Arts and music festival is in full swing

Langho girl Ella Shaw, semi-finalist in Britain's Got Talent, who is appearing in RibFest

Langho girl Ella Shaw, semi-finalist in Britain's Got Talent, who is appearing in RibFest

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A festival that showcases the talent of local musicians and young people is in full swing.

RibFest, the music and arts festival is a week of events offering a diverse range of entertainment for a range of ages and tastes.

Tonight (Wednesday) sees award winning folk duo Gilmore and Roberts performing in the village hall, a school disco for the children in St Wilfrid’s School and Tales from the North Country by Sue Allonby at Potters Barn cafe.

Tomorrow (Thursday)the classical music duo Polaris will be appearing in the village hall and on Friday, there is a talk and musical extracts on opera in St Peter and Paul’s parish centre, with a performance by local singer Ella Shaw in the village hall at 7.30pm. The Be loose Brothers - a Blues Brothers tribute act - with Gaz Jenkins and Kieran Sims close the evening.

There will be a tea party at the parish centre with The Sparkle Sisters and a range of bands will be playing at Rock on the Rec, raising funds for a new pavilion for Ribchester FC on Saturday. Singers Rick Guard and Phil Rice will be performing on Saturday night. The festivities close on Sunday with a family fun day at the parish centre in the afternoon, the Diverso String Quartet in the village hall and the finale at the sports and social club is a Abba tribute group, The Abbarettes. Tickets for all shows are available from 01254 878479 and from www.ribfest.co.uk.