THE third Stokesley SongFest will take place next month at Stokesley Methodist Church.

This popular cross-generational community weekend event from February 4-6 offers an eclectic variety of daytime workshops (with a focus on the voice) for families and all ages.

There are also three evening events featuring the Middlesbrough Asylum Seekers choir, led by opera singers Emily Smith and husband Dave on Friday. Also performing on the same night is local musician Moira Clark, and friends. Saturday night features, Megson and on Sunday, Anna Huntley will be performing.

"Whether you believe you can sing or not, singing is an opportunity for coming together as a community," said organiser Julia Haigh. "Obviously we will be Covid-aware and respect guidelines and this will be updated nearer the event.

"If you came in 2020 then you know how amazing it was. If you missed it, then don’t miss this one! You can come and sing and try something new. No need to read music for most workshops - just bring your ears and your voice."

The tickets are good value at £10 per day or £15 for a weekend pass. Come to any of the 15 sessions and bring up to two children free. There are discount tickets for students and benefit claimants.

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The whole event is dedicated to the memory of Naomi Haigh.