Ukulele festival this weekend

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The first Grand Northern Ukulele Festival takes place in Pontefract this weekend.

Musicians from across the UK, Europe and north America will perform at the festival, which will also feature workshops and a grand bazaar with stalls and information stands.

Events take place at Pontefract Town Hall on Saturday October 12 and Sunday October 13.

A handful of tickets are still available for the festival, which cost £25 adult and £15 junior, while workshops on performance and making instruments range from £15 to £30.

Non-ticket holders can browse the stalls in thetown centre, while the festival features concert performances and open mic sessions. Visit for more information about the festival and to buy tickets.