A CLASSICAL music evening with a romantic theme is being held at the listed Sir William Turner's Hospital, at Kirkleatham, Redcar.

Flutist Fiona McLaughlin and pianist Maria Dzenkauskaite proved a hit when they first performed at the centre in spring 2001.

It has taken the trustees of the almhouses two years to book the duo for a return date.

Their programme at Kirkleatham on St Valentine's Day evening next Friday, February 14, will include Debussy's Clair de Lune, excerpts from The Magic Flute, Rogoletto's Fantasy, Gluck's Dance of the Blessed Spirits and Romance by Saint Saens.

To round off a romantic evening organisers have arranged a discount supper for concert-goers with the owners of an Italian restaurant in Redcar.