A CELEB-FILLED piano event is coming to Ludlow.

Ludlow Piano Festival has announced a pop-up event which will consist of three musical performances on November 3 and 4, with both Harry Hill and Alistair Mcgowan set to get involved.

The celebration of piano music will start in St Laurences church with ‘Open Piano’, which will give talented, local amateur pianists an opportunity to play the church’s Steinway D organ for locals.

While the 20-minute piano sessions are already fully booked, anyone is welcome to sit quietly and listen to a wide breadth of music, free of charge, at any time between 10 am and 4 pm.

At 6:30 pm the open piano sessions will give way to Harry Hills’ early evening of music from local junior pianists. The comedian will be hosting the event whilst performing a good chunk of his famously absurd comedy. Tickets are on sale and each adult may be accompanied by an Under-16 free of charge.

On November 4 leading classical pianist Viv McLean will return to Ludlow to play a selection of waltzes and tangoes by Chopin, de Falla, Gershwin and Satie amongst others. Attendees are encouraged to dance along, with local ballroom dancing enthusiasts from Style Dance School leading the way. Only a limited number of tickets are available for the evening.

The event is the brainchild of Joint Artistic Director and Chair, Alistair McGowan, who said: “If you can’t wait for the next Ludlow Piano Festival next May, we hope you’ll join us for three piano events with a difference on the first weekend of this November.”