A virtual Radnor Fringe Festival will take place on June 19 to 21 – the weekend it would have taken place for real, but for the coronavirus crisis.

Organisers of the Llandrindod-based festival want to include as much of Radnorshire’s artistic, cultural and community scene as possible for the virtual event.

They can be contacted at https://www.facebook.com/radnorfringefestival/ or through radnorfringefest@gmail.com

Festival chairman Mike Sivier said: “We also have a few ideas of our own, to get as many people involved and on-screen as possible – starting with a call-out to all artists.

“Would you like to show your work as part of the Virtual Radnor Fringe Festival, streaming live from June 19 to 21?

“Your work could be seen all over the world. Send us a video and/or slideshow by May 31.”

Although it is happening quickly, organisers have given guidance to those looking to enter.

Mike said: “We propose you set up an ‘art gallery’ of your work in your home or, if you have one, in your garden.

“It can be very temporary, existing only while you video it, and/or take photos to form a slide show.

“It can contain any art you like, serious or daft, fine or rough, and it doesn’t matter when you made it, or whether it’s been shown before.

“Just bear in mind it’s a community festival, and there could be children watching.

“Then send the film/photos to us by email, with the name you’d like on screen, and the title of your show.”

Mike added: “We will forward this to professional film-maker Erin Draper, who is working with the Fringe to put together clips of music, performance, art and whatever else we can get people to send, to make the best virtual festival ever made in Llandrindod.

“Erin has written some guidance on making good quality videos on your phone, which we will send you if you ask.”

The deadline to submit your film/photos is May 31, but it would be a great help to the organisers if you could send them before that date.