A multi-talented pack of musicians and artists will descend on Surrey this autumn for the annual Arts Alive Festival.

Launched by the Arts Alive Committee in partnership with Mole Valley District Council the event will kick off at Leatherhead’s swan centre on September 16 showcasing a diverse range of performances.

Now in its 23rd year, the festival features a jam-packed line up including a young violinist, a ballet dancer and local choirs.

Cllr Lucy Botting, executive member for wellbeing, said: “This is a fantastic way to let everyone know that the festival is here and showcase local talent – of which there is plenty. I’d encourage everyone to take a look at the brochure and see what piques their interest. There really is something for everyone.”

The festival will continue at Dorking’s South Street Gardens and St Martin’s Walk on September 23 as the line-up of acts continues to grow.

A street performer will be floating about throughout to entertain all ages with magic, balloons and puppets - donning many costume changes as he goes.

The district will host a variety of drama, dance, comedy, painting, pumpkin carving and much more throughout September and October with most things free to attend.