AMERICAN singers, songwriters, dancers and actors have been encouraging North-East children to discover their creative side.

The 45-strong Young Americans group are spending three days working with youngsters at Durham Johnston School, in Durham City.

The visit will culminate in a free concert at the school tomorrow (Saturday, March 22) at 7pm.

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The Young Americans tour the world, including working with poor children in Cape Town, South Africa.

This year’s tour is called Turn Up The Music and tomorrow’s concert will feature songs from Broadway to The Beatles.