A music project to celebrate Trowbridge’s multicultural community was launched on Thursday.

Building Bridges: The Trowbridge Song Project, is a two year scheme funded by Arts Council England and wants to bring together people in the town to form choirs and music groups.

It opened with a performance by Sounding It Out choir, at County Hall, which is supporting the project.

Liz Lavender, project manager, said: “Since the launch we’ve had a lot of interest from people who’d like to be a part of it.

“We want to celebrate how diverse Trowbridge is and welcome people who have moved here.”

New groups will perform at a number of venues. It will end with a concert at the Wiltshire Music Centre, in Bradford on Avon.

An exhibition will also be held at the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre in Cocklebury Road, Chippenham.

Call 07434 449049 or email info@trowbridgesong project.co.uk