Singers from the Festival of the Voice dropped into the Bentall Centre to give shoppers an idea of what the coming weeks would have in store.

Luke George took on the mic on Sunday for day one of the festival which runs from February 16 to March 29.

Kingston Arts has organised the five-week long festival which will include an open rehearsal of Mendelssohn’s ‘Elijah’ with Kingston Orpheus Choir, a rehearsed reading of ‘Bás’, and a new play by Henry Collie and Tom Russell-Jones.

A comedy night in Italian and English, art in the garden and a bands night at the Grey Horse are another highlights of the festival.

Many of the events are free. 

This week's events

Actor's workshop Page to Stage - Wednesday, February 26, 12 noon to 4pm - Rose Theatre - Tickets from £6

Open rehearsal and singalong Kingston Orpheus Choir - Wednesday, February 26 - 7.30pm - St John The Evangelist Church, Springfield Road, Kingston - free

Tiffin Boys' Choir Evensong - Thursday, February 27 - 5.30pm to 6pm - St Luke's Church, Kingston - free

Speak with Confidence with Radio Jackie DJ Neil Long - Saturday, March 1 - 11am to 1pm - Hook Recording Studio, Hook - Tickets from £6

For more information about the festival call 07943 029985 or visit