Thousands of people are set to be dazzled by the return of the city’s fireworks display next week.

The annual fun fair and fireworks display at Preston Park, Brighton, will return next Wednesday, with as many as 8,000 people expected to attend.

Signs for the event have begun popping up across Brighton as the city and the county prepare to celebrate Bonfire Night.

The event’s funfair, including several food and drinks stalls, opens to visitors from 4pm, with the fireworks display set to start from 8pm.

The display is free to attend.

Last year’s festivities were cancelled at last minute due to poor weather as the city was struck by winds of more than 40mph.

The fireworks display marks Bonfire Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Night, the annual tradition celebrating the failure of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 - an attempt to set off a series of explosives underneath the House of Lords to assassinate the Protestant King James I and his parliament.

Among the Catholic plotters was Guy Fawkes, who was later tortured, put on trial and executed.

A number of other celebrations will also take place next week, including the famous Lewes Bonfire event on Saturday, November 4, and the Worthing Lions fireworks display on Sunday, November 5.