PEOPLE are being encouraged to get lyrical about what matters most to them in a project being run by Kirklees Libraries and Opera North.

Three full-day workshops are to be held in Huddersfield Art Gallery to inspire people to turn into song words that have struck a chord with them.

Working with a poet, a composer and an opera singer, participants will learn how to put their thoughts, memories and reflections to music to create new songs based on their favourite stories, books, lyrics or poems.

Rommi Smith, poet and Kirklees Libraries reading development officer, said: "If you're a singer or interested in learning more about songwriting, these workshops are for you."

The workshops are being held on Saturdays March19, April 2 and April 16. Aimed at adults and young people aged 12 and over, the workshops run from 10am to 3.15pm and cost £2 per adult, £1 per child. Places have to be booked in advance and are allocated on a first come, first served basis. For a booking form telephone 07973 315082.