Harriet Burns and her children, from left Oscar 11, Henry 9 and Florence

In pictures: Chilli Fiesta brought the heat over the weekend

Despite the mixed weather conditions, thousands visited West Dean Gardens over the weekend for a fiesta full of spice, entertainment and chilli activities.

The unique festival provided a wide range of activities with a chilli theme including cookery demos with contestants Miranda Gore Browne and Steven Carter-Bailey from Great British Bake Off and live Latin music with professionals from BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.

Spicey goods with Monica Cudjoe, left and Lee Sylvester
Spicey goods with Monica Cudjoe, left and Lee Sylvester
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Shawn Plumb with many chillies-all photos by Derek Martin
Shawn Plumb with many chillies-all photos by Derek Martin
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Arwen Darnell 5 enjoying one of the many activities that were on offer
Arwen Darnell 5 enjoying one of the many activities that were on offer
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Alex Brewer smashing some Slacklining
Alex Brewer smashing some Slacklining
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