Music Machine presents a real cracker

A REAL Christmas Cracker will take place at Grantham’s leisure centre on Monday.

The Meres, in Trent Road, will host Christmas Cracker II, a concert by Music Machine.

The youth band performs several concerts a year to raise money for armed forces charity Help for Heroes.

This season’s festive concert, beginning at 7pm, will feature a wide variety of music, including the theme from Harry Potter, Cry Me a River, a selection from Holst’s planets suite, and several well-known Christmas songs.

Tickets, at £8 (£2 for under-12s) are available from Melton Mowbray Building Society, in High Street, and FOX UK Music, in Westgate.