A FOUR-day rock and pop workshop for students aged 8 to 17 will be returning to Stroud this October half term.

During the Bandit workshops students throughout the community come together to form bands and to be creative in writing and performing.

The prime function of the workshop is to give young people from all backgrounds the opportunity to gain experience in musicianship, creative song writing and performance skills.

There are also eight work experience places for students who have left secondary school, giving them the opportunity to gain experience in events, music, stage management, sound and lighting.

The workshops culminate in a performance at the Sub Rooms on the evening of Thursday, October 28 at 7pm. Tickets available via: https://thesubrooms.co.uk/whats-on/bandit-29-310/book

Founded more than 17 years ago, Bandit has grown from strength to strength, involving students from all backgrounds and locations including Stroud, Stonehouse, Nailsworth, Brimscombe, Chalford, Cirencester, Minchinhampton, Rodborough and Cheltenham.

Involving local primary and secondary schools it has built a good grounding in the community and has helped to set-up young bands, build creative projects at schools and nurture young musicians.

Bandit 27 will be returning between October 25 and 28.

For further details visit: www.banditmusicprojects.co.uk