A SILSDEN-based writer, poet and radio broadcaster will host a series of open mic nights in his home town.

David Driver said the first of these evenings, called Gingerlicious Nights, would take place at The Old Post Office Café Bar, in Kirkgate, from 7.30pm to 10pm on Monday May 13.

He added: "The event has already attracted a good deal of attention and will continue to run every second Monday of the month for the rest of the year.

"There are many fantastic open mic nights taking place all over Yorkshire, and I just feel the time is right to take the plunge and start my own.

"I've met a lot of brilliant poets and writers during the last three years since I started broadcasting my radio show, The Writers Bookshelf, which is every Tuesday on Drystone Radio. But I think now is the time to hold a regular, live event for all.

"Although nights like these are often dominated by poetry, this event in Silsden will be open to acoustic and musical sets as well as comedy acts. Slots will be approximately ten minutes, depending on numbers.

"A snack size pot of chilli and rice, along with cake will be available free of charge on the night, and drinks can be purchased from the bar.

"I'd like to thank the lovely Helen Rampling, proprietor of The Old Post Office Café Bar, for the use of the premises. She has been wonderfully helpful."

People interested in taking part can e-mail Mr Driver at thegingerliciouscompany@gmail.com or visit The Gingerlicious Company Facebook page.