'MAGICAL Barnoldswick' is the theme of this year's Festival of Ice and Fire on Saturday, January 27. Wizarding characters and artefacts will be captured in gleaming ice through the magic of Glacial Arts sculptors.

As well as experiencing the wonder of the ice trail, 'apprentice wizards' will equip themselves with a dozen items needed to attend Barlick's School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, take part in an enchantment of wizards' parade and practice magical moves in a special workshop.

Youngsters will also be able to get hands-on helping to carve a wizard ice wall. Ice sculptor Mat Chaloner will demonstrate his craft with a live carving on the Town Square stage throughout the afternoon.

The all-day Magical Makers' Market will hide secretive golden balls to be found by aspiring apprentice wizards as part of the wizard trail, one of the dozen essential items to be discovered on the day.

Families will need to help make some of the items on the wizard trail. Broomstick manufacture will be on the Town Square, while uniform production will be at the Holy Trinity Church and Wizard gowns fitted at the Civic Hall. Barnoldswick's library also has family activities during the morning.

Magical Barnoldswick will also be celebrated with an immersive display of local images on the big screen at The Rainhall Centre.

A Fire Show finale will take place at 4.30pm on the Town Square, with a duo from 'Fools Rush In' entertaining the audience with their pyrotechnic performance before the Enchantment of Wizards' Parade at 5pm.

Barnoldswick's Free Ice Trail will be bigger than ever, thanks to sponsorship from local businesses. The event is one of three winter activities organised by Barnoldswick Town Council with funding support from the Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

A 'Love Barnoldswick' Arts and Crafts event is on February 17 and 'Barnoldswick in Wonderland' takes place on March 23.