WORKINGTON Hall and it's parklands are set to be in for a treat - courtesy of the first ever Winter Light and Sound event.

The event is being organised by Allerdale Borough Council using the skills of Workington-based Soundwave and Cockermouth’s Fluid Productions.

The team will create a trail of illumination, against a backdrop of singing and ambient music, bringing Christmas cheer to the town.

Visitors will be able to wander through the footpaths amid a soundscape of music created with schoolchildren and two community choirs.

Councillor Mike Johnson, Leader of Allerdale Borough Council, said: “We want everyone to come and explore the parkland, either discovering a new venue on their doorstep, or reacquainting themselves with a place they haven’t been to in a while, and what better way to do it than with loads of festive sparkle?

“It’s been great to see the community come together for this event too, with choirs from St John’s community centre and Rosehill theatre, and the children of Ashfield Primary School taking their inspiration from Christmas poetry to create the soundscape.”

The event will run from 6pm to 9pm on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 December,when the historic building and its surroundings will be transformed into a magical illuminated wonderland.

Mark Jenkinson, MP and chair of the Workington Hall Steering Group, added: “Workington Hall and its parklands holds significant historical and cultural importance to Workington and the surrounding areas. Indeed, saving the Hall was the issue that first brought me into politics. I hope that this event is going to attract visitors from miles around. The hall and the parklands are going to look fabulous and this will be such a great showcase for this historic building. It’s always fantastic to see the hall being brought back to life once more.”

Visitors to the Workington Hall Light and Sound event are asked to wear sensible footwear and bring a torch.

The experience is free and refreshments will be available.

The Council is also encouraging local businesses to support the event so that those attending can remain in the town for a drink, a meal or some shopping.