A popular Portuguese pianist will be performing in Braintree and Witham this month.

The award winning Paulo Lopes will play Beethoven, Mozart and Chopin pieces on Wednesday at the United Reform Church, Witham, and in Christchurch, Braintree on June 18 at events organised by Braintree District Arts.

Both run from 1pm until 2pm and are free, although there will be a retiring collection. Tea and coffee will be for sale at both venues.