As summer wanes, a new arts season has begun in Kensington and Chelsea.

The council has launched its autumn and winter creative project, which will explore the cultural heritage of the Royal Borough's community.

A total of 50 events at 27 venues have been planned to take place from next month.

These include dance shows, live music, visual art events, walking tours, theatre, exhibitions, workshops and debates. Many of the events will be free.

Cabinet member for leisure Cllr Nicholas Paget-Brown said: "The arts play a vital role in giving the borough the sense of community that it has.

"I encourage every resident to come to some of the excellent events taking place.

"There is a tremendous variety of art on show and I am sure that there is something for everyone to enjoy."

Early highlights in the season are a Bollywood brass band parade outside Kensington Town Hall on September 18 and Moroccan music, story telling and photography at Leighton House Museum in Holland Park Road, Kensington, on September 24.

Other venues due to host events are North Kensington's Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre, the Dalgarno area of North Kensington and the Victoria and Albert Museum in Cromwell Road, South Kensington.

To receive a brochure contact the Arts Service on 020 7361 3204, email, or see the website www.rbkc.