‘The festival, now in its fourth year, is a way to showcase artistic talent.
This year the organisers have added the category of art, encompassing drawing and painting, photography and 3-D artwork.
Miranda Shirnia, marketing director of the festival, said: “There is a whole new section of art.
“Last year we had 500 entries whereas before it was 30-odd, so it is a different animal now.”
New competitions are also on offer in the speech and drama section, including public speaking, youth debating, business presentations and the intriguing sounding logical grumbling.’