AN up-and-coming popstar has shared his experience of bullying with students at Bradford College.

Sam Ashby, who performs as Smashby, gave a talk and sang at the college to mark anti-bullying week.

The Bradford singer-songwriter spoke about the issues he faced during his school and college life, the friends he has and the friends he lost whilst coming out as gay and how to overcome negativity from others.

After the performance he Tweeted: “I had the best time performing and giving a talk for #antibullyingweek. Thank you so much for having me.”

He is a keen supporter of anti-bullying campaigns having last year released a cover version of True Colors by Zedd and Kesha.

His visit was among a host of activities arranged by the college to promote the week, including Bradford-based organisation, Empowering Minds delivering a bullying and harassment conference.