THE Colsterworth Festival of Performing Arts is now in its 16th year.
The annual event offers opportunities for individuals and groups to showcase their talents in music, dance and drama.
Performers from across the region travel to the festival, which launched on Friday with dance at Charles Read Academy in Corby Glen.
Following the four days of dance will be music and drama, with a day dedicated to schools. This showcases choral speaking, musical ensembles, drama and dance for children during school hours. The second day of music and drama features classes for individuals, duets, trios and groups.