A NEW season of talks will open for the Forth Valley Friends of Scottish Opera this week.

Stage manager John Duncan will be giving a behind the scenes account on his career.

Most of his work happens in advance of a piece appearing on stage and includes sourcing props and sets, ensuring everything works for the performance.

All are welcome to head along to the talk on Sunday, September 16, at the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum from 2.30pm.

Entry is £5, including refreshments, and free for students.