A CONCERT to remember and celebrate the life of a talented actor, musician and dancer will be held on Friday, November 21 at the Hammond School in Chester.
Budding actor Josh Swift, 17, had just secured his first professional acting role in a panto when he was killed while crossing the A41 near his Broxton home last month.
His family, friends, fellow pupils and teachers at the Hammond School have put together a concert of all that Joshua loved best.
Linda Young, events manager at the school, said: “The concert is a celebration of Joshua’s life.
“Anybody from the school who wanted to perform in the concert was able to, but it is mostly made up of our senior students.
“One particular poignant piece will be a violin solo composed by one of our senior students specially for the concert which he has called Swift.
“There will also be a performance from Josh’s band Sugar free who will play one of his compositions. One of Josh’s close friends will play the guitar, Josh’s part in the performance.”
Linda said the concert has been a focus for all the pupils who are grieving the loss of their friend.
“This a good way for all the pupils to focus on Josh and what he would have enjoyed watching.
“Josh was a lovely, lovely boy and is very sadly missed.”
Maggie Evans, headteacher of the Hammond School, said: “Josh was known and loved by everyone at the Hammond School. He lived life to the full and would perform at any opportunity. He was a talented dancer, singer and musician and contributed so much to the life of the school.”