Axminster's Thursday lunchtime concerts are set to kick off again from May 2.

The first performance will be by talent from Axe Valley Academy.

The annual season features 27 concerts, each from 12.30pm to 1pm at the Minster Church.

The event, presenting a mix of local and national talent including school performers, will run until the end of October.

Admission is free, but attendees are invited to donate for the upkeep of the Grade II* listed building that has been serving the community since the 12th century.

Organiser Peter Parshall said: "We're absolutely indebted to all our wonderful artists who give of their time and skills freely in support of the Minster's upkeep.

"We very much look forward to welcoming back our regular concert-goers who we hope will be supplemented by the many visitors to the area this year.

"A warm welcome awaits everyone."

Concert details are available on, Facebook, and posters around town.