EARLY announcements have been made for the 17th annual Lochwinnoch Arts Festival.

The jam-packed programme will include music, song, dance, literature, art and more, with the festival running from Tuesday, March 13, to Sunday, March 25.

And, this year, many of the events will be supporting St Vincent’s Hospice, in Howwood, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary of care and support.

Among the festival highlights are appearances from top authors Chris Brookmyre and Corinne Hutton.

Music will come from the likes of international saxophonist Laura McDonald and the RSNO Brass Quintet.

Other plans include a ‘Buddy Good Laugh’ comedy night, which is sure to raise a smile.

For more details, visit the website at lochwinnochartsfestival.co.uk.