Singer Bella Hardy takes on a new role

Bella Hardy, has agreed to become an Ambassador for High Peak Community Arts.

Alison Bowry, creative  programme manager, for the group said: “We feel that Bella will be a fantastic role model for young people in the High Peak, interested in Music and the Arts.”

Workers for the charity met Bella on her recent visit to play at New Mills Arts Theatre, to cement their friendship and share information about current projects.

Bella from Edale, performs a combination of traditional and self-penned material. She was named Folk Singer of the Year at the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, having previously won the award for Best Original Song in 2012 for The Herring Girl.

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