A GLORIOUS weekend of weather helped make the fifth Bradford literature Festival a roaring success with visitors to venues around the city enjoying the activities.

Over the years the festival has grown from a two-day event to a 10-day festival, beginning on Friday, boasting over 500 events across multiple venues in Bradford.

There was something for both children and adults from spectacular superheroes to the showcasing of new books in an auditorium hosted by Waterstones.

Enactments of Indiana Jones’ adventures were played out in the temporarily dry Mirror Pool while Imran Hafeez, of Bradford Stories, through the National Literacy Trust, gave away 500 books for children., including 30th anniversary editions of 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' and comic book copies of 'Roy of the Rovers'.

"It is good to promote reading and inspiring parents' interaction with children and we hope the books help that," said Mr Hafeez.

Elsewhere there were fun and games around City Park with storytelling and drama, as well as a film showings made on the big screen.