EVESHAM Arts Association has announced "an exciting new programme for autumn and winter, with everything to suit all tastes".

Drama and stand-up comedy, musicals and lectures are all in the mix.

A spokesman said: "The venue for this cornucopia of entertainment is Evesham Arts Centre in Victoria Avenue.

"The varied music programme kicks off with the classic sound of Billy Joel thanks to 'Piano Man' Jules Benjamin and his band on Friday, September 8; with Coldplace's outstanding tribute to Coldplay on Saturday, October 14 and Meat Loud's unmissable experience for Meat Loaf fans on Saturday, February 10, 2018.

"For original music fans the Folk in the Foyer series kicks off again in September with music industry veteran Clive Gregson - followed by legendary Irish duo Tir na Nog in November, Jim Moray's new take on old songs in November and rising young folk star Sunjay in February."

The spokesman added: "More classically, Mozart's The Magic Flute will be performed by Opera Anywhere in September for both opera buffs and the merely curious. Still in a classical theme, the Evesham and District Music Club have arranged for celebrated pianist Colin Stone to perform in November and Catriona McDermid will be playing Tansman, Elgar, Hope and Gurney on the bassoon in February, 2018.

"And classic musical nostalgia evenings range from Robert Habermann - performing the songs and telling the stories of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers - to Bye Bye Baby: Oh What a Night! celebrating Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons."

On the drama and musicals menu is gangster movie Bugsy Malone and the "wonderfully dark" Don’t Go Into The Cellar Theatre Company bring a new tale of Victorian life with Frankenstein 1899 in October.

The spokesman said: "Bringing us more up to date in November are EODS who will be performing 9 to 5 - the theatre version of Dolly Parton's great cult movie.

"And stand up comedy from the multi-talented Phil Jupitus on Friday, December 1 is sure to be a popular night.

Tickets and further details from www.eveshamartscentre.co.uk, and in person or by phone from Evesham Almonry Heritage and Tourist Info Centre Abbey Road WR11 4BQ (01386-446944).