An opera company which visits Oswestry twice a year for performances will be back next week for a special showing.

Heritage Opera will be performing A Passion for Opera at The Marches school on Saturday, September 14 in a special gala showing, with a tinge of sadness to proceedings.

Leading tenor Nick Sales, who runs the opera company with his partner and leading soprano Sarah Helsby Hughes, was struck down by a brain aneurysm in January.

All performances of the opera company had to be cancelled, and seven months later, Nick remains in a serious condition in hospital, with Sarah doing all she can to help her partner.

Unable to claim benefits, Sarah is now homeless, but she will be returning to Oswestry on Saturday to perform an opera gala concert with other performers.

The concert starts at 6pm at the Morda Road school and tickets are £18 for adults and free fir under-18s.

Tickets are available from Rowanthorn on 01691 238 227.