HEREFORDSHIRE'S Young Farmers Clubs are getting busy preparing for this year's performing arts competition.

Practices and rehearsals are in full swing in clubs across the county with this year's competition taking the form of an 'Entertainment'.

Clubs have an unlimited cast size aged 26 and under, marks are awarded for variety and balance, originality, entertainment value, effectiveness of set, use of stage by performers and overall effect.

Herefordshire clubs have made the Southern England and even National finals several times over the last five years so there will be plenty of ambition to follow in their footsteps this year.

The Entertainments festival will take place from February 18-23 at Bishop of Hereford's Bluecoat School.

Tickets and more information are available via the HFYFC website.