Songs and scones are in hot demand every month at Worksop Library as folk flock to a new social event.
Every first Tuesday the Barista Coffee Shop is packed with people ready to hear live music and song from local performers.
It’s a chance for older people to enjoy a social afternoon of music, conversation and cake.
Soprano singer Chloe Saywell and pianist Stephenie Leung entertain the captive audience with songs from West End shows, other popular tunes and some light classical music.
Audience members can even submit a request to be played at the next month’s performance.
The free event has been a roaring success so far, with July’s show already sold out and bookings being taken for August.
“The Songs and Scones sessions are mainly aimed at older people. It’s an opportunity for people to meet new friends, enjoy some live music and have a chat and a piece of cake,” said library manager Mark Norman. “Older people are at more risk of being isolated and might not be as able to attend concerts out of town. So it’s nice to be able to do this.”
“We have had people singing along, asking for requests and really getting involved.”
“Afterwards they can stick around and have a chat and a piece of cake. It’s very sociable.”
Worksop Library is the first in Notts to trial Songs and Scones. It is hoped this type of event could be rolled out across the county.