THE creative work of young people will be celebrated at Chester Cathedral next week.

Carpe Diem, on Wednesday July 6 at 7pm, involves 180 youngsters from Blacon Education Village, including Dee Point, Highfield, The Arches, St Theresa’s and JH Godwin primary schools and Blacon High School, Homegrown Dance Theatre and the Chester choir A Handbag of Harmonies.

Produced by Julia Willams, with musical direction by Matt Baker, the performance will engage the audience in a journey through the creation of a beautiful world which is then damaged by humans and rebuilt for the future.

The children will perform dance, music and drama including an original piece called The Creation by Matt Baker, collaborative work led by choreographer Elisha Baxter with large scale banners designed with the help of artist Wyn Roberts.

The second half is a dance to Vivaldi’s Gloria.

A Handbag of Harmonies will present the première of an anthem commissioned by the charity Oxfam for their garden at this year’s RHS Show Tatton Park. The garden, called When the Waters Rise, addresses combating climate change.

Tickets are £3 adults (concs £2), available through the schools or on the door.