AN ARTS centre is welcoming singer songwriter Chris Ford to the stage next month.

The folk singer is to appear at The Civic Arts Centre, Oswaldtwistle.

He will be the first live performer of the year and his music has been described by critics as highly lyrical with in-depth story telling.

Supporting Chris will be singer songwriter Callum Aspinall who is head boy at Rhyddings High School.

Tickets are £8 for the show at 7pm on Saturday, February 2. Call 01254 398319 or visit