The Wootton Bassett Arts Festival is to return this year from June 10 to June 14.

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.

Other competitions include poetry writing, short story writing, songs from shows and Shakespeare acting.

The closing date for entries is April 23 and the syllabus outlining classes is available from Brian Taylor Music or