Music lovers in Carlisle will be saying ‘tell me it is true’ as legendary singer-songwriter Barbara Dickson takes to the stage next month.

The songstress, who has spent the past year performing across the country, will appear at the Old Fire Station on Wednesday November 10.

Audiences will get to spend the evening with Dickson in an intimate setting where she describes her life through her recently re-published autobiography “A Shirt Box Full of Songs”. The book, previously released in 2009, has been expanded and revised with several new chapters bringing her story completely up to date.

Barbara will tell her story in conversation followed by a Q&A session and a performance of two of her songs. Barbara will then sign copies of her book at the end of the evening.

Emerging from the Scottish folk scene of the late 1960s, Barbara enjoyed mainstream chart success with hits including "Answer Me", "Another Suitcase in Another Hall", "Caravan" and the million-selling number one single, "I Know Him So Well".

Her stage career included the roles of the original Mrs Johnstone in Willy Russell’s long-running musical, "Blood Brothers" and as Viv Nicholson in "Spend Spend Spend", both of which have won her an Olivier award for Best Actress.

Barbara was awarded an OBE in the 2002 New Year’s Honours for her services to music and drama.

Barbara's is a warm, fascinating story that encompasses the best of British music, stage and television and above all tells the story of an ordinary woman with an extraordinary voice.

Tickets for the evening are still available on Skiddle, with advanced discount tickets priced at £18.50.