Tickets on sale for an evening of music inspired by books.

Be enchanted and enthralled with entertainment this Saturday when The Bookshop Band visits St Francis Church, Leyfields for a performance of a mesmerising musical delight.

Tamworth Borough Council’s programme of Arts & Events continues this Saturday, October 27, at 7.30pm, with a musical evening of ‘Touring Theatre’ when Ben Porter and Ben Please bring books to the stage along with a multitude of instruments. Their distinct voices create a cinematic sound that draws the audience right in to a highly intimate and often funny performance. The songs are the musical outpouring of the band’s own response to books they have read, delicately crafted to four-minute folk-pop songs.

Tickets are available from the church booking office on 01827 65926, priced at £7.50. The performance is suitable for children aged 9 years and above.

Touring Theatre offers a range of high-quality shows being staged in familiar but unusual community locations in a bid to increase opportunities for people to experience the arts. It includes a number of exciting initiatives for Tamworth, designed to bring the arts to all corners of the community.

Cllr John Chesworth, Tamworth Borough Council’s Cabinet member for Culture and Operational Services, said: “This is another great example of the superb entertainment
our residents and visitors to the town can enjoy. We hope that people will come along and join in the fun evenings of shows in venues across the borough.”

The council’s Arts and Events team have a busy programme of events over the next few months. Full information, including ticket details, is available online at:, or by calling the Box Office: 01827 709618.