saturday, June 8.

The free event will feature roving street artists, inflatables and rides, refreshments and music, with a full programme of acts performing on a stage outside the church.

Great Yarmouth Mercury: Wonderful and wacky street performers at Summer on the Mag.Wonderful and wacky street performers at Summer on the Mag. (Image: St Mary Magdalene Church)Traditional entertainment will be provided by Punch and Judy and local performers will be showcased from the Freshly Greated live stage. There will also be an all-comers just-for-fun dog show, with categories including waggiest tail, best trick, and junior handler.

Rev Matthew Price said: "We want to provide a fun, low-cost, afternoon for the entire community, so that we can come together, celebrating all that is good

"We have sought to draw together local businesses, community groups and charities to make the afternoon the best it can be."

Great Yarmouth Mercury: Rev Matthew Price of St Mary Magdalene Church, Gorleston.Rev Matthew Price of St Mary Magdalene Church, Gorleston. (Image: Newsquest)The afternoon will be officially opened by The Rt Rev Ian Bishop, Bishop of Thetford, at 1pm. Headline performer Kuiper will take to the stage at 2pm, and the dog show will begin at 2.30pm.

Anyone wanting to enter their dog in the show should turn up at the dog arena at 2.30pm.

Throughout the afternoon street performers - including 'Bugs', two lime green, four-legged, horned bugs - will stalk about the crowd, chirruping in a secret language and investigating the human race.

Rev Price continued: "It has been exciting to see Summer on the Mag grow as an event over the last few years and we are looking forward to another brilliant afternoon.

“At the heart of our mission as a church, is to be a presence for good in our community. Summer on the Mag is a key part of us living out that mission."