A FOLK singer who starred as a beloved children’s television character will be making an appearance at a Bradford Gallery next week.

Sandra Kerr, who was the voice of Madeleine in Bagpuss will visit Cartwright Hall in Lister Park to give an illustrated talk about working with the show’s creator Oliver Postgate, and how they created the songs, music and characters.

She will also sing and play some of the best-loved music from the children’s animation classic.

It is part of the gallery’s current exhibition looking at the work of Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin, who, as well as bringing Bagpuss to life, are also behind classic characters such as the Clangers and Ivor the Engine.

The exhibition, which runs at the gallery until October, includes original puppets, sets, and equipment used in the filming of the shows.

The touring exhibition is by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

The event takes place on Wednesday August 29, and runs from 11am to 12pm. It is suitable for youngsters aged 10-plus. To book a free place, call 01274 431212 or email cartwright.hall@bradford.gov.uk