We are looking into the history of the Workington Music Festival and want you to share your stories, photos and memories from previous years.

Have you or a family member competed in the verse, music or vocal sections?

Perhaps your primary school took part in choral verse speaking, or singing, or you may have entered independently to compete in poetry, singing or to play a musical instrument.

Did you gain confidence from taking part?

Or did it change your life?

Did you develop an interest in the arts, and even go on to become an actor, musician or other work in the arts?

Tell us about your experiences.

Get in touch by email to reporter Lynne Wild at lynne.wild@newsquest.co.uk