A summer event which is thought to be the first of its kind in the UK is expected to transform the countryside of the Banwy Valley as never before.

Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway’s special Sunday trains are to be run by the Llanfair Line on July 7 during which travellers will be treated to what is thought to be Britain’s first ever ‘Theatre from the Train’.

Organisers are planning for choirs, musicians and street entertainers to join a host of amateur artistes, young and old, to create a spectacle that will be remembered for years. Several groups have already signed up for the event – anyone interested in joining them and putting on a show is being asked to contact the railway now.

Event organiser Carol Davies says that to her knowledge an entertainment of this kind has never been tried in Britain before: “We are in unchartered territory, but we are open to ideas from everyone and the Welsh countryside provides a huge open-air theatre space. We would like to hear from anyone who has an entertaining idea.”

A meeting for anyone with an interest in taking part in ‘Theatre From a Train’ will be held on Friday, January 11, from 7pm at Welshpool Town Hall.