Watford Fringe is calling on venues to get involved with this year's festival.

The annual event, which started eight years ago, hosts a variety of performances and provides local talent an opportunity to showcase their work.

Lewis Butler, from Watford Museum which hosted a number of comedy and music acts as part of 2023’s Fringe, said: “We’ve been incredibly happy to be one of the hosts of Watford Fringe since the very beginning.

"It’s been a great opportunity to bring people through the door and have people enjoy the museum in another way.

"The variety of acts that we’ve hosted have been amazing and suited perfectly to our venue.

"Through the system the Pump House use and with their help managing it, the Fringe has been a breeze as well.”

Last year, more then 100 performances took place across Watford, from powerful drama to stand-up comedy.

There was also a diverse range of music including big band, soul, rock and folk.

Performances included a gala Ukraine fundraising concert featuring the winner of the country's The Voice, Edinburgh Fringe shows with 5 star reviews, and a show with Hi-de-Hi legend Jeffrey Holland.

In previous festivals there has been a range of talent too, with performances from TV legends, West End stars, international singers, and local talent.

The organisers are encouraging hosts to help elevate local performing arts by supporting the event and getting more venues to partake in the 2024 festival.

For more information head to their website or email Sharon Gaffney via sharon.gaffney@pumphouse.info.