DRAMA classes are being offered for free in Bolton throughout January.

Children and teenagers are invited to the taster sessions at Meladrama, in Horwich.

As of Monday, January 8, residents will be able to trial the groups at St Joseph's Roman Catholic High School, in Chorley New Road, on Monday nights throughout January.

Sessions for six to 12-year-olds take place between 6 and 7.30pm while teenagers and adults are invited to the later 7.30 until 9pm classes.

Over 18s must attend an informal interview and audition prior to taking part in a free class.

The taster classes are an opportunity to meet the staff and other students, as well as get a flavour for the groups.

Meladrama is run by Melanie Ash, who has 20 years' experience as a teacher and professional actor.

To register your interest email melanie@meladrama.co.uk.