IN 1858, Charles Dickens came to Yorkshire to give public readings of A Christmas Carol.

To celebrate the 160th anniversary, John O'Connor invites you to "experience what it must have been like to have been in the audience" as he transforms himself into Mr Dickens to present a heart-warming evening with the author himself, in the spirit of Christmas past, present and future, at Helmsley Arts Centre on Friday at 7.30pm.

Tickets for Mr Dickens Presents A Christmas Carol can be booked on 01439 771700 or at