A SALISBURY-BASED singer, songwriter and musician will be performing her new show for the fist time at Salisbury Arts Centre.

Louise Jordan takes centre stage on Wednesday, September 30, 7pm, with No Petticoats Here, which she says is a musical celebration of some remarkable stories of local women from Wiltshire and further afield.

She was a member of Stage 65 and was a Godolphin School student. And moved back to the area to pursue her musicial career having previously worked as a secondary school teacher in eat London.

With four recordings and nine UK and European tours under her belt, Louise is no stranger to the live music scene. As well as touring she writes, engineers and produces her own recordings and has received invitations to perform alongside artists including Ralph McTell, Cara Dillon and Barbara Dixon.

Louise also considers herself to be a storyteller and said: “It was discovering the tale of female smuggleress Lovey Warne whilst writing my third album Veritas that the concept of No Petticoats Here was born. Lovey’s incredible story prompted me to find out more about the lives of women from my local area and I began by researching women who lived during the First World War.

“As well as entertaining I see music and the arts more broadly as having a role in challenging our perceptions, helping us to explore and sometimes to connect the dots. No Petticoats Here explores the stories of some extraordinary women from across Hampshire and Wiltshire and from further afield who have had a clear and undeniable impact on life today.”

Tickets are £7 (£5 concessions, £6/4 members) and can be purchased online at salisburyartscentre.co.uk or by calling the box office on 01722 321744.