ART, theatre, music and comedy are set to transform Fareham into a cultural hub as a popular festival returns for a second year.
The Fareham Arts Festival, which starts tomorrow and will last nine days, will take place at 14 venues around Fareham.
The jam-packed programme boasts some big names.
For example, the international short film competition at the Ashcroft Arts Centre on Thursday will be judged by world-renowned industry experts, including Bafta winner and Oscar-nominated Daisy Jacobs, from Gosport.
The event has been organised by Beth Davis-Hofbauer, an artist from Fareham, and her charity Live Art Local, which she set up two years ago to give artists the chance to display their work.
She said: ‘This year we have expanded this to art, theatre, music, comedy, literature and even knitting. I want to turn Fareham into a more creative place.’
All events are priced under £5 or free.
For a full list of events and venues and to buy tickets go to farehamartsfestival.co.uk.
Highlights of what’s on
11am Children’s theatre workshop at Fareham Library, £1.50.
Midday Knitting at the Sensory Gardens, Trinity Street, free.
7pm Jim Chorley acoustic/folk singer songwriter at Cafe Imbizo, West Street, £3
1.30pm Choir showcase at Locks Heath Shopping Village, Centre Way, free.
11am Book making workshop at Sticks Gallery, Shopping Centre, £4 including materials
1pm Short story workshop at Fareham Library, free.
7pm ‘Unexpected Places’ theatre at Cafe Imbizo, West Street, free.
10.30am/2pm Phil Tomlinson writing workshops at Fareham Library, free.
7pm Last Bus Home theatre group at Fareham Library, free.
10am The Lego Movie at Bursledon Brickworks, Coal Park Lane, Swanwick, £3 including museum entry.
7pm Open mic at Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road, £2
1pm Literature day at the Fareham Library, free.
2.45pm/7pm Apples and Snakes workshop, Fareham Library, £3/£5
7pm International Short Film Competition, Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road, £3.
Friday, August 14
1pm Sci-fi writing at Fareham Library, free.
2pm Democracy street workshop at Ferneham Hall, free.
7pm Hip hop at Cafe Imbizo, West Street, free.
Saturday, August 15
11am Arts market at Locks Heath Shopping Village.
1pm Children’s mixed media workshop at Sticks Gallery, Shopping Centre, £2.50
7pm Nick Tudgey and Wood, Wire and Words at Cafe Imbizo, West Street, £5
Sunday, August 16
2pm Di Elle and The Paper Trains at Ferneham Hall, £5