THE annual Caerleon Festival's Big Free weekend got off to a busy start today, with crowds enjoying improving weather and a range of entertainment on and off the festival field.

Arts, crafts, sculpture, exhibitions and music were all available on the field, and the town's pubs were busy hosting an array of musical talent.

This weekend marks the end of the annual festival and the festival field will be open again tomorrow, as will a range of venues again hosting music and dance.

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