A host of local singers, songwriters and comedians are gathering at the Landmark Pavilion in Ilfracombe on Friday, November 17 for a special Children in Need Variety Night.

All the proceeds will go to charity and it promises to be a night to remember, with some very well known local names plus special guests all playing or performing free of charge.

The Variety Night was the idea of singer, comedian and entertainer Dave “the Rave” Silversmith, who rounded up the cream of local musical talent and then recruited Jennie Tomlinson of Red Shoes Music to help put it all together.

Among the line up will be multi talented musicians Amy Newton plus Katie and Sophie Kerslake, plus gifted teenage North Devon singer songwriter Ellie Campbell, country singer Jo Geraghty, acapella trio 3’s Company and the unique voice of Jenny Lynn.

Joining them will be special guest Dan Greenaway, singer, songwriter, guitarist and front man of highly regarded Birmingham based indie quartet Rase.

Dan has now appeared several times in North Devon and last year headlined the Open Mike Festival Night at Cook Island, where by all reports he “blew the audience away” with his set.

Dave will also keep the crowd entertained between acts with his own style of humour, anecdotes, audience participation and an attempt at the “World record for Noodling.”

The Average Blues Band will open the night, backing several of the acts and finish off playing popular dance music with special guest slots from the performers – a perfect time for the audience to really let their hair down.

The show starts at 7.45pm and tickets cost £10. It’s suitable for families, with a minimum age recommendation of eight. Call (01271) 324242 for tickets or visit www.northdevontheatres.org.uk. Anyone who would like to find out more or make a separate donation to charity can email redshoesmusic@btinternet.com.