SALISBURY property consultancy Middleton & Major is one of the first backers of the new Deverills Festival of Performing Arts, which takes place over the bank holiday weekend May 2 to May 5.

The festival, most of which will take place around Longbridge Deverill, will include music, drama, storytelling, dance, recitals, bellringing and guided walks.

Festival director Richard Munro said: “We are very grateful for their support as the festival would not be possible without such sponsors.”

Paul Cadge, a partner at Middleton & Major, said: “We are always keen to support new ventures in the area we serve.”

For more information about the festival, visit deverillsfes Tickets go on sale on March 1