Drummers will take over church

ST JAMES’ Church will host a free party on Friday July 1, an evening of music, dancing, fashion and food.

The church will be filled with the sound of drumming when Brazilian percussionist Claudio Kron parades his young apprentices round the aisles, whilst anyone can take part in traditional céilidh dancing in the nave, to the music of Patrick Purves and his band.

The second annual Party in the Pews, organised by Louth Town Partnership, will also feature songs by Lincolnshire based acoustic band Trip To The Roses, a fashion show by some of Louth’s independent clothes retailers, including Feathers, Luck of Louth and Spinning Wheel, as well as music and dance performances by Louth schools.

Local singer Cheryl Smith will also perform.

Local primary schools will get the party underway at 6pm. Food and drink stalls will offer refreshment. A hog roast will cater for meat eaters, James Pocklington’s Jolley’s Kitchen for vegetarians.

Party in the Pews marks the opening of Louth Music Festival, which runs from Friday July 1 to Sunday July 10. For details see www.louthmusic.co.uk or visit Off The Beaten Tracks Record Shop, 36 Aswell Street, Louth. On Sunday July 17 St James’ Food Festival will take place in the town centre.