A village hall near Nantwich is the venue for a concert as part of the national “Our Big Gig” initiative.

Bickerton Village Hall, which is to stage the concert this Sunday July 14, is one of several venues across Cheshire taking part.

The project is designed to be the UK’s biggest free music festival, with towns across England hosting 330 concerts in pubs, parks, cafés and community halls.

The Bickerton event, which will start at 1pm and run until 5pm, will also feature music activities and workshops, run by young musicians from Bickerton Youth Music Group.

There will be a live performance including an Open Stage for young performers under 18 years of age.

In Cheshire, performances will also take place in Alsager, Widnes, Moulton, Appleton, and Warrington.

The series of concerts have been created to encourage people of all backgrounds to get out and participate in community events.

They will feature a huge variety of musical styles, from classical and opera to punk rock, jazz and reggae.

Communities Minister Don Foster said: “This is going to be a fantastic long weekend of free music bringing people of all backgrounds and communities together and I encourage everyone to get involved in a local event.

“And why not invite your neighbours too whilst you’re at it?”

The events have been organised by local volunteers with funding from the Department for Communities and Local Government and Arts Council England.

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