SINGER Laurie Briggs is the star guest at a charity concert at Dean Clough tomorrow night (November 15) which will raise money for the West Yorkshire Forget-Me-Not Trust.

The event, part of Calderdale Mayor’s Appeal, starts at 7.30pm and includes two sets by Pudsey-born Laurie who is just back from a gig in Hong Kong.

There will also be a Sixties’ style cocktail reception, a themed quiz, plus a 60s/70s fashions and look-a-like competition. This will be judged by guest Con Cluskey from The Bachelors, who lives in Elland.

The concert is in the Viaduct Cafe at Dean Clough. Tickets are £20 on 01422 255266 or online at

ŠIt is a chance for a local audience to hear Laurie whose voice has earned her a reputation as a tribute artist (from ABBA to the Carpenters) but also brought her acclaim in her own right.

Musical director Wayne Pollock’s arrangements of Laurie’s material - including R&B classics and the type of 60s/70’s songs that have featured strongly in the charts in recent years – have also seen her break through to the jazz circuit, most recently at the Marsden Jazz Festival.