A festival aiming to celebrate the “rich diversity” of artistic expression, cultural activities and heritage is coming to Carshalton this summer.

The Carshalton Artists Open Studios (CAOS) festival, now into its third year, is encouraging everyone from a range of different backgrounds to attend the event in June.

There will be 60 artists in 25 locations which will display professional and affordable artwork, but there will also be opportunities for free demonstrations.

Demonstrators can use the Stonecot building, on the edge of Grove Park and Oaks Park Studios, one of two venues, where they can then host puppet shows and storytelling sessions.

The 2019 edition of the CAOS festival, which is a special collaboration between Sutton Museums and Heritage, as well as local schools, will also be celebrating the work of Carshalton artist Frank Dickinson.

His self-built Little Holland House in Carshalton Beeches will be open throughout the CAOS festival, while schools will be producing their own Dickinson-inspired artwork to be displayed across Carshalton.

In addition, artist Jackie Smith will be running specialist workshops in printmaking, which will use the house and the contents within it.

The CAOS festival will be running over the weekends of June 22 and 23, as well as 29 and 30.

To find out more, visit: www.carshaltonartists.com.