Star Lesley on song

BANISH the winter blues as South Yorkshire's best-loved opera star shares her favourite song - and some of the secrets of her celebrated career!

In Conversation With Lesley Garrett, at Sheffield Hallam University's Pennine Theatre will see the acclaimed Doncaster-born international star talking about her life both on stage and off.

Accompanied by acclaimed young Australian pianist David Barnard, she will also be singing some of her favourite songs and answering questions from the audience.

The evening, which takes from 7.30pm on February 4, is in support of Lost Chord, the South Yorkshire charity that provides interactive musical experiences for people struggling with dementia.

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