GOSPEL choirs and Japanese Taiko drummers shared the floor in Pewsey at the weekend as the Pewsey Makes Music event took over the Bouverie Hall.

Organisers hope to inspire a new generation to pick up an instrument by showing how many different types of music is available from different cultures.

African drumming was followed by performances from Pewsey Ukulele Group and Pewsey Belles Choir and people got involved in a variety of free workshops run by Wiltshire Rural Music School.

Creative director of Wiltshire Rural Music School, Ben Vleminckx said: “This event is part of our flagship project ‘Music on Your Doorstep”

"As an organisation we are dedicated to enhancing musical opportunities in Wiltshire especially for those in rural communities such as Pewsey.

“The project is a fantastic opportunity for people to engage with music in a hands on way”.

The music school has already begun work on Music Making Days in 2018 which will visit Holt, Mere and Ramsbury. Rural communities will be given the chances to engage in music making that would not usually be possible in the small village communities.

Families explored the music on offer and people met others interested in performing live music at the weekend event.