One of Europe’s leading guitar festivals will bring leading international concert performers and a whole host of opportunities for locals and young people to Helston in a couple of weeks time.

This year Hellys International Guitar Festival 2018 will feature Pablo Rodriguez, Pat Coldrick and Clive Carroll.

However, not content with providing an array of affordable concerts for people to listen to, the festival is encouraging active participation by offering free lessons and a full programme of workshops.

Brilliantly, it also local people the chance to perform on the very same bill as well established artists.

Everything is free for under 16s and students are able to buy heavily subsidised day passes thanks to funding from organisations such as FEAST Cornwall.

This year Hellys has joined with new partners including Falmouth University to encourage musical excellence in Cornwall.

A great chance to hear some of the world’s finest guitarists in action and enjoy free tuition.