TWO days of music, magic and merriment is on its way as part of OnFife's first Spring Festival.

This weekend's programme features an eclectic mix of pop, laugh-out-loud gags and a hint of Bollywood glamour.

The whole thing kicks off on Saturday – International Day of Happiness, which falls on the vernal equinox – when day and night are of equal length and brighter days beckon at last.

Pulling the strings is a comic Fife comedy fans have taken to their hearts – the irrepressible Craig Hill. He’ll be compering a line-up that includes singing sensation Horse MacDonald, comedy favourites Raymond Mearns and Jay Lafferty and rising Dunfermline five-piece Dancing on Tables.

Verdi Clark, OnFife's programme manager, said: "Although our theatre doors have been closed for a year now, we’ve been re-imagining the ways we can connect with our audiences.

“Our Spring Festival embodies the fresh approach we’ve taken – so, as winter becomes a memory, what better way to celebrate spring than a festival full of fabulous events?"

The opening event is filled with promise in the form of a Bollywood workshop with Edinburgh-based dance teacher Tanwi Bhattacharya.

Inspired by Holi – the Hindu festival of colours – organisers say it's hard "to imagine a more exuberant start to this online celebration of spring".

Badger the Mystical Mutt is a welcome addition for youngsters as these best-selling illustrated books for give- to nine-year-olds are a firm favourite with young book fans in Fife, and author Lyn McNicol will deliver a talk packed full of stories and music.

The festival is funded by the Performing Arts Venue Relief Fund, supported by Creative Scotland with funding from the Scottish Government.

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