An operatic guest is set to bring some musical joy to a care home.

Vivien Conacher will visit Barchester’s Trinity Manor care home in Sherborne coinciding with her starring as the lead role in Carmen at Oborne festival on August 19 and 20.

Vivien, who originates from Australia, but now resides in London, recently reached out to Trinity Manor care home to see if their residents would want to enjoy a special one-off performance during the afternoon of August 20.

Although Vivien works as a professional opera singer, in her down time she can often be found sharing her talents and bringing a little bit of joy and culture to the older generation, in various care settings in and around London.

She has set up a non-profit organisation called Song Haven, whose mission is ‘to bring joy and authentic connection to people living with dementia through the power of professional music performances’.

Home services advisor, Rebekah Goddard said: "Vivien got in touch and I could not believe what she was offering! We are so very excited to welcome her to Trinity Manor and we are hoping the weather will be good to us as we want to host the event in our beautiful garden. We cannot wait to see Vivien for this dementia friendly performance, where she will be singing some excerpts from some of the most well-loved operatic favourites and even encourage every to join in here and there. We just know it’s going to a wonderful experience for everyone here, and for it be dementia friendly is even better!"

Anyone who would like to come along to the Trinity Manor garden on Saturday, August 20 at 2.30pm should call 01935 815 972 to book a free place, spaces are very limited, so booking is essential.