A free open day to encourage people to become involved in music and art is taking place at the in Huntingson on July 1.

Cambridgeshire Music, the county hub for music education and arts therapies, wants to offer arts to as many people as possible and is extending a special invitation during a day of activities.

The Creative Community Celebration will offer a range of creative workshops that children and parents can take part in.

"There is already a wealth of exciting arts activity in the region, but many people in the community may not know what is available, or how to access it," said Jude Clarke from Creative Warehouse.

"Anyone can turn up and try free mini lessons in all kinds of instruments in small groups, suitable for the whole family. If you've always fancied trying out instruments such as the guitar, violin, cello, double bass, trumpet or trombone then you can join one of the small group 45- minute sessions."

There will also be arts and crafts sessions to teach the basics of dressmaking and knitting. Visitors can also explore the tastes of the world in the cookery session, or just enjoy eating the fruits of the cooks' labour at the free lunch provided. Would-be gamers can spend time exploring coding on the Raspberry Pi, while those looking for some calm in their lives can experience a therapeutic mindfulness session.

Courses will be led by experts from a range of local organisations, including Cambridgeshire Music, Gap Learning, the Norris Museum, the contemporary arts programme Collusion, and Huntingdon Regional College.

The Cambridgeshire Music Open Day, is at 36 Mayfield Road, Huntingdon, and runs from 10am till 3pm, with free lunch at midday.

INFO: www.cambridgeshiremusic.org.uk.