PERSHORE venue, Number 8, is promising a hot summer ahead, with a variety of crowd-pleasing screenings and events planned for the sunniest time of the year.

Highlights of the summer season will include Pershore Operatic and Dramatic Society’s vibrant new production of Half a Sixpence; a ‘house call’ from Dr Phil Hammond, the whistle-blowing comic, and some top quality theatre productions such as Salome and Angels in America, live via satellite from the National Theatre.

A spokesman added: "Film fans of all ages have plenty to look forward to with dramas such as Sense of an Ending and My Cousin Rachel, the second programme from the BFI’s archive film tour Britain on Film: Rural Life and family films including Despicable Me 3 and Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along.

"For those aged 55 and over, looking for the chance to get active, there are weekly Chance to Dance classes throughout the term and a Chance to Dance Motown Summer School in August. "

The spokesman said: "The summer will be particularly exciting at Number 8 as there are changes afoot. The centre has plans in progress to redevelop their foyer and coffee bar area in late July and August. Whilst work is underway the Number 8 Box Office will be relocating to the After 8 Charity Shop at 23 Broad Street and access to Number 8 will be from the rear entrance. The centre’s programme of films and events will continue as normal, although, with the Foyer and Coffee Bar closed, there will be no exhibitions.

"So, all in all, it may not be a peaceful summer in Pershore but it will definitely be a busy one, and the attractions are hot."

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