A GIANT inflatable whale, Bollywood dancing and superhero street performers were some of the bright sights on offer this weekend.

Shipley was taken over by various forms of entertainment for its three-day Street Arts Festival, which ended today, with thousands of people attending.

Visitors queued up to take a look inside a 50ft inflatable sperm whale which featured a shipwrecked pirate, a noisy fishwife and a mermaid. Guided tours of the attraction were provided by street artsistes Circo Rum Ba Ba.

Three street performers called KAPOW! ran a popular interactive show, commissioned by the Shipley Street Arts Festival and Saltaire Festival, in Market Square.

Other attractions during a sun-kissed Saturday included Ri Ri's Dance Academy: Bollywood, street musicians, breakdance workshops, Luke the Magicians and walkabout circus acts.

Pif-Paf's Planetary was a physical theatre show where performers performed acrobatics on a large spinning wheel made from 80 metres of steel pipe.

Organiser John Lambert, the director of Q20 Theatre, said the second annual event was even bigger than last year's offering.

He said: "It has been absolutely fantastic.

"We have grown. It's much, much bigger than last year's Festival. It is diverse, there is something for everyone. There are so many acts for people to see.

"It is going to get even bigger next year."

Visitors said there was plenty of of entertainment on offer.

Kate Chapman, of Moorhead Crescent, Saltaire, went inside the 50ft inflatable sperm whale.

She said: "It was good. There was a mermaid and a storytime for the children inside the whale too.

"It's been a great event. The weather has helped too."

Eddie Lawler, of Caroline Street, Saltaire, said: "It is a nice use of the square in Shipley. It is good family entertainment."