A PROHIBITION inspired 1920's festival has announced it is coming to Oxford.

Billing itself as the the 'UK’s First 1920’s Gin, Bourbon & Cocktail Festival', the Speak Easy will be in the city on February 23.

Taking inspiration from the prohibition era America, when bars were forced to go underground because of a ban on alcohol, the festival is touring 40 locations across the UK.

Organisers said: "Be prepared to be swept back 100 years to an era where mobsters mingled with movie stars, the liquor was wet, and the good times roared.

"Take a journey through downtown Chicago as prohibition fever sweeps the country, and savour the very finest gigglewater including world Gins, Bourbons, American IPA’s and more, and when ordering at the bar be sure to keep your voice low and ‘Speak easy’."

Attendees will be encouraged to dress up in 'Gatsby glamour' and enjoy live swing music, American food and a free cocktail.

The festival is the latest in a number of gin-themed events to set up in the city over the past few years, capitalising on the current popularity of the drink.