A STAR baritone who is appearing in the Last Night of the Proms in London will mark the centenary of The First World War and open Stogumber Festival 2014 next Thursday, September 4.

Williams’ appearance will come just days before he is due to perform at the Royal Albert Hall.

Tickets cost £22 (£15 for concessions). Roderick will be accompanied by celebrated Czech pianist, Lada Vale šov á .

A regular recital artist, he has performed with major orchestras and festivals worldwide, and in lead roles in many opera houses.

“Barefoot” Watchet-based folk singer and FATEA folk magazine’s current Female Artist of the Year Ange Hardy also has a performance slot on Saturday, September 6, at 8pm at Stogumber village hall with tickets costing £8.

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Stogumber Festival takes place from Thursday to Sunday, September 4-7, bringing together a packed arts programme ranging from street dance and rock, Flamenco and mandolin playing to classical concerts, acapella folk and gypsy jazz.

For the full festival programme of arts activity visit www.stogumberfestival.com or call 0845-5390168.