TALENTED performers are being encouraged to show off their talents at a Colchester country park.

Essex County Council wants musicians, dance troupes and street performers to perform at Cudmore Grove, in East Mersea as well as in other parks across the county.

John Jowers, Essex County Council cabinet member for communities, said: “There is so much talent out there in Essex and the country parks are giving performers permission to play so they have a chance to really shine.

“This summer let’s turn the parks into the most fun place to be in Essex.”

To register an interest in performing, from July 21, call 01277 261343.