LIVE music will be entertaining Golden Square shoppers this summer in aid of The River Reeves Foundation.

Golden Square has teamed up with retailer Vintage Viola to launch ‘Live in the Square’, a special opportunity for Warrington musicians.

Artists will be performing every weekend until the end of August, to help raise awareness and funds for The River Reeves Foundation, which helps young people realise their dreams as actors, writers, artists, directors and musicians through grants and donations.

The live performances will run between 2pm and 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays in Old Market Place.

Ian Cox, Golden Square Shopping Centre director, said: “We are thrilled to be working with Vintage Viola to deliver this inspiring event throughout summer.

“It was very disappointing for the organisation that its annual Riv Fest could not go ahead this year, so, we are really pleased to be able to offer our outdoor space as an alternative for what promises to be seven weeks of excellent, top-quality music.

“It will not only help to continue to promote the incredible work that The River Reeves Foundation does with so many youngsters in the town, but will also help to bring the community together, albeit at a distance, in these testing times.”

Another addition to the unique event will be Vintage Viola’s ‘Rainbow Caravan’, which operates as a donation station for its store.

Sharon Dunne, owner of Vintage Viola, said: “For me, ‘Live in the Square’ is about giving local bands and singers the chance to perform once again.

“COVID-19 has changed the landscape for live entertainment - being able to provide a platform for even a few performers feels like we are helping to #letthemusicplay.”

Visitors will also have the chance to get their hands on artist Aimee Teeling’s GS Respect merchandise.

All proceeds will be going towards mental health charity PAPYRUS and The River Reeves Foundation.