This year’s Windsor Fringe launches tonight and organisers have described the 2015 schedule of events as ‘unmissable’.
There will be a mix of new talent and established performers from the Scruffy Song Writers to 90s band Republica during the event, which runs until Sunday, October 3.
It is an alternative to the Windsor Festival which runs between Sunday and October 4.
There is a range of free and paid-for events and many for children and families including mask making at the library and a performance of Prince Percy and the Pea.
Chairman Mike Denny said: “Windsor Fringe has been running for two weeks every autumn for many years.
“We encourage creative freedom, artistic excellence and developing new talent.”
The festival includes the 12th Windsor Fringe Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama Writing.
Three plays were chosen from 271 scripts and will be performed and judged at Brigidine School from Thursday, October 1 to Saturday, October 3.
Ann Trewartha, a member of the organising committee said: “This year's is even more exciting and totally unmissable.”
A free launch event with live jazz and a reception will be held at Cafe Rouge in The Old Booking Hall from 6.15pm.
Saturday – 2-6pm, Family Fun: Come and Celebrate at Bachelors Acre (free)
Saturday – 8pm, Music: Africa Entsha at All Saints Church, Dedworth Road (£10
Sunday – 10.30am, Walk: Magna Carta Historic Walk meet at National Trust Cafe, Runnymede (£6)
Sunday – 6pm, Photography: London, Inner Space at The Sheet Street Surgery (free)
Monday – 8pm, Film: The Page Turner at Alma Road Social Club (£6)
Tuesday – 1.15pm, Music: A Taste of France at All Saints Church, Frances Road (£12)
Tuesday and Wednesday – 8pm, Music: The Scruffy Soul Songwriters Show (free)
Wednesday – 8pm, Music: The Royal HArmonics at Alma Road Social Club (£8/£6)
Wenesday to Friday – Staggered entry from 7pm, Drama: Surplus De Cirque at Windsor Boys School (£6/£5)
Thursday – 1pm, Music: Lunchtime Organ Recital at St. John the Baptist in High Street. (donation)
Thursday – 8pm, Spoken Word: Scheherazade’s Shed at Alma Road Social Club (£7)
Friday, September 25 – 8pm, Prose/Music: Dudley Sutton at Alma Road Social Club (£7)
Saturday, September 26 – 12-130pm and 2-3.30pm, Craft: Wild Windsor, drop in activity for children at Windsor & Royal Borough Museum, Guildhall (free)
Saturday, September 26, 3.30pm, Children’s Show: Prince Percy and the Pea at Windsor Baptist Church Hall (£6/£5)
Saturday, September – 2-2.30pm, Music: Stagecoach Singing Troupe by Carluccio’s at Royal Windsor Shopping Centre (free)
Saturday, September 26 – 8pm, Music: Oye Santana at All Saints Church, Dedworth Road (£10)
Sunday, September 27 – 10.30am, Walk: Windsor Statues and Fountains, meet in middle of Windsor/Eton bridge (£5)
Monday, September 28 – 8pm, Film: Whiplash at Alma Road Social Club (£6)
Tuesday, September 29 – 7.15pm, Drama: Shakespeare, Rattle and Roll at Harte and Garter Hotel, High Street (£9.50/£8)
Wednesday, September 30 – 7.30pm, Books: Wine, Wounds and Wicked Humour at Windsor Library (£15, including wine)
Friday, October 2 – 7.30pm, Music: Wine, Women and Song at The Dungeon of the Curfew Tower, Windsor Castle (£13.50)
Saturday, October 3 – 9.30am and 10.30am Children: Mini Movers, 12pm and 1pm Raspberry Rain Mask Making (£5/£3) Upstairs at Windsor Library
Saturday, October 3 – 3.30pm Children’s Show: Goldifox at Windsor Baptist Church Hall, Victoria Street (£6/£5)