A lecture on Mozart and his family took place at Manor Pavilion in Sidmouth.

The Mozart family's visit to London in the 1760s served as the March 6 talk's main topic.

It was conducted by Graham Griffiths, a visiting research fellow at the University of London.

Doors opened at 10am for refreshments before the near sell-out crowd were seated by 10.30am.

Attendees either booked online or paid at the door with cash only, which is £8 per lecture.

In his talk, Mr Griffiths detailed how Mozart composed his first piece at the tender age of five, bringing examples of the child prodigy's impressive musical compositions that he created while in London.

He also gave an amusing account of Mozart's father Leopold's experience during their visit to England, including his struggle with English weather and his letters about societal differences.

Sidmouth Herald: The Mozart family's visit to London in the 1760s served as the talk's main topic

Mozart's undeniable talent, even at such a young age, led to him gracing various platforms, from pubs and charity organisations to the courts of Europe.

So extraordinary was his prowess that the English royal society felt compelled to verify his authenticity, as some believed he was demonstrating skills and sensibilities far beyond his years.

Attendees reportedly took to Mr Griffiths' fluent and engaging performance style, and were left captivated by his varying depths of classical music knowledge.

The next event at Manor Pavilion will feature Kirsty Hartsiosis introducing attendees to The Arts And Crafts Movement.

This lecture is set to take place on Wednesday, April 10.

For more information, and to get tickets, visit the Manor Pavilion website.