WREXHAM is set to be filled with song with the return of a popular festival.

The official launch of this year's Wrexham Singing Streets has taken place, with the event set to be held in the town centre on Saturday, September 29.

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It is an annual event run by Ian Lucas MP in partnership with Glyndwr University, John Jones Quality Acoustics, Wrexham Community Choir volunteers, Gateway Church and Wrexham Business Group CIC.

Event sponsors are Wockhardt, Wrexham Crime Link, Hays Travel and the Gateway Church.

More than 20 choirs of all ages and styles will perform at six different locations in the town through the day. Many are from the Wrexham area but others are coming from further afield.

The launch event, which was broadcast on radio station Calon FM, was attended by partners and sponsors.

It included speeches from Mr Lucas, Derek Jones of the Wrexham Symphony Orchestra and Maria Hinfelaar, vice-chancellor and chief executive of the university. The choir from Victoria CP School in Wrexham sang three songs.

Mr Lucas said: "The Wrexham Singing Streets event is returning for a third year and this one promises to be the biggest and best yet.

"It's a wonderful occasion which brings people of the town together - a day when we can sing out loud about what a wonderful place Wrexham is.

"So please join us on September 29 for a day which will see the whole of the town centre filled with song."

There are still places for choirs to sign up, so any singing groups looking to get involved, or volunteers looking to help out on the day, should email ian.lucas.mp@parliament.uk