AN award-winning gospel singer and songwriter will perform in Oswaldtwistle early next month.

Nikki Hopkins won the national Gospel Rock competition in 2011, and appeared at the Big Church Day Out festival last year.

She will take to the stage at Oswaldtwistle Civic Arts Centre, in Union Road, at 7.30pm on Saturday, June 7. Nikki’s songs are based on her real-life experiences, from her rebellious childhood, through to serving as an army medic in Iraq, and her eventual return to faith.

She will be supported by local band Clay Vessels.

Tickets are available by calling 0786 4541 016.