MEMBERS of the Washburn Heritage Centre, at Fewston, were treated to an uplifting performance of Baroque music last week, courtesy of Ad Hoc Baroque, a small-scale chamber ensemble specialising in music from the 16th and 17th centuries and played on period instruments.

As part of the 'Summer of Words' programme, the music was interspersed with readings from notable diarists of the period, including Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn, delivered by narrator Christopher Johnson. The performance was followed by a light supper afterwards.

There are a few tickets remaining for further events in the 'Summer of Words' programme, including walks, talks, suppers and visits. For availabilty please check our website or phone 01943 880794.

The tea room and exhibition is open 11am to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays. The next event in the summer programme is titled: 'Vicars,Vestments and Verse' beginning at the end of September. Book ahead to avoid disappointment.