Concert builds bridges

Africa-born violinist and conductor Andrew Sherwood, and well-known local pianist and conductor James Letham, are to play a programme of light and popular classics to support a Borders dental team taking desperately-needed help to East Africa through the charity Bridge2aid.

Bridge2aid provides training in dental pain relief for healthcare workers in the developing world, in areas where 70 per cent of the population have no access to dental care.

The concert is on Saturday, February 28, at 7.30pm, at Monteviot House near Jedburgh. Tickets £10, available through Border Events at, or on 01750 725480, and North Bridge Dental Clinic, Hawick, on 01450 372187.