Box by Lawrence Wilson, photograph by Lawrence Wilson also.
Mayfield's Fringe Festival has begun again. This year's events include a re-enactment of a duel that never happened between the poets Ezra Pound and Lascelles Abercrombie. Apparently, Pound challenged Abercrombie to a duel in 1912, after Abercrombie called for a return to the poetry of Wordsworth. Now, one hundred and a bit years later we'll see who wins the battle between Modernism and Romanticism.
Our other literary shenanigans include a poetry reading with Robin Houghton, Patricia McCarthy and Jill Monroe on Sunday evening, and a story competition for young writers.
Storytelling is a prominent feature of this year's Fringe with a performance of The Wild Girl of Mayfield, a story by local storytellers Johnny Marsh, Pat Robson and Sam Santo, on Sunday afternoon. There'll be more tales too at In the Pink, an evening of food, stories and poems at the Pink Cabbage Company Cafe on Friday night.
Visual art lovers will be nourished by the work of Reem and Andy Acason at the Lower Steps Gallery and by the Boxes of Delight that are on display in shop windows around the village and which will be auctioned on Saturday night.
Painting by Reem Acason, photograph by Caroline Pooley
For full details of all the events, take a look at the Fringe website.