A FAMOUS face will be joining an exciting line-up of interior experts at a special free event in Cirencester next month.

Design lovers have been invited to the first Cotswold Homes and Interior Festival, which will take place at The Corn Hall in Cirencester on Saturday, March 2.

Special guest Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, best known for presenting interior design show Changing Rooms, is due to give a Cotswold design talk between 12.15pm and 1pm.

Sam Mitchell from Restorate is due to kick off the festival with a talk about antique restoration between 10.15am and 10.45am.

This will be followed by a talk from Moore Alan & Innocent’s Lucie Rowe who will be sharing tips on how to snap up some great interiors at auction between 11.15am and 11.45am.

Meanwhile, Ruth Jones and Karen Lewis from Cotswold Contemporary will be giving a talk about choosing the right art for your home between 1.45pm and 2.15pm.

Last but by no means least, former nurse Vanessa Arbuthnott from Vanessa Arbuthnott Fabrics will be sharing her story about how she set up her own fabric showroom in Cirencester between 2.45pm and 3.15pm.

The Cirencester Repair Café will also be running workshops throughout the day at the same venue, covering everything from simple fabric mend hacks to electrical fixes.