A SMALL village's big-hearted festival took place last weekend, as Solva went back to the Edge.

Now in it's fourth year Solva's Edge Festival was a three-day feast of music, sport, literature and food.

The family-friendly event saw children enjoying numerous bouncy castles while their parents enjoyed music from acts as diverse as the headlining Supaskas on Saturday night to the Latin Kings, a cool combo led by Solva's own Raul Speek.

So inundated was the festival site on Saturday night that the gates had to be closed as people clamoured to get in and join the party.

The Sunday daytime literature events were headlined by Robert Minhinnick, the current winner of the Welsh Book of the Year.

Also keeping the kids amused were slime and cupcake workshops; a river walk, beach safari and bat hunt.

Aspiring stand up paddle boarders joined sessions run by St David's TYF, down in the harbour. An impromptu rounders match attracted over 30 children in a keenly fought contest with few rules and no winners and no losers.

The serious sporting activity revolved around the Swim to the Edge on Saturday. An open water swim of 2.4miles out and around the island of Greenscar, this has become a regular event on the triathletes' calendar and attracts entries from all around the UK.

There was a wide range of Pembrokeshire food on offer including Mamgu Welshcakes, Rhosyn Farm, Trehale Farm and Cowpots ice-cream.

Local volunteers put on the festival and all profits go back into charities or local organisations such as St David's Dementia Cafe, Solva Youth Club, Porthmawr Life Savers and Frame. The Edge Festival also runs a bursary for aspiring young adults to help further their careers or projects.

To date, almost £15,000, has been distributed.

"What a fantastic weekend, massive thanks to everyone that turned up to help out," said festival chairman, Josh Phillips.

"It takes a village to organise something this big and our success really does rely on the goodwill and time devoted by our volunteers.

"I hope you enjoyed the weekend as much as I did. Already the village of Solva is looking forward to next year and to welcoming visitors from all over the UK."