NEW traineeships - designed to help young people gain experience working in the arts - are being offered by Trust in Leigh.

The charity is looking for people aged 16 to 21 who are not currently in education, training or employment to work in and around the Turnpike Centre and help the team plan and deliver a community event.

The Creative Traineeships will see young people working in the arts and exploring what opportunities there are in theatre, music, dance and arts.

To apply, email, call 01282 435835 or to find out more, visit one of the drop-in interview session on August 6 at 18 Market Street and August 13 at Rathbone on Princess St, Wigan both from 10am until 3pm.