AN afternoon of music, dance, song and street theatre will take place at the Manor House in Ilkley on Sunday, August 6 from 1pm to 4pm.

Organised by the Friends of the Manor House the summer celebrations include courtyard entertainment, free stories, plus a making workshop for children and a concert in the upstairs gallery at 3pm. There is an admission charge for the concert though all other entertainment is free.

The concert showcases Les Chansonniers from York who perform music mainly from the 16th and early 17th centuries on recorders and viols. To end the concert Gordon Tyrrall and Geoff Bowen play music from three centuries of musicians’ notebooks on baroque violin and folk fiddle, Irish flute, guitar and vocals.

Chairman John Cockshott said: "With the Ilkley Manor House Trust, the Friends have made progress on the long journey to bring the Manor House into new community use.

"Join us on August 6 to get a flavour of what will be coming in music, street performance and perhaps a cup of tea. Be part of it!"

Tickets for the concert - £5 or £3 for students in full time education - can be ordered by ringing Liz Bowen on 01943 609393. Tickets will be sold in advance with a few retained for Sunday afternoon.