AN ART and music summer school will be held in Portland to try and stave off boredom during the school summer holidays.

Portland Rocks CIC, part of the National Music Hub programme, will run workshops to allow children to develop their artistic and musical skills.

The workshops will be available for anyone aged between eight and 16, and is being held due to funding received from Dorset Music Services and the Dorset Blues Society.

Participants will work with music leader Steve Garden on a range of composition and performance skills, while budding artists will get the work with art leader James Kimber, who will lead sessions on producing art works from recycled materials.

The workshops will be held at the Royal Manor Campus of IPACA from Tuesday, August 26 until Friday 29, between 9am and midday, with a musical performance and an exhibition of the art works created held on the Friday to showcase the work of the students.

Booking is required and for more information contact or phone 07526 708100