HELP save The Highbridge Festival of the Arts by supporting a fundraising concert in The Clocktower at Rossholme, East Brent, on Friday, November 19.

Pressure is now on to raise money for the festival, which is in severe financial difficulties after losing two major grants from the local council.

For more than 60 years, the event has given children and adults a platform to showcase their performances and receive constructive comments and advice from adjudicators.

To keep the festival going, special events – including the concert next month – have been arranged to boost the charity’s funds.

Support the festival by attending Highbridge Festival Soiree at East Brent, where entertainment will include pianist Richard Lennox, singer Zoe Maitland, dancers from The Lucy Gunter School of Dance, St Joseph’s School Choral Verse Choir, Anne Bannister and Patricia Maynard.

Tickets are £20 including canapés and welcome, or £18 if bought by November 1 from the box office on 01278-760219.