The Ventnor Fringe team from left, Bruce Webb, film festival creator, with Joe Keele-Toms, Jack Whitewood, Nicola Underwood, Mhairi Macaulay and Thea Welsford.
VENTNOR Fringe Festival kicked off today (Wednesday), promising four days of music, theatre, art and unusual entertainment.
The Isle of Wight event will feature more than 200 participants, including the likes of one of the UK’s most respected new theatre company’s Paines Plough and French musician Stranded Horse.
Today’s events started with busking sessions at the Rene Stage at the Observatory Bar, created at the Ventnor bandstand.
Later today there will be free music at the Crab and Lobster Tap, while the Rex Piano Bar has been transformed into the Blind Tiger Piano Club, a modern-day version of a 1920s speakeasy.
Ventnor Carnival is also due to take place tonight, marking its 123rd anniversary.
The Isle of Wight Film Festival will take place in the town, with screenings on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, including several UK premieres of foreign feature films.
Look out for reports from our team of young writers who will be covering the event over the coming days at www.iwcp.co.uk
To find out more about some of the highlights of the festival, click here.